Laci Kaye Booth Sings “I Want You To Want Me” by Cheap Trick for Top 20 Solos

Laci Kaye Booth I Want You To Want Me

Laci Kaye Booth and Brett Young sing Mercy by Brett Young during the Top 10 Duet round in front of Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.

Laci Kaye Booth sings "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick during the Top 20 Solo round on American Idol in front of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

I was wondering how Laci would countrify this country classic. She slows it up and plays acoustic guitar. The lyrics lend to the treatment. And while she could have strummed her way through the performance, she bring some heat to the chorus. A+ arrangement. Definitely the right song at the right time. The judges are on their feet. “You just showed us a whole nother level of confidence,” says Katy. Luke was afraid the performance would be cheesy. But no! Lionel says, “You have found your identity. 


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