American Idol Top 5 Performance Review: Divas in Training

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To be the best, you've got to sing the best.

With that in mind, the top five contestants on American Idol sang a pair of songs each last night: one from the year they were born, and one by an all-time iconic diva.

There was Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, Beyonce and Celine Dion. Who put on the best performance of the evening?

Amber Holcomb sure made Dolly Parton proud with this cover of "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Check it out now.

Then, watch the other quartet of diva renditions and vote on the night's top song:

Which classic cover was best?

 

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]
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