Elijah Liu performs Rihanna’s “Stay” in American Idol 2013 guys semi-finals.
Keith Urban says he loves that Elijah did this song and it really suited his voice. “Really good control from you,” he says. “Really great start to the show.” Nicki Minaj says she would “be willing to stay” for Elijah. She says he is very marketable and she could see his picture on “blankets” and “cups” — and other odd items. Randy Jackson says he liked it more than he liked it last week. He thinks Elijah is very current and marketable. However, he thinks the song just “laid there flat” and never rose into second gear. Mariah Carey says she really likes the performance a lot and he was “confident and strong” throughout. “I think you could be very saleable... I really enjoyed you tonight.”