Well, Paula goes, "You did Stevie Wonder proud" when Elliott finished his song. But duh; he said right before he sang it that he was going to do "Moody's Mood for Love," which is not a Wonder song. I have all of Stevie's albums; I'd never heard him do it.
It's a song that is in the style known as vocalese. The Manhattan Transfer made vocalese popular there for awhile. Vocalese (pronounced vocal-EASE) is usually where a singer sings words to a famous instrumental solo. I think scat music also falls under vocalese, as does be-bop.
A guy named Eddie Jefferson wrote lyrics to a saxophone solo that a guy named James Moody played to the song "I'm In The Mood For Love." So he essentially put words to this guy's sax riff. A guy named King Pleasure first achieved popularity by singing this Eddie Jefferson song. Pleasure's recording in 1952 is considered a jazz classic.
Yeah, too bad vocalese isn't that popular right now, because Elliott can do that kind of music great. His vibratto sounds a bit like Johnny Mathis in that song he did last night.
Elliott does have the best voice in the competition as it stands. I hope he wins because I'd buy his album.