This week on “American Idol,” David Archuleta and his fellow top 6 contestants performed songs by world-renowned musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Archuleta sang “Think of Me” from Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.”
“It was the bomb,” Randy Jackson exclaimed. “This boy’s the one to beat.”
“You took a risk on a known theatrical song and were quite able to turn it into a pop ballad,” said Paula, who also called the performance “perfect.”
But “Think of Me” was “one of [David’s] weakest performances,” according to Simon Cowell. “It was all a bit forgettable for me,” he said, breaking his habit of treating David nicer than most “Idol” contestants.
But even Simon thought the performance was enough to carry David Archuleta into the next round.