We were pretty surprised that the mystery 13th male “American Idol” contestant was Jermaine Jones. We thought for sure it was going to be Johnny Keyser and then if not him, David Leathers Jr. We’re not bashing Jermaine, we’re just saying – it was a surprise.

But he more than proved he was meant to be there. His performance of Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father Again” had some truly beautiful moments. It wasn’t perfect, but it was better than a lot of the other guys who performed in the Top 13.

The judges loved it. Steven Tyler called it a “beautiful thing,” while J.Lo looked ready to cry. What did you think, “Idol” fans? Does Jermaine have your vote?

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."