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Monday
May022011

Jennifer Lopez Finally Sends Her 'Love?' to Fans

Island Records(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez has spent about two years working on her new album, but now it's finally here: the CD called Love? hits stores Tuesday.

Lopez has lined up a slew of appearances to promote the new disc -- her first since 2007 -- including a performance this Thursday on American Idol.  She'll also appear on The Tonight Show May 9, and will do a trifecta on May 10: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan and Lopez Tonight.

As for why Lopez included the question mark in the title of her album, she told ABC News Radio, "Love is that topic that is...so complex, kinda confusing, exhilarating, and totally mind-boggling, and that's why the question mark."

She added that she's been trying to figure out love since she first experienced it at age 13, and it's still a mystery -- even though she's now happily married.  As she put it, "I've been on that journey kind of trying to figure out ever since, and at this point in my life, I still have questions."

So far, everything that fans have heard from Lopez's album have been dance tracks, like the current single "On the Floor."  In fact, Lady Gaga co-wrote two dance songs for the disc.  But Lopez said the album's more than that.

"I love the dance stuff, and I love all the energy of that, and the love and the emotion in those," she explained.  "But [once] you get past the dance, and past the party, and you start listening to some of the lyrics on the album, hopefully, it's going to provoke some good questions."

Lopez also said that being an American Idol judge has given her some musical inspiration.

She explained, "Working with the contestants...you're mentoring them, but at the same time, you're learning so much about yourself, so yeah, it makes you inspired as well to get back and do it."

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Thursday
Apr282011

'American Idol's' Top Six Sing the Songs of Carole King

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top six finalists took on the songs of Carole King Wednesday night, with each contestant performing both solo and as part of a duet.

As always, judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez were on hand to critique the Idol hopefuls.  Producer Jimmy Iovine invited Babyface to join him this week in mentoring the contestants.

Here's what happened:

Jacob Lusk was up first with a solo rendition of "Oh No, Not My Baby."  Tyler said he was glad he shook his tail feathers this week. Lopez thought he killed it, and Jackson liked that he gave an energetic performance.

Lauren Alaina got some good encouragement from Babyface this week as she worked up "Where You Lead." Lopez was very proud of her and thought she really pushed through a lot of boundaries this week. Jackson thought she had extra swagger this week. He didn't love the song choice, but Jackson said she came out with a vengeance. Tyler said she manifested light and encouraged her to keep shining.

Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams teamed up for the night's first duet on "I Feel the Earth Move."  Tyler said it seemed as though Abrams was in love with Reinhart during the performance, and that they worked the stage very well.

Scotty McCreery stepped out of his country comfort zone a bit with one of Carole's best-known songs, "You've Got a Friend." Jackson applauded him for showing off the higher part of his vocal range, saying the performance was flawless. Tyler didn't think he had ever sounded better, and Lopez thought he proved he's a great storyteller with this performance.

James Durbin got some requests on AmericanIdol.com to sing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," so he decided to go with it. Tyler revealed this was the song that played when he first made out with a girl, noting that it was at a bowling alley and "I didn't strike out." He loved his performance of it. Lopez called the performance "magical," and said he was the "star of the night" and this season's most consistent performer. Jackson thought this performance really proved he is a great singer and could win the whole competition.

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery insisted they had a brother-and-sister energy between them instead of anything romantic before joining forces on "Up on the Roof."  Lopez thought it was beautiful and thought McCreery did a good job taking a back seat to Alaina's big vocals.

Casey Abrams returned to sing "Hi-De-Ho." Jackson loved how he always brings a different vibe every week and said it took him back to New Orleans. Tyler thought he worked the stage very well, and Lopez said he was in his element this week. She wants to see him loosen up and move around a bit more in the future.

Haley Reinhart chose "Beautiful" for her solo turn. Tyler said he heard God in her voice and told her she nailed it. Lopez said she had one of the best voices in the competition. Jackson didn't love the beginning, but he got into it towards the end of the performance.

