Highlights of the show for me (in order of appearance):
Skylar Laine & Hollie Cavanagh doing Undo It. Carrie Underwood must be proud! (The video doesn't do the performance justice, really.)
Rumor Has It by Elise Testone! She was a little bit scratchy on show night but she still managed to give a really great performance! Loved her whole set.
Of course, there's Jessica Sanchez! Her whole set, too, was really amazing! Girl's truly in her own zone when she's performing and I love it! My favorite song she did was How Come You Don't Call Me, I was freaking out the whole time that my dad was the one getting embarrassed for my being so loud hahahaha!
At this point of the show I really lost it! Joshua has been one of my favorites ever since the beginning of their Idol season and I was just blown away by his performance of It's a Man's Man's Man's World!
Last but definitely not the least was Phillip Phillips' set. He and Elise sang their duet of Somebody That I Used To Know and it was still so pretty to me even though they were both a little scratchy, it kinda added to the performance value hehe.
He also sang Usher's U Got It Bad but darn it, I can't find a video! The song was very fitted to his sexy, scratchy voice that night.
His winning song - now the OST to the new Clint Eastwood movie, "Trouble with the Curve" - Home...
I surely had an amazing time at the show! It felt really nice to be able to have that feeling of being a part of something big again, like singing along to a concert with tens of thousands of people. Personally, nothing beats that energy and that feeling of unity for me. :)