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Jacob Lusk 'absolutely bananas' on 'American Idol'

Jacob Lusk brought emotion and a creative twist

Jacob Lusk brought emotion and a creative twist to Elton John's "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word." (March 30, 2011) Photo Credit: Fox

Jacob Lusk back on the stage he owns, doing "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" on "American Idol." Wow, Mary J. Blige shows up during the taping. "Absolutely bananas" as Jacob says.

His velvet voice soars out. You can't not listen. His face is so emotional. It's like he's living the words. Launches into his thing on the chorus, big and powerful and giving it his all. What can you say, the guy is great.

"Blew me away," says Steven Tyler. Jennifer Lopez loves the creative arrangement and Randy Jackson calls the first half "brilliant," liked the restraint but actually wants him to hit his big, high spot once every song.

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