Jacob Lusk and James Durbin returned for a duet on "I'm into Something Good." Midway through the performance, Lusk and Durbin went down to the judges' table to sing the song to Lopez. Tyler thought they had fun with it, but he wasn't sure where they were going with the performance.

Someone is going home on American Idol's results show Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET.  Bruno Mars and Idol alum Crystal Bowersox are also set to perform.

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Thursday
Apr212011

'American Idol's' Top Seven Sing Songs of the 21st Century

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top seven contestants performed songs from the 21st century this week.

As always, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were on hand to offer their comments.  This season's eliminated contestants -- Pia Toscano, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Karen Rodriguez, Thia Megia and Ashton Jones -- opened the show with a performance of Pink's "So What." 

Scotty McCreery chose to sing LeAnn Rimes' cover of the John Anderson country hit "Swingin'." Tyler loved the performance, but he wanted him to do some more boot-scooting around the stage. Lopez liked the way he tells stories when he sings, but she thinks he needs to push past his comfort zone at this point in the competition. She also didn't like his song choice, nor did Jackson, who felt it was safe and kind of boring.

James Durbin sang "Uprising" by Muse in a bid to showcase his contemporary side. Lopez said that would go down as the most theatrical performance of the night. She called it amazing, and Jackson predicted it would also be the best performance of the night.  Tyler playfully admonished Durbin to stay out of his closet, since they both wear rocker gear. He said Durbin was crazy good.

Haley Reinhart chose Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" for this week, performing on a stool right behind the judges' table. Jackson thought this song indicated a great potential direction for her to go after the show's over. Tyler thought the performance was a little slow at the start but picked up towards the end. Lopez thought she showed a lot of courage singing a current hit and said she really shone on certain parts of the song.

Jacob Lusk delivered Luther Vandross' "Dance with My Father." Tyler called him "Luther Lusk" and said he reminded him of why he loves music. Lopez said emotionally it was a beautiful performance. Jackson thought it was a good vocal, but he wanted to see him really show off next week if he's still around.

Casey Abrams played guitar on Maroon 5's "Harder to Breathe." He ended by singing straight to Lopez and even gave her a kiss on the cheek after the final note. A somewhat flustered Lopez joked that he isn't playing fair, and noted that he has soft lips. She added that she loved the performance. Jackson loved that he always surprises the audience, and Tyler said he is already a cult hero.

Stefano Langone went with Ne-Yo's "Can't Stop." Jackson said he did a great job and took his time singing the verses. Tyler said no one could say he wasn't all up in it. Lopez spoke for all the girls in the audience, applauding his swagger on this performance.

Lauren Alaina sang "Born to Fly" by Sara Evans. Tyler loved her swagger, but he wanted her to sing some Alison Krauss, Faith Hill or Shania Twain next week. Lopez said she had an interesting color to her voice and encouraged her to bring big vocals next week. Jackson said she doesn't know how good she is, and he encouraged her to challenge herself.

Someone is going home on Thursday night's American Idol results show. The action starts at 8:00 ET on Fox, with performances from David Cook and Katy Perry also on tap.

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Thursday
Apr142011

'American Idol's' Top Eight Perform Songs from the Movies

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top eight contestants took on songs from the movies Wednesday night.

Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were on hand to offer their opinions, and host Ryan Seacrest singled out Lopez at the top of the show for being named the World's Most Beautiful Woman in People magazine's Most Beautiful issue.

Here's what happened Wednesday night:

Paul McDonald went first with his take on Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock n' Roll," which was featured in Risky Business.  Tyler said he loved his wild abandon.  Lopez liked that he was going a little bit further with each performance, and Jackson simply loved the performance, saying America just witnessed the opening number at one of McDonald's concerts.

Lauren Alaina went with Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" from Hannah Montana: The Movie.  Lopez thought she did a beautiful job.  Jackson thought the song sounded like it was written for her, and Tyler said it moved him beyond tears.

