Was Idol Naima Adedapo's Reggae Elton John Cover a Hit or Miss?

Entertainment Mar. 31, 2011 AT 10:08AM
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Well, that's one way to make an impression!

On Wednesday's Top 11 American Idol performance round, Naima Adedapo took a giant risk putting a reggae twist on Elton John's classic "I'm Still Standing," making her routine one of the night's most buzzed-about numbers.

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"That's who I am, that's part of my culture," Adedapo, 26, said after belting out a slowed-down version of the 1983 hit. "I felt it and it was great for me. Hopefully it's great for America!"

The Idol judges, however, weren't as convinced.

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"I'm not sure this song was suited for that," Jennifer Lopez admitted. "I love you and I believe you're supposed to be still standing in this competition, [but] it was a better idea than payoff for me."

Added Randy Jackson: "I love reggae but it came off kind of corny and that's not you at all."

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Revisit Adedapo's Elton John performance in the video above and tell Us: Was her cover a hit or a miss?

By Allison Corneau for UsMagazine.com. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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