Malaya Watson performed the song “Take Me To The King” for the second week of American Idol’s top contestants competing live for America’s votes.
The Top 12 – Ben Briley, C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Emily Piriz, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf –performed songs that speak to their “Home.” Song selections can range from a song that was popular during their childhood to a tribute to their home state.
Song: ”Take Me To The King” by Tamela Mann
Performance Notes: Malaya got back behind her piano tonight, where she’s always stellar. And I think she did an amazing job this evening – her voice is incredible, and the song is quite beautiful. Oh man, and at the end when she belted out the high notes – wow. Just wow.
Judges’ Notes: Keith said that he loved the song (and the song choice), as well as seeing Malaya back at the piano and that he thought she did a great job. Jennifer said she was “with her from the very first moment she opened her mouth” and that she had goosebumps and tears in her eyes because it was such a beautiful performance. Harry said that although he saw a few “little problems” he loved that Malaya “didn’t go off the rails and saw it all the way through.”
On the next live results show airing tomorrow night, March 6, 2014 to see AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips perform his new single, “Raging Fire,” Written by Phillips himself.
Who are you rooting for this season? Is Malaya your favorite?
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