'American Idol' poll: Who gave the best performance on Wednesday night?

By Tom O'Neil
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Those poor "American Idol" contestants – up one week, then bashed down the next. Last week Caleb Johnson was flying high, then this week he got shot down by all three judges when he crooned Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory."

American Idol Top 10 entertainment news"I felt your voice was too big for that," Keith Urban said. Jennifer Lopez added, "I didn't feel you were singing about anything. I thought you were just showing off vocally for us."

Last week, everybody swooned over C.J. Harris' "Can't You See," but this week he probably wanted to disappear after hearing the judges' critique of his "Invisible." "It was really shaky staying in tune," Keith Urban observed. JLo was diplomatic, but direct: "This wasn't what it should've been."

M.K. Nobilette just bombed out with Pink's "Perfect." Everybody yawned over Dexter Roberts' "Cruise."

Performers who nailed it gloriously included Alex Preston singing a new rock/country rendition of One Direction's "Story of My Life." Malaya Watson took a big chance assuming a male persona while doing a lush melodic version of Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man," but it paid off.

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Jena Irene literally lit up the Nokia Theatre with thousands of glow sticks in the audience's hands bouncing to her electronic take on "Clarity," which the judges adored.

Judges gave split opinions about Jessica Meuse's "Pumped Up Kicks," Sam Woolf's "We Are Young" and Majesty Rose's "Wake Me Up." What do YOU think? Vote in our poll below. And make your predictions here at Gold Derby: Click here.

 

American Idol: Season 13 Contestants

Top 13 of 'American Idol' Season 13
Caleb Johnson - Season 13 Winner
Jena Irene - Season 13 Runner-up
Alex Preston - Eliminated in Top 3 Week
Jessica Meuse - Eliminated in Top 4 Week
Sam Woolf - Eliminated in Top 5 Week
C.J. Harris  - Eliminated in Top 6 Week
Dexter Roberts - Eliminated in Top 7 Week
Malaya Watson - Eliminated in Top 8 Week, Part 2
Majesty Rose - Eliminated in Top 9 Week
M.K. Nobilette - Eliminated in Top 10 Week
Ben Briley - Eliminated in Top 11 Week
Emily Piriz - Eliminated in Top 12 Week
Kristen O'Connor - Eliminated in Top 13 Week
Top 13 of 'American Idol' Season 13

"American Idol" and Ryan Seacrest are back for Season 13, this time with judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

Click arrow to the right of the group photo to learn more about each of the Top 13 singers who made it to the 2014 live rounds.

 
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