AceShowbiz - "American Idol" finalists tackled the Billboard Top 100 hits on Wednesday, April 8. %cJason Derulo% served as a guest mentor and was tapped to perform his new single "Want to Want Me", while %cIggy Azalea% and %cJennifer Hudson% teamed up to perform "Trouble".
First to be announced safe, Jax Cole sang her own version of %cLady GaGa%'s "Poker Face". %cKeith Urban% called the arrangement "interesting" and liked her artistry. %cJennifer Lopez% was "all for that too," but warned Jax that "you don't want to go so far left that people can't relate. I couldn't relate to that at all." %cHarry Connick Jr.% agreed with J.Lo.
Nick Fradiani joined Jax in the Top 7. He performed "Teenage Dream" by %cKaty Perry%. J.Lo liked that Nick made it his own, but Harry didn't "entirely agree." He said, "I like you singing songs that have a little bit grittier lyrics," and noted that there were some pitch issues. Keith said it was a killer song choice.
After a performance by Jason Derulo, Quentin Alexander took the stage to sing %cSam Smith%'s "Latch". Harry and J.Lo thought it was a good song for Quentin. Harry raved about the performance although there were some pitch issues. Keith agreed, calling it "a great performance."
Joey Cook was also safe. She delivered a rendition of %cMiley Cyrus%' "Wrecking Ball". Keith commented, "I think when you got to the chorus you held back a little bit but the verses were really good. I liked it!" J.Lo echoed Keith's statement about Joey holding back in the chorus. Harry said the vocal was okay, adding, "It was very constant and I got a little bored towards the end."
Next to perform was Clark Beckham, taking on %cEd Sheeran%'s "Make It Rain". "That was so amazing and so effortless," J.Lo gushed. She said that Clark needed to work on the whole package, but she could see him in the finale. Harry praised Clark's musical ability, while Keith said, "At the end you killed it."
Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson catered the crowd with their new song "Trouble" before Tyanna Jones sang %cRihanna%'s "Stay". "I thought it was a fantastic, emotional performance," Harry raved. Keith praised the "maturity" in her voice, while J.Lo said, "Everything just came together in the right way today."
Rayvon Owen and Qaasim Middleton were in the bottom two, so they had to sing for the Twitter Save. Rayvon sang "Set Fire to the Rain" by %cAdele%. "That was crazy, that was a man singing for his life right there," Keith said. J.Lo thought it wasn't the best song for Rayvon, but she liked the way he sang.
Qaasim sang "Heyya" by %cOutkast%. J.Lo said Qaasim wowed everyone with his performance, Harry thought "it was strong," and Keith said Qaasim knew how to make "it in a complete package" and "entertaining."
The result of the votes on Twitter was then revealed, and America chose to save Rayvon. Hence, Qaasim was eliminated, while Rayvon joined the rest in the Top 7.