‘American Idol’ 2014 Recap: AI Season 13 Episode 14 ’13 Finalists Perform’ with ‘This is Me’ Theme [WATCH VIDEOS]

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‘American Idol’ 2014 Recap: AI Season 13 Episode 14 ’13 Finalists Perform’ with ‘This is Me’ Theme [WATCH VIDEOS]
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“American Idol” 2014 also known as “American Idol XIII” is back on its 14th episode (air date: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014) titled  “13 Finalists Perform.”   After the exciting “Rush Week – Results Show: Top 13 Revealed” episode on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, wherein the Top 13 girls and boys were chosen from the Top 20 and 7 of them were eliminated, it’s time for the Top 13 finalists to prove why they were chosen over the others. Read on to find out more about the “American Idol” or AI Season 13 Episode 14 “13 Finalists Perform” with “This is Me” theme including the songs they performed on stage.

The Top 13 finalists performed their choice of songs that conveyed the message “This Is Me.” This is the theme of the episode where they picked out songs that reflected themselves and revealed insights about them.

“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest spoke briefly about the “This Is Me” theme to Los Angeles Times.

“They were instructed to select a song that truly defines them as an artist and as a person,” said Seacrest in the Los Angeles Times report.

Here’s the “American Idol” 2014 Season 13 TOP 13 (arranged by order of performance) and their “This Is Me” song choices:

 

1.         Dexter Roberts –        “Aw Naw” by Chris Young (Watch YouTube video HERE)

2.         Malaya Watson –       “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars (Watch HERE) 

3.         Kristen O’Connor –   “Beautiful Disaster” by Kelly Clarkson (Watch HERE)                

4.         Ben Briley –                “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash (Watch HERE)               

5.         C.J. Harris –               “Radio” by Darius Rucker (Watch HERE) 

6.         M.K. Nobilette –         “Satisfaction” by Allen Stone (Watch HERE)                   

7.         Majesty Rose –           “Tightrope”   by Janelle Monae (Watch HERE)     

8.         Jena Irene –                “The Scientist” by Coldplay (Watch HERE)          

9.         Alex Preston –            “A Beautiful Mess” by Jason Mraz (Watch HERE)          

10.       Jessica Meuse –          “The Crow & the Butterfly” by Shinedown  (Watch HERE)      

11.       Emily Piriz –               “Glitter in the Air” by Pink (Watch HERE)          

12.       Sam Woolf –               “Unwell” by Matchbox 20 (Watch HERE) 

13.       Caleb Johnson –         “Pressure and Time” by Rival Suns (Watch HERE)                     

Source: Wikipedia, Celeb Dirty Laundry and “American Idol” official YouTube channel

 

Check out some of their performances in the YouTube videos below:

MALAYA WATSON  (“Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars):

 

ALEX PRESTON (“A Beautiful Mess” by Jason Mraz):

 

EMILY PIRIZ  ( “Glitter in the Air” by Pink):

Aside from the “American Idol XIII” Top 13 “This Is Me” song choices, they were also asked to reveal 5 things about them within 20 seconds. Some of them revealed that they can play a lot of instruments (Malaya Watson) and that their eyes change colours depending on their environment (Emily Piriz).

Former “American Idol” judge turned in-house mentor Randy Jackson also had a special seat wherein he spoke about each Top 13 contestant before they performed and watched their performances as well.

And that’s it for the “American Idol” 2014 recap featuring the AI Season 13 Episode 14 “13 Finalists Perform” with “This is Me” theme. Stay tuned for more updates on “American Idol XIII” including spoilers, sneak peeks and episode recaps.

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