Skylar Laine left the rocker side of her personality at home last night.

This American Idol contestant covered the Billy Joel single "Shameless" and really embraced her country twang on the track, starting slow and picking up the pace to eventually finish with one of the more authentic performances of the evening.

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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.

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Katy Perry's official "Part of Me" music video has just been released, and it's an homage to all things girl power. Specifically, the few, the proud, the Marines.

It starts with Miss Perry sitting in a car, watching her beau attempt to work it with another girl. She storms into a gas station and a confrontation ensues.

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Forgive this broken-record-sounding statement, but: Phillip Phillips put on the best performance of any American Idol male last night.

The Dave Matthews wannabe nailed a version of Billy Joel's "Moving Out," sticking to his typical guitar use but adding almost a bit of anger to the cover. He definitely brought an edge to this slowed-down version of a classic.

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