American Idol celebrated its 400th episode with a tribute to Whitney Houston last night where fans of the show saw the good, the bad and the ugly.
Overall the show went better than expected and America either knows how to pick em or Mary J Blige is an amazing coach. A few singers absolutely slaughtered, a couple absolutely got slaughtered, and the rest came out with a few scratches after a thumbs-up from the judges.
The best of the night was Jessica Sanchez who conquered Whitney’s version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You. Not only did she solidify her number 1 seed but left judge JLo uncharacteristically geeking out over the performance and Steven had so much to say he got cut off!
The worst performance of the night went to Shannon Magrane’s rendition of “I Have Nothing”. Shannon’s verses were all over the place and while she regained some sense of pitch during the melody, the key change got her in the end. The judges all agreed and blamed it on “nerves” and “thinking.