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American Idol’s Sing Break Ups and Make Ups

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The Top 4 of American Idol performed three songs representing make ups and break ups.

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Caleb Johnson
Caleb started off the night with “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi. All three judges loved his performance. Caleb has been consistently good throughout the competition.

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Travelin Brand” was Caleb’s second choice of song. Harry stated, “This isn’t really a critique because I thought it was fantastic.”

“Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney was Caleb’s choice for his make up song. Caleb showed his softer side and it was a phenomenal performance. Caleb got Jennifer and Keith out of their seats to applaud him. Keith said he nailed it. Jennifer thought it was his best performance since the beginning.

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Jena Irene
Jena chose Heart Breaker by Pat Benatar as her heart break song. Keith didn’t think she was a fully committed to ther performance. Jennifer disagreed and thought it was a great performance. Harry agreed with Keith and thought there was a disconnect between the song and her movement.

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga was Jena’s second song to perform. Jena chose to change the arrangement of the song. Keith really liked how she changed the melody of the chorus. Jennifer thinks she gives Caleb a run for his money, but didn’t like the change.

Jena wowed fans with a beautiful version of Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.” She also had Keith and Jennifer up at the end. Jennifer then came around and gave Jena a kiss. Jena’s performance gave Jenniferthe chills. Jennifer said it is the king’s song and she “reinvented it.” Harry thought it was “absolutely incredible.” Keith stated Jena is a “musical platypus” because she is so unique.

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Jessica Meuse
Jessica heart break song was Kelly Clarkston’s “Since You Been Gone.” Jennifer thought she had the right attitude, but didn’t think it was the right song for her. Harry said it wasn’t her best performance.

Jessica’s second song was So What” by Pink. The performance lacked the intensity Pink brings. All three judges agreed that the song wasn’t right for her.

Jessica chose “You and I” by Lady Gaga as her make up song. This performance was better than the first two. Keith thought it was the perfect song for her. Harry thought she “came out swinging with the perfect song.”

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Alex Preston
Alex Preston performed “Too Close” by Alex Clare. Harry liked the performance. Jennifer’s only concern is how he is going to be able to top Jena and Caleb. She thought it was good, but advises him to create more moments during his performances.

Alex dedicated Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” to his girlfriend. Jennifer said it stayed linear again. Harry thought there wasn’t anything different from the original and was looking for him to put the Alex spin on it.

Alex Closed the night with a great performance of “Yellow” by Coldplay.” Harry said Alex needed that performance. Keith described how Alex had “poetic vulnerability.”

Ashley Rae, new media journalist, beginning her career in television in 2007 at Comcast Television. She started freelance writing in summer of 2013 for local newspapers and is a video journalist for Lareena Larue. Ashley Rae has a B.A. in Communication/Electronic Media from the University of Michigan and a M.A. in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University.