Contact Us

Naima Adedapo Gives Reggae Spin to Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ on ‘American Idol’

Naima Adedapo
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Naima Adedapo was singing and dancing in the rain on tonight’s episode of ‘American Idol,’ as she infused Rihanna‘s fame-making hit ‘Umbrella’ with a little reggae flavor and rap flair.

Adedapo’s performance was the biggest “production” of the night. Thunder and lightning visuals illuminated the screens behind her — resembling a full-blown concert. Adedapo’s performance was also the most physical, as she danced her way through the song.

Steven Tyler said that while Adedapo was “a little pitchy,” she brought flavor and that little extra somethin’ somethin’ to the song. Jennifer Lopez was also digging Adedapo, declaring, “I don’t care about pitchy. You got fire, girl.” Lopez compared her to a “real recording artist with a hit record” and suggested that the singer work on her control in the future, as she clearly had some difficulty in combining singing and dancing into one cohesive performance.

Lopez empathized, telling the singer that it’s not easy, but Lopez has faith in Adedapo. Randy Jackson emphasized that he cares about pitch, but appreciated the fact that she infused the song with a dose of reggae.

We’ll see how America felt during tonight’s eliminations.

Watch Naima Adedapo Sings Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ on ‘American Idol’

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://popcrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Popcrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Popcrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!