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Katelyn Epperly of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Katelyn Epperly
Song: "The Scientist"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Oooh, Katelyn plays the piano. Somebody has to reclaim Coldplay for the "American Idol" stage after Matty Giraud destroyed the band last season. This isn't a dynamic performance -- a slow song made even slower and sleepier -- but it's simple, well-controlled and beautiful. I'm a bit stunned they didn't find a way to give Katelyn the pimp slot for that one. Well-played, Katelyn.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy really liked it. The performance was too slow for Ellen, who says it would be a good help to babysitters putting children to sleep. Kara kinda loves Katelyn, though she says that Katelyn is all over the place. Simon thought it was a smart choice of song, making Katelyn contemporary. He warns that it was a bit corny, but that this puts her back in the race. There's no doubt in my mind that Katelyn has just moved ahead of poor Didi to the front of the second tier.