Watch CJ Harris Sing “Whatever It Is” in American Idol 2014 Top 6 — April 23, 2014
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Watch CJ Harris Sing “Whatever It Is” in American Idol 2014 Top 6 — April 23, 2014

We’re almost down to a handful of contestants on Season 13 of American Idol, which means the competition is the fiercest it’s been since we started back in January. Instead of the usual duet performances we’ve been seeing over the last few weeks, the hopefuls will be taking on two songs apiece. It’s sure to be an interesting challenge, as the numbers will be strikingly different from each other: one that’s a little bit country and another that’s rock ‘n’ roll. (Yeah, that was a Donny and Marie reference. Don’t judge us. It’s Idol’s fault.)

Taking the stage for the second time tonight is CJ Harris, who didn’t exactly give the strongest performance earlier in the show. The judges thought he was a bit out of his element with a rock-based song like “American Woman,” so now he really needs to step up his game. Unfortunately, even though country is his sweet spot, he still doesn’t manage to nail his rendition of “Whatever It Is.”

“This is more your style, but I expected a tiny bit more from you,” says J.Lo. “I thought, this is where he’s really gonna bring it home, but it didn’t hit the mark.”

“That wasn’t your best performance, I think that’s fair to say,” adds Harry. “If you’re lucky enough to stick around til next week, find things that you know will kill. A medium tempo, easy song like that won’t kill. You can’t get by with songs like that anymore.”

Do you think CJ deserves to make it through to next week? Watch the video below and sound off in the comments!

04.23.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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