Update: Annie’s recap is live.
“Who the heck are these people?” Jennifer Lopez wondered as she scanned the infamous, never-before-quite-this-closely-seen American Idol cheat sheet. Just kidding, she knows them. She calls Jessica Sanchez “mama”! They’re close.
Tonight the Top 5 sang a ’60s classic and a Brit Pop tune. Nobody stunk. They all want it, Ryan!
Vote below for the idol who gave the best performances, and discuss the show here while I work on my full recap…
‘AMERICAN IDOL’: TOP 5 ’60s and BRIT POP SONG LIST
Hollie Cavanagh, “River Deep Mountain High” by Ike and Tina Turner
Phillip Phillips, “The Letter” by the Box Tops
Skylar Laine, “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Joshua Ledet and Phillip, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers
Jessica Sanchez, “Proud Mary” by Ike and Tina Turner
Joshua Ledet, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by the Temptations
Hollie Cavanagh, “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis
Phillip Phillips, “Time of the Season” by the Zombies
Jessica, Skylar, and Hollie, “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” by Jackie Wilson
Skylar Laine, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Dusty Springfield
Jessica Sanchez, “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
Joshua Ledet, “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees
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Ask Annie anything about ‘Idol’ (or whatever) in the video player below. To see her answers to previous questions, click on the text links below the picture. This is *not live*!