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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  1. Ava

    Wow, this post is nice, my sister is analyzing these things, therefore I am going to convey her.

    Ava

    October 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. peyton

    i think Michael Jackson was the best and still is the best singer of all time.these are in order of how i love them.
    1.Michael Jackson
    2.The Beatles
    3.Elvis Presley
    Michael will always be the best to me and no one can replace that and that he's the king of pop forever.to me he's the king of music!

    June 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Carol

    Poor Scott is gettting the boot maybe

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ginny

    I will guess... the person leaving tonight will be either Anoop or Scott, but more Anoop than Scott. Sorry, Anoop fans. He's pretty good as a soloist for a Boy Band. His style is similar to Boyz2Men. He is still a star though and he has this velvety voice, he'll make it even without American Idol. I like him too but you'll have to put your best foot forward in EVERY performance, week after week. We'll see, this is just a wild guess.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. will

    Adam is a great singer. best performance was during motown week. Didn't See last night's performance but last week's was not good. Too much "banshee" singing as he has done in the past. If Adam just sings and not "banshee riff" every song, then he will do great.
    My Top: 1. Danny 2. Adam 3. Allison/Matt (tied) 4.Kris
    Anoop can sing but appearance doesn't match the voice-needs m/o.
    scott sounds average. sounds like B. Hornsby. Not a fav.
    Lil Round sounds typical, nothing spectacular, just average. Not a fav.
    Watched every season of American Idol. This is the most talented Idol.
    And so far, the right people are being voted off.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tkrog

    the remaining participants are mostly boring and forgetable. the screamer is intolerable and pretentious, the 'challenged' guy can't sing, the noop dog thinks he's a gift to the world. only Allison has any soul and makes me actually turn up the volume enough to really hear her go. boring season.

    i noticed last season how much the judges were in the tank for the munchkin who finished second. but that was nothing like how they're acting about the screamer. the last 3 or 4 episodes have been choregraphed just for him to be showcased. lame. must remember that it is a hollywood production, shown on TV so we can't really trust what we see.

    i'm done for this season. not worth watching anymore. i'll try again next season when the train wrecks begin again.

    PS...no way the screamer sells CD's...unless they come packaged with headache relief meds.

    April 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kelly

    i agree that Adam, Allison, Danny and Matt will be in the top 4, actually they will probably remain the top 4 throughout the contest.

    Kris is cute, and can sing, but i dont think him and steve are in the league of the top 4. Lil Round, i love her voice very much, but i do agree, who is she and what is her style? she keeps promising to bring it on, and she doesnt. sad cause her voice is kicking.

    i think anoop is awesome and very sweet. but again, not in the same league as the top 4

    April 8, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kelly cauffman

    I am 47 years old and grew up with 8 tracks and cassettes. Today, for the first time I learned how to use itunes so i could download Allison and Adam, These two kids are definately the bomb! Nuf Said!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Barbara Snider

    You forgot Danny!

    April 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. emerald

    it's Adam all the way for me. Loved his performance last night.

    April 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bobby

    Adam Baldwin? Overrated. He's not a singer I could listen to on the radio. He's way over the top...a total theatre major, if not drama queen. And have you noticed how he not only dyes his hair, but his Eyebrows, too??
    Allison will meet and probably beat Adam in the finals.

    April 8, 2009 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. zac

    Here is my two cents: Of the remaining contestants, there is only one artist whom I personally would buys album. And that is Allison. Her voice is sultry, smokey, hot... Her singing Bonnie Rait this past weekend was perfect. She is going to be a star regardless of this competition. Like Kara said, 'Let's go to the studio and record!' Nuf said. Also, it's been proven that the female contestants, with the exception of Daughtry, have been the successes. This year is no different.

    April 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Brooke

    Wow, Cara, tell us how you really feel.

    April 8, 2009 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. liz

    KRIS and ALLISON sing music the way people want to hear it....Adam"s singing is annoying 90% of the time

    April 8, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jerred

    I wouldn't mind seeing Adam on broadway or something, but let me be honest...i would never go out and buy his album...b/c i would need migraine meds to go with.. and that seems to be the genral consensus of the people on my college campus....But i would buy KRIS, MATT or Allisons albums anyday!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Stefani

    1. Matt
    2. Allison
    3. Adam

    April 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bob

    Danny Was also Great !!!

    April 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bob

    I think ALISON rocked the house!!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Older fan

    I'm so sick of Adam. Last night it looked like he had a wig on and the lightining was terrible. I liked Allison and she reminds me a lot of
    Bette Middler in her singing.

    April 8, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. leezer

    It was nice to see some people know what true talent is. Sorry I don't get the Adam thing he's good but there is way to much hype about him. What people need to realize American Idol means someone you hear on the radio and you want to buy their CD. Adam belongs on Broadway I would have no problem seeing on Broadway. Buy one of his CD'S hell to the no. Allison,Matt,and Danny have the whole package. This competition is a singing competition (as Simon says) Adam's vocal tone is pretty annoying It's great to hear him for one song but I couln't take a whole night of him!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Carl

    I did not like adems song, he is a great singer.! But the song he sang i thought was off the wall. i have Never heard that song nor do i want to hear it again. he has done some great songs thou.. My top 3 are .
    1. Allsion
    2. Danny
    3. Adem

    April 8, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  22. luvmy2k9s

    Well for those of you who truly have musical apptitudes, you know that most of the singers are "ok" but the only singer that has a natural beautiful singing voice is Anoop. Granted, he needs to work on his stage presence, but his voice is head and shoulders above the rest. He has a natural gift. Do I think he'll win? No, but Idol is going to be his platform to make some great CDs!

    April 8, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  23. bwgophers

    Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Freddy Mercury, Elton John, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Stephen Tyler, David Lee Roth, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Axl Rose, Robert Plant, Bono, and so on and so on...

    What did all of these names have in common:

    1) They are some of the most dynamic and successful entertainers of the pop/rock era
    2) They were all "over-the-top" in performance and/or fashion style, yet they pulled it off.
    3) They were also not everyone's "cup of tea"

    I am by no means saying that Adam Lambert is in the same class with these individuals YET, but he is clearly showing the traits and potential to move in that direction.

    You may not like his vocal style or song interpretation. You may not like how he looks or performs. But to deny that he has immense vocal talent and stage presence is just plain ignorant.

    He may be too polarizing to win AI this year, but he will easily be in the same class with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Daughtry as far a post-Idol commercial success is concerned.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Glenna

    Adam does not sound like a girl when he sings, he sounds like a man who is using the upper portion of his larnyx to sing...a talent/ability that is rare and interesting AND appealing.
    As for the marketbility of his sound...I am reminded of Barry Gibbs (of the Bee Gees ) his numerous hit songs, Frankie Avalon (Sherry Baby..among others)...Lou Christie (Lightening is striking again...etc), The Beach Boys (Sufer Girl..etc)...
    These artists sold millions using their various "falsetto" voices.

    Not marketable? I beg to differ!!

    April 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  25. aurora

    How can anyone think Danny is the best singer?? Everybody loses someone they love; they get over it and move on... This show is fueling the sympathy vote for Danny. His voice is hoarse, he sounds like Taylor Hicks and Michael MacDonald. Nothing new or exciting here, plus he shouts instead of sings and is flat most of the time.

    Now, Adam has complete control of his vocals. He has incredible range. For those of you who cannot recognize (or missed last night's) true talent, I feel sorry for you. Adam is by far the best in this year's competition.

    1. Adam
    2. Allison
    3. Matt
    4. Anoop
    5. Kris
    6. Lil
    7. Danny
    8. Scott

    April 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Don

    As someone who quit watching after they cut Rose during Hollywood week except for a performance here and there, I thought I'd give it another go last night. Since I didn't see Adam's performance (DVR), I've rated them in how well I liked their singing.

