Jennifer Lopez thinks there's 20 million girls out there who wish he was singing that Bob Seger song to them.
Jimmy Iovine figures if it was good enough for Berry Gordy and Michael Jackson, it's good enough for him and Jessica.
"You have this perfect marriage of knowing exactly what you're doing and letting completely go at the same time," Jennifer Lopez says.
Never one to go the easy route, Phillip has chosen a Matchbox 20 number as his song. But the judges aren't impressed.
Ballads are kind of like defense in football: Offense and uptempo may win games, but defense and ballads win championships.
Can he keep the momentum going? He'll try, with a cover of a John Lennon classic.
"It's got that melody that we're trying to drag through him," Steven Tyler says. "I want to see if he can do it."
"There's a tenderness in this song that I feel that she will kill," says Jennifer Lopez.
Randy Jackson picked an Etta James song for Joshua Ledet, because he thinks a classic tune will fit a classic singer.