American Idol TV Recap For March 20, 2013: Top 9 Perform

American Idol TV Recap For March 20, 2013: Top 9 Perform

Tonight on FOX is an all new episode of the hit singing competition “American Idol“. Last week’s elimination episode of the show was jam-packed full of craziness. Charlie Askew and Aubrey Cleland returned to the show to make a play for an eleventh spot on the Idols tour. In addition, Curtis Finch, Jr. was eliminated from the competition. Have you been watching the show? If not, then you can get all caught up here!

For the show this evening, we will learn the results of the voting between Aubrey and Charlie. As we have already spoiled for you last week, the theme of the evening is songs from the Lennon-McCartney songbook and The Beatles.

We haven’t received word as to who will be singing what, but this promises to be a true test of the skills that the current competitors have. We will be providing our live recap of the show tonight as it airs from 8PM to 10PM EST. Stay tuned for the latest updates and refresh often to learn what happens on the show! In the meantime, tell us who your favorite contestant is so far!


The show is kicking off with the decision on who would be taking the eleventh spot on the Idols tour between Aubrey Cleland and Charlie Askew. The winner of the AT&T Idol tour fan save is Aubrey Cleland!

Kree Harrison is up first, singing “With A Little Help From My Friends”. Phenomenal!
Keith: That was a great way to start. She has a way of performing and singing. She is bluesy and soulful.
Nicki: She adores that she always puts her “Kree-dom” on it. She loves her entire look and is becoming a superstar.
Randy: He thought it was the bomb performance and they all love her.
Mariah: She thought it was fan-freaking-tastic and clearly amazing.

Burnell Taylor is singing “Let It Be” second tonight. It’s average at best, but the ending was good.
Keith: He comes from such a soulful place.
Nicki: He didn’t sing the song, he caressed it. He was delicate with it. She felt like she was in church.
Randy: He didn’t know it and look at what he did to it. He made it his own.
Mariah: He gave a genuine, heartfelt performance and he is always consistent.

Amber Holcomb is up third, performing “She’s Leaving Home”. Great performance.
Keith: She made it sound fresh as if it were recorded last week.
Nicki: Her vocal is unmatched and amazing.
Randy: It started slow and unsure, but she found her rhythm.
Mariah: She loved it and Amber did a beautiful job.

Lazaro Arbos is up next, singing his rendition of “In My Life”. Uneventful performance.
Keith: It was a beautiful key for him.
Nicki: She feels like he’s not back to the Lazaro she remembers. His confidence is different.
Randy: It was his worst performance ever and it was out of tune. Where did the vocals go?
Mariah: She commends his bravery and she’s proud of him. It was low for him.

Candice Glover is up next, singing “Come Together”. She rocked it.
Keith: He loves seeing her in this whole other vibe. Her range is out in the stratosphere.
Nicki: She loves her vocal, but sometimes she wants her to “wear it in her face”.
Randy: Her voice is crazy! She owns it because she’s got it.
Mariah: It was like a prized fighter. She murdered this song.

Paul Jolley is up next, performing his rendition of “Eleanor Rigby”. Good performance.
Keith: He wasn’t a fan of the falsetto note at the end. It had a pop/rock edge to it.
Nicki: She didn’t like the performance because it was safe, bland and forgettable.
Randy: He was disconnected from the song and never got into it.
Mariah: It was a great song choice. He needs to give emotion when he’s at the top of his range.

Angie Miller is singing “Yesterday” next. Oversung and yawn-inducing.
Keith: Watching her perform the song, he could hear Jimmy’s voice in her head.
Nicki: Unbelievably amazing. She had a good key that showed her range. She is amazing.
Randy: She’s one of his favorites in this competition. She held back and emoted from her heart.
Mariah: It was a respectful version of the song. She showed her voice.

Devin Velez is singing “The Long And Winding Road”. Very nice.
Keith: He is missing an emotional connecting. His heart needs to be in there to engage him.
Nicki: She likes that he’s committed emotionally all of the time. It’s very truthful.
Randy: Devin is back tonight!
Mariah: He never ceases to amaze her and she doesn’t have words. It was so good.

Janelle Arthur is closing the show with her performance of “I Will”. Too country.
Keith: SHe has this country thing in her voice that’s always present. It was beautiful.
Nicki: That performance made her fall much more obsessed with her. She is great.
Randy: That was one of the best performances of the night. The subtleties speak louder than the voice.
Mariah: She’s been listening to what the judges have been saying. She gave an elegant performance.

What did you think of all of the performances tonight? Hit the comments below and let us know your thoughts!

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