RECAP: Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet Score Outshine Fellow 'American Idol' Top 8
American Idol's top eight contestants journeyed back to the '80s on Wednesday with songs from the Reagan era, including hits by Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper and Bette Midler. No Doubt's Gwen Stefani was on hand to provide her expert guidance, which bumped contestants Skylar Laine and Joshua Ledet back into the running for America's next pop star.
Jessica Sanchez, 16, who is widely favorited to win, also had a solid night with a rendition of Houston's ebullient "How Will I Know," but her winning streak may have been eclipsed by Ledet's textured take on Simply Red's "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and the alchemy of Laine's twangy "Wind Beneath My Wings."
Thursday night's results show will narrow the pool down to seven, most likely eliminating either Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Phillip Phillips, Hollie Cavanagh or Elise Testone.
Watch Ledet's performance here:
Watch Laine's performance here:
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