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‘American Idol’ Recap: Finalists Turn In Breakthrough Performances On Movie Night


After several weeks of shaky performances, the “American Idol” finalists came to life on Wednesday.

All it took to wake them up was a trip to the movies, as the top 11 tackled the theme Songs from the Cinema, singing songs either written for or heavily featured in movies. They covered tunes from “Frozen” and “Skyfall” to, um, “27 Dresses,” and here’s how the night played out:

Jena, Malaya, MK Stand Out
The night’s best performances came from the three contestants who’ve tasted the fear of elimination. Jena Irene, Malaya Watson and MK Nobillette have all found themselves near the bottom of the vote totals in the last two weeks, and all three scored in a big way on Movie Night….(CONTINUED)

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