American Idol: Skylar Laine & Hollie Cavanagh Take on Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

American Idol was full of stellar performances last night. It is being dubbed as one of the best episodes ever. And with good reason; the contestants really out did themselves. Eleven seasons in, it is great to see the abundance of talent that continues to step across the Idol stage.

Last night, the contestants each performed songs by their musical idols. Our country girl, Skylar Laine, chose “Gunpowder and Lead” by her idol and country superstar, Miranda Lambert.

You can definitely see the Miranda influence when Skylar performs. Her stage presence and performance energy are impressive, and she has a rockin’ country vibe. Just like her idol.

Skylar slayed her performance of “Gunpowder and Lead” and continues to bring her “A” game every week to the stage!

Check out the video of her performance:


Continue reading to check out Hollie Cavanagh’s cover of Carrie Underwood…

Another contestant this season, Hollie Cavanagh, has a country idol of her own: American Idol winner and country powerhouse, Carrie Underwood.

Hollie performed Carrie’s hit ballad, “Jesus Take The Wheel.” It is difficult to take on a song by an Idol winner, but Hollie did a very solid job. She has great vocal range and a naturally beautiful voice, and is definitely another one to watch this season.

After her performance, Hollie even got a tweet from her Idol:

@carrieunderwood: @CavanaghAI11 You were amazing tonight! You meant every word…made me teary-eyed. I’m honored you picked my song to sing!

Check out Hollie’s performance:

Watch American Idol on Fox, Thursday at 8/7c to find out this week’s results!

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