With American Idol in the live shows stage — this weekend, they’re down to the Top 8 — judge Lionel Richie really wants to see the remaining contestants step up. What is he looking for? Of course he wants to see talent. But he wants to see something else from them, too — he wants them to show him a clear sense of self. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lionel Richie)
American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.