‘American Idol XIV’ review: Quentin Alexander, Adanna Durin, Jax, Clark Beckham perform in top 12 show

American Idol -Wednesday night’s “American Idol XIV” episode proved to be a rather busy affair! There were not only twelve performances that happened over the course of the hour, and this included results and wild-card reveals to go along with it. We do wish that the show was a little longer, but at the same time, we actually prefer this to having a show that is too long and stretched out.

Since the episode is so short, we’re going to have rather quick takes on all of the contestants as the night goes on. Stay tuned for some further updates throughout the night.

Sarina-Joi Crowe, “Love Runs Out” – Is this the curse of ranking her as the best of the women? We’re going to consider this off-pitch performance an outlier, since we know she is far better of a singer than she showed here.

Rayvon Owen, “Wide Awake” – We love the song, and also love Rayvon’s emotional take on it. Great job slowing things down with this frenetic pace.

Daniel Seavey, ”Straight Up” – Straight up, Daniel needs to go home. Yes, he has the teenage girl vote, but he’s not ready for this stage.

Maddie Walker, “Suitcase” – Maddie gets to sing something in her own genre this week. This is what happens when she gets to do that! Her best performance so far.

Tyanna Jones, “Wings” – She is extremely good at what she does, which is bring performances that are jam-packed full of energy to the show. This wasn’t perfect, but she justified sticking around a while longer.

Nick Fradiani, “In Your Eyes” – Lovely. Nick may need to challenge himself more in song choice eventually, but for personal taste alone this was our favorite of the night.

Jax, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – A beautiful performance again. This is one of the few repeats that we were actually happen to hear.

Qaasim Middleton, “Sir Duke” – Qaasim can seriously move around the stage, and he can sing. The problem here is that

Clark Beckham, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” – He’s really great, but he does need to modernize himself eventually. We’re also just getting a little tired of this song.

Joey Cook, “King of Spain” – Really nice vocal. She continues to do something different; even though she’s done this song before, we enjoyed it again here.

Quentin Alexander, “Royals” – The first wild-card spot went to Quentin, and we would have been pretty furious if it didn’t. The man deserves this and then some, and killed it here.

Adanna Duru, “You and I” – A nice ending to the show. We’re liking Adanna more and more, and hopefully this performance elevates her to another level!

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