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More Motown? You Bet!

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American Idol went Motown last night!  See, that’s when I start paying attention.  But, it was obvious some of these kids had never heard the songs before.  Lyrics were flubbed by Thia Megia during [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martha & The Vandellas[/lastfm]’ “Heat Wave,” Scotty McCreery looked pained during [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]’s “For Once in My Life.”  Then, there was Naima Adedapo’s ”dance break” during [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martha & The Vandellas[/lastfm]’ “Dancing in the Street.”

Let’s just say Simon Cowell was sorely missed.  He never minced words!

Check out these performances from last night:

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Excerpt of Casey Abrams, performing “I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Randy Jackson’s reaction

jacob More Motown?  You Bet!

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Excerpt of Jacob Lusk, performing “You’re All I Need

Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez’s reaction

scott More Motown?  You Bet!

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Excerpt of Scotty McCreery, performing “For Once in My Life

Steven Tyler’s reaction

Randy Jackson’s reaction

naima More Motown?  You Bet!

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Excerpt of Naima Adedapo, performing “Dancing in the Street

Jennifer Lopez’s reaction

james More Motown?  You Bet!

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Excerpt of James Durbin, “Living For The City

Randy and Jennifer’s reaction

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Michael Becker / FOX

American Idol contestants went Motown last night, but with no hard criticism was given out. Lyrics were flubbed by Thia Megia during her version of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martha & The Vandellas[/lastfm]’ “Heat Wave“, Scotty McCreery made some almost painful/weird facial expressions during [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]’s “For Once in My Life“, and Naima Adedapo’s “interesting” dance break while performing [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martha & The Vandellas[/lastfm]’ “Dancing in the Street.”

Simon Cowell would have cut down all these contestants, instead [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steven Tyler[/lastfm] used the word “beautiful” to describe 9 out of the 11 performances.

Thanks to FOX for providing all the photos and audio

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