American Idol Contestants Channel The Soul Of Motown Greats

american idol2 American Idol Contestants Channel The Soul Of Motown Greats

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The top eleven finalists on American Idol were on FIRE last night for the Motown themed performances. Everybody brought out a whole lotta soul we didn’t know they for many of the classic hits we play on K-EARTH 101. Hear the best and the worst of Motown night on American Idol!

Here’s a breakdown of each contestant’s performance last night. The results show tonight will determine the top ten hitting the road for the American Idol Summer Tour!

Casey – “Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye: All the judges agreed that there’s no one else like Casey, he’s a complete original. Steven Tyler called him the “perfect entertainer.”

Thia – “Heatwave” by Martha and the Vandellas: We saw the youngest contestant cut loose during her performance, J. Lo wants her to dig even deeper next time!

Jacob – “You’re All I Need To Get By” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Wow, this was definitely Jacob’s night! There’s no one better to sing Motown than him and all the judges agreed that he delivered a perfect 10! Steven Tyler even jumped up on stage to give him a hug, followed by the whole front row!

Lauren – “You Keep Me Hanging On” by The Supremes: Jacob was one tough act to follow, but country girl Lauren held her own delivering one of her best performances so far.

Stefano – “Hello” by Lionel Richie: He has the look, the voice, but what the judges said Stefano was missing was the connection and feeling in his performance.

Haley – “You Really Got A Hold On Me” by Smokey Robinson: She was in the bottom three last week, and I fear she might be headed there again this week. Steven was the only one who liked her performance calling her “a day over fabulous.”

Scotty – “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder: This country boy put his own little twang on this classic Motown hit giving the judges chills hitting those low notes.

Pia – “All In Love Is Fair” by Stevie Wonder: Another ballad from this star. Steven said she’s the biggest star this season, but the other judges want to see something different from her.

Paul – “Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson: Armed with his guitar, Paul rocked a Smokey Robinson hit that will most likely keep him safe for another round.

Naima – “Dancing In The Streets” by Martha and the Vandellas: She blew the judges and audience away with her authentic African dancing and drums for a phenomenal performance!

James – “Living For The City” by Stevie Wonder: James’ breathtaking rendition of the Stevie Wonder hit left J. Lo speechless when he belted out those high notes with his Steven Tyler-esque scream.

Who do you think is headed to the bottom three this week? Watch the results show tonight to see who gets eliminated this round.


One Comment

  1. RainbowRay says:

    “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder is my favorite Motown song and is what I consider to be one of my “LIFE SONGS”. What’s that? A series of songs that I have collected and played over not only to motivate me, but to remind me of how life was, is and dreaming of being one day. Everyone should make a list of their own life songs to remind themselves (bad or good) and to motivate themselves.

    Love my life songs and I keep building on it now and then. I must have at least 10 or 11 now. Special songs with meaning!

    Try it?


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