Lady Gaga found a new collaborator and tourmate in the form of DJ/producer Zedd, who remixed the title track and 'Marry the Night' for the remix reissue of 'Born This Way.' The man known as Zedd , who was born Anton Zaslavski, had a fairly simple meeting with the Mother Monster and the chemistry was instant. It was as though they had the magic touch when they met.
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On tonight's episode (April 18) of 'American Idol,' the Top 7 (since Jessica Sanchez earned the sole season save) performed a modern hit and a throwback classic from the soul era. Each singer performed twice, showing off different sides of their sonic personalities as the season starts to wind down and we inch closer and closer to a winner...
"Jessica doesn't deserve to be in the bottom three if she sang 'Yankee Doodle Dandee," mentor Jimmy Iovine said of Jessica Sanchez on 'American Idol' tonight. Sanchez was nearly booted from the competition last week -- she got a second chance after she was saved by the judges -- but she made a triumphant comeback with covers of Alicia Keys' 'Fallin'' and Otis Redding's 'Try a Little Tenderness.'
If Season 11's rocking country girl Skylar Laine wants to make it country, baby, it's okay. She was born that way. She countrified two non-country songs on 'American Idol' tonight (April 18) during both her performances. The contestants were asked to perform a modern song as as well as classic soul tune this evening and Laine did what she does best.
It was double songs all the way on ‘American Idol’ and who better to sing a double than the guy with a double name? Phillip Phillips started his “final seven” battle with some delicious ‘You Got It Bad’ by Usher. And now we’ve all got it bad, and can’t wait for our chance to meet up with Phillips in the midnight hour after his ‘In the Midnight Hour.’
Elise Testone found herself in the bottom three once again last week, and this week she seemed more than determined to stake her claim in the competition and get herself off that lower rung. After joking that Testone seems to have a vacation home in the bottom three, Jimmy Iovine encouraged the vocalist to nail it this week.
Hollie Cavanagh was challenged to sing a new and an old song on tonight's episode of 'American Idol.' Each contestant was tasked with performing a hit from the 21st century in the first round of performances, and the Top 7 had to do live renditions of soul classics for their second (it was actually modeled after the late Dick Clark's program 'American Bandstand').
For her first song, our favorite British gal from the Lonestar State kicked off the show with Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep,' and Cavanagh sang Dusty Springfield's bluesy '60s hit 'Son of a Preacher Man.'