Scotty McCreery Channels His Inner Elvis on Idol [Video]
It may have been Rock and Roll Hall of Fame night on American Idol but four of the nine contestants went country. Country boy Scotty McCreery took on the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. A crowd of screaming girls even rushed the stage after he sang “That’s All Right.” And he did more than just alright. There is no chance he’s going home tonight.
Country girl Lauren Alaina put a little soul in her country with Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman.” Or is it a little country in her soul? Mentor Will.i.am referred to it as countroul. Either way, she did a good job. She looked a lot like Idol winner Kelly Clarkson last night. And if you’re a die hard Idol fan, you’ll know Kelly killed “Natural Woman” in season one.
Haley Reinhart went with Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.” A song also done by the great Faith Hill.
Paul McDonald turned to the man in black. He closed the show with his version of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” It was definately different. But it may have been too different from the original to keep him safe this week. You may remember he was in the bottom 3 last week. This week he could be the one sent packing.
Jacob Lusk opened the show with Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”
James Durbin did something unexpected. He slowed it down with George Harrison “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and showed his vulnerable side.
Pia Toscano also did something she hasn’t done in weeks. She went up-tempo with Tina Turner’s “River Deep – Mountain High.”
Stefano Langone tackled “When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge. I’m not sure he did enough. Stefano may also be in danger this week.
Casey Abrams brought back his upright bass for CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen Rain.” It was one of my favorite moments on the show
Who do you think will do home tonight? My money is on Paul who was in the bottom last week and may have hurt his chances with her tune this week. Stefano has been in the bottom on and off this season. And his song was also on and off last night, which may place him in jeopardy. Tune into FOX tonight on 8 to see who is sent packing. If you miss it, we’ll let you know tomorrow morning at 8:10.