1. Linkin Park
Surprise! Chester Bennington turns the volume down for an achingly sensitive sing-along with a festival crowd.
2. John Legend
R&B’s smoothest cat purrs a cappella, makes it sound easy.
3. Haley Reinhart
Somehow her killer take landed the Idol finalist in that week’s bottom three. America, we revoke your voting rights.
4. Connie Talbot
Adorable 10-year-old Brit misses the pathos but nails the groove.
5. Nicole Scherzinger
Her pipes aren’t bad. Still, you don’t believe this Doll’s pain for a minute.
6. Glee’s Lea Michele Feat. Jonathan Groff
Too brassy and shouty, it misses the point completely. Just say no, Broadway babies.
7. Mike Posner
There’s a fire, starting in my…nope, there’s just smoke. And rasp.