American Idol RECAP 2/19/14: Season 13 Episode 12 “Rush Week – 15 Boys Perform Live”

American Idol RECAP 2/19/14: Season 13 Episode 12 "Rush Week - 15 Boys Perform Live"

Tonight AMERICAN IDOL continues on FOX with a new episode.  Tonight’s show is Rush Week and the Top 15 male vocalists perform in hopes of making the final cut.  Did you watch last night’s episode when the Top 15 girls performed?  We did and we recapped it right here for you.

On last night’s episode it was the beginning of “Rush Week” and the show was live performance. In a new twist, this season not all 30 singers will get to perform, as the judges – Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. – will choose only whom they think are worthy of America’s vote, leaving some packing their bags before they get a chance to sing.  Randy Jackson returned as in-house mentor, and the Top 15 girls took the brand-new stage to perform.

On tonight’s episode the Top 15 guys take the brand-new stage to bring their all.  Then, tomorrow night it is the first results show of the season, the Top 10 finalists chosen by America – five girls and five guys – will be revealed, followed by the judges’ wild card picks to round out the Top 13 finalists.

Tonight’s show is going to be an exciting one, which I’m not going to miss and neither should you. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of FOX’s American Idol XIII – Top 15 Boys Perform – tonight at 8PM EST! Celeb Dirty Laundry is your go to place for all the up-to-date American Idol News!

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Rush Week begins.   Ryan Seacrest says it was tough choosing the 10 men to perform tonight.

First up is Caleb Johnson sang “Stay With Me” written by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Woo

Judges comments: Keith, “That was killer dude – the soul and the cool you were just born with it.  Great way to start the show.”  Jennifer: “That was the real deal, you are so read.  It is your time.”  Harry:  “That was a great way to start the show.  It is going to be tough for the guys following you.  Good job!”

C.J. Harris got to work with Randy and told him his influence was country soul.  C.J. is singing “Shelter” by Ray Lamontagne

Judges comments: Jennifer: “CJ you make me smile.  When you sing you make me feel so many things.  I hope we get to see you for the rest of the competition.”  Harry:  “I think you are a great singer the one thing you have to watch out for is intonation.”  Keith: “If you are just connected to the song.  I won’t noticed it is sharp.  You sound like you, I love where you are coming from.  You are a great Alabama boy.”

Emmanuel Zidor  is singing, “The Best of My Love” by the Emotions.

Judges comments: Harry: “You are so much fun, you remind me of performs I watched growing up in Louisiana.  I recommend you take the advice I gave you, stay in your lane.”  Keith: “Harry your right, I agree with you.  What happens is adrenaline kicks in and it makes a great physical performance but you end up singing above the note.”  Jennifer: “Emmanuel I adore you, you belong on a stage performing.  I don’t know if that was the best song for you.”

Sam Woolf is singing “Babylon” by David Gray

Judges comments: Keith: “The people like you Sam, with good reason you have that voice that is just money.  That was a good song to do.”  Jennifer: “Sam you have such a sweet quality to you, no surprise everyone has fallen in love with you.  You have perfect pitch.  You did the right thing, a great performance.”  Harry: “I thought it was a good performance and a great song choice.  I hope you can gain confidence as this competition goes on.”

George  Lovett singing “Grenade” by Bruno Mars

Judges comments: Jennifer: “That was really good I can really feel your energy.  For the future I would like you to control your runs.”   Harry: “I think it is possible that you get so emotionally invested that you can spin out of control.  That is why you went out of control.  I have heard you sing better.”  Keith: “If you get to go through song choice is really important.  Your range is such that taking the right song is really important.”

Dexter Roberts is singing “This Old Boy” by Craig Morgan.

Judges Comments: Harry: “I think there a lot of good things about what you did.  You are what I think is a typical modern day country singer.  You got all that it takes and all the right parts.”  Keith: “One thing is for sure, you are the real deal, full fledged, country boy from Alabama.  You got a good voice and you’re the real deal.  There’s a thousand guys just like you all over America right now, what you gotta do is find out what makes you different from everybody else.”  Jennifer: “You did your thing.  You sounded great.”

Alex Preston is singing “Volcano” by Damien Rice.

Judges Comments: Keith: “That was probably the best song choice of the night, and that was the right song for you.  You stayed in the groove, and it was a really good performance.  Jennifer: “You are really in your own lane, you’re an interesting singer.  I think if you stayed there you could really go far.”  Harry: “I really liked it, my favorite part was that you ended on a 9, which isn’t a common note to end on.”

Malcolm Allen is singing “Comin’ From Where I’m From” by Anthony Hamilton.

Judges Comments: Jennifer: “you have such a great voice, and the words you sang, they hit me.  But performance wise I wanted you to hit me more.  I shoulda got gooseys on that one.  I need you to really bring the heart and the soul next time you sing something like that.” Harry: “You sing so sharp, and I know you’re not doing it on purpose.  You have to focus on singing in tune.”  Keith: “I just want to say that you gotta make artistic choices, if you scrapped the band and stripped it down, I think we would have felt it more.”

Ben Briley is singing “Soulshine” by the Allman Brothers.

Judges Comments: Harry: “You thought you nailed that, and I think you did a really great job.” Keith: “You got a great voice, and that has got to be the first shredded solo we have ever seen on Idol.”  Jennifer: “People come alive, and you came alive on stage tonight.  I think that’s a sign of the true performer.”

Spencer Lloyd is singing “Love Don’t Die” by The Fray

Judges Comments: Keith: “I don’t know if that was you best vocal performance, but watching everyone look up at you it was undeniable.”  Jennifer: “You came out here and you wooed the crowd.  You’re a star.”  Harry: “You should stick to your strong suit, when you sang “Say Something” that was your strong suit.  This was not good.”

The End!

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night for  the first results show of the season, the Top 10 finalists chosen by America – five girls and five guys – will be revealed, followed by the judges’ wild card picks to round out the Top 13 finalists.