American Idol: Who Stood Out In A Night Of Killer Performances?

By Radar Staff

Joshua Ledet delivered a performance that’s sure to be seen on the show’s highlight reels for years to come with his stirring rendition of Mariah Carey‘s cover of Badfinger’s Without You.

“You are a phenom!” Judge Jennifer Lopez told Ledet. “You are an absolute angel from heaven. That voice is a godsend!”

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Also noteworthy was Elise Testone’s interpretation of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” of which Steven Tyler told her, “Nobody can pull that song off — you made Robert Plant proud tonight, girl!” 

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Lopez told Testone: “That was some real rock star … stuff! You made everybody get up … it was crazy.”

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Also impressing the judges to the tune of standing ovations was Jessica Sanchez singing Beyonce‘s Sweet Dreams; Phillip Phillips taking on Jonny Lang‘s Still Rainin’; and Deandre Brackensick singing Eric Benet‘s Sometimes I Cry.

“That’s what your voice was made to do,” Tyler told Brackensick.

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Someone’s getting eliminated when American Idol’s eleventh season continues Thursday at 8/7c on Fox.


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