    1. Allison (Flawless and Moving)
    2. Matt (Entertaining)
    3. Anoop (Enjoyable)
    4. Danny (OK)
    5. Lil Rounds (Liked her will do attitude)
    6. Scott (Sounds like he's giving up)
    7. Kris (The song was never in tune)

    As for Adam, I caught his peformance last week (only one I saw) and thought it was horrible. He was not in tune, wailed like a banshee in critical areas of the song, and really slaughtered it overall. From reading all the Adam fan worship above, his other performances must be outstanding. Otherwise, I'm amazed he didn't get cut from the one time I did see him.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. druidmary

    anoop needs to go..he apologized after being in the bottom three last week..he saw what happened to Megan..he is full of himself.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ann

    The Adam bashers are getting TRULY ANNOYING! Love him or hate him (and I LOVE him) you must admit he is the Idol that gets the most attention! Look at all these posts for him and check out other blogs. He's always #1!

    My advice: If you hate him so much, why do you give him the time of day?

    April 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  29. druidmary

    Alison is my favorite and there seems to be a prejudice with her. Simon says she needs to be more likeable.i guess she doesn't get the votes for she is not a blond, blue eyes..

    I think it is her age..she is not respected for what she does..

    shawn johnson gets the same treatment at Dancing with the stars..the bare chested haert-throb gets the screaming votes.

    adam is great and matt is great..but alison and adam are the besrt

    April 8, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Wendy

    Great show last night but only one HUGE star, ADAM! Awesome, talent!! Really blows the rest away!

    April 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. CA Dreamin in WA

    In my opinion:
    Adam & Kris: Best overall ARTISTS. But Adam shouldn't win because he is more of a lead singer of a rock band, than a solo artist. Until last night I've thought Kris was this season's David Cook taking tough songs and making them fabulous. But even David had a boring performance once or twice during his season. So I'm still thinking Kris Allen should be the winner.

    Allison & Anoop: Best overall VOCALISTS. But I just don't see their likability translating to the public, despite the fact that they both seem like wonderfully likeable people.

    Danny & Matt: Best overall stage ENTERTAINERS, but not exactly stellar artists & vocalists.. Matt's vocals are superb when they are ON. And, Danny has a cool sounding voice. But neither are consistent with their vocals and I think their time will eventually run out.

    Lil: Needs to stop bringing boring status quo performances showing her powerhouse vocals and needs to show some artistry and tender vocal range. If she makes it through this week, she has one more chance or should go home. Yet, I keep rooting for her to do her thing and get in her groove. And she did a great job of transforming her looks from cute to a stunnign beauty.

    Scott: Time to go home. I'm really impressed by what he brought to the table and ate my words from thinking he didn't belong in the Top 13. But I feel he's shown us what he can do. Last night's vocals were so uncomfortable to listen to. Maybe he wouldn't be interested in going there, but I think he would be a huge success as a Christian Music artist.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Beverly

    Adam was the best by far – he is in a league of his own – can't imargine that no one had discovered him before now. I predict that he will be the highest selling American Idol in the history of the show, I also like the sixteen year old and Anoop. Everyone else was just ok.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  33. laura

    I am a 53 year old female and I thought Adam was the best.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  34. sinister one

    1. Adam
    2. Allison
    3. Danny
    4. Matt
    5. Chris
    6. Anoop
    7. Lil
    8. Scott

    April 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Troy Scammon

    I think Danny will win it all because he has the voice and sympathy card going for him. The rest of the way he will ignite the stage and blow the rest of the contestants out of the water.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  36. ivan

    Im sorry and i dont want to be mean but enough of the sympothy votes for scott. He is HORRIBLE. Adam finally showed me he can sing and not YELL. Danny and Allison to me are the front runners. They have been singing since they were both kids on and off stage. It really shows. And my upset special. Anoop dog can really sing. People be sleeping on him.He is really good. I think Allison will take it in the end...But all of them will end up with a record deal. watch!

    April 8, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  37. janet

    If you tape it or tebo it used a dvr you wouldn't of been able to vote anyways
    so don't frete over it.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. David McPartland

    I agree that Danny is a true soul singer (meaning he sings from his soul), and I believe him when he sings. He is not as commercial as say Adam is, but I would buy his albums. Danny and Allison should team up. Anoop singing true colors just didn't work for me, Cindy Lauper (for those of us who remember) was a very original and unique artist, ahead of her time, yet Anoop is not, he is boring and his clean cut image is boring. Reminds me of a spoiled rich kid. Matt still reminds me of a clone of Justin Timberlake and Kris reminds me of a not as talented version of Dave Mathews. Lil has got some pipes but she has yet to do a Mary J. song or a song to really show her originality, I think she maybe in trouble. Scott may be in trouble this week too, but I think Anoop should go.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Brooke

    Adam Lambert is a sheer genius. His talent, voice, and charisma place him at the top of the best people to ever be on this show. I truly believe that he will be a huge success when he leaves the show. His voice is so dynamic and versatile. Matt G. is underrated – he's another one with great potential. Allison is improving a lot and I'm really starting to like her...but Adam Lambert has my heart!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  40. joel

    Matt was my favorite. If he keeps doing what he does best, he will probably make the final.

    As for Adam winning it all. It's hard to say. There are a lot of folks out there who can't deal with him. If the con's' outnumber the pro's when it comes to Adam. And if they all vote. Then the other person besides Adam who is in the final.....that's the person who will win.

    I plan to vote for that person whoever it happens to be.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  41. MC

    Definitely time for Lil to go home. She's done nothing to impress thus far. Scott's time is up, too. He's a nice guy but really not that talented a singer. Noop, you next man. Once these three are gone, then we'll have an interesting competition.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Cat

    I am looking forward to the top 3 and finals because Adam will be performing multiple songs per show. Seeing what he will do each week is such a delight. I can't stop playing Ring of Fire and Mad World over and over! Goosebumps and chills down the spine for sure.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Dan

    Adam sings like a girl. He's straight out of a 1980's hair band, an era that ended for a reason. He's not radio material. Every song sounds like he just sucked down some helium. Clearly I'm in the minority because I think he's maybe 3rd or 4th best.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. WI viewer

    If people are setting their DVR's most likely they are not watching the show in time to vote anyway. So, what are they complaining about?

    April 8, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Aaron

    I have to laugh at all the people who don't like Adam. It's clear you have no ability to judge true talent.

    In the end it won't matter because he is guaranteed to win and there is nothing the naysayers can do about it.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  46. HW

    Matt was fantastic. I would really like to see him win! He has major recording potential, I think more so than any of the others!!

    Adam has a great voice, but I agree with other posts that he is better suited for broadway and such. No doubt he is talented but I don't see him selling a lot of records.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Anahita

    From the day one I recongnized Adam's talent and I was happy that he was given a fair chance to really show his true colors.

    I'll be the first one to buy his album, if he cuts one tomorrow, he can basically able to do anything, I wasn't sure about Johnny cash performance, but the rest has been flawless.

    GO ADAM GO, There is no truning back for you now...

    April 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Aaron

    There is no poin to the show anymore. There is Adam, and then there is everybody else.

    It's been over since week 1. Nobody else has even a slight chance of winning.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  49. paula

    i am the only person who thinks adam is totally cheesy???? he cannot sing....period!! he reminds me of a gothy david cassidy.......ick!! no, double ick!!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jabev

    Spoiler alert - There are a lot of folks out here who are NOT Adam-groupies! Like probably thousands, the 7 min.-overtime was not caught by my TIVO, so I was curious about the missing performance segment. The snippets here were PLENTY-enough for me to decide this was another "country" nite for Glambert...and I totally DISagreed with Simon. Rather than stand-up for this person, I would have sat on my hands had I been in the audience...and BOOOED!

    The only songs I've listened to and enjoyed by him are: Black or White, Tracks of My Tears and one other ballad, which he performed amazingly.

    When are people going to "get it" that "unique and different" doesn't translate to "FAB-ulous"?????

