America requested the songs the Top 5 performed on American Idol. Jason Mraz, singer/song writer, joined Randy Jackson as coach.
“Sweater Weather” by Neighbourhood- Alex made the song more up tempo. Keith advised him not to be afraid to hit high notes. Harry thought it was a strong opening to the show.
“Say Something” by Great Big World- Alex gave a great performance tha was full of emotion.Keith said it was “a perfect marriage between song and artist.”
“Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” by Areosmith- Caleb made the song into a ballad. Jennifer said he sang it beautiful even though it was a difficult song for him. Keith felt his emotion is hidden by his skill.
“Still of the Night” by Whitesnake- Caleb had Keith and Jennifer up by the first half of the performance. He was amazing. The crowd went crazy. Jennifer said, “that is what’s called bringing down the house.”
“Human” by Christina Perri- Jessica started off rough and the performance was quite boring. Vocally it came together. All the judges thought when she tapped into parts of the song she did good and needs to lose herself in the moment more.
“Summertime Sadness” Lana Del Rey- Once again Jessica did good vocally, but had no connection. Harry thought it was a perfect song for Jessica because she has an incredible voice. Keith thinks she needs to connect more emotionally. Jennifer agreed with Keith and wanted her to dig in more.
“Sing” by Ed Sheeran- The performance was a bit awkward. Keith said it was a tough song and given that, Sam did as much as he could do.
“How To Save A Life” by The Fray- Sam’s performance was rocky. Jennifer thought it was good towards the end. Harry said there were pitch issues and it was all one volume.
“My Body” by Young The Giant”- Jena rocked out her performance as usual. She sounded good and owned the stage. Jennifer said it exciting to watch her develop as an artist. Harry thought her movement on the stage makes her stand out from the other contestants.
“Valarie” by Amy Winehouse- Jena showcased how unique her voice is. Keith said her vocals are killer. Jennifer didn’t like the arrangement.
Sam, Alex, & Jena- “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
Jena out shined the boys. Sam showed he has no rythym.
Jacob & Jessica- “Beast of Burden” by Rolling Stones
Jessica didn’t match Jacob’s intensity. Overall it was an ok performance.