Even after nearly 13 seasons, American Idol proved it can still innovate last night:
For its Top 7 performance show, producers prompted contestants to choose songs for other contestants, leading to a pair of widely acclaimed performances:
Jena Irene’s piano-based version of "Creep" and Alex Preston’s take on "The A Team."
Other contestants, meanwhile, covered such artists as Kings of Leon, John Mayer and Miranda Lambert.
Who stood out? Who do you now consider a favorite? Whose new track do you wanna listen to over and over and over and over?
Toggle through the Top 7 solo selections below and download them now off iTunes:
|Sail Away||Sam Woolf||iTunes|
|The A Team||Alex Preston||iTunes|
|Family Tree||Caleb Johnson||iTunes|
|Muckalee Creek Water||Dexter Roberts||iTunes|
|Gunpowder and Lead||Jessica Meuse||iTunes|