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Didi Benami of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Didi Benami
Monkeys As Critics' Take: THANK YOU, DIDI. Yes, you're a week or two too late in bringing out your guitar, but at least you didn't force me to divorce you completely out of hand. And yet I may need to steal Kara's criticism of Katelyn. This feels like a sweet, ethereal Didi performance and it's certainly better than last week. And it's better than the week before that as well. But is this a performance that says "I'm out to crush the other seven of you"? No. She's so pretty and so sweet and this is a very smooth, low-key version of the song. I don't want to sound like the judges with Andrew Garcia, but the performance Didi gave at the start of Hollywood week, working with the handicap of a Kara DioGuardi song, was the Didi I thought could win the show. This is a Didi who's hoping to barely slip by for the third straight week. Unlike last week, with this performance she may at least deserve to make the Top 12.
Randy, Ellen, Karen and Simon Say: "I'm not sure that there was a 'Wow' moment," Randy says, but he acknowledges that she's muck better. Ellen says, "Yes-indeedie-Didi." This is why they pay a professional comic the big bucks, y'all. Kara, though, calls it one of her favorite moments of the show this season. Simon agrees with Kara, saying it was head and shoulders better than anything we've seen tonight. Simon says that the whole performance was a "Wow!" moment.