Deciding to keep it current unlike his earlier performances, Burnell Taylor opted to give his take on John Legend's 'This Time.'

To the judges liking, Burnell did Legend justice in singing the song well, but not without bringing his own style to it and to the stage. We peeped the matching laces and shirt, nice touch.

Nicki Minaj was just enamored with the 19-year-old Louisiana native, calling his performance "the best by far tonight." "Nobody else was in your lane tonight," she exclaimed. "At all. Period. I would pay to see your show right now."

Blowing kisses to the crowd when he was done, Burnell knew he had landed in the top 20.

Watch Burnell Taylor Perform John Legend's 'This Time' on 'American Idol'