Devin Velez next on “American Idol,“ singing in Spanish as has become his trademark. He's good — sweet voice, strong presence, effortless, looks at home up there. Kind of odd that he's wearing a black bow tie with his bright red sweater, but he's definitely memorable.
Keith Urban loved it. Nicki Minaj starts praising him in Spanish. Randy Jackson raves over his pure voice. Mariah Carey jumps in, saying he could reach “an international audience.“
Vincent Powell closes the show with Boyz II Men's “End of the Road.“ He's pulling out all the vocal stops; I wanted to like it more, but we've heard this song so many times by so many artists, hard to stand out.
Urban thinks “nerves got on top of your talent.“ Minaj liked the song choice, but didn't think his voice really came alive. Jackson says, “Wasn't your best performance, but it was still good.“ Carey claims there were “moments of brilliance” in the performance.