Karen Rodriguez is singing next on "American Idol." She was born in 1989 so she's singing "Love Will Lead You Back." Her mom is super cute and says her daughter's success is "my medal in my life, this is my Oscar."
Comes out in a tight, shiny black dress, hair up high and boots, too. She's on tonight, on key, controlled, good energy. Sings a few lines in Spanish, but pretty conventional for the most part. It's nothing amazing, but not bad.
Randy Jackson says better than last week but not great. Steven Tyler loves it when she "breaks into her ethnic what-it-is-ness," Jennifer Lopez likes how she overcame her nerves by attacking them.