A long-time fan of Mariah Carey, teen contestant Hollie Cavanagh first auditioned for Season 10 of American Idol at the age of 17.
Hollie was eliminated on May 10, 2012 after “California Dreamin’” and “Songs You Wish You Had Written.”
|Episode||Song||Randy's Comments||Jennifer's Comments||Steven's Comments|
Songs You Wish You Had Written
|I Can't Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)||To me now, in this competition, you need moments...but you are a different type of singer than Bonnie Raitt...and you need a song that could give you a moment.||I felt maybe you knew that it had to be emotional, so you brought emotional, but it got the best of you.||It fell a little short as far as the dynamic range of how you can sing.|
|Faithfully (Journey)||Hollie Cavanagh, you're peaking at the right time in this competition...dude, you are right in the zone. Hollie wants to take this...Hollie wants to have the whole thing.||It's just watching how much you've grown...it was really very beautiful.||I've watched you blossom, your creativity, you've come around.|
|The Climb (Miley Cyrus)||Now that's the Hollie Cavanagh that we love! That's the one! Hollie is back!||Wow, that was stepping it up!||It doesn't matter what accost you got, you sing a song like it's going out of style.|
Songs from Queen
|Save Me (Queen)||Listen, I think it was a good performance…I think you’ve been having a lot of good performances…||I really felt you get emotional in the middle of that…You’re such a gifted vocalist, you’re always gonna sound good…I just want to see you enjoy it more.||I’m thinkin’ I love the way you sing a Queen song that’s an old fashioned song with a good melody. I think you did a real good job of it.|
"Now and Then"
|Rolling in the Deep (Adele)||I’m not gonna say it was perfect, but it was close to perfect.||You just forgot about everything and you sang that song.||I can’t judge it. It was perfect. It was beautiful.|
"Now and Then"
|Son of a Preacher Man||You dug in for that last note… that was crazy dude!||This song was better even than the first time and you did really great then.||I still think you can push it even more. You’ve got the voice, you’ve got the vehicle, c’mon!|
|Perfect (Pink)||No, it wasn’t perfect, but it was a lot better than where you were last week.||You look beautiful tonight Holly…||It’s not about being perfect…but you look good tonight, girl.|
"Songs from the 80's"
|What a Feeling (Irene Cara)||You have the talent…that’s why we say these things to you…I you stop thinking, your voice is amazing…||At the end of the day, you do have to let it go…With the movement and everything, it just felt like you don’t release…||You always arrive, you’re songs…Your pitch was all over the place, I’m so sorry. You got there at the end.|
|Jesus Take the Wheel (Carrie Underwood)||think you did a good job. I was a little afraid of you singing that song because Carrie sang the you know what out of it.||To me, that was one of your best. That was the first time I really felt…||I heard your emotion, I felt it, I just wish you sang a different song.|
Songs from Billy Joel
|Honesty (Billy Joel)||I could feel you thinking in your head almost in the verse and in the chorus. You just got to let go tonight.||You take on these big songs an that’s great cu you need to do that in this competition…but at the end of the day you have to know every note in the song.||You’re one of our grand singers, you hold the notes really long and you sing so beautifully and so deep. Tonight you were a little pitchy.|
Songs from Birth Year
|Reflection (Christina Aguilera)||It would be nice to see you let go a little bit, but must say you tried to slay probably the biggest dragon tonight with that song because Christina sang the everything out of it…so to come up and compare against it is a little tough.||I look forward to America seeing what you really do when you let your hair down.||You hit your notes so perfectly and so right on…there was nothing left of that song except passion and my hope is that you let your hair down next time!|
Stevie Wonder & Whitney Houston
|All the Man that I Need(Whitney Houston)||Dude, you nailed it!||You’re the one—we might have a sing off between two girls in the finals.||That’s why you’re here tonight, because you’ve been nailing it every time.|