American Idol went live Tuesday night for the first time this season as Queens’ own Creighton Fraker and Heejun Han sang for their Idol lives in the show’s semifinals.
Thirteen men took the stage on the popular singing competition, but only five will continue onto next week’s show.
Fraker belted Queens native Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” to praise from each of the celebrity judges.
“That was so beautiful,” Jennifer Lopez said. “With a voice like that I do not want you to go home.”
Steven Tyler agreed calling the Idol hopeful’s performance “stupendous.”
The judges questioned Han’s choice of Robbie Williams’ “Angels,” saying the song did not allow the Queens crooner to fully display his voice.
“I’m not sure if that song showed off all of how beautiful your voice is,” said Lopez, who also called his sound silky smooth.
While Randy Jackson agreed that the song didn’t show everything the “mad talented” Han can do vocally, he added, “I am so happy we found Heejun.”
Viewer votes will choose the five men and five women that advance to the shows finals which begin next week. The women take the stage on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on Fox 5. The show’s 13 finalists — the judges will each select one wild card contestant — will be announced Thursday night at 8 p.m. on Fox 5.