    P.S. IF I had been able to get through on the phone lines, I would have voted for Allison 1st and Danny 2nd. I like Matt, but his vocals are uneven; I also like Kris, but the song choice this week was–in Simon's vernacular–"forgettable".

    April 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Natalie

    My favorite has always been Adam. From the moment he opened his mouth during auditions, I knew he had unbelievable pipes! He has such control and range that amazes me after each performance. I like Allison as well. She is extremely talented for her age and looks so very comfortable performing (she's a seasoned 16 yr old). I think it will be a close tie between these two at the end of the competition, but ultimately, I predict that Adam will win!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. MsBP

    This seems to be the best season of Idol that I can remember. Even though they fall short some weeks, for the most part, these are the best group of singers I've seen.

    I'm most disppointed in Lil because she seemed to have the voice but hasn't understood a word the judges have told her each week. Sorry Lil...it's time to go home.

    Adam....I can't get enough of him. He is gorgeous and his voice is so over the top.

    Allison...that is the oldest soul in a young peson I've ever seen. That girl is awesome.

    Danny...I've been predicting him to win it from day one. He's fallen a little short but he can pull it off if he really wants to.

    Top 3 will be Danny, Adam and Allison

    April 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Robyn

    Danny has been my pick from day one but last night he didn't "bring it" like he has in past weeks....I think he's feeling the heat from all the commotion for Adam (which I do NOT get). People talk about Danny and others sounding "the same" week after week yet rave about Adam.......all I ever hear Adam do is scream and screetch up in the falsetto that just about makes dogs come running!! How IS THAT original??? Come on Danny....bring it like I know you can!!! You have the raw God-given talent that can knock our socks off........remember "Hero"?? I love you Danny and you are my American Idol!!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  54. jeanie

    His performence was amazing. I will be watching his career. Way to go Adam.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  55. George Hague

    Adam is clearly the most creative and talented performer on the show. Yet, each week he is relagated to the last performance performance slot. It seems (at least to me) that the producers are trying to sand-bag him into receiving fewer votes.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  56. silliwilli

    I missed Adam's performance due to the time runover that my DVR did not pick up. Does anyone know where I can go online to view? He is awesome!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  57. - Vickey

    FOREVER DANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is in league with David Cook and Daughtry. While I like most of the others, they are NOT in this league.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  58. JT

    What a shame!! No reason to run over like that. Paula needs to keep her comments short and Paula and Simon need to stop the insults! It's not funny any more..and it wastes time. I was able to see it live and also recorded it. Adam was incredible! When I went back to show my husband Adam's performance I was so upset that it did not record it! I don't see any reason for Adam to leave this week, but if it happens (you never know) the judges need to use their "save" for him!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  59. ishouldbeajudge

    Scott is terrible and the judges spent too long trying to be nice, tip toeing around two simple words, GO HOME! I would think they would know by now how to keep the show on time in the 8th season! I missed Adam and I was ANGRY!!!!! Spend less time on people who need to go! Tell them they so and be done with it!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Sara

    Brandon...
    Thankfully your opinion means nothing. Crawl out of your box. The man is extremely talented....and your personality bothers me.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Diana

    I think that Adam was terrific!!!!! I hated that the judges had to rush on their comments because of the show ending.

    I also loved hearing Danny. He has a special way of singing.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Karen

    There has never been such a clear cut winner since AI began.....There is no contest...Wrap it up...it's over..Adam has won and is the most incredible singer I've ever heard!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Brandon

    Lil needs to go. I hope Adam does not win this thing because his personality just bothers me. Like Randy Travis said I dont think guys are suppose to wear nail polish. What a Q***R

    April 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Me!

    Top 3:
    Adam
    Allison
    Danny

    Bottom 3:
    Lil Rounds
    Scott
    Anoop

    April 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  65. jcalcutta

    JUDGES – PLEASSSSSEEEEE pick their songs for 1 week. GIVE US SOME ENTERTAINMENT. ADAM, ALLISON and Chris rock the show.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Steve

    Adam's son was more like Gary Jules' version off the Donnie Darko soundtrack. Check it out

    April 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  67. LB

    Adam has always been my favorite, I don't think that I would watch if it weren't for him. I can't wait to see what he does each week. As a artist , I find him to have the most talent, not just as a singer, but also see him heading off to Hollywood. I personally love his style and hair and makeup, this seperates him from the boring, conservative styles.
    Go Adam, create and enjoy!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jack

    Allison is Janice Joplin all over again! For those too young to know her, you should find her music and get ready to hear raw, powerful singing!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Bonnie

    I don't see what all the hoopla is about Adam. I think he sounds absolutely awful. He pretty much destroyed the song last night. I was unfortunate enough to turn to that station and caught his song. He may have looked human for once, but he still sounds terrible.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Chris

    Adam is in a class by himself.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Martone

    Every year it seems the Talent pool gets more and more shallow. I cannot remember a season where I have heard the Judges say "That was not the right song choice for you" more than this year. I can honestly say IMO that it seems some decent singers are getting booted just because they are choosing songs they want to sing rather then songs they can sing. I really would like to hear Allison sing in her style instead of sounding exactly like Kelly Clarkson week in and week out. It is getting old and we already have 1 Kelly Clarkson, isn't that enough?

    April 8, 2009 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  72. jman

    Is it just me or is Adam the most annoying man on the planet. Everytime I hear his screechy high pitched voice, I think of a drag show.

    Allison is getting better and better every week. When is Danny going to blow away a song? What's he waiting for?

    I know that from now on, I will be changing the channel whenever the banshee Adam is on, he's HORRIBLE!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  73. kathi

    Adam would be great in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". I can just see him as the mad doctor! It would be pretty fun.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Diane

    Amazing, Astonishing, Astounding– Adam !

    April 8, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  75. cc

    scott, lil, and anoop can't compare to the rest

    April 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Eneri Rose

    The only contestants I look forward to seeing each week are Adam and Allison. Although I do keep hoping Lil will wow me, but she just never does.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  77. AA female

    Mike – I meant to say in my previous post. Junot almost slipped by. He was mediocre but suprised all the judges on how well he sang his last song. If you look back at his last song. The judges were dumbfounded it was like there scripts were already prepared to say how bad he sung, but they got caught off guard. Everyone loved him, what did they do they cut him.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Barbara

    Adam is a freak , can't stand to look at him and mainly don't like his singing AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  79. llhaesa

    Commonwealth VA... Allison would indeed do Grace Slick proud. I'd love to hear her do some Linda Perry as well.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  80. AA female

    Come on Mike. You just now getting it. It was setup even though they got rid of Junot.

    Look back last season. They get rid of the best black singers early on won't even show there auditions. THey let the mediocre ones slip in so they can cut them, rightfully, and they can get their non-black american idol. We know blacks can sing.

    'Lil is not that great of singer. Any of the AA females past would blow her out of the water. THey tried to get Jasmine pushed through, even gave her a second chance. That black Brittany Spears didn't get past the black community.

    As I have alway stated they want a white person who sounds black, oh, or a dumb blonde i.e Pickler.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  81. WaterWish

    It's down to Adam and Allison. They're the ones with the combination of talent, stage presence, star quality, and innovation. Yes, Matt, Kris and Danny are talented, but they can't match Adam and Allison for charisma.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  82. kathi

    Adam is like he's been performing for years. He is such a pro. It doesn't matter if you don't like him. He is so great he will have a super career without us. He knows how good he is, but he always gives his best anyway! Go Adam Go. You are the best Idol has ever had on their show! No one else deserves to win as much as you.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  83. jeanie

    I turned it off after Anoop sang "True Colors"...boring

    April 8, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  84. Lhynn

    I think it is Adam and Allison all the way...no one else can even compare!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  85. Mary

    I believe it will come down between Adam and Allison .
    Love Adam I want to go out and buy his record NOW
    Allison is just a talented with her strong raspy booming voice.
    Didn't really think this year was going to be sooooo good , boy was I wrong .

