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Katie Stevens of 'American Idol' performs on Rolling Stones Night
Singer: Katie Stevens
Song: "Wild Horses"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: I think I like goofy Person Katie more than identity-starved Singer Katie. It's yet another arrangement starting a song too low for Katie. When she gets to the chorus, it's probably the best she's sounded in weeks. Do I completely get the impression she was gelling with the meaning of the song? Maybe not, but she really comes through on the vocal by the end. And when she misses the note, as she does a couple times, the adjustments are swift and correct. This returns the show back to its track of respectful, slightly safe performances. I think tonight's episode has been *very* well directed to give the impression that the singers are holding the stage. I spend so much time mocking poor "Idol" direction, so I might as well say nice things.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Yo. Listen. Randy thought Katie sang the song really well. Ellen says that Katie sounded great after she got into the song. Kara says that Katie's never technically perfect and that this was better than last week. Simon tells Katie this was the first time she has chosen the right song. But when he compares it to the version he recorded with Susan Boyle, he sounds less enthusiastic.