American Idol

Carly's Most Memorable Idol Songs

Relive performances by the tattooed Irish singer

March 18: 'Blackbird'

Simon called her version of the Beatles song "indulgent," but Carly hit back, explaining what the lyrics meant to her. "We've all been trying to break this industry for so long and you get beaten down so hard ... for me it's like 'blackbird fly, sing.'"