We are down to the bottom 9 and here are Wednesday’s performances and some predictions:

The American Idol XIII Top 9 perform songs with the theme “I’m With the Band.” Each of the contents will perform as lead singers of Rickey Minor’s band.

(Just saw and heard Dexter and CJ sing “Satisfaction” and that might have been one of the low points, all-time of the show.

1 Alex Preston – Don’t Speak by No Doubt –
Not as bad as the judges made it seem. He should be back next week.
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Majesty

Majesty

2 Majesty Rose – Shake it Out by Florence + The Machine
More performance than singing but better than she has been. Probably won’t deserve to be in the Bottom 3.
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3 Dexter Roberts – “Boondocks” by Little Big Town
This season’s obligatory C&W singer. Yawn from the beginning. Probably Bottom 3 again.
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4 Malaya Watson – Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
Good, but still somewhat of a screamer. Long way to go, but she is only 16. She does listen to the judges. She won’t be sitting in a Bottom 3 chair on Thursday night.
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Sam

Sam

5 Sam Woolf – Hey There Delilah by the Plain White Ts
Sam simply is boring and so is the schtick of the judges trying to be humorous. Keith says he’s thinking too much about every note. Possible Bottom 3.
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6 Jessica Meuse – Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac –
Jessica sounds so much like Stevie Nicks that this is all karaoke. Bottom 3 here she comes, I think.
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7 CJ Harris – If It Hadn’t Been For Love by the Steel Drivers –
CJ still has pitch problems and at this point in the competition is simple – you shouldn’t. Keep waiting for him to fall on his face, but he plays it safe all the way and survives.
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Caleb

8 Caleb Johnson – “Dazed and Confused” by Led Zeppelin –
Caleb actually had the best performance of the night … if you like Zeppelin. He is very safe.
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9 Jena Irene – Bring Me to Life by Evanescence –
Good song for her. She does command the stage. But in some strange way I keep thinking the voters will find her forgettable.
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Predictions: Bottom 3: Dexter, Jessica, Sam

Going home: Dexter