Watch Malaya Watson Sing “Take Me to The King” in American Idol 2014 Top 12 — March 5, 2014
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Watch Malaya Watson Sing “Take Me to The King” in American Idol 2014 Top 12 — March 5, 2014

It’s hard to believe that American Idol started almost two months ago, but here we are watching the Top 12 compete for the country’s votes! The producers of the show have decided to stick with their decision to embrace some broader themes this year, which means the contestants won’t be stuck with narrow topics like Motown or Billy Joel.

Tonight’s episode (March 5) is sure to bring some serious competition, as the contestants sing songs that remind themselves of “Home.” Though we’ve gotten to know the remaining contestants fairly well over the last few weeks, the personal theme promises to reveal more intimate sides of them than we’ve seen before.

Next to take the stage is Malaya Watson, the quirky 16-year-old from Southfield, Michigan. After finding herself in the bottom three during last week’s elimination episode, Malaya’s out to prove that she’s got what it takes to stay on the Idol stage.

Of course, if the judges had anything to say about it, Malaya would stick around until the the end. In fact, following her performance of “Take Me to The King,” J.Lo got the first “goosies” she’s had in weeks!

“It’s a beautiful song,” says Keith. “What a great choice! I love that it encompassed the vulnerability in your voice in the beginning and then the completely insane power and range that you have. Great job!”

Do you think Malaya deserves to make it to the Top 11? Sound off in the comments!

03.5.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
Related: American Idol, News, TV Music, American Idol Season 13, Malaya Watson

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