    April 8, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  86. christina

    Women everywhere, even women of Elvis's Generation, are saying that Adam Lambert is a modern day "Elvis Presley". One lady on this board said it, I have heard other ladies say it- and when the women of Elvis's Generation are saying it- that is saying alot. ADAM LAMBERT deserves to win this competition- he truly is amazing!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  87. Paul

    I am very disappointed with how this season is turning out. It is beyond obvious that this competition seems 100% rigged this year. Judge's save? Are you serious? It is crystal clear that they are holding on to it in the event that Adam Lambert gets voted off.

    Speaking of Adam Lambert. I have tried and tried again, but I do not see the fascination with this guy. He seems like a nice enough person and he's got some talent, but as an American Idol? You're going to stand this guy next to Jordin Sparks? Carrie Underwood? Ruben? I can see Adam killing it on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar or Phantom or something like that, but as a mainstream recording artist? I don't think so. He manages to shriek through every song he performs. I just don't get it. Not one bit. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I just simply don't get it.

    The same can be said for Allison Iraheta. She's got gumption, I'll give her that much, but what can be said for someone who, when they sing, you can't understand single word? She screams through her performances as well, and her "I'm such a hard, edgy, punk rock teen" act is really starting to wear on me.

    Yet these are the two performers that the judges literally drool over every week and it is not fair in the least to the rest of the group. Lil and Kris did make bad song choices this week, I will admit that, but I think that they are both stellar compared to Adam and Allison. Meagan may have been a goofball and she did make some bad song choices, but at least she was edgy without trying to be.

    I like Matt. Anoop has to go. Same can be said for Scoot. Danny is a toss up. I think he's good...but not as good as others may think. Compared to other seasons, I think this one is really lacking, but from the lot we have to choose from, I do like Lil and Kris an awful lot. Should they both be voted off before the final, I doubt I'll even finish this season. It just seems way too planned out for my taste...

    April 8, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  88. Cacmacac

    I have never had a chill go up my spine listening to a song until Adam sang on American Idol last night. I am blessed to have heard that performance. Simon gave him a standing ovation...enough said.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  89. supercat

    Doesn't anyone else get annoyed by Adam?

    You can be a technically great singer and still be annoying!

    But I guess the majority of people just don't see it. Too bad: Adam basically steals the attention from everyone else and in my mind he just does not deserve it. He just isn't all that. He grosses me out.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  90. BR

    My final three:

    1. Adam
    2. Matt
    3. Anoop

    They three definately are unique in artistry. They have given different variety through out the show. The others can sing good, but they are not unique and no variety.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  91. Bill

    I didn't think anyone was that great last night.

    Send Scott home

    April 8, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  92. Ginny

    The best two contestants that I think will be in the finals are Adam and Allison, I don't care about the rest. But Adam will win.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  93. MArk B

    It's no contest. Save the rest of the season so we can watch something else like the basketball playoffs or baseball. Adam is simply fantastic. He will be a huge star. The is Adam... and then there is everyone else. If he doesn't win going away, send in the Al Franken recount team. He's that good. I am in my 50's and I would run out and buy any album he eventually cuts.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  94. sean

    I can't believe anybody would ever like Adam. His screeching voice annoyes me. What do people see in him? Stick to musicals Adam, you would never make it in the music industry. The most talented person in the competition is Allison and I really like Matt as well. As long as Adam doesn't win I will be happy. Thankfully they didn't show his performance on DVR, maybe he will go home. One can wish.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  95. Dee

    I agree that Adam is #1. I do have a problem with the negative comments about Scott. Would he have done better to wear dark glasses like Stevie or Ray Charles or even Jeff Healy? I know Scott didn't do as well last night, but when he sang in the past, I just loved him. Keep in mind, when you by CD's you dont see their face. The best way to judge your idols is close your eyes when they sing. You would be surprised on how much it affects your opinion. I knew Scottie would have never won, but he has a future in the business, and I am glad that America helped him get this far. I feel that this is the best top 10 ever on Idol (except for Megan).

    April 8, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  96. Marilyn

    Adam was definitely the BEST last night. However Matt was terriffic too!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  97. mitzi appleby

    Adam all the way, no one is even in the same league. It's like Kris Allen when he was talking and saying that he went somewhere and someone asked him if he was the guy from AI and he said yes, the person then said "Tell Adam I Said Hi" :).. That made me smile knowing Adam is already a Superstar.. I've Got Mad Love For Adam..

    April 8, 2009 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  98. KN

    Yes Adam is good but seriously, is anyone going to buy a whole album of his falsetto songs? I think he does a brilliant job but every song starts to sound the same no matter how he arranges it and I know I'd tire of it very quickly and wouldn't spend the money to buy his album.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  99. AI Fan

    If you don't want to know who is kicked off DON'T LOOK AT THE BLOGS!!!!!! HELLO!!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  100. Jim

    Loved Allison. She is so mature for her age and I think she has a real star quality.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  101. David

    Lil screached out her song again. I know she has talent, but the judges are right, she is listening to bad advice or making bad choices. The fact that Scott is still there is rediculous. He is at best a cruise ship singer. The rest were all good with Adam, Allison, and Danny the best in that order. If this were truly a singing competition rather than a personality contest, Lil, Scott, and Kris would be in the bottom three based on their performances.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  102. Ann

    LOL at some of these anti-Adam comments. His version of Ring of Fire and Tracks of my Tears are the only AI songs I've downloaded from iTunes and play all the time.

    I can understand perhaps not liking his music, but to go overboard with the vicious comments is very telling of YOU.

    April 8, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  103. JoAnne

    My favorites include Alexis Grace. Lots of folks in Atlanta are upset she's no longer on the show. Bring her back for the tour!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  104. debbie

    Thank heavens I am a Fringe fanatic, or I would have missed Adams song, he gets better every week. I may be one of the few that got hooked on him in country week with his rendition of the Johnny Cash song. I think he is brilliant, and I never did see what everyone saw in Lil, I don't think she has had a brilliant week since starting the competition. I think our little rocker is great too, and of course, so is
    Danny. But....once in awhile, a brilliant star arises, and this year it is definitely Adam.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  105. Liz

    The reason Adam stands out - hello? - is that he shouldn't be on the show, he is already a professional musical theatre performer. Plop any Broadway singer on the show and they'd be far and away better than the amateurs I thought the show was about.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  106. Karen

    Like there is anyone else on Idol except Adam?! A standing ovation led by Simon!!!!!!???!!!!!! And for once, I got my phone votes in...#8 of course!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  107. Sky in Seattle

    Actually, I could see Adam in the movies...or on Broadway. He makes you want to watch him and he seems genuine and sincere. If the whole of them stand together on stage, it is Adam who draws your eyes....not just because of how attractive he is....but because of something else. I hope that he is giving sensible choices after this show....sometimes the handlers of these kids make gawdawful choices that just make me cringe....like whose idea was it to make that horrible movie with Kelly and that curly headed kid. They need to be very very careful with Adam and not squander someone we can all enjoy....look long range and not greedy.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  108. Jim

    Okay all of you Adam fans...make sure that you continue to vote for him throughout the entire competition...that's why some of the best performers to come out of Idol were not the final winners.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  109. David McPartland

    Tough choice tonight, and I am not sure what will happen. Scott had a bad night but by no means is it his time to go and dido for Lil. I like to tally the number of bad performances for each contestant and make a determination based on those results. Scott has had a few not so hot performances but no way near as many as Anoop, Matt or Kris. To be fair, I would say that either Anoop or Matt should go tonight. Neither of them seem very original to me and they have had more bad reviews than Scott or Lil. I am sticking with my prediction of the top three being

    1. Adam
    2. Danny
    3. Allison

    in that order. Fourth spot is going to be a battle between Lil, Scott, and Kris.

