Credit: Michael Becker/FOX ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Elijah Liu Performs in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 2

American Idol 2013 hopeful Elijah Liu is another singer who didn’t get much coverage during Hollywood Week, so we weren’t quite sure what to expect from him when it came to vocals in Las Vegas.
The petite, well-coiffed So-Cal singer took on a monster of a song by performing Bruno Mars’ “Talking To The Moon”. While the judges didn’t seem to be bowled over by his vocals, they loved his star potential and marketability. Keith Urban called him “relevant and now,” while Mariah Carey said the performance was “New Edition-y.” And who could forget Nicki Minaj’s slightly creepy comment, “You are a super-duper-star little boy. I wanna have your babies. You’re sexy.” Awkward!
So just how far does Elijah Liu get on American Idol 2013? This is a tough one, as there are plenty of singers this season with better vocals, but the judges seemed to like the fact that he already seems like a celeb. He may make it a few more weeks due to this star power, but the voters will likely expect more on the vocal front.
Catch up on his American Idol 2013 performances so far below!

Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Elijah Liu Sing “Talking to the Moon” in American Idol 2013 Las Vegas Round 2
Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Elijah Liu Sing “Stay” in American Idol 2013 Guys Semi-Finals