'American Idol' Recap: Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez Shine on 'Modern' Tunes
'American Idol' Recap: Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez Shine on 'Modern' Tunes

The night "American Idol" contestants sing modern songs is always an intriguing episode because, hey, the music's relevant for once!

Make no mistake -- I'm not discounting the allure of the past and belting out tunes that older viewers will recognize, but it's always nice to see contestants performing the songs of their generation. Because, remember, whoever wins this competition is going to be thrown into the modern music world head first. It's good to see how they'll stack up.

Or you'll have that awkward moment when half the singers pick a modern song no one knows. Such was Wednesday night. Sigh.

With the theme being songs of the 2010s, the remaining seven contestants hit the stage last night (April 11) after coaching from mentor Jimmy Iovine and guest

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