American Idol 2015: Top 9 Performances Recap [VIDEO]

The American Idol 2015 Top 9 return to the stage tonight for your votes and a chance of a Twitter Save when the Bottom Two are revealed live and you cast your votes again!

Nick Fradiani performs on American Idol 2015
Nick Fradiani performs on American Idol 2015 – Source: FOX

Just when we thought we had seen the last of the Top 9 they’re back again for another round when all the contestants perform a hit song from Kelly Clarkson under her mentorship. Only the Top 8 will remain by the end of the night so stick with us for our coverage and elimination results right here.

We’re recapping tonight’s American Idol 2015 show right here so refresh this page for the latest performance videos, voting details, and results throughout the show. Check out our Idol chat room for more discussions with other fans.

Nick Fradiani performs “Catch My Breath”

This wasn’t Nick’s best performance by any means. He sounded drowned out by the band and his vocals were a little shaky. But it wasn’t horrible. The energy was good, for sure. I think he would have been better suited with another song, actually.

How to vote for Nick Fradiani

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  • Call: 1-866-IDOLS-06

Jax performs “Beautiful Disaster”

I am so happy Jax sang this in her natural and pure voice. I love that she left the tricks behind for this because it was my favorite performance by Jax. I think the judges were really into it too. It was all just really dramatic and nice.

How to vote for Jax:

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Tyanna Jones performs “Mr. Know It All”

I think this was probably one of the best song choices of the night. I think it’s a great song for Tyanna. I do think that she did need to channel some sort of emotion or anger, but I don’t really feel like she did. But that’s whatever. It was still a great performance.

How to vote for Tyanna Jones:

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Joey Cook performs “Miss Independent” 

Well there’s no accordion, but it was as quirky and weird as I expected. And I actually disliked it more than I though I would, which I wasn’t sure was possible. So Joey can still surprise me.
How to vote for Joey Cook

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Quentin Alexander performs “Dark Side”

This was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. I didn’t expect this to actually sound OK being performed by anyone other than Kelly Clarkson. But he handled it very well. He didn’t make it as dark and dramatic as I expected, though, which I think was a good thing in the end.

How to vote for Quentin Alexander

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Qaaasim Middleton performs “Stronger”

Well this was a little odd, since it ended up not sounding like the same song AT ALL. I don’t know why  it had to be changed that much. I wasn’t a fan of that by any means. And last time he slowed things down, America didn’t like it. So I think he just sealed his fate next week.

How to vote for Qaasim Middleton:

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Clark Beckham performs “The Trouble With Love Is”

Well this was as good as I knew it would be. This was the PERFECT song choice for Clark. It was soulful and he was able to just let go and get completely lost in the song. It was probably his best performance to date.

How to vote for Clark Beckham

  • Text: 9 to 21523
  • Call: 1-866-IDOLS-09

Daniel Seavey performs “Breakaway”

Daniel finds himself in the bottom two singing for Twitter’s save. And this was not a saving performance. I don’t know if Twitter is going to vote on vocals or if they’re just going to base their votes on his cuteness.

Rayvon Owen performs “Since U Been Gone”

Rayvon is also singing for his life. And while I thought this was a horrible song choice for him, he totally transformed it into a ballad and it turned out remarkably. That was a great, great performance and definitely worthy of a save.

How to vote for Rayvon Owen

  • Text: 2 to 21523
  • Call: 1-866-IDOLS-02

And the Idol fan save goes to Rayvon Owen. Daniel Seavey is eliminated.

What did you think of tonight’s results and the Top 9 performances? Did America get the votes and this crazy Twitter Save right for the Top 8? The next American Idol results will be revealed next Wednesday but we’ll have our predictions before that. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email for more Idol coverage.

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  1. Jax and Clark were just fantastic to me. I also enjoyed Rayvon’s save performance and a little bit of Quentin, and Tyanna. Didn’t like Nick at all surprisingly also didn’t help of those poor quality videos, with the miniscule box barely showing the performance. Joey was decent, not my favorite it was a bit too wierd for me. Daniel probably had it rough with that song choice and Anerica got it right to save Rayvon cause he was worth sticking around. I know a lot of people don’t like Daniel just cause he’s young and his voice isn’t mature but honestly he had a good run, had his on and off days with performances, but hey least he had fun right? I’m convinced someone is just paying for Qassim to stay.. Literally that was like a bad audition for American Idol. I have nothing else to say about him.

    • Lucien you said it. I completely agree with you. I just dont think Nick is anything special. Reminds me of Kris Allen who won by mistake!!! Quaasim has got to go. He showed us that he is not a vocialist but rather a performer.

      • I think Adam Lambert was just too good, they decided to give Kris Allen the title, because they knew he had potential whereas Kris would be good for selling the American Idol face. Look at Adam now, probably the one of the most successful American Idol singers next to Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, and he didn’t even win. I like Nick, his voice is very smooth and has the most experience I would say. That was probably his worse performance for me, especially ruining my one of my favorite songs by Kelly, really didn’t help. Qassim should go on So You Think You Can Dance, or just something that doesn’t have to do with singing. It’s not something he should do for his career I’ll tell you that.

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