American Idol Recap: Motown Week Leaves Us With 8 Guys

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American Idol Recap: Motown Week Leaves Us With 8 Guys

March 04, 2015 07:15 PM by Lisa Princ

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Last week on American Idol, the top 24 took the stage, giving it their best attempt to win your votes over. Tonight, the top 12 guys were back to take the stage for Motown week…and some eliminations. Uh oh, was your favorite sent packing?

Tonight on American Idol, we were treated to a performance from the legendary Aretha Franklin, before Motown week for the guys began. However, Ryan Seacrest announced that only the top 8 guys would be performing, and ultimately, the bottom four would be heading home. So, here we go…

Daniel Seavey can’t get any cuter, can he? For his performance this week Daniel decided to give his rendition of How sweet it is by Marvin Gaye, and while he was oozing in confidence, he also seemed to be having more fun on the stage. It was a good performance, but the judges advised him to push it a little more, or “groove harder,” (using my best Harry voice here).

With his awesome voice, it is no wonder that Mark Andrew earned a spot in the top 8. Papa Was A Rolling Stone, however, was not the best song choice for him as it did not showcase his voice enough. Keith was just ecstatic that America voted for him. Could Rayvon Owen get the momentum going for the guys? Absolutely! Rayvon had a rock solid performance of My Girl, which left the judges certain that he will be around for another week.

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Adam Ezegelian was the next guy to make the cut – is everyone else loving how much fun he is? Adam, once again, gave a fun and energetic performance, this time it was I Want You Back. It was a very strong performance in which Adam nailed every note perfectly, and left the judges (and the rest of us watching at home) wanting more!

Clark Beckham decided to tackle some good ole Smokey Robinson, with Tracks Of My Tears, and he did not disappoint. Deemed one of the best this season by Scot Borchetta, Clark switched up the arrangement of the song and really rocked it. While Harry thought it “stopped in the middle,” Jennifer is certain that Clark has what it takes to go all of the way and win.

While we love the younger singers, it is also refreshing to see the older ones, such as Mark, and Nick Fradiani, who was up next after winning America’s votes into the top 8. Giving his best rendition of Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Nick was full of energy and well, who can resist his contagious smile? It was a very strong performance, despite Keith not loving the guitar.

Would the energy continue with Qaasim Middleton? Giving another fun performance of Stevie Wonder, Qaasim was not afraid to show off his dance moves, but does anyone else laugh at some of his facial expressions when he is performing? It was a flawless performance, with Qaasim’s personality just exploding out of it. However, JLo reminded Qaasim that while he “owned the stage,” he needs to show off his vocals more.

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The final top 8 spot tonight went to Quentin Alexander. Don’t shoot the messenger – you should have voted, folks. Quentin tackled Stevie Wonder’s Master Blaster (Jammin), and it was the perfect choice for him. Another solid performance that Quentin put his entire heart into. The judges loved it, and JLo exclaimed that Quentin is by far, one of her favorites.

Sadly, that also meant that it is the end of the road for Michael Simeon, Trevor Douglas, Riley Bria, and Savion Wright. Now, if you want to see your favorite make it another week, go vote!

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