‘American Idol’ Recap: Round 2 Features Breathtaking Performance of Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love’
It’s round 2 of Hollywood Week on ‘American Idol’, and that means it’s time for the 168 remaining contestants to form groups. Group round is notoriously the toughest part of the week, but that didn’t stop 39 teams from hitting the stage in front of Steven, J. Lo and Randy — including five teens that laid down a breathtaking performance of Queen’s ‘Somebody to Love.’
There were plenty of tears as past favorites — like Paris Tassin — went home, and lots of feelings were bruised on this week’s episode which featured enough Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo and Rihanna to start a Top 40 radio station. Our hearts broke as we watched 15-year-old Jacee Badeaux struggle to find a place to fit in among cliquey groups. He’s kicked out from his original five-piece with country boy Scotty McCreery, but that didn’t stop him from moving on alongside Brett Loewenstein with their performance of Duffy’s ‘Mercy.’
Dramatic Ashley Sullivan wanted to quit before her group, The Hits, even made it to the stage — but good thing she didn’t, because they swept through with Blu Cantrell’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up Style’ — and Randy called them the “best harmonized group” he’s seen.