Posted: 3:02 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
By Jager Weatherby
Though we definitely got a preview of Live Performances during American Idol’s all-new Rush Week, the time we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. The final 13 contestants will be battling it out in the hopes of becoming the next big superstar — and the fun and craziness all begins tonight (February 26)!
In another effort to distinguish the show from the previous 12 seasons, Idol producers have decided to be a little bit more lenient with their weekly themes. Instead of going with narrow and recycled themes like Motown and Billy Joel, producers have opted for broader topics, like tonight’s theme, “This Is Me.”
Twelfth to take the stage is 17-year-old Sam Woolf from Bradenton, Florida. After blowing the judges away with his unassuming performance during Rush Week, the fresh-faced songster hopes to get the same reaction with his rendition of Matchbox 20’s “Unwell.”
Unfortunately, the feedback isn’t quite as amazing as he would have liked.
“The lyric is so important in that song,” says Harry. “It’s about being kind of messed up, and I almost wish that your vocal mirrored that. You’re kind of a perfect singer. You’ve got great ears and you things right on the head, but I almost wish it was a little bit more messed up. It thought it was good, but I didn’t think it was great.
Do you think Sam deserves to make it to the Top 12? Sound off in the comments!