'American Idol' Recap: Malaya Watson Sent Home; Next Week Is 'Competitor's Pick'
American Idol returned on Thursday to narrow it down to seven finalists following Wednesday’s 80s-themed night.
American Idol Recap
Making his weekly predictions, judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson said he believed that Dexter Roberts, Jess Meuse and Caleb Johnson had all secured spots to remain in the competition for their performances. He also had some words of praise for the poor pitch-plagued C.J. Harris.
Jackson gave Sam Woolf, who was saved by the judges last week and performed an acoustic version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a 50/50 chance of sticking around. He was less positive in his reviews of Malaya Watson and Alex Preston, who sang Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” and The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” respectively. Though he wasn’t entirely keen on Jena Irene’s “I Love Rock N Roll,” he thought she’d get enough votes to be okay.
After Ryan Seacrest checked out the results, it was revealed that Watson and Harris had found themselves at the bottom. With no save left, Watson didn’t have to sing for a chance to stay around, but still belted out “I Am Changing” from Dreamgirls.
When Idol returns next week, the contestants will be singing songs selected for them by their competitors.
American Idol airs on Fox Wednesdays at 8/7c and Thursdays at 9/8c.
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