    I really don't like Kris either, but he is better than Matt or Anoop.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  110. Robin in SC

    Adam and Allison in a guy vs gal rocker finale...the only right outcome. No competition.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  111. Sky in Seattle

    This is the most talented group yet and really put a spark back into the program. While the entire group is more talented, all around , than any yet, there are five real standouts and Adam is a cut above everyone. Although Allison has that gift also. Both of them have that something special. It is hard to discribe what it is...something beyond just appearance and talent. The whole group has that.....these two, especially Adam....really have something beyond that.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  112. jess_sayin

    I don't really care who was the best or who wins, but I love Anoop. I think he's cute and I like his voice.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  113. Diane Duryea

    I thought Adam was fantastic last night and am so glad that Simon gave him a standing ovation. This young man is extremely talented and most unusual. He should have a phenomenal career!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  114. James

    1. Matt
    2. Adam
    3. Allison
    4. Anoop
    5. Danny
    6. Kris
    7. Lil' Rounds
    8. Scott

    It's time for Scott to go home, love that guy though.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  115. Tom

    Adam is by far the best performer on American Idol ever. Depending on the type of music he decides to settle in on, will determain just how great he will be recognized. I see a long term contract in Vegas for him!

    Allison is unbelievable for her age, I really should come done to her and Adam. Maybe this could be the first double winners on Idol!

    Lil has completely lost it. Major let down from earlier weeks. I still have her as third best but she needs to come back next week with something amazing.

    Matt, Kris, and Danny are in the middle....good but not great.

    Anoop has nothing going, pretty much blah blah blah.

    That brings us to Scott. The sympathy votes have got to stop. The game is over, he's terrible. Nice guy and all and should be commended for his effort, but as far as talent goes? Lets face it, if you take awat his disability, he would have never made it to Hollywood.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  116. bgooch

    Adam is the winner, hands down, he can sing anything and his voice is so great. I could listen to him twenty four seven.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  117. Carolyn

    Seems like last nights show ruffled some feathers and raised some eyebrows. Adam, Allison and Danny great as usual. Lil and Scott will be part of the bottom three. Anoop, Kris and Matt were pretty good. Hope American Idol stays around for a few more years. I don't always enjoy the performances or agree with the judges but it is great to watch these contestants grow their talent. It is great to see them come back after they have succeeded...Kelly, David, tonight Kellie. Just love American Idon.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  118. oneeye

    Mike – the show is about talent not ethnicity.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  119. Chris Allen-American Idol Critic

    Give the blind guy one more shot...now that I think about it.
    Lil Rounds–gotta go.
    Who's defending her? Let's hear the rebutt.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  120. Diane

    There is so much talent out there, but genius is hard to come by...and I believe Adam is a genius at singing and performing. He is definitely the full package, looks, sincerity, and awesome, awesome talent!!! I was so moved by his "step higher" in performance, that I was speechless. All I could do is stand, shout out, and clap...at home! I've already download all of his songs and am very much looking forward to whatever he puts out in the market!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  121. Abby

    Adam Lambert and Anoop Desai were the best lat night. Lil, Scott and Kris - bottom 3.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  122. Chris Allen-American Idol Critic

    I originally didn't like Adam Lambert, but last night he pulled
    "a David Cook singing Billie Jean".......very astute. I like the
    16 year old red head-great voice. Tonight, sadly, it's Lil Rounds
    that should go. Randy said it best, when he said, at this level
    in the competition there is no, none, zero room for error–you
    have to bring down the house EVERY FREAKIN TIME.
    I'm actually still hoping my Milwaukee home boy, Danny, can
    bring it down to he and Adam at the end????? We'll see.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  123. ryan phillips

    Is it just me or is Scott just not that great of a singer? No more sympathy votes! I don't mean to sound cruel, but the guy just isn't that great!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  124. Nancy Renaud

    Alison is way better than a lot of folks give her credit for. I hope she does not end up in the bottom 3 again because she deserves more respect than that. She is an amazing 16 year old. I feel Adam will win the whole thing but I also think that Adam and Alison should be the last 2 standing so people...get it together. Danny is also surprising me as I didn't think he was that good but last night changed my mind. Nevertheless, I still stand with my thoughts on Alison and Adam. Danny will have a career no matter what.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  125. DMC

    Adam has it hands down. I think that it will go down to him and Allison as the final two!!! GO ADAM!

    April 8, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  126. monalisa

    The new judge has to go . She annoys the heck out of me and what she has to say is irrelevent, as far as I am concerned. Artistry cannot be defined , and will vary from person to person.
    If the new judge goes the show may not run overtime .
    I love Danny ,and at first I just knew he would be the next AI, but now I am not sure. Adam is awesome, Allison is a wonder and Matt is the next generation crooner.
    This competion is far from over.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  127. Tomas

    How in the world is Scott still in the competition? He can't sing! I have to turn down the volume for each of his performances as it hurts my ears.

    I am stunned that the judges are not commenting on his poor vocals

    April 8, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  128. paulette

    I loved Adam since day 1 and he will be the next American Idol

    April 8, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  129. Annie

    I believe Adam is #1, then Allison. They really need to remove Scott – long overdue. He doesn't inspire a flea – sorry.

    April 8, 2009 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  130. Diana Vandeventer

    Adam lambert and Danny are favorties . Allison is pretty awesome too. But Adam takes the competion to level of new heights.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  131. Stage mom

    Having been a 'stage mom' for years, I have to say that Adam has a depth of artistry untouchable by any of the other performers. His vocal control, range of pitch, musical color, phrasing, and true artistry makes him the true American musical idol. In contrast Allison seems to be at the limit of her voice capabilities. There is a sense that she was lucky last night but this competition can't be about luck. It's about all the musical qualities that only Adam has.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  132. Trina Crowe

    Adam Lambert is in a league of his own. He is ten steps above the rest. Whether or not he wins at this point does not even matter as he is a star. Every song he has sang so far could be a new remake of a number one hit. I would by his American Idol song list record.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  133. michele from Dallas

    Adam was over the top; spell-binding........he brings you in. He is the only one you can't wait to see what he will do next. What a talent! Reminds me of Freddie Mercury of Queen; he can sing anything.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  134. choozie

    Adam all the way, He has already won .There is no artist up on that stage that can top him..He's got the whole package! He's the Best the other's dont stand a Chance

    April 8, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  135. Chris Peretti

    Adam is wonderful! Everytime I watch him, he reminds me of a young Elvis Prestley. He can sing any type of song and make it his own version. And many times, his version is better than the original!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  136. Sophie

    For all you Adam haters out there. Have you heard the radio lately? The women are all pretty good, but the men? I am bored to tears with singers and bands who sound exactly the same. Only one I like lately is David Cook. Adam reminds me of Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, NIN. It's time we get some real theatrics back in the music industry and some originality. I just feel a bit bad for the other contestants since he just blows them all out the water. Adam, whether you are gay or an alien your fans don't care! This is after all a singing competition.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  137. Janice

    Adam – NUMBER ONE BY A MILE
    Allison – great performance, great singer – should be in the finals w/Adam
    Matt – not too bad, but his hat was distracting
    Kris – not as good as like week, but I like him anyway
    Anoop – nice song, but he's kind of boring
    Danny – I never feel the Danny love, he reminds me of Taylor Hicks
    Lil – cheap Tina imitation (I just saw Tina)
    Scott – PLEASE send him home!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  138. j marshall

    the judges have allready picked who they want to win. ADAM so why go on???? they complane about the way some dress there hair the way they walk . give me a break. i am starting to think it is fixed. if this is about singing then why has ALLISON been in the bottom 3 2 times?????

    April 8, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  139. Diana

    I have learned over the years to always set my DVR 5 minutes longer than the show but last night went past the 5 minute mark. So after last night, I now set my DVR 30 minutes after the show is set to end. Hope that works, maybe I should set it an hour past.

