The American Idol 14 Top 12 reveal and performance episode, airing Wednesday, was taped TODAY and we have spoilers!
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Eliminated from the American Idol Top 16:
- Mark Andrew
- Adam Ezegalien
- Alex Gomez
- Loren Lott
First, the Top 5 guys and Top 5 girls highest vote getters were announced in no particular order.
The contestants performed as their names were called. This list is the performance order as well.
Sarina-Joi Crowe — “Love Runs Out” by One Republic
Rayvon Owen – “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry
Daniel Seavey — ”Straight Up” by Paula Abdul
Maddie Walker — “Suitcase” by Gwen Sebastian
Tyanna Jones — “Wings” by Little Mix
Nick Fradiani – “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel
Jax — “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles
Qaasim Middleton – “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder
Clark Beckham – “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
Joey Cook — “King of Spain” by the Tallest Man on Earth
The wildcards were announced next, in the following order:
Quentin Alexander — “Royals” by Lorde
Adanna Duru — “You and I” by Lady Gaga
After, the Top 12 performed their audition songs.
Jlo called Clark Beckham’s performance the best vocal of the night. Keith Urban gave Adanna Duru a standing ovation. Jax started off on piano, then performed rest of performance without being on piano. The only contestants that included instruments in their performances were Jax, Nick Fradiani and Joey Cook. Nick played guitar. Joey didn’t play the accordion this go round, ukulele this time.
Qaasim Middleton was very grateful to make it–he went all around the audience, showing his happiness and gratitude. He also warmed up his vocal chords in front of the audience, before they shot his Sir Duke performance. Nick was ready to congratulate everyone, as they made it into the Top 12, after their performance, at the side stage entrance way.
Cast mates from Empire were in the audience. There was a commercial break after every 2 performances. An audience member announced Tyanna. Jennifer Lopez had to re do her Adanna critique. So 2 takes on the jlo adanna critique.
Harry Connick Jr. was dressed in blue shirt and pants, Jennifer Lopez in and orange dress. She called it orange sorbet. Keith wore a black shirt and pants.
Harry wanted Qaasim to start showing more of his singing ability, wondered if all future performances were going to be that high energy jumping around. Keith likes that mix of song and dancing around. So mixed responses. Source thought Qaasim was great and very entertaining. Qaasim started Sir Duke off slow, before building the performance up with his song and dance moves.
The audience loved Clark Beckham, lots of loud audience response. The audience loved Qaasim Middleton’s showmanship as well. Daniel Seavey was forewarned about his competition, Harry pointed out how lackluster Daniel’s performance was compared to the two that had performed before him–Sarina and Rayvon.
After the Top 12 result, Quentin lifted Jax up off the ground, Rayvon lifted Adanna up off the ground. Also Jax gave the Jax X Sign to fans up on the 2nd tier, when she was receiving her judges critiques, a Jax sign was noticed and pointed out.
Before the Daniel Seavey and Maddie Walker performances, after the 1st break, there was a Scott Borchetta tribute featured, with different country artists talking about Scott. Scott was in the house, standing next to Ryan during the video package.