The Idols are down to the Top 3: Lauren Alaina, the country powerhouse in-waiting, Scotty McCreery, the old soul country crooner in the 17 year old body, and Haley Reinhart, our blue-eyed soul/blues wailer. They all got a chance to visit their hometowns this week and received the heroes' welcome and get a taste of home before two square off next week in the finale.
This week is three songs: Artist choice, Jimmy Iovine's choice, and Judges' choice. Let's see what they can do...
Oh...and they got coached by Beyonce'
Scotty - "Amazed"
Effortless. He has a very natural flow, and his performance quality has improved. Very nice.
Lauren - "Wild One"
Wow...when she is confident, she is a belter! Go girl! Full of power, control, and confidence.
Haley - "What Is and What Should Never Be"
Fun rock performance. Indulgent as hell, but she went for it! She had a small slip, but didn't miss a beat!
Round 1: Haley, just for the fearlessness.
Jimmy Iovine's Picks
Scotty - "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?"
Again, another solid performance. He is a natural performer.
Lauren - "If I Die Young"
Again, another rock solid performance. I think she really is starting to believe in herself and it shows such confidence.
Haley - "Rihannon"
Haley is fighting her ass off! She said they are not gonna vote me the hell off!
Round 2: Scotty
Scotty - "She Believes In Me"
The Judges raved, and i think he did a good job with a boring song.
Lauren - "I Hope You Dance"
She is killing tonight! So far, for me, she's the one to beat.
Haley - "You Oughta Know"
It had such potential, but for me it felt awkward.
Round 3: Lauren
I think Haley's going home. I think she peaked too early in the show, the last song wasn't her strongest, and sadly, I think the country music audience will band to keep their artists on the show.