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my AMERICAN IDOL Judging Stint

Bowled over by Blake, Lakisha, Bon Jovi on ‘American Idol’

Posted date: May 08, 2007

ROCK night is one of the most awaited themes in Star World’s “American Idol.” Last week’s show featured one of mainstream American rock and roll’s most enduring acts, Bon Jovi, showing our Idols how to edge it up for the stage.

After Wednesday night, every one couldn’t get enough of Blake Lewis’ funky version of “You Give Love a Bad Name,” while Lakisha Jones bared her soulfulness with a dramatic performance of “This Ain’t a Love Song.” Judges Randy, Simon, and Paula gave them the thumbs up, and so did 2bU! readers.

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Here’s what our winning trio thought of last week’s Bon Jovi bonanza:

Angela Santiago: Blake did so well with his rendition of “You Give Love A Bad Name.” He was able to make it his own without destroying the song. I was disappointed that Jordin did not give her usual breathtaking performance, but I still believe she deserves to be in the finale.

Mark Bryan Garcia: Most of last Wednesday’s performances of famous Bon Jovi songs were amazing! Phil was pretty good and the audiences enjoyed his performance very much, but then Simon (as always) had to be a killjoy. Lakisha’s performance was so fantastic that it even prompted Simon to kiss her. The best performance of the night, of course, was Blake. The beatboxer was the most fashionable and he really made the song sound more exciting. I loved it! Blake deserves to be the next American Idol.

Pio II Tabernilla: It was a rocking Bon Jovi night and, yup, Lakisha is definitely back, redeeming herself with her golden pipes and powerful rendition of “This Ain’t A Love Song.” Blake’s new hair color and big risk to stylize “You Give Love A Bad Name” was very hip and entertaining.

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