La’Porsha Renae “Hello” “American Idol’ Video: Watch All Top 3 Performances!
La’Porsha Renae continued to be the “American Idol” frontrunner during the Top 3 performances on Thursday. Check out the videos below!
For the first of three rounds, Renae performed John Legend and Common’s “Glory” as her dedication to her hometown. Keith Urban gave a standing ovation, and told her, “Your gift is so strong and so pure. It’s such a beautiful thing watching you perform… I don’t even feel like we’re critiquing. We’re just watching you perform.”
Jennifer Lopez noted, “You’re picking great songs… That was a great performance.” Harry Connick, Jr. told Renae, “Many of your performances I would put in the critique-proof category. This is one of them. I loved it.”
Renae next sang Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me Baby,” which was chosen for her by “Idol” mentor and record executive Scott Borchetta. Renae admitted she didn’t like the song choice because she didn’t believe in its message of staying with a guy you don’t want. Still, Connick called it an “amazing performance.” Urban felt she “killed it,” and Lopez also thought she was great.
In her last turn on the “Idol” stage this week, Renae had to sing a track selected by the judges. The panel picked Adele’s “Hello.” Urban said it was “very good,” and Lopez liked how she stretched her range.
Watch all three performances below.