Hollie Cavanagh Performs ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ On American Idol – Video 4/18/12

Hollie Cavanagh's American Idol Performance Video 4/18/12

Tonight’s theme on American Idol is “Now & Then” and we’ll see the same seven competitors take on two songs. Last week, the judges saved Jessica Sanchez in a last minute use of their only save of the season. If you’ve missed last week’s elimination, you can read that recap here. Of course, tonight we are recapping the show LIVE at this link.

Left in the competition are Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone and Colton Dixon. There are no more saves, so the competition really has to bring it to avoid elimination.

On tonight’s show, Hollie Cavanagh is performing her second song of the evening. She’s singing Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield.


Our commentary:

This is not a good song choice for her. The song requires a lot more chops for the chorus than what Hollie possesses. Hollie might be in trouble after this one. Bottom three, here she comes.

Judge’s commentary:

Randy: She dug in for that last note. It’s got so much soul in it, but she worked it out. He liked this better than the round one song.
Jennifer: She agrees with Randy and the song really suits her.
Steven: He sees it, too, and thinks she can push it even more. Her voice is good.

What did you think of Hollie’s performance tonight? Do you think she has what it takes to be the next American Idol? Was this your favorite performance of the evening? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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