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The Top Seven Finalists Perform 

"American Idol" - Top Seven Finalists Perform - April 14, 2009 Theme: Movie Songs In the audience: Little Steven Van Zandt; Katie Couric; Quentin Tarantino who is tonight's mentor. Video ... See full synopsis »

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"American Idol" - Top Seven Finalists Perform - April 14, 2009

Theme: Movie Songs

In the audience: Little Steven Van Zandt; Katie Couric; Quentin Tarantino who is tonight's mentor.

Video Package: We get an overview of Tarantino's career. He's an admittedly "avid" fan of the show. They show us the film music studio where he'll mentor the kids. He thinks it's a good group.

In a change-up tonight they only have two judges critique each performance in an effort- futile as it turns out- to come in on time. Also the band is onstage tonight.

Contestant #1: Allison Iraheta

Song: "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Aerosmith (from "Armageddon")

Video: Quentin Tarantino elicits what he thinks is a great performance from Allison simply by sitting down and asking her to sing again. She felt like she was auditioning for one of his movies.

Performance: It's not her best performance, the low parts in the beginning are sort of breathy and the power bits are a little heaving. She puts her back into it though. The...

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