Stefano Lagone and James Durbin are up first on "American Idol," singing a high-energy "Get Back," complete with some screaming -- from Lagone not Durbin, actually.
"Unreal you guys, I don't think I've ever heard two higher voices together," says Randy Jackson. The judges liked it, I thought it was OK. Not a great song, so it didn't really stand out.
LaGuardia High School friends Pia Toscano and Karen Rodriguez are next with "Can't Buy Me Love." It's way better in my opinion -- they're in synch. I really like Pia's husky voice. They just look like stars.
"You guys get it . . . when you go up there, you have to give a show," says Jennifer Lopez.
Haley Reinhart, Naima Adepo, Jacob Lusk are up next up on "Long and Winging Road." It's the most creative interpretation so far. It just sounds interesting, although Jacob is a bit all over the place vocally (really good, then not great), and they don't really harmonize that well to my ears.
They tried doing something hard, though. J.Lo says, "very, very nice . . . you guys made it your own, really good job."
"Wow, that was stupendous," says Steven Tyler, who really loved Jacob.
Snippets next -- Rachel Zevita does "All the Lonely People," Lauren Turner does a haunting version of "Let it Be," Tim Halperin and Julie Zorrilla do a great "Something." Such a strong song and they play well off each other. The judges are transfixed.