Malaya Watson joins American Idol Top 8


Posted at Mar 28 2014 12:07 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2014 08:07 PM

MANILA – Malaya Watson's improving performances on American Idol Season XIII is keeping her from being eliminated from the show.

On Thursday night (Friday morning in Manila), America voted to let Watson stay and be part of the show's Top 8.

Watson's performance on Wednesday night proved how much the young Fil-Am tuba player has improved.

Her jazzy rendition of The Beatles' "Long and Windind Road" earned more praises from the show's three judges.

Joining Watson in the Top 8 spot are:

Dexter Roberts
Caleb Johnson
Jessica Meuse
Alex Preston
Jena Asciutto
CJ Harris
Sam Woolf

Harris, Woolf and Majesty Rose were among the contestants who landed on the Bottom 3. However, it was Majesty Rose who was eliminated from the show after the judges did not use their save option on her.