    Anyway, the judges were right about Lil. I can't believe Simon gave Adam a standing O. I agreed but my fav is Anoop.

    April 8, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  140. Pat

    Cara, Let the Gay Thing go. Adam can sing! Do you know how many performers are gay? You probably like a few. "disgusting" gimmeabreak!!

    April 8, 2009 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  141. Emily

    My top 4 are Adam, Danny, Allison and Anoop!

    Danny is a talented vocalist, and his upbeat personality is just infectious!! Anoop can also sing, and again, I like his personality 🙂 Allison is a great singer, but I agree with Simon that she needs to become more comfortable off-stage giving interviews etc. Finally, Adam is the most technically perfect vocalist on the show. The control he has over his voice, and his range are AMAZING.

    I ❤ Adam!

    April 8, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  142. Angie

    Adam is in a league of his own. No one can even come close. I used to like Danny before I heard him sing alot, but he always sounds the same. No versatility and last night his song sounded like something I would hear in a elevator, but Scott has to go home this week. Top 4 are Adam, Chris, Allison, and Matt.

    April 8, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  143. Jeff

    I kind of want to see Adam in the bottom 3 so the judges can use that save on him. Hes obviously the best and most entertaining. Why do you think hes always at the end of the show? They want their show to end on a high note so viewers are pumped to vote. If the show ends on a boring performance most people will go, "a hell" and turn it off.

    April 8, 2009 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  144. tina

    Adam is the best! I hope he wins!

    He is original and like a Greek God!

    April 8, 2009 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  145. Dan

    Definitely Adam, Danny, Allison and Matt's night to shine. I think Kris will round out the top 5 eventhough I thought his performance last night was unimpressive. Anoop moved up with his rendition last night. Sorry Scott...your time is a knockin'. Lil, you have a decent voice, but your not getting it at all. The last 3 or 4 times the judges have told you that your not picking the right song and putting some flair and artistry into your songs and each of last 3 or 4 times you keep telling them your going to do what they want...and you don't. Sorry Lil, 3 times...3 strikes...your next after Scott.

    April 8, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  146. Sybaris

    Once again Adam illustrates he has musical vision, that ability to take a song and not just put his stamp on it but also make it appealing. Adams rendition of "Mad World" and stage vibe was all consuming; an almost vampire-like grasp on my attention. I commented to my wife after his perfomance, "He's better than Carrie Underwood."

    April 8, 2009 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  147. Sheila

    Adam is far above the other talent on the show this season. He will not only win AI, he will join the ranks of the Beatles, Elvis, and Michael Jackson in status and popularity. Yeah. I did say that. And I meant it. He has it all: physically he's second to none. But his vocal range is one of the best of any singer, ever. What makes me a fan of his though is that with all that going for him, he remains humble. The kid rocks and I hope he takes it all.

    April 8, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  148. Linz

    Adam was brilliant and I am glad he finally showed a different side of himself. Lil' -baby you can sing-but you gotta start picking the right songs. Unfortunately, it's time for Kris or Scott to go based on last nights performace. Anoop....you did well last night so that may be the one thing that saved you because otherwise you would be in the bottom three with Kris and Scott. All of you are good....but only one can win! Oh and by the way Idol judges.....I am ready to be on Idol !!!

    April 8, 2009 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  149. Ri

    I picked Adam from the start, no one can touch this fellow, he knows and understands what he needs to do to win.

    April 8, 2009 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  150. Maxine

    Alison is the clear winner by far – she is reminiscent of Kelly Clarkson but at sixteen with that powerhouse voice – she is a clear winner...

    April 8, 2009 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  151. Harleymap

    Doesn't it seem a bit odd that Adam is getting preferential treatment? I don't recall the "powers that be" ever letting any one contestant always sing last or second to last since I started watching the show. While I do believe Adam is an excellent singer, the advantage always seems to have gone to the person that sings last (they are better remembered for the night???) What happened to the continual rotation of contestants for singing order each week? Seems a bit unfair if you ask me.

    April 8, 2009 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  152. Alyssa

    Its going to come down to Allison and Adam, they are the only two who acually have a all around TALANT. Adam is just weird, to weird for me, im rooting for Allison, yes shes alittle mature for her age but look at what shes trying to go into! Its perfect! Adam, well, hes idk, on cloud 9 somewhere.

    April 8, 2009 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  153. BT Rip

    Adam's song was a rendition of "Mad World" ...not sure if he wrote it but Gary Jules sang it at the end of Danny Darko.

    April 8, 2009 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  154. Angie

    I have watched since American Idol began several years ago and really feel like this is the worst season since the start.
    I'm really disappointed that in this stage of the game, this is what we have left to find a star.
    Adam was not my favorite in the beginning but has really impressed me with the wide range of what he is capable of doing.
    I don't think that some of the contestants are listening to the judges and making the changes that they need to and that this will prove to be a major mistake for them on the show.
    I've really changed my mind since this season started because Lil' was my favorite but she just hasn't proved herself yet in my opinion.
    Matt can really sing and I love Danny but was not impressed with him at all last night.

    April 8, 2009 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  155. B

    Allison and Adam are the best singers of the bunch. I was affected by Fox going over and couldn't find video of Adam anywhere.

    They are going to have to give judges a time limit. They are talking too much at the beginning, especially Paula, and too much among themselves. This running over can't happen again.

    April 8, 2009 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  156. Derek McCoy

    Lil is getting shafted. She's sung well every week and keeps getting hit with the songs are too old or not current enough. Randy keeps telling her to sing Mary or Keisha Cole. In 1984 there was no Mary or Keisha. The comments she gets are brutal but other contestants get praise for choosing old or older songs.

    April 8, 2009 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  157. Andy

    Adam is leaps and bounds ahead of everyone else. He is by far the most talented and most amazing ARTIST this season and possibly out of all the past seasons. His command of the stage and audience, stage presence and vocal ability are second to none. Interesting note: notice how during last weeks results show while everyone sort of poked some lighthearted fun at each other and gave impressions of one another, NO ONE touched Adam while other top performers from this season (Danny and Kris) had plenty of good impersonators. Why? Because NO ONE can. Adam is in a class by himself and in the last three weeks along he has shown that he can run the gamut of every musical style and tailor it to himself and make it his own. The one emphatic sign of a true artist. GO ADAM!!! You are the best man to win this season.

    April 8, 2009 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  158. joyce

    adam has star quality.....adam is by far the best contestant.....i predict adam the next american idol

    April 8, 2009 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  159. DH Chico

    And yes, Adam WAS great tonight and deserves to stay. DHC

    April 8, 2009 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
  160. DH Chico

    Is it coincidence that Fox News' biggest star Bill O'Reilly does a commentary on recent photos of Adam Lambert surfacing, and days later on Idol, Lambert is stuck in the last spot and, whoops, the show goes overtime, cutting off broadcasts being DVR'd and Tivo'd all across the country? Are people going to flood the phone lines for a performance they didn't see? The judges really didn't seem to be taking any more time than they had in previous weeks, and there were only 8 contestants, but somehow the show wound up running long and the scandalous gay contestant missed the cutoff.

    I think Fox is going to have some explaining to do in the morning. DHC

    April 8, 2009 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  161. Ruplie

    I think anoop was amazing! Hope he makes it through

    April 8, 2009 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  162. john

    LINDA – the guy on huff-post blogs adam sang tears for fears' mad world but shrewedly followed a newer version from the donnie darko movie soundtrack; BRIGETTE – if you wore what allison wears you would be playing dress-up and probably not be able to carry it off but imo allison seems really down-to-earth and is projecting the real deal and just having fun showcasing excellent, heartfelt vocals while enjoying a terrific opportunity to show she's not just another sexed-up mariah or factory-assembled miley wannabe...ALLISON INARETA – MY AMERICAN IDOL

    April 8, 2009 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  163. M.R. in L.A.

