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Didi Benami of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Didi Benami
Song: "Lean on Me"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Didi Benami was a middle school mascot *and* a cheerleader. And she does meowing exercise before each performance. Oh, I love Didi. But why isn't she using her guitar?!? I'm so confused. Did you learn nothing from The Late Great Janell Wheeler? If you've got a guitar, play it! I mean, Janell went down in flames so that you might live. Didi turns "Lean on Me" into the same sort of song she's been singing for weeks, starting it like a singer-songerwriter ballad. It picks up towards the end and becomes basically the familiar version of the song. I liked the first half and probably would forget the second part, or at least try to. I love Didi and don't much care. But seriously, if you don't bring out your guitar next week, Didi... Bad news.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy would not have chosen that kind of soul song, which showed her imperfections. Ellen also wasn't a fan of the song choice. And Kara wasn't a fan either. She wants more consistency from Didi and wants her to bring out her guitar. "At least you continued the cat theme through the song, because that's what it sounded like," Simon says. Didi can't even respond to the comments, trying her hardest to hold it together. Oh, Didi.