Stefano Langone sang Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" from the Eddie Murphy flick Boomerang.  Jackson said it was his best vocal yet, and he's sure his pal from Boyz II Men would think he nailed the song.  Tyler said the performance proved he knows how to milk a song.  Lopez said he was now singing to win the competition instead of just singing to stay in it.

Scotty McCreery was originally going to sing a Harry Nilsson song, but he changed course and decided on the George Strait classic "I Cross My Heart," from Pure Country.  Tyler thinks all of America has fallen in love with his voice.  Lopez said it wasn't her favorite song choice for him, but she thought he performed it beautifully.  Jackson loved him getting back to his roots with this number and said he was a star in the making.

Casey Abrams chose "Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole from Moulin Rouge.  Lopez was nervous at first but in the end thought his jazzy performance was inspiring, and said she hopes America "got" it.  Jackson called it brilliant and said it made him proud to judge a true artist.  Tyler said he did what he felt in his heart, and had a sophistication on par with Sting.

Haley Reinhart sang "Call Me" by Blondie from American Gigolo.  Jackson didn't love the beginning, saying it sounded kind of "karaoke."  Tyler loved her gritty performance on the chorus, and Lopez agreed with Jackson that this wasn't Reinhart's best performance.  Lopez also declared that she was hesitant to say anything critical about her performance because she didn't want any more girls to be voted off.

Jacob Lusk sang Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" from The Pursuit of Happyness.  Tyler was astounded at how much he put into his performances, and Lopez called him a gifted vocalist, saying his performance gave her the chills.  Jackson said he believed every word he sang.

James Durbin chose Sammy Hagar's "Heavy Metal" from the '80s animated movie Heavy Metal.  Lopez said it felt "really real," while Jackson said it was unbelievable and that he was glad Durbin stuck to his guns in choosing the song.  Tyler called it "outstanding."

Kelly Clarkson returns to the American Idol stage on Thursday's results show to sing her country hit "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Jason Aldean.  It all starts at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox.

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Wednesday
Apr132011

Jennifer Lopez Covers People's Most Beautiful Issue

PRNewsFoto/L'Oreal Paris(NEW YORK) -- American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of People magazine's new World's Most Beautiful People issue.  It's the 11th time Lopez has appeared in the annual issue, now in its 22nd year.  Only Halle Berry and Julia Roberts have more appearances.  Berry, who also made the cut this year, has been in the issue a jaw-dropping 15 times, while Roberts -- who's not in it this year -- has been acknowledged a dozen times.

The 41-year-old Lopez was humbled by the honor of making the cover, telling the magazine, "It's so crazy.  Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored.  I feel not worthy, you know?  I feel happy and proud.  Proud that I'm not 25!"

A bevy of beauties -- 95, to be exact -- appear in this year's issue.  Here's a look at some of the other stars who fill the pages of 2011's Most Beautiful People issue:

* George Clooney
* Jennifer Garner
* Beyonce Knowles
* Drew Barrymore
* Patrick Dempsey
* Matthew McConaughey
* Jessica Simpson
* Jessica Alba
* Hugh Jackman
* Eva Longoria Parker
* Christina Aguilera
* Sandra Bullock
* Heidi Klum
* Carrie Underwood
* Jessica Biel
* Ashley Judd

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Tuesday
Apr122011

Performers Announced for 'Billboard' Music Awards

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The first performers have been announced for the Billboard Music Awards, which are back after several years on hiatus.

The lineup for the show, which will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 22 on ABC, includes Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Taio Cruz and Lady Antebellum.

Nominations for the awards show will be announced Wednesday.

The event is open to the public and tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

The Billboard Music Awards will be given out based on Billboard chart rankings, and will cover a variety of music genres including R&B, rap, pop, country, rock, alternative and Latin.

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Saturday
Apr092011

Pia Toscano's 'American Idol' Elimination; Sexism to Blame?

