April 10, 2014 06:24 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Yesterday marked 80s night on American Idol. It proved an interesting experiment, in part, because none of the remaining contestants were even alive in the 80s! Although there were a few respectable performances, the main attraction of the evening was the goofy judging panel.
If there was one good thing about 80s night on American Idol, it was the fact that Facebook fans had the opportunity to see Keith Urban in a mullet, or, as Harry Connick Jr. put it, “sixty thousand dollars’ worth of hair extensions.” Sadly, Keith’s mullet was the high point of the episode, with most of the performances coming up short.
No matter the quality of the contestants’ performances, the song selection for the night was top notch. Jena Irene belted out the Joan Jett classic I Love Rock ‘n Roll, while Caleb Johnson took the unexpected route with Journey’s Faithfully. Other 80s songs featured on the show included The Police’s Every Breath You Take and Blondie’s Call Me.
The contestants did their best, but the most entertaining performance of the night featured the always lovable Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. The guys offered up an impromptu rendition of Like A Virgin, a song that, as longtime Idol fans may recall, another Keith used for his painful audition in the days of Simon Cowell. Twitter fans went nuts when Keith and Harry began their shtick, with many begging the judges to simply take over for the rest of the night.
The judges recently used up their last save, which means that somebody is definitely going home tonight. Who do you think it’ll be? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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