Curtis received a standing ovation from the judges and audience on American Idol 2013 with his performance of ”I Believe I Can Fly” during the 10 male semi-finalists show!!
Contestant: Curtis Finch, Jr.
Song: ”I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly || This performance started off “eh”. On a completely superficial level, the song sounded great – but there were some moments that I was a bit less than impressed. Curtis kept dropped way down in his register to hit some low notes, but they seemed a little out of place to me. Howeeever, at the end of the song he hit some ridiculous notes and definitely made a big comeback in my mind. And got a standing ovation from all of the judges!
Judges’ Comments: Keith kicked off the judge gushing, by saying that Curtis just “oozes goodness and light and hope.” Nicki told Curtis that “every single time” he raised the bar for the other contestants. She also told him that his ability to make people feel good and happy can’t be measured. And then, she kind of started yelling and was on a bit of a tangent basically giving a sermon. But yeah, she loved him. Randy asked everyone to “praise God” for Curtis’s ability, and said that the competition started with Curtis’s performance. Mariah said she loved the performance, and urged America to vote for him.