'Idol' Watch - Top 10 Soar
#1. Erika Van Pelt
Last Week: Up From #10
Song: New York State of Mind
In what can only be explained as a "Reverse Samson," Erika chopped off all her hair and delivered her best performance of the competition to date. Bluesy, guttural, heart-wrenching and beautiful, her best-yet-vocal couldn't have come at a better time since she was teetering on the edge of oblivion after last week's dismal showing.
Now, thanks to her new look and new-found confidence, Erika is like a brand new star -- one who's finally ready to rock.