American Idol Elton John Night: Who Rocked It, Who Didn't?


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American Idol did Elton John tonight and some of the American Idols totally rocked it…while some did NOT.  Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart both turned in stellar performances that rocked the judges and the audience.  Reinhart almost stole the show tonight with her version of  Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets”.

James Durbin and Lauren Alaina had the best performances of the night, in my opinion.  Lauren Alaina with sang “Candle in the Wind” with gusto.  James Durbin brought the house down when he sang “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”!

Sir Elton John’s anthem “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” is one of my faves and Durbin totally rocked it in his version of the song, even leaping up on the piano for part of the song. Idol judges loved his performance, with Randy Jackson saying:

“Dude, that was a great, great performance.”

J-Lo thought Durbin rocked Elton John and told the Idol contestant:

“I forgot that it was a competition. I feel like I’m at a show. It was really a full performance.”