    American Idol sucks. I'm fine with that – you wanna watch it fine. but tonight the hacks at Fox couldn't keep the show on schedule and it ran over by eight (EIGHT!) minutes. I mean – how unprofessional!?!? Are they just letting interns run their live programming? For a sixty minute show to run over by 13% – that's just grossly unprofessional. Again, show sucks...why does poor production matter? It matters because it adversely effects one of Fox's good shows. Fringe started 8 minutes late so it ended eight minutes after everyone's DVR stopped recording. This is just like Fox. They have no respect for good shows. They've canceled lots of great shows and let their stupid karaoke show distract and diminish the few good ones they don't cancel.

    April 8, 2009 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  164. Jeff

    NO MORE COMPLAINING DVR PEOPLE. JUST SET YOUR DVR TO RECORD PAST THE SCHEDULED END TIME IN CASE THE SHOW RUNS OVER AS IT HAS THREE TIMES THIS YEAR.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  165. Richard

    The show producers need to make amends for running the show long and cutting off the final performance of the night for anyone using a DVR. To add insult to injury, they charge to watch the performance on itunes. It's their fault we missed it...they should post it on their website for free. And they need to figure out how to keep the show on time. How many seasons have they been doing this now....? You'd think they could get it right!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  166. Mark (fringe fan)

    I'm just annoyed that Fox delayed the start of Fringe and then cut off the ending.

    Don't get me wrong – I know American Idol is important to many of you, but suspect you may not mind if they chattered less on the show so it doesn't run over.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  167. Michelle S

    Adam should win all 3 places!!

    April 8, 2009 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  168. Blake Hoffpauir

    I don't even like American Idol, but I watch it just to see Adam Lambert sing. I always find myself wondering what is he going to do this week. His stage presence is uncanny he really knows how to work a crowd. He reminds me of mix between Led Zepplin and Guns in Roses. He's good enough now to go on tour, and hitting notes that no human being should ever be able to hit doesn't hurt either.

    April 8, 2009 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  169. Nick

    Although Kris might not have had a great week, hes still my favorite. Adam sings too high for my liking. Matt was good. I liked that hat it covered up his big mole. Allison is really good but I think her bad looks might hurt her in the end. Danny is still good. Anoop is very likable. Scott has got to go. Also, I wonder what people would think if the judges didnt say what they thought. I bet it would be a lot different!!

    April 8, 2009 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  170. MD

    still feel pretty much like I always have about Adam. I think he can sing, but I also think he’s overrated. Everyone fawns all over him like he’s the second coming, and I think for the most part, he’s just another cute guy that has a decent voice. The screaming girls will keep him in.
    Now I do think if they were to have a hair band/metal night, he would blow the roof off that set..but otherwise, he just screams a lot and sometmes hits the right notes. I heard more than one person tonight say that he couldn’t hit the high notes without sounding like a preteen boy whose voice is changing.
    But to me, I feel like with most everything he does, he just makes it sound kind of ‘creepy’.
    I don’t doubt he’ll make the final two, and he may even win..but, there’s no clear winner yet, IMO.

    Allison was really good again tonight–she has a heckuva voice especially for being so young! She deserves to stay as long as she possibly can. And I think that when Simon had said they’d have saved “one of them” last week, I believe it would have been her.

    Anoop actually did a pretty good rendition of True Colors..I wasn’t sure at first..he’s sure not Cyndi Lauper..LOL! But I thought he pulled off a nice version of it.
    He goes from weeks where he’s really good, to weeks of not so good, and then back to good..so I’m not sure where he’s going to end up!

    Matt..all I’m going to say is that the world already has one Justin Timberlake…do we really need another one?

    Lil Rounds sounded okay. She’s got a decent voice, but there’s something about her stage presence that I don’t care for. I dont see her staying around a whole lot longer.

    Scott–oh Scott. I was always a Scott fan. I never was one of those that would complain about him..I actually liked his singing, and I think he has a really wicked sense of humor..but unfortunately, over the last few weeks he’s starting to lose me a little bit. I’d like to see him stay, but will understand when he has to go. (

    Kris..I like Kris, and he can sing, but his song tonight really didn’t work for me. Again, I hope he stays as long as possible, but I could see his time coming up soon too.

    Now onto my personal fave.. Danny.
    I love Danny. Now I’d never heard a version of Stand By Me like the one he performed tonight, so with Ben E King’s version in my head, it didn’t sound ‘right’. It sounded GOOD, IMO, but not ‘right’. But overall if we’re judging on musical skill; singing skill–I still think he sounded excellent.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  171. carole

    i haven't watched since melinda doolittle was voted off.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  172. insulttv

    alison was pretty decent

    April 8, 2009 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  173. Frank (leelee's friend)

    Other than Allison, they all stunk up the joint tonight.
    Can't stand Adam...not one bit. Way over the top...way overrated. Who the hell is going to buy his music???
    Hate to say it, but this show is on its last legs. They've had a nice run for 8 seasons, but I think it's time to quit while their still on top.
    If this group represents the best young, undiscovered singers in this country, the music industry is in deep, deep trouble.
    YAAWWWNNN!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  174. P J

    Adam and Allison the clear winners tonight .Simon is pushing hard for Adam and trying to control the out come of the show.

    April 8, 2009 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  175. Chris Kirkpatrick

    Mike–How can you say there is no ethnic diversity? All whites? While Lil is most definitely African American, Allison is clearly hispanic, and Anoop (while being a native of North Carolina) is of Indian decent. Sometimes the cards don't come the way we like them...

    As far as tonight was concerned...

    Adam and Allison were the best of the night, by far.

    Kris, Danny, Anoop and Matt did solid performances but not their best.

    Lil and Scott were the clear bottom. You don't need an electron microscope to see that.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  176. Chris

    I think the important thing to ask is WHO HAS STAY POWER IN TODAYS MUSIC?

    I cant imagine myself buying any music from anyone except ALLISON....

    she'd be like a PINK/KELLY CLARKSON MIX!

    adam is good...but i couldn't see myself buying his stuff

    April 8, 2009 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  177. jamie

    And by the way, ALLISON is the one you should be voting for. She has more heart & soul, and that little thing called talent, in one note than Adam will ever have in an entire career.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  178. jimmie brenner

    This grandmother saw the winner the very first night. ADAM, ADAM and ADAM. JB

    April 8, 2009 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  179. jamie

    Okay people, Adam sings notes that only dogs can hear!!! He is the reason that it seems as though there’s a fix in the competition; he is so annoying but all the judges rave over him. His talent is totally over exaggerated. Sorry, but it’s the truth. He can only sing in one register, which is so high it gives me a headache. That ‘ring of fire’ performance put me over the edge, awful!! I think Johnny Cash was rolling over in his grave after that one. If he wins it will confirm that either the competition is a set up or that the people of America have lost all taste for real talent.

    April 8, 2009 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  180. Dave, Santa Barbara

    AI provides mostly mediocre performers–you could find better in your community. They are just more ambitious than many, and perhaps a touch delusional is some cases. Ask yourself: would I pay 99 cents and more importantly, would I actually put it on a playlist?

