Last night the top nine performed, and there were definitely some great performances. Its going to be really hard to see another contestant leave the show. What makes it worse is that tonight is a double elimination. Two acts have to go home, one who has the lowest votes out of the nine and the next two will battle it out for the judges votes.
Here is a quick recap of the top nine and what they sang, in the order they sang it:
Rachel Crow – I Believe by Yolanda Adams
Marcus Canty – A Song For Mama by Boyz II Men
Melanie Amaro – World’s Greatest by R. Kelly
Chris Rene – Let It Be by The Beatles
Lakoda Rayne – You Belong To Me by Taylor Swift
LeRoy Bell – In The Arms Of An Angel by Sarah McLachlan
Astro – Show Me What You Got by Jay-Z
Drew Ryniewicz – Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
Josh Krajcik – Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones
Tonights guest performances were Kelly Clarkson performing her single “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” and Bruno Mars with his song from the new Twilight movie soundtrack “Let It Rain”.
Our top nine also performed a medley of Pink’s hits.
After the usual series of announcements we find out that the following contestants are safe from elimination this week: Drew, Chris Rene, Rachel Crow, Josh Krajcik, Melanie Amaro, Astro. We also find out that Lakoda Rayne had the lowest votes and are first act to be eliminated.
That leaves Marcus Canty and LeRoy Bell to sing for their lives in front of the judges. It is going to be a close vote. After the performances, L.A. Reid votes to send LeRoy Bell home. Nicole opts to send Marcus Canty. Paula sends home Marcus Canty. Simon sends home LeRoy Bell. This tied vote from the judges means the act with the lowest votes of the two goes home. And it is LeRoy Bell.
So now we have our top seven!