Clark Beckham “Earned It” American Idol Video: Watch Top 3 Performances!
Clark Beckham regained some of his “American Idol” mojo on Wednesday, as the Top 3 contestants performed in three rounds of competition. Watch below.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Beckham was considered the season 14 frontrunner throughout the live episodes, until he stumbled, at least in the judges’ eyes, over the last two weeks. It was crucial that he made a comeback with his performances now. And he largely did.
Beckham was the second to take the stage in the first round, performing the U2 smash “Beautiful Day,” a song selected by Scott Borchetta, this season’s “American Idol” mentor with whom he clashed last week. While the judges thought the performance was “pretty good,” they urged the contestant to focus on “letting loose and connecting with the lyrics” as the night went on.
For the next round, the track had to be a Hometown Dedication inspired by Beckham’s roots in White House, Tennessee. He chose to perform Otis Reddings’ “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” which Connick said was “one of the first times…I got to know you a little bit more.” Lopez similarly thought that the song showed Beckham’s “soul,” and said she “felt [his] heart on it,” in addition to it being a “beautiful vocal.” Urban, however, wanted to see the “Idol” hopeful show more of a “struggle.”
The last round was the Judges’ Choice, and the panel interestingly selected “Earned It,” The Weeknd’s song from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. Beckham more than pulled it off, with Connick telling him it was “really, really strong,” though the actor-singer was booed for saying it should have had “intensity” throughout the whole performance. Lopez agreed that the ending was “electric,” and Urban told the singer, “I saw and heard and felt things from you that I never felt” before.
At the end of the episode, Beckham found out he made it to the Top 3, despite last week’s controversial showing, along with Jax and Nick Fradiani. Next week he’ll learn if tonight’s performances were enough to get him into the Top 2 and the season finale. Check out the videos below, and tell us if you think Beckham will be one of the finalists!