Dexter Roberts Goes To The ‘Boondocks,’ JLo Drops F-Bomb, Harry Connick Jr Insults Country Music Fans on American Idol – Top 9 Recap
Dexter Roberts went to the 'Boondocks,' Caleb Johnson got sexy, Jennifer Lopez dropped the F-bomb and Harry Connick Jr. insulted Keith Urban fans on American Idol. It was a jam packed night of entertainment as the Top 9 were 'In with the Band,' performing band songs on American Idol.
There's a difference between being a great singer and being an artist and if Dexter Roberts wants to win American Idol, he's going to have to find a way to make the songs he chooses original. His performance of 'Boondocks' was probably good enough to keep him around another week, but he's going to need to step up his game, especially after being in the bottom 2 last week.
— Bo Bice (@OfficialBoBice) March 27, 2014
Dexter Roberts 'Boondocks'
JLo's F-Bomb After Jena Irene Performs
Jena Irene delivered on a performance that had Jennifer Lopez dropping the F-Bomb. Although she enjoyed the vocals, JLo wanted Jena to be 'more messy,' encouraging her to flip her hair and get into it. Harry Connick Jr. wanted to see JLo's hair flip which caused the slip. The curse was bleeped but it you watch close at the 5:35 mark in the video, you can read her bright, red lips.
The judges may have had high praise for Jena, but I thought her performance of 'Bring Me to Life' was more screaming than singing. Listen and judge for yourself.
Jena Irene 'Bring Me to Life'
Harry Insults Country Music Fans
I'm surprised Harry Connick Jr isn't catching more heat for a joke about Keith Urban fans. During critique of Sam Wolfe's performance, Harry received only a 'smattering' of applause, the same sound at one of his concerts, joked Keith. Harry replied 'TLike I've always said 'what is 40 feet long and has 8 teeth? Front row at one of Keith Urban's concert.'' Although it's an old joke, it may offend those who've been in the front row, myself included. Watch the joke at the 6:00 mark.
Great slam by Harry Connick Jr. on American Idol - Q: What's 40 feet long & has 8 teeth?" A: the front row at Keith Urban's concert. Ouch!
— Jim Erickson (@JimCErickson) March 27, 2014
Caleb Johnson did something he hasn't done on the American Idol stage before. He brought his sexy out for his performance of Led Zepplin's 'Dazed & Confused.' Jennifer Lopez said 'to lead a rock band you have to bring the sexy and you have that.' Caleb is a frontrunner to win this season.
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 27, 2014
Caleb Johnson 'Dazed and Confused'
CJ Harris can saaang, but he also needs to feel. His performance of 'If It Hadn't Been For Love' was good but not great. I hope he isn't sent home this week due to his lack of passion.
CJ Harris 'If It Hadn't Been For Love'
One more will be sent home tonight on Fox at 8, unless the judges finally decide to use their save.