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Skylar Laine Soars With ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ on American Idol For 80’s Night – Top 7 Moments


The Top 8 took on the 80's on American Idol. In addition to the solo performances, the Idols paired up for classic duets. Country girl Skylar Laine, who was in the bottom 3 last week, closed the show with one of the best performances of the night. Who else stood out? Here's the top 7 moments from last nights show.

Skylar Laine 'Wind Beneath My Wings'


Skylar Laine showed her softer side with Bette Midler's 'Wind Beneath My Wings.' Who knew the little country girl had that in her. She killed the song and even put her own country flair on it. Her best performance yet and the only one of the night that gave me 'goosies' as Jennifer Lopez calls them. I don't think she's going anywhere this week.


Colton Dixon 'Time After Time'


Colton Dixon, who also put his unique spin on each song he chooses, didn't disappoint. He rocked out to Cindi Lauper's 'Time After Time,' a familiar song, which always help keep you around to sing another week. Plus the ladies love Colton.


Skylar & Colton 'Islands in The Stream'


Skylar & Colton teamed up for 'Islands in the Stream,' and although it sounds like a strange pairing, with a country girl and a rocker, it worked. They sounded great together and made me want to download the song so I could listen again.


Joshua Ledet 'If You Don't Know Me By Now'


Joshua Ledet continues to take us to church. He had everyone on their feet after his version of Simply Red's 'If You Don't Know Me By Now.' Although Joshua has a big voice, I'm worried his over the top range may get tiresome after awhile.


Jessica Sanchez 'How Will I Know'


Jessica Sanchez picked up the pace from her usual ballads with Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know.' She's probably one of the few who can actually take on Whitney and nail it.


Joshua & Jessica 'I Knew You Were Waiting'


The duet of the night came from Joshua and Jessica Sanchez. They were so good Jennifer Lopez speculated, she may be looking at the final two.


Phillip Phillips 'That's All'


Phillip Phillips is one of my favorites. He marches to the beat of his own drum and did it again with Genesis' 'That's All.' He even had his friend play guitar with him on the song. Loved it!


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