By Elisa Sanchez, EnStarz | May 03, 2012 07:58 AM EDT
The five remaining contestants on American Idol performed Wednesday night to songs from the 60s and British pop for a spot in the competition next week.
Joshua Ledet earned a standing ovation from the judges who were visibly excited for his performance of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody."
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Judge Jennifer Lopez was shouting praises at him and even compared him to James Brown and "the greatest soul singers and performers ever."
"I've been doing this 11 years, and you're one of the best singers ever on this show. Ever!" judge Randy Jackson said following Ledet's performance.
"No matter what goes down, you're one of the best singers ever on this show, and that is a big feat, that was incredible. Nobody could do that better."
Idol's contestant Hollie Cavanagh, who was in the bottom two last week, bounced in the competition, according to the judges.
Two of the judges gave her standing ovation for her first song "River Deep - Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner and they liked her second performance of Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love."
"That was unbelievable. You're peaking now at the right time," Jackson told her after her second performance.
Skylar Laine who sang Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Dusty Springfield also received praises from the judges.
"You wanna win, don't you?" Lopez said after her second song. "I can tell. And you just might with performances like that."
Idol's judges also praised Jessica Sanchez' second performance of Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful to Me."
"This girl's in the top of the leader board right now," said Jackson.
Watch the 4 Best Performances of the 60s and British pop show:
Joshua Ledet "To Love Somebody":
Hollie Cavanagh "River Deep- Mountain High":
Skylar Laine "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me":
Jessica Sanchez' "You are So Beautiful"
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