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Some are calling it the most shocking American Idol elimination ever, while other critics say Pia Toscano's departure from American Idol reveals the underlying sexism of voters on the most popular show on television.

The announcement came after a rollicking performance by Iggy Pop, in which he shed his shirt to belt out "Real Wild Child." As host Ryan Seacrest said Toscano's name, the crowd's enthusiasm disappeared. The audience shouted "no" while the judges looked stunned. Jennifer Lopez, on the verge of tears, said she was angry and speechless. Randy Jackson echoed her anger and Steven Tyler told America their "lack of passion was unforgivable."

Toscano, who was believed to be a finale shoe-in, was sent packing Thursday making her the fifth female in a row booted off the show this season.

"If you look at the last three seasons of American Idol, three out of the four final contestants have been men every single time," said Dalton Ross, editor at Entertainment Weekly. "If you look... the last three seasons of American Idol, three out of the four final contestants have been men every single time. With only two women left now, it looks like we're headed in that same direction."

Not since Jordin Sparks won four years ago has a female taken the Idol crown, and one theory is that young girls, who have bolstered the careers of pop stars ranging from the Beatles to Justin Bieber, may be casting the majority of votes ... and hormones rule.

"Why vote for a gorgeous glamorous girl who might feel like competition to them when they could vote for a wonderful gorgeous cute boy that they can have a crush on?" said psychologist Wendy Walsh.

Now only two women remain, Illinois native Haley Reinhart and Georgia native Lauren Alaina, putting the odds in favor of another male Idol.

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Thursday
Apr072011

'American Idol' Top Nine Sing Songs from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top nine contestants sang songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Wednesday night, with judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on hand to offer their opinions.

Here's what happened:

Jacob Lusk went with Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" at first, but he didn't feel comfortable with it. He switched to Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" because he believed in the message of the song. Tyler said the performance was beautiful and well done. Lopez said it was perfect in every way and on every emotional level. Jackson applauded him for going with a song he believed in and called the performance hot.

Haley Reinhart took on the Janis Joplin classic "Piece of My Heart," playing into the judges' request to hear her get grittier with her vocals. Lopez said she showed everyone she was a contender with this performance, and Jackson said this is the Haley they loved when they first saw her. Tyler said he couldn't find anything wrong with the performance. He loved it.

Casey Abrams considered doing The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," but changed his choice to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain." Jackson said he made Creedence proud with that one. Tyler said he was a true musician who brought something different every time he plays. Lopez said she would pay top dollar to be front row at his show.

Lauren Alaina sang "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin this week. Tyler said she'd turned into a natural born woman, and Lopez said she was amazing. Jackson said this was one of the most difficult songs to pull off, and he thought she did a good job with it.

James Durbi slowed it down with the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" in an effort to take a chance as an artist. Lopez enjoyed seeing the other side of his personality, and Jackson loved the emotion he showed during this performance. Tyler liked seeing him really connecting and crying during the song.

Scotty McCreery paid tribute to his childhood hero Elvis Presley with a performance of "That's All Right," keeping a promise to show off his rock side this week. Jackson said he was in it to win it and showed a new side of himself. Tyler said he brought Presley into the house, and Lopez thought he showed a little bit of hip-hop/R&B flavor this week.

Pia Toscano finally showed some flair with Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High," working the stage in a black and white sleeveless pantsuit. Tyler said there were a million guys in a million bars having a million drinks about her following her performance. Lopez said this proved she could tackle an up-tempo song, but she wants her to start studying big performers like Tina Turner. Jackson echoed Lopez's thoughts and said she needed to work on her onstage movement. Jackson added that Toscano is in it to win it.

Stefano Langone sang Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman" with a bit of falsetto at first. Lopez said she knew he had it in him and thought this performance had a whole other level of emotion for Langone. Jackson wasn't jumping up and down about the performance, but Tyler liked the old-school vibe at the beginning of the song. Tyler thought Langone nailed it.

