American Idol 2015: Top 16’s Guys Performances [VIDEOS]
Tonight’s performance round will feature eight of the remaining guys on American Idol 2015 following the elimination results reveal by host Ryan Seacrest. We’ll soon find out how your official votes will be revealed in a combination of results and performances tonight on Idol as a third of the guys are set to be cut.
The remaining Top 8 guys recorded their performances earlier today in front of a live audience in Detroit’s Fillmore Theater with the ladies set to follow on Thursday. Voting has opened again with the start of Wednesday’s show so be sure to vote and support your favorite contestants!
Now it’s time to find out who was sent home tonight on American Idol and who has earned your votes to survive another week of Season 14! Follow along with our live coverage here or join us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Ryan Seacrest starts the night off by revealing that the first person moving forward is Daniel Seavey. He opens the show with “How Sweet It Is” by Marvin Gaye. And like every other performance by Daniel, it’s really cute and sweet with not-good vocals. That’s just how it’s going to be with this kid. The song was just way too low for him and the judges recognized that as well.
Daniel Seavey performs “How Sweet It Is” on American Idol 2015
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Ryan then reveals that Mark Andrew has made it through. He takes the stage with his version of “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations. For some reason, this performance seemed very boring. It just sort of dragged along and I was ready for it to be over. That’s a much better song than this performance made it out to be. The vocals were fine, at least.
Mark Andrew performs “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” on American Idol 2015
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The next guy to sing once again for your votes is Rayon Owen. I didn’t expect this song to be his, but he pulled out his version of “My Girl” by The Temptations and much like Mark’s performance, it just kind of lagged. I think a lot can be said for this theme, to be honest. These people are young and these songs just aren’t what they should be singing. It’s doing none of them any favors so far.
Rayvon Owen performs “My Girl” on American Idol 2015
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Following Rayvon’s performance, Ryan lets Adam Ezegelian know that he’s made it. He takes the stage with a very weird version of “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. And it’s not a great arrangement and even though the vocals are fine, the whole thing is a little odd.
Adam Ezegelian performs “I Want You Back” on American Idol 2015
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Clark Beckham is announced as the next guy who earned the votes to stay. He takes on “The Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson. And he did what they all should have done. He made the song his own by updating without completely transforming the song. It was a great performance.
Clark Beckham performs “Tracks of My Tears” on American Idol 2015
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Clark’s performance is followed up by the announcement that Nick Fradiani has also survived the public vote. Nick also takes a more modern approach to his song. He’s gone with “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. And not only did he make the song his own, he gave it a lot of energy. In fact, he seemed to enjoy himself more this time than any time before. That probably has something to do with him making it into the Top 16.
Nick Fradiani performs “Signed Sealed Delivered” on American Idol 2015
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Ryan delivers the news to Qaasim Middleton that he has snagged one of the final two spots. The guy with the crazy stage presence went with “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder. And he does his Qaasim thing. He knows how to command the stage like no one else this season. His vocals could have been better, but America seems to like him just fine.
Qaasim Middleton performs “I Wish” on American Idol 2015
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And the final spot goes to … Quentin Alexander. Anyone else shocked it wasn’t Michael Simeon? Quentin pulls out a little “Master Blaster” by Stevie Wonder and it’s right up his alley. Quentin is a natural on the stage and I totally understand why America picked him. I just didn’t think they would.
Quentin Alexander performs “Master Blaster” on American Idol 2015
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So your Top 8 guys, America, are Daniel Seavey, Mark Andrew, Rayvon Owens, Adam Ezegelian, Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Qaasim Middleton and Quentin Alexander.
The Top 8 girls take the stage Thursday night. What did you think of tonight’s results and the 8 guys’ performances? Who were the standouts and who should make it into the Top 12?
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