American Idol Top 5 Performance Recap: At Your Request

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American Idol brought out some big names for its Top 5 performance show last night.

Ariana Grande, Zooey Deschanel and Jason Mraz all showed up during the two-hour broadcast, but the episode, of course, centered on a quintet of singers who one hope to strike it big:

Sam Woolf, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Alex Preston and Jena Irene.

The finalists sang two tracks apiece, each of which was selected by viewers at home. Artists covered included Aerosmith, Christina Perri and The Rolling Stones.

Watch all 10 performances here and then decide...

Jena Irene - "Valerie"
What a performance! Jena Irene puts a great twist here on an Amy Winehouse classic.

... who did 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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