Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon shine on American Idol, April 4 video rewind
By April MacIntyre Apr 5, 2012, 9:56 GMT
Colton Dixon\'s version of Cyndi Lauper\'s "Time After Time" was praised too. "You could do a record right now," Tyler said.
FOX "American Idol" contestants revisited the '80s on Wednesday (April 4), and had rocker Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal to mentor them.
The eight contestants took the stage twice for a solo and a duet with a fellow contestant.
The overall top marks went to Skylar Laine, who received a standing ovation from the judges for her country rendition of "Wind eneath My Wings", and Lopez said, "You know what you just said to America with that performance? Do not count me out," Lopez said. "You just told 'em you could sing with the best of everybody who's here, and you can. Amazing!"
Jackson called it Laine's "best performance on the show to date" and Tyler called it "the beginning of a great career."
The other standing ovations Wednesday belonged to Joshua Ledet.
His version of "If You Don't Know Me By Now," and the George Michael and Aretha Franklin's "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" with Jessica Sanchez were given high marks.
"Lord, lord, lordy lordy lordy, it was spectacular!" while Jackson raved, "I wanted to stand up from beginning to end!"
Sanchez sang "How Will I Know," earning more praise from the judges.
"Your vocals just make everything go away for me," Lopez told her, while Tyler said, "Everything you do is beautiful, everything you do is great." Jackson dubbed her one of the evening's "gotta have it" performers, the term he was using for the evening for performers with the most gusto.
DeAndre Brackensick sang DeBarge's "I Like It," which he started out singing in the crowd before making his way up to the stage. Jackson calling it "amazing" and comparing Brackensick to a 2012 version of DeBarge. "It was one of my best performances from you," he told him.
Phillip Phillips sang Genesis' "That's All," which he performed alongside his brother on guitar. "You're just a wildflower, aren't you?" Tyler (who channeled Paula Abdul this episode) told him. "You just love being who you are, and that transcends."
Colton Dixon's version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" was praised too. "You could do a record right now," Tyler said.
Elise Testone sang Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is," as Tyler said it wasn't the right song for her and Jackson said she was pitchy throughout and "out of tune everywhere for me."
Hollie Cavanagh was the least loved by the judges for her version of "What a Feeling," as Tyler said "Your pitch was all over the place, I'm sorry to tell you."
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