David Archuleta sang Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me” and Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” Tuesday night on “American Idol.”
“He brought the hot man vocals, Paula. I loved it, dude! It was hot,” said an enthusiastic Randy Jackson of David’s “Stand by Me” performance.
“A couple weeks ago, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber said ‘communicate with your eyes’ because the audience wants to feel the same joy that you’re feeling on that stage,” Paula said. “And you really delivered on this.”
Simon made no bones about how felt about David’s performances versus David Cook’s, Jason Castro’s and Syesha Mercado’s performances.
“David, you didn’t beat the competition tonight. You crushed the competition,” Cowell said after “Love Me Tender.”
Will David make it into the top 3? It seems practically inevitable.