04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Andrew Garcia 'Straight Up' Cover On American Idol 2010 (VIDEO)

Last night was the first night of Hollywood on this season of "American Idol," and it started off with a bang. Andrew Garcia took a big risk by doing an acoustic cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" but it paid off in a major way.

Judge Kara DioGuardi called it "genius" and the crowd was whooping and clapping it up. It really was fantastic.