Paul McDonald tried to get a little crazy with Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," playing acoustic guitar and rocking out more than ever before. He got a standing ovation from the audience, and Jackson had three words for him -- "I loved it." Tyler called him a "perfect, imperfect boy" and Lopez said it was a perfect way to end the show.

Someone is going home on American Idol's results show Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. 

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Thursday
Mar312011

'American Idol's' Top 11 Take on Elton John's Hits

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top 11 contestants sang the songs of Elton John on Wednesday night's show.

The pressure was on for all the hopefuls since two of them are going home on Thursday night's results show.  Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler saved Casey Abrams from the chopping block last week, hence the double elimination this week.

Here's what happened:

Scotty McCreery went first, singing and playing his new guitar on the tune "Country Comfort."  Tyler loved everything about his voice and his shout-out.  Lopez applauded his instincts about performing what's right for him, and Jackson said he was very seasoned already.  Jackson added that he felt like he was at one of McCreery's concerts during the performance.

Naima Adedapo put a reggae twist on "I'm Still Standing."  Lopez didn't think "I'm Still Standing" worked as a reggae song, but she loved her performance of it.  Jackson said the song came off kind of corny despite her "mad flavor."  Tyler thought the song fit her.

Paul McDonald took on "Rocket Man," which he actually covered five years ago with his old band.  Jackson heard some pitch problems, and Jackson and Lopez both wondered if he was holding back vocally without realizing it.  Tyler loved his performance and didn't mind that he didn't always hit the notes.  Tyler said it gave him character.

Pia Toscano went with "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" because it was one of her favorite songs.  Tyler thought she nailed it, saying, "That's about as good as it gets."  Lopez agreed, calling the performance "otherworldly," but she still wants to see her rock out.  Jackson called her performance "unbelievable," saying he heard bits of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston in there.  All the judges agreed Toscano should switch it up and do a more up-tempo number next week.

Stefano Langone sang "Tiny Dancer."  Lopez thought he really connected with the audience this week, and Jackson thought he was right-on, vocally.  Tyler thought he nailed it.

Lauren Alaina delivered "Candle in the Wind," saying she didn't want to stray too far from John's original version.  Jackson said it was one of her best performances yet.  Tyler said he'd loved her since the first moment she laid eyes on him.  He called the performance "perfect."  Lopez said the performance was "amazing" and "beautiful." 

James Durbin chose "Saturday Day Night's Alright for Fighting."  Tyler said he "brought the heat" and applauded his rock voice.  Tyler also warned him, "Don't stay up there too long, or you'll wear out your welcome like me."  Lopez said it was "a great performance of a great song by a great artist."  Jackson loved that he enjoyed himself onstage.

Thia Megia sang "Daniel."  Lopez said it was a beautiful moment.  Jackson liked the relaxed side of the performance, but he didn't like her playing it safe with this song choice.  Tyler thought her voice sounded great on it.

Casey Abrams' performance last week got him voted off the show.  The judges saved him, however, so he had to bring it this week with "Your Song."  Jackson thought they made the right choice saving him, and loved that he maintained who he was while delivering a tender performance.  Tyler loved his versatility, saying it showed he's a true artist.  Lopez said he proved why they saved him with the character in his voice and the choices he made while singing "Your Song."

Jacob Lusk sang "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" because he first heard Mary J. Blige covering it.  Tyler said his performance "slayed" him, and Lopez said he made the song his own.  She also applauded him on his big, final note, saying, "You don't see that every day."  Jackson loved his restraint but wanted him to really let his vocals soar at some point in the song.

Haley Reinhart wrapped things up, performing the first part of "Bennie and the Jets" sitting on top of a red piano as she really vamped the song.  Lopez said it all came together for her this time around and called the performance "amazing."  Jackson called it the best performance of the night, and Tyler told Reinhart, "You sing sexy."

Two contestants are going home on American Idol's results show Thursday night at 8:00 ET on Fox.

