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"American Idol" - Top Seven Performance Show - April 20, 2010
Theme: Inspirational Songs
Mentor: Alicia Keys
In the audience: Paige Miles, Lacey Brown, and Didi Benami; Capt. "Sully" Sullenberg
We get a video package on Keys' career and philanthropic efforts.
Contestant #1: Casey James
Song: "Don't Stop," Fleetwood Mac. Keys encourages him to "connect" and boost his personality with it since it's so popular.
Performance: He decides that personality means smiling alot. He sounds fine, spirited, gritty, and pulls off a little fiery solo but it doesn't take this overplayed song to a new place.
Randy: Calls it good but not his best, he wants him to step out of his comfort zone.
Ellen: Compliments his guitar playing but doesn't think he was great.
Kara: Wants to see what makes him different.
Simon: Can't believe he chose that song for inspirational week and thought there was no originality to it.
Contestant #2: Lee Dewyze
Song: "The Boxer," Simon and Garfunkel. In stool chat with Ryan he says nice ...
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