Tennessee native Janelle Arthur may not have placed in the Top 3 with the voters last week on American Idol 2013, but she did earn the most votes in her home state. The judges, however, were not so in love with the performance as her neighbors back home were. Although Keith Urban thought Janelle burned it up on stage, Nicki Minaj wasn’t impressed with the song choice. Randy Jackson was loving Janelle’s styling, but he was not very fond of the song either and thought it didn’t “lead anywhere.”
Despite a mixed review from the American Idol judges after her performance of “Gone” by Montgomery Gentry, Candice managed to place sixth in the voting results. The viewers can shift their loyalties very quickly from week to week though, so Janelle will really need to step it up this week to make sure she doesn’t drop into the bottom three.
So how did Janelle Arthur do on the Season 12 Top 9 performance show? Will she make it through to the Top 8 after the elimination results on Thursday night? Watch Janelle’s American Idol 2013 Top 9 performance video below and let us know what you think!
2013 American Idol Janelle Arthur Top 9 Performance Video: