Andrew GarciaAndrew Garcia, a father hoping to make a better life for his child, took the stage on the first night of the infamous Hollywood Week on 'American Idol' and sang a rendition of 'Straight Up.'

It was a risky choice, considering Paula Abdul, who made the tune famous, had left the show. But Garcia, with guitar in hand, nailed his toned-down version.

"That was genius," Kara DioGuardi told Garcia. "Paula would be screaming and yelling," she added. Watch It