"Unbelievable," Randy gushed, a sentiment Kara backed up, saying Dewyze completely made the song his own."This was the night your life may have changed forever," Simon added.
Rounding things out was high-schooler Aaron Kelly, who went with the "Idol" chestnut "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers, a classic Usher urged him to personalize by emphasizing the signature "I know, I know, I know" refrain.
Here we are with the "American Idol" Top 10 - the few, the happy few, the band of brothers (and ladies) - destined to be part of the cultural chatter at least through the AI tour this summer.
What a long, strange trip it's been - and it may only get weirder tonight as we see what Tim Urban comes up with for R&B/soul night. I thought Siobhan Magnus held it together for about 80% of this song, but every time she geared up for the chorus she went horribly off key.
The seeming front-runner, Siobhan Magnus, was star-crushed meeting Ush, impressing him with Chaka Khan's "Through the Fire" and getting some all-important advice on how to make an impression with her wardrobe. It was by far your weakest performance." And, he added, he's a bit sick of the screaming shtick at the end of nearly every performance.
Wearing a black-and-white wrap dress with silver moon boots, Magnus looked much better than she sounded, though, struggling mightily all along to stay in key during the sensual ballad and even falling flat during a few of her signature soul wails. When cowboy Casey James strapped on his guitar for a bluesy take on Sam & Dave's "Hold On I'm Comin," Usher was digging the voice and the rock swagger.