American Idol begins at 8 pm ET across ALL TIME ZONES. Viewers will vote together, and at the end of the episode, a TOP 7 will be revealed. The singers will perform for the judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. And for your vote! Ryan Seacrest hosts, Bobby Bones serves as in-house mentor.
When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio – 3 to 21523 – It’s Deshawn’s first trip to Disney World. He’s so excited. John encourages Deshawn to sing out. I think he’s holding back on purpose, John. He’ll be doing a jazzy version of the song. Interesting arrangement. I think it’s been sung jazzily by standards singers. Can’t think of any right off the top of my head. But it’s a good song choice and approach for Deshawn, the little engine who could. He keeps going and going and going! The band is amazing on this number. Deshawn also has wonderful stage presence. He bows at the end. Man. Lionel wants to know “who are you really!” But it’s not a diss. He loves Deshawn’s showmanship. Katy thinks she’s met him for the very first time. “You are amazing!” Lionel thinks his family must be so proud of him. “You are not the same person who showed up at audition.