We’re down to the Top 9 on American Idol 2013, and it’s tough to decide who will make the cut and move on to the Season 12 Top 8.
Tonight, the contestants took on the vast songbook of The Beatles, singing beloved hits known by music fans everywhere. But not all the singers had great success with the classic tunes.
Lazaro Arbos, who sang “In My Life,” came under fire from the judges for what Randy Jackson thought was a pitchy performance, a surprise since he’s been a fan favorite for a while now. Similarly, Paul Jolley felt some heat from the judges for his version of “Eleanor Rigby,” which Nicki Minaj considered to be a bland and safe choice for the singer.
The standout for the night by far was Candice Glover, who slayed “Come Together” with a rockin’ attitude we haven’t yet seen from her. It’s worth noting she also sang the only uptempo song of the evening. Burnell Taylor came in at a close second with his smooth and effortless take on “Let It Be,” a song he surprisingly hadn’t heard before performing it on the show.
But which performance was your favorite of the night? Vote in our poll below and let us know!