DeAndre Brackensick Cries, Aims to Make American Idol Fans Smile

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Oh, DeAndre Brackensick. You're making this way too easy.

The high-pitched American Idol finalist covered a somewhat random Eric Benet track last night, "Sometimes I Cry," giving critics far too obvious of an avenue to mock the contestant. As in: yes, DeAndre, sometimes you make us cry, especially when you rely so heavily on a falsetto that pierces our ear drums.

The judges were on board with the performance, however, giving Brackensick a standing ovation. (Note to Randy, Steven and J. Lo: you stood up and applauded for five finalists this week. Five! Out of nine! Pick and choose your spots a bit more carefully or else a standing O won't exactly be considered special any longer.)

Will DeAndre escape the bottom three this week? Will he pack his bags and head home? It will all be based on this audition:

Clearly, we didn't love Brackensick. But here's a look at our three favorite performances from the top 9:

  1. Phillip Phillips telling us it's "Still Rainin."
  2. Elise Testone showing a "Whole Lotta Love."
  3. Joshua Ledet belting out a heartfelt "Without You."
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