Suddenly Jessica had the edge that she had been sorely lacking.
The song, imbued with an almost haunting lull, was even better than the original.
In a poignant moment, Stevie explained how her mother had passed two months ago and said she wanted to hear the same level of emotion from Hollie's rendition of Carrie Underwood's, "Jesus Take the Wheel." The advice struck a chord with Hollie who came out and delivered her most moving, believable performance to date.
JLo appreciated Hollie's emotion, Steven Tyler and Randy disagreed, saying that Hollie was pitchy and should have chosen another song.
Colton Dixon: Colton made claims a few weeks ago that American Idol advised him to tone down his religious rhetoric.
So this week, Colton chose to sing his favorite "worship" song, Lifehouse's "Everything," and performed the rock band's song with all the fervor of a preacher, falling to his knees.
Yes Skylar, we know you have spunk, we know you love country.
Time to show the audience something we haven't seem from you. B-Heejun Han: It was obvious that Heejun knew he looked a gift horse in the mouth last week with his almost disrespectful antics.
If not we can all make pacts to boycott the show and never watch again.
Randy Jackson knew, in his heart of hearts, that if he kept repeating, season after season, that this was the best season EVER – one of these times he would be right.
On Wednesday night Randy Jackson was finally right.
It would seem that Phillip might have given Heejun some of his advice: It should be about the music first.
BHollie Cavanagh: Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks earned her mentor's seat next to Jimmy when she immediately zeroed in on what has been Hollie's weakness from the start: believability.