Jacob and Stefano Rock, Naima and Haley in Danger on ‘Idol’
It’s going to be down to 11 after tonight. Who do you think will be cut?
Jacob Lusk and Stefano Langone were the standouts of Wednesday’s “Sing a song from the year you were born” contest (though Pia Toscana is close behind).
“Idol” saved the best for last with Jacob, who sang “Alone” by Heart. We’ve always been big fans of the ‘80s power ballad, and Jacob delivered on the song’s emotional impact. He also opened himself up to a whole new fan base by NOT singing gospel — a brilliant move on his part.
Stefano Langone from the Seattle area also made an emotional connection with Simply Red’s “If You Don’t Know Me by Now.” Stefano, as America knows, was a wild card pick, but he’s certainly proven why he’s still in the competition. Randy called it “the best performance of the night so far,” and Jennifer Lopez even predicted, “You can take this thing.”
Lovely Pia Toscana turned in her third consecutive killer vocal on “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” by Whitney Houston, but we were a little disappointed by the remix. The beat made us feel like we were at a dance club, which distracted from Pia’s beautiful singing. But J-Lo was relieved to hear something up-tempo from Pia, and Randy declared that she’s “In it to win it!”