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Skylar Laine turns Billy Joel into country music on 'American Idol'

Skylar Laine turned Billy Joel's

Skylar Laine turned Billy Joel's "Shameless" into a country song on "American Idol." (March 21, 2012) Photo Credit: Fox

Skylar Laine singing Billy Joel's "Shameless" next on "American Idol," she was awestruck when she walked in and saw guest mentor Diddy, does a double-take. He tells her not to try and do too much with the song, and then gives her his autograph. 

Tommy Hilfiger tells her he wants to "evolve your look" without abandoning it, to make her look more glamorous while keeping the country vibe. 

She's definitely more glossy out on stage; and has changed the song into a country lament, speeding it up in places; it works well, actually. Sounds sincere, and she clearly gets the lyrics. Also showing off her big voice.

Randy Jackson calls it a bit pitchy at the start, seems lukewarm about it. "You're not shameless, you're fearless," says Jennifer Lopez. Steven Tyler likes how she sings with "such conviction."

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