Aubrey Cleland – Sudden Death – American Idol 2012 by IdolxMuzic

It’s nice when someone kind of comes out of nowhere to surprise you on “American Idol.” Wednesday night (Feb. 27) Aubrey Cleland was one of those pleasant surprises. She sang Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams,” which is a big choice. But she handled it.

“What I love about you is the balance that you have of poise and fire. You have such great fire in your voice,” says Keith Urban. “I am obsessed with you … the fact that you had that rich texture when you sang, I was blown away. I felt like I was at your concert,” adds Nicki Minaj.

What did you think of Aubrey, “Idol” fans? Did she deserve to advance?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."