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Top 10 Female Semifinalists Perform Live - Recap

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The LIVE shows are here and it will be up to American who is going to go through and who will be going home. Judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are there to give their critiques. Keith says that they have offered a great range of diversity. Nicki says that she is passionate who she loves, but doesn’t want people vote for someone who doesn’t deserve it. Randy says that the Girls have the edge and they have to bring it hard. Mariah says that everyone has to have a level of passion. Tonight performing are: Zoanette Johnson, Breanna Steer, Aubrey Cleland, Janelle Arthur, Teena Torres, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison, Adriana Latonio and Candice Glover. They talk about the American Idol APP for voting. With only 5 spots in the Top 10, the night begins.

Zoanette Johnson is up first and she says that she loved that her family was there and says that it is everything that she wanted. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith says that if they were giving an award for the most spirited girl, she would win. He says that she has a very theactical way of singing. Nicki says that she loves her, but that wasn’t it and hopes that people see her personality. Randy says that she is the inspirational team leader and says that was a mess. Mariah says that she loves the way she gives love and energy when other people are singing. She says that this wasn’t her favorite song of hers.

Breanna Steer is up next. She says that this is where she belongs and says that it was great. She says that she is a small town girl living the dream. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith says that he loved the song choice and says that for him, it says a lot of what kind of artist she wants. He says that she has to be careful not to be another ‘Beyonce’. Nicki says that this was a wrong song choice and it sounded like she was struggling through it. Randy says that the song choice was cool, but it was safe. He liked the tenderness of the song though. Mariah says that was a unique song choice and says that it was simplistic. She says that it is going to be tough.

Aubrey Cleland is next. She says that this is surreal and that she liked how she kept her composure. She says that she has to bring it and says that she has been waiting for this. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith says that the song was good for her on one hand, but he wanted her to soar a little. Nicki says that she loves that she is humble and loved the vibrato, but she needs to hold back a little. Overall, she loved it. Randy says that he loves the emotion and says that there is something current and infectious about her. Mariah says that she has multi-platinum potential and hopes that people can have it translate for them.

Janelle Arthur is up next. She says that she thought that she could have gone home and this week, she is going to pick the right song. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith says that he loved that and says that she blended together so beautifully. Nicki says that she is back and says that she is a little marshmallow that she wants to eat. Best vocal of the night so far! Randy says that they like her and says that he likes the old throw back Country in her voice and says that there is a gap in the market. Mariah says that she did a really good job and says that it was a nice performance.

Teena Torres is up next. She says that she wants to show all sides to her and says that she needs to know how to present it. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith says that was a good song choice, but doesn’t want the camera to let her get rid of the emotion. Nicki says that she likes her hair and boobs. She says that she is really professional when she sings and says that she didn’t know if her personality jumped out. Randy says that he loved that how she pulled back and says that it was beautiful. Mariah says that she looks gorgeous and says that she loved that the lower notes were great.

Angie Miller is next. She says that last week was great and says that her goal is to top her performance and wants to show that she is not going downhill. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith says that was beautiful and says that when she is at the piano she is her element. Nicki says that the fact that she has her signature sound already, she loves it. She loves her on the piano. Randy says that a star is born and says that she is going places and it feels that he was at her show and says that she was born to do this and says that she is doing it great. Mariah says that she was so happy to see her back to the piano and says that it was great.

Amber Holcomb is up next and she says that being in the Top 10 girls, is amazing. She says that she needs to work on her confidence and show it more. She comes out and sings. Afterward, she gets a standing ovation. Keith says that was the perfect song for her and says that there were a lot of runs in that song. Nicki says that was an amazing performance and says that her vocals are surpassing the competition. Randy says that Amber is in it to win it because to take on a Whitney song is crazy, but she nailed it. Mariah says that she is one of her favorite person in this. She says that she loved everything about it.

Kree Harrison is next. She says that it is an honor to sing with an amazing band and working with the vocal coaches. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith gives her a standing ovation and says that he likes to hear her sing and says that it was effortless. Nicki says that her sexiness level went up again and says that she is obsessed with her. Randy says that they have another one who is in it to win it. He says that she has such a natural voice and says that she could sing anything. Mariah says that every time they see her, she gives them a true performance and says that there is an undeniable thing that she has.

Adriana Latonio is up next. She says that it has been a crazy ride and says that she is still a small town girl from Alaska. She loves the support and is going to kill it tonight. She comes out and sings. Afterward, Keith says that he is a little nervous with that song choice and says that might have not been the best for her. Nicki says that she would suggest that she work a little bit and says that the song was a little big for her. Randy says that it was very safe and a little pageantry for him. Mariah says that she loved her last performance and says that the song was not for this competition.

Candice Glover is last up for the night. She says that she needs to work on her confidence and says that she is going to command the stage. She comes out and sings. Afterward, she gets a standing ovation. Keith says that he loves her blending and says that it was great. Nicki salutes her and says that’s it. Randy says that he is learning listening to her and says that she is the best singer in this competition. Mariah says that she has a gift and thanks her for sharing it. That’s it for the performances! Now it is up to America on who is going to go through and who is going to go home.

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