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'American Idol' Top 13 Standouts: Pia Toscano and James Durbin

March 10, 2011 (4:56 am) GMT
These two, along with Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams, received the highest praises from the judges in 'personal idol' week.

The Top 13 round of "" separated the good from the mediocre. Among those who stood out on the pre-taped episode were Pia Toscano and most of the guys. Pia belted out 's "All by Myself" with her signature high and diva-like notes and got praised by for nailing one of the dreaded big-three female singers.

James Durbin also charmed his way to the judges' heart with his rendition of 's "Maybe I'm Amazed". "Yo, this dude can do anything man," Randy said, adding "James Durbin is dangerous!" Jacob Lusk was also triumphant with the uplifting single from , "I Believe I Can Fly". and both said it's hard to judge someone who is so good. "Pure passion, pure music, I can't even judge ya, that's how good you are," Steven noted.

Other stand-outs included Scotty McCreery who stood by his country flavor and Casey Abrams who did 's cover of ' "With a Little Help From My Friends". About the former, Randy commented, "If it ain't broke, don't even consider fixin' it" and about the latter Steven said, "You are a rainbow of talent, man ... and you are a plethora of passion."

Meanwhile, Lauren Alaina who is expected to do well, struggled through her performance and so did Ashthon Jones and Paul McDonald. The others were just given mediocre reviews from the judges but none did drastically bad.

Thursday would be the result night which has invited "Idol" alum and .


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