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American Idol Top 7 Recap

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This week on American Idol the Top 7 picked songs for their opponents.

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Caleb Sets The Bar High

Caleb Johnson chose to sing his roommate Alex’s choice, “Family Tree” by Kings of Leon. Keith said Caleb is “such as consistent dynamic performer week after week.” Jennifer thought it was dangerous for him to be first in the line up for the other contestants who now have to raise their game.


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Jessica Bombs Again

Sam picked Jessica Meuse to sing Miranda Lambert’s “Gunpowder And Lead.”  As usually Jessica’s performance didn’t bring fireworks. First time Jennifer heard her off and thought she felt a little uncomfortable. Harry Connick, Jr. said there was a lack of rhythmic delivery and told her to go back and dance to hip hop or funk. Keith agreed with Jennifer and Harry.


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C.J. Gets To Sing One of His Favorites

“Gravity” by John Mayer was Caleb’s choice for C.J. Harris. Harry thought it was his best performance to date. Jennifer advised C.J to work on building up performance to have the wow moment for the audience. Caleb thought it was “bad to the bone.”


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Dexter Attempts A Luke Bryan Song

Dexter sing “Muckalee Creek Water” chosen by C.J. Dexter loved the chose because it reminds him of everything he does at home. The song showed another side of him and Jennifer liked it. Keith told him to be aware of over singing.  Harry didn’t think he made it his own.


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Alex Performs A Great Version Of “A Team “

Dexter picked the Ed Sheeran’s hit for Alex Preston. A Team was the perfect song for Alex. The audience wouldn’t stop their applause.  The performance was Harry’s favorite performance of the night.  Jennifer and Keith loved it as well.


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Sam Continues To Fight

“Sail Away” by David Gray was Jessica’s pick for Sam Woolf. This was no doubt Sam’s best performance.  Harry said Sam “is a work in progress” and his doing better. Keith agreed with Harry. Jennifer could tell his is trying.


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Jena Irene Kills Radiohead

Jena Irene’s arrangement of Radiohead’s “Creep” was magnificent getting Keith and Jennifer out of their seats. Caleb chose the song for Jena. All three judges loved it and gave her praises stating she will be in the competition for a long time. Harry went back and said Jena’s was the best performance of the night and she did “major damage.”


Duets and Trio

Alex/Sam “Let Her Go” by Passenger-It was a boring performance. Harry and Keith both said it was cute. Guest, Demi Lovato, would have like more from the two.

Jena/Caleb “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones- The two had a great performance with a wowing moment at the end. Demi said they killed it and was exciting with the energy.

C.J/Dexter/Jessica- “Compass” Lady Antebellum- They gave a flat performance that was out of tone. Demi thought when they performed individually they sounded great, but collectively were off.

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.