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"American Idol" - Top Nine Performance Show - April 6, 2011
Ryan tells us that Gwen Stefani styled the contestants and will.i.am helped coach them.
Theme: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In the audience: Christian Slater; Todd Rundgren
Video Package: We get a history on the Hall narrated by Hall of Famer himself Steven Tyler.
Contestant: Jacob Lusk
Song: "Man in the Mirror," Michael Jackson, which he switched from "Let's Get it On," Marvin Gaye. He claims if he's in the bottom three it won't be because he sang the song badly but because people weren't ready to look in the mirror.
Performance: It's gentle and straightforward with a couple of pitchy moments at the beginning. He does a little back and forth with a back-up singer who looks like Siedah Garrett. He takes it a little higher on the chorus but never gets really get crazy on it.
Steven: Calls Garrett back out for a curtain call as the co-writer of the song. Says each time he sings he brings another piece of himself to the party and calls it...
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Written by George Harrison
Originally performed by The Beatles
Sung by James Durbin See more