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Damien Rice covered and more from 'American Idol' Top 4 night

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Update: Annie’s recap is live.

Those last two performances from Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez just about struck me dead. American Idol‘s very own James Brown and the Dreamgirl won the night for me (for you?), but Hollie’s first-round journey and Phillip’s volcano of dramatic lighting stirred me as well. Great night with a fantastic finish on Idol.

Jessica shed a tear, !

Vote below for the idol who gave the best performances, check out the song list for the night, and discuss the show here while I work on my full recap


Phillip Phillips, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by CCR

Hollie Cavanagh, “Faithfully” by Journey

Joshua Ledet, “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

Jessica Sanchez, “Steal Away” by Etta James

Phillip and Joshua, “This Love” by Maroon 5

Hollie and Jessica, “Eternal Flame” by the Bangles

The Top 4, “Waiting For a Girl Like You” by Foreigner

Phillip Phillips, “Volcano” by Damien Rice

Hollie Cavanagh, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt

Joshua Ledet, “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown

Jessica Sanchez, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls

Read more:

‘American Idol’ Top 4 recap: Nothing Without a Woman or a Girl

‘American Idol’: Name your Top 4 Power List!

The week in ‘Idol’: Top 4 going back to Cali, Kris Allen shut down on the pier, and more

‘American Idol’ results recap: Gunpowder and Dread

‘American Idol’ performance recap: It’s the Time of the Season for Wanting It, Ryan!

At home with the Top 9 in the ‘Idol’ mansion — EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

Ask Annie anything about ‘Idol’ (or whatever) in the video player below. To see her answers to previous questions, click on the text links below the picture. This is *not live*!