Dalton Rapattoni sang “Bird Set Free” and “God Only Knows” for his Top 4 performances on Thursday’s “American Idol.” Watch below!
The episode’s first round had a “Classic Rock” theme, and Rapattoni chose to perform the Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows” after initially struggling with “Seven Nation Army.” The track change paid off. “So good to choose that song,” Keith Urban told Rapattoni afterward. “That was really good.”
Jennifer Lopez said, “It was really beautiful… You really won with that moment. It was a really good moment for you.” Harry Connick, Jr. noted, “That arrangement really showed your vulnerabilities… It was about you getting completely into those lyrics, and I thought you did a good job with that.”
In the second round, Rapattoni had to choose a track from the “Sia Songbook.” He went with “Bird Set Free,” and the star herself was on hand to mentor him before the big performance. Lopez said, “You are such an artist, and it is so beautiful to watch you… especially tonight.” Connick felt “Bird Set Free” was perfect for him. And Urban felt called his performance “fantastic!”
Check out the video of both his performances below!