American Idol (2002– )
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Top 8 Female Semifinalists Perform 

"American Idol" - Top Eight Ladies Perform - March 9, 2010 After Ryan opens the show, Ellen is sitting on Simon's lap, nuzzling his ear. There is no explanation for this. Simon says the ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Bruce Gowers

Writer:

Simon Fuller (creator)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ryan Seacrest ... Himself - Host
Simon Cowell ... Himself - Judge
Ellen DeGeneres ... Herself - Judge
Kara DioGuardi ... Herself - Judge
Randy Jackson ... Himself - Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Didi Benami ... Herself - Contestant
Crystal Bowersox ... Herself - Contestant
Lacey Brown ... Herself - Contestant
Katelyn Epperly ... Herself - Contestant
Siobhan Magnus ... Herself - Contestant
Paige Miles ... Herself - Contestant
Lilly Scott ... Herself - Contestant
Katie Stevens ... Herself - Contestant
Mark Thompson ... Announcer
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"American Idol" - Top Eight Ladies Perform - March 9, 2010

After Ryan opens the show, Ellen is sitting on Simon's lap, nuzzling his ear. There is no explanation for this. Simon says the stakes are high.

Contestant #1: Katie Stevens

Song: "Breakaway," Kelly Clarkson

Performance: She sounds fine although the key feels low and her voice sounds oddly dry. She belts out the high part well. It's fine but just not connecting quite right.

Randy: Calls it karaoke and that it's hard to compete with such a stylized a singer as Clarkson. It didn't work for him.

Ellen: Likes that she took their notes and thought it was the right song. But then she says she didn't feel the words, she wasn't feeling the "breaking" away.

Kara: Says she has a great radio voice but what's going on this year is there are people who know themselves and those who don't and Katie is one that doesn't. She says she'll get where she needed and the singing needed to be perfect and it wasn't.

Simon: Says it must be confusing for her...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Color
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House of the Rising Sun
Traditional
Sung by Siobhan Magnus
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