Posted: 2:18 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
By Jager Weatherby
Audition rounds are finally over and now the American Idol 2014 hopefuls are busting their busts in Hollywood! After throwing the contestants a curveball — a sudden death “Hollywood or Home” elimination round — Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. are ready to see what these people are made of!
After some stellar solo performances from the likes of Majesty Rose and Kenzie Hall, it’s time for the contestants to split off into groups. Will they manage to remember the lyrics and nail their harmonies? Or will the all-night rehearsals and clashing personalities become their downfall?
Next up is the group Loves Angels, which includes Emmanuel Zidor, Terrica Curry, and Carmen Delgina. (Remember her? She’s the one whose dad is legendary rapper Wonder Mike of The Sugarhill Gang.)
Though Jennifer and Keith seem pleasantly surprised by their performance of “Say My Name,” Harry: not so much. “I hoped you guys would have picked a song that you could sing. There’s absolutely no melody to that. I didn’t hear any singing.”
Despite their bad song choice, the judges still manage to make an informed decision. “It’s the whole package, and on that stage right now there’s one person who comes closest to having that package,” adds Harry. “This [performance] was terrible, but there’s potential and that potential is in Emmanuel.”
Want to know if your favorites makes it through to the Top 31? Read our spoilers here!