Sage performed Fleetwood Mac‘s 1975 hit “Rhiannon” in American Idol‘s Top 20 round.
Lionel Richie said the performance took him back to another time. “You brought together the closest thing to 1968 I could check out,” referencing Sage’s hippie, psychedelic rock vibe.
Katy Perry had a similar critique of the performance, saying “It was just like your perfect blend and like a dash of Janis Joplin.”
Luke Bryan praised Sage’s powerhouse vocals. “When you start singing, it’s like all of time and space just goes right to what you’re giving us. You always just deliver amazing vocals.”