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"American Idol" - Top 12 Male Semifinalists - Feb. 24, 2010
Randy tells the boys to bring it, Kara tells them to manage their nerves, Ellen says it's totally different in the studio then on TV, that if you sound bad there it's worse at home, and Simon also tells them to manage their nerves and remember their words.
Contestant #1:Todrick Hall, 24, writer-actor-dancer. He thinks his defining moment was his original song at the audition.
Song: "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson
Performance: He slows it down and roughs it up a bit and brings some smooth soul to it. It's a better start than last night for sure. I don't love the arrangement but he moves well.
Ellen: Thinks he has great stage presence but didn't think the singing was the greatest on the chorus.
Randy: Thinks he's mad talented but didn't think taking the song and totally changing it was the best idea.
Kara: Agrees with Randy about the arrangement but thinks he's a great performer but liked that he took a risk.
Simon: Thinks he came ...