Watch Caleb Johnson Sing “The Edge of Glory” in American Idol 2014 Top 10 — March 19, 2014
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Watch Caleb Johnson Sing “The Edge of Glory” in American Idol 2014 Top 10 — March 19, 2014

Wednesday has arrived yet again and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to be treated to another two-hour helping of American Idol! Last week, we watched as the country voted for the 10 contestants that will be hitting the road this summer on the Idol tour. Unfortunately, we also had to say goodbye to Ben Briley, and we’re sure to miss all the adorable things he says about his wife.

But this is reality television and the show must go on! Tonight (March 19), the remaining 10 contenders will perform songs from the Billboard Top 10. They’ve been tasked with choosing a song from 2010 to the present, which means we’ll really get to see how they handle popular, contemporary music. (It is what they’ll be singing if they win the competition, after all!)

Next up is Caleb Johnson, who — after receiving numerous comments about being too predictable — has really stepped up his game with his song choices. He clearly knows who he is and where his talent lies. He’s certainly given better performances than he did tonight, but there’s no arguing that “The Edge of Glory” was a really smart choice.

“When I think about you, I think of a rock-n-roller,” says Harry. “And the fact that you took a middle of the road, Gaga pop tune was admirable of you. You put your own spin on it. I’ve seen you do better performances, but I give you an A for originality on that.”

Do you think Caleb deserves to make it to the Top 9? Sound off in the comments!

03.19.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
Related: American Idol, News, TV Music, American Idol Season 13, Caleb Johnson

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