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Thursday
Mar242011

'American Idol's' Top 11 Tackle Motown Hits

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol's top 11 contestants took on the Motown songbook Wednesday night.

Judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson were on hand to offer their critiques as the the show's hopefuls worked their way through those classic tunes.  Here's what happened:

Casey Abrams was up first with Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."  Tyler called him the perfect entertainer with a healthy ego, and Lopez said he was really unique and could carve out his own niche.  Jackson said he was a true original.

Thia Megia went with "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas in an attempt to add a little faster tempo to her performances.  Lopez enjoyed seeing her let loose and challenged her to dig deeper next week.  Jackson applauded her for taking chances, and Tyler said he was good with it.

Jacob Lusk chose to sing "You're All I Need to Get By" by Tami Terrell and Marvin Gaye.  Lopez was dancing during his performance, and Tyler actually walked onstage to hug him.  Jackson said, "The great Berry Gordy is somewhere saying, 'Oh my God.'"  Jackson went on to applaud him saying there was absolutely nothing wrong with that performance.  Tyler loved the restraint Lusk used on this one, and Lopez said Lusk made the audience beg for the big notes this week.

Lauren Alaina sang Diana Ross & The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On" this week, starting it off with a ballad feel before kicking it up to the original tempo.  Tyler could see her growing as an artist with this performance.  Lopez thought she looked beautiful and brought a lot of attitude to the performance.  Jackson said she had her swagger on and was ready to compete.

Stefano Langone grew up on Motown, but he'd never heard Lionel Richie's 1984 Motown chart-topper "Hello" until he picked it to sing on the show.  Lopez said this performance proved he could sing, but she felt he needed to connect with the audience and the song.  Jackson agreed that he lacked connection in his performance, and Tyler said he ramped up too soon.

Haley Reinhart went with Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' "You Really Got a Hold on Me," claiming she'd been a Motown fan since she was a kid.  Jackson thought it started rough but said she found her way be the midpoint.  He loved the Janis Joplin influence in her performance.  Tyler called it "beautiful" and said she didn't look a day over fabulous.  Lopez thought she had the most soulful voice of all the girls in the competition.

Scotty McCreery went with the Stevie Wonder tune "For Once in My Life," but put a country spin on it.  Tyler said it was beautiful and loved that he took a chance with that song.  Lopez liked this version of "For Once in My Life" but didn't think it was his strongest vocal performance.  Both Lopez and Tyler still loved McCreery's signature low note, which Jackson named the "young lady killer."

Pia Toscana grew up performing Motown tunes with her dad, and she chose to sing the emotional Stevie Wonder tune "All in Love Is Fair."  Lopez said she killed them again with a killer ballad but challenged her to really own the stage during her performances.  Jackson also wanted to see her take on an up-tempo number soon, saying, "You can't live by ballads alone."  Tyler said she was the closest star in the American Idol universe, and he had confidence she'll deliver in the weeks to come.

Paul McDonald sang the Smokey Robinson staple "Tracks of My Tears," turning into more of a folk/rock tune.  Jackson said it felt like a Rod Stewart vibe and loved when he sang tenderly towards the end.  Tyler said his voice was unique like Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, and Lopez called him perhaps the most seasoned performer on the show this season.

Naima Adedapo brought a party vibe with Martha & the Vandellas "Dancing in the Street."  Tyler was very impressed with her vision and said she was the whole package.  Lopez called her an exciting performer and said it was the first time she got goosebumps all night.  Jackson thought it was her most fully realized performance yet.

James Durbin closed the show with the third Stevie Wonder song of the night, and the second one from Wonder's Innervisions album, "Living for the City."  Lopez said he left her speechless.  Jackson thought he had a rough start, but the performance became strong for him when he hit his stride.  Tyler loved that he is a little crazy on stage.

Someone is going home on American Idol's results show Thursday night unless judges vote to save them.  Tune in at 8 p.m. on Fox for those results.  Sugarland is set to perform on the show as well. 

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