DeAndre Brackensick Struggles Through Billy Joel Cover

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This just in: DeAndre Brackensick is no Billy Joel.

The curly-haired American Idol hopeful took to the stage last night as part of the top 10, but clearly struggled through one of Joel's best known tracks, "Only The Good Die Young." Perhaps Tommy Hilfiger's advice for DeAndre to let his hair hang all the way down threw this singer off his game.

Because he appeared to only enunciate about half the words. Watch the performance now and see what we mean:

Brackensick isn't devoid of talent by any means, but when you compare him to Colton Dixon and that finalist's "Piano Man," it's like we're watching two different shows.

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