Tonight on American Idol 2012, the top 7 contestants performed once again after no one was eliminated last week due to the use of the judges’ save on Jessica Sanchez. The first performance of the evening went to Hollie Cavanagh, who was hoping to give such a great performance that she would not end up in the bottom two once again this week and be in danger of going home.
Hollie Cavanagh undoutably has a strong voice and her rendition of Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” is good, but it isn’t one of those performances anyone is going to really remember weeks from now. Plus, this song has been so overdone by so many people that it is hard to hear anything unique or interesting in Hollie’s version.
American Idol 2012 judge Steven Tyler was a fan though and said the song was “perfect” and “beautiful,” although he seems to think most everything is. Jennifer Lopez thought Hollie did a better job of not thinking too much and just singing. Randy Jackson is not quite as glowing in his review, saying the song was not perfect and was pitchy in places, although it was well done.