Melanie Amaro set the bar extremely high with her rendition of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston's When You Believe. Melanie's performance drew massive applause from the audience which included Clive Davis, the man responsible for signing Whitney.
Marcus Canty, who has been on the chopping block twice this season, gave what Paula called "one of [his] best performances".
Earlier this week, Marcus and Chris Rene received a call from one of their idols, Stevie Wonder. Chris was left speechless when Stevie admitted that he was inspired after enjoying the young musician's last performance.
These encouraging words may have given Chris the fearlessness to sing an original song, which Simon Cowell believed to be either a mark of stupidity or stroke of genius. Simon accepted a kiss from Paula Abdul when, after a dramatic pause, he finally opted for the latter.