'American Idol': Lifehouse, Eric Benet, Jonny Lang approve of Top 9 covers

idol-top-9.jpgHollie Cavanagh got the ultimate compliment after the "American Idol" Top 9 performance show, during which she sang a tune from her ultimate idol, Carrie Underwood.

Underwood tweeted at the singer after she watched the performance, "You were amazing tonight! You meant every word...made me teary-eyed. I'm honored you picked my song to sing!"

The rest of the finalists hoped to hear from their idols too. Cavanagh's roommate, Skylar Laine, tells Zap2it that she desperately wants a tweet from her idol, Miranda Lambert, but fears that won't happen considering Lambert is married to "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton.

"I want Miranda to tweet me! She won't do it," Laine tells Zap2it. "Blake, let Miranda tweet me, please! I just want her to notice me. I hope she loves it. I hope I did her proud. I hope she enjoys it, because I really want to do that song on the tour."

Beyonce didn't officially say anything about Jessica Sanchez's slowed-down performance of "Sweet Dreams," but considering the video is posted on Bey's site, we're taking that as approval. Sasha Fierce totally digs BB Chez.

Other approvals of the "Idol" performances came in on Twitter throughout the night, with Jonny Lang saying nice things about Phillip Phillips' cover of "Still Rainin',"  Lifehouse loving Colton Dixon's "Everything" and Eric Benet digging DeAndre Brackensick's "Sometimes I Cry."

Check out their tweets:



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