It probably wasn’t the best of ideas to have Zoanette Johnson kick off the show on last night’s episode of “American Idol”. She performed Tina Turner’s hit song “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and she butchered the poor song something terrible. Did you watch the show? If not, we’ve got it recapped here for your viewing pleasure, along with all of the judges’ comments.
Watch her performance below:
Keith Urban said that he loves the way that she performs and he called her song choice interesting. He also said that he wasn’t sure that it worked for her for that particular song.
Nicki Minaj said plainly, “That wasn’t it!” She added that the song choice last week (“Circle Of Life”) was more indicative of where she sees her career going, but she is still rooting for her.
Randy Jackson said that she is a spirit leader here, adding, “Honestly, that was a mess, babe.” He added that the pitch for the song was all over the place.
Mariah Carey said that Zoanette is a special person and that she thinks about the struggle that she has gone through. However, that was not her favorite performance from her, either.
What did you think of Zoanette’s performance of this Tina Turner classic? Did she butcher it? Does she have a chance of becoming a finalist? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts!