April 7th, 2009
09:19 PM ET

Top 8: Who were your favorites?

The night yielded a few surprises: Scott abandoned the piano, and Adam changed his hair yet again.

But some things remained the same. Lil didn't deliver to expectations, and Allison turned in a performance way more mature than her years.

So what did you think? Was it all you hoped it would be? Don't forget to join us Wednesday night for the results show.

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April 7th, 2009
09:12 PM ET

Top 8: Adam Lambert has me mad for him

Adam loved playing dress up as a child.

Adam Lambert

That explains so much when it comes to his flair for the dramatic.

Adam sang the mess out of Tears for Fears' "Mad World." He got a standing ovation from Simon, and he more than deserved it.

His rendition was SICK! That boy has an incredible voice, and I will even forgive him his boy-band hair and look tonight, which I guess would be cute to me if I was a tad bit younger.

Adam seems like he is leaving everyone else in the dust in this competition. He was by far the best.


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April 7th, 2009
09:04 PM ET

Top 8: Matt Giraud takes a part-time love

Matt knows he is dead wrong for that Justin Timberlake hat!

Matt Giraud

He performs Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover," and I guess I should have been blown away, especially since I am a huge Justin Timberlake fan and that seemed to be who he was channeling with the high notes, moves and the brim.

It was good, but not incredible like I feel his voice is capable of given his range. And it seemed like he was trying too hard to really work it out with a little movement.

I swear I thought he was going to do a Michael Jackson back leg cross and toss of the hat to the side. Just be you Matt.


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April 7th, 2009
08:56 PM ET

Top 8: Allison Iraheta made me love her

The little rocker chick is also a bit of a torch singer.

Allison Iraheta

So far, I think she's been the smartest in terms of song choice. Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" was perfect for her voice, and she managed to pull it off despite practically being a toddler.

I tried not to be freaked out by the fact that she was singing such a sultry song. It just seems wrong on so many levels to haveĀ  a teenager portraying all the passionate longing and angst that makes that song so great.

Allison pulled it off, though, and good for her. Way to go little rocker chick!


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April 7th, 2009
08:48 PM ET

Top 8: Scott MacIntyre's search is over

Scott's mom looks younger than him!

Scott MacIntyre

Wait! Where's the piano?!?!?!?

Scott is sans keys and with an electric guitar for Survivor's "The Search Is Over."

Ouch, that one note hurt my ears something fierce. He tried to reach for the rafters on some of the notes, and he didn't get even close.

Happy to see him standing upright, but he is not the power ballad dude at all. He seems to know his days are numbered, 'cause he said he wanted to show his versatility before he gets sent home.

He's a cutey with the new haircut, and I probably should just leave it at that.


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April 7th, 2009
08:39 PM ET

Top 8: Anoop Desai shows his true colors

I knew Anoop was going to give a shout-out to the Tar Heels!

Anoop Desai

Way to show that UNC love.

Anoop shares a birthday with David Cook, but does he share the chops?

He certainly doesn't share the fashion sense, 'cause that green striped sweater isĀ  Peanuts character all the way.

Noop Dogg the balladeer has returned with "True Colors," and he's trying to work the crowd a little bit with the smoothness.

Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this one.

His is one that I feel like I have to rewind the Tivo and see whether it was that good or whether it just was so much better than his dreadful turn last week singing Usher.

I did like that he apologized for coming off a bit salty at the judges' criticism last week. It was kind of classy.


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