    April 8, 2009 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  181. go adam

    You may not like Adam, but by saying that he cannot sing is only embarrassing yourself. My DVR is broken because I have hit REWIND REWIND REWIND to hear Adam . In my opinion one of the most amazing male singers of all time was Freddy Mercury and I find my self comparing Adam to him. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  182. bob

    Its ALWAYS that way JIM....for the last perfomer they use the dress rehearsal clip at the end...not enough time to edit the live in for the recap...been that was for 7 years

    April 8, 2009 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  183. Tami

    Show went long; DVR did'nt. Completely missed Adam's performance.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  184. Jack

    Adam is a little strange for my tastes. Sometimes he sings well and he has stage presence but his singing doesn't move me. I agree with whoever said he would be great in a Broadway show, something like Sweeny Todd, but I think Allison should be this years AI. I really think that Allison is the best singer of the group, and if you don't like what she's wearing, just close your eyes and listen. If you buy a CD of one of them, you'll just be listening. Hair color and outfit has nothing to do with how they sound. Allison gets my vote week after week.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  185. Michael

    That's Mad World by Tears For Fears. Adam did the song proud, very impressive. As was Allison!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  186. Lisa

    To all the Tivo/DVR people...I learned a long time ago you have to pad your time for AI. Mine is always set to go an extra 30 minutes and I never miss the last part. Actually I do this for all live shows and some prerecorded ones too! Go Adam, Allison and Kris!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  187. Max

    Well, I'd love to comment on the ENTIRE show, but here in Oregon, the show ran LATE at least 5 minutes, as we missed the entire last performer, since we DVR it due to work; Very disappointed with FOX for not watching the 'timer' more closely; what is this, the Oscars?? Get with it Fox, or continue to lose your viewership.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  188. Jason

    Adam is an amazing showman. Matt is cool funky. Kris has increadible timing. ALLISON...the most raw talent. I would buy all 4 if they had the right song, but I would buy Allison's album!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  189. Jackie

    Adam Lambert was a 'performer' from the first time he
    hit the American Idol stage. By the end of this season,
    he will be a 'STAR'. I'm going to enjoy following his
    career.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  190. June

    Adam's voice is just mesmerizing. I watch pretty much to see what Adam is going to sing this week. I hope he wins. I can't wait to hear more from him.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  191. keeper

    WOW Adam you were amazing...never in the history of that show have I been so impressed. And I lovelovelove Allison too...this year will be good.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  192. snead

    You know, you can tell your DVR what time to stop recording. You don't have to accept the default recording time.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  193. Socal E.

    Adam and Alyson are sooooo talented and above the rest.

    Matt has got to go!! Sorry, but he has not been good the entire season and tonight was awful. Time to go.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  194. Mindy

    Adam is in another world as far as this competition is concerned. That performance will rank as one of the greatest ever on Idol. He never fails to surprise me and raise the bar. This guy is for real. He hit notes that I didn't even know existed. That was pure artistry and no one else could touch it. I think Scott just may have bought it this week. That was painful to watch. Lil was a close second. She reminded me of Angela Bassett playing Tina Turner in the movie about her life, but she was acting! Lil used all her moves and just became a total copy cat. It was just beyond bad. She deserves to I am really not sure who will the third person to be in the bottom three. Allison finally showed me something. Matt seemed too much like Justin Timberlake. He was okay, not great.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  195. desert

    This is a ho hum season. Only two standouts and one is so far ahead why not just put everyone out of their misery and end the season now. The judges are a big yawn, too.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  196. Camille

    Adam was amazing. I loved the song, the performance, the lighting, and the new hair. Allison was also great. I slept outside the LSU Assembly center for Tears for Fears tickets back in the day. I'm a huge Sting fan and am very picky about which singers I admire. I flew to Paris from Arizona to see Sting in an opera on my birthday. I could see people flying around the world to see Adam.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  197. CJ

    Adam is true talent and awesome. Amazing performances weekly and this one was outstanding. The best and top 3 are: Adam, Allison, and Matt. Matt's good and very versatile. Adam is # 1 and totally the best of all.

    To Bridgette, I agree some as to Allison's outfits but she is expressing her personal style. She has amazing raw talent and,as far as age is concerned, LuAnne Rimes was 15 (I believe) whan she appeared on the Tonight Show and blew everyone away, so age shouldn't be an issue. Her voice is the issue and she has a great voice.
    Bottom 3: Scott, Lil, and Kris
    Lil has a voice she doesn't use effectively, Scott, same o same o and mundane, and Kris just boring with no range tonight was the most karaoke for him of all, time for one of these to go with Danny who's ok but more like a cruise ship singer, and Anoop piano bar singer, soon to follow – hopefully.

    Just my opinion

    April 8, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  198. GSOgymrat

    Adam performed? Maybe I didn't see him because American Idol ran way over time and ANYONE WITH A DVR MISSED HIS ENTIRE PERFORMANCE! I would have had time to vote for him but the producers spent too much time letting the judges babble on. I hope Adam doesn't get kicked off because millions of people didn't see him on the show.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  199. Dean T Dunham

    Adam, although not my personal favorite, WAS SIMPLY AWESOME TONIGHT, there is NO denying it! One of THE BEST Idol performances of all time.
    Rankings for last night:

    1. Adam
    2. Matt
    3. Allison
    4. Danny
    5. Annop
    6. Kris
    7. Lil
    8. Scott ( time for him to go!)

    April 8, 2009 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  200. mary

    I think Adam is a great singer/performer, but he just feels too theatrical to me - I can totally imagine him being big on Broadway, but just can't imagine buying a record from him. While I agree he's got a lot of talent, I can't help but feel like he's acting everytime he's on stage.

    April 8, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  201. Cara

    I've been reading these blogs and WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? Adam is a total freak - he's disgusting and he ABSOLUTELY does NOT deserve to win this season. He is nobody's idol! This just goes to show how this world accepts anything these days. Talented - are you kidding me? He is disgusting. This show no longer is searching for talent - a person can win if they're weird and just plain ODD and Adam certainly fits that bill. He should NEVER win! Having said that, I'm not overly impressed with anyone this year, but if Adam Lambert wins, then this show has definitely sunk to the lowest level ever!!!

    April 8, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  202. Thea

    obtw

    Adam
    Allison
    Anoop
    Matt
    Lil
    _________

    Danny
    Scott
    Kris

    April 7, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Thea

    I have been reading comments degrading Ryan Seacrest's job of moving the show along tonight.

    What A Undeserved Criticism! Ryan was moving things along just fine. People who work are DVR'ing are missing out and it is most definitely NOT Ryan's fault.

    It was all the commercials during the show. I live in New York and I have to say 5 minutes for commercials in one set of commercials through out the show is not necessary when you are tuning in for ENTERTAINMENT.

    It is all the greedy corporate sponsors who want to stuff as many ads in a very popular show while in the process of ticking off the consumers who want to watch the show and are less likely to buy the product if it ruins their entertainment.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Colin

    Dear Simon, calling Kris' performance indulgent, but not Adam's, pretty much invalidates any opinion you might give for the rest of your life.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Al

    Adam is by far the champ this season. Right now I'd say Lil goes home this week (was it just me or did she look RLY ticked during the judges' comments), Scott has to go after that (if I listen to him without looking at the TV screen (like on a radio) I want to change the channel immediately!), final 6: Adam, Danny, Anoop, Allison, Kris, Matt. After that, Danny has to go. His church boy/soul patrol vibe just isn't working for anyone and I'm confident that if he makes an album its gonna flop. Next to go, as much as I hate to say it, has got to be Anoop (my personal fav!), he can sing ballads but if he has to sing a "high-energy" song, he's as good as gone. Top 4: Adam, Allison, Kris, Matt. At this point, I don't know what order they will go in but Adam is going straight to the top.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Powerpets

    Adam and Allison have potential to become unique singers. One or two great CD's a year for many years to come in many different styles telling different stories.

    Danny, Matt, Kris - a dime a dozen. If one of them would win you'd get one or two good CD's out of them, then some overmarketed too quickly produced junk and nobody will remember them after that.

    The others... well, no chance they'll make it.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  207. LaLuna

    I loved Adam tonight, he was awesome. I really like Scott too, he is very talented, plays piano and guitar and sings good too but unfortunately his choice of song tonight was not that good. Lil and Anoop suck, they gotta go! I don't like Allison either, she is like a bad version of Kelly Clarkson.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  208. shelby

    I'm not sure I would buy his music- I'm middle aged, but I think Adam is the most talented person on Idol in a long time. He has the whole package. The charisma and a crystal clear voice. He can sing anything. The rest sound ok sometimes but only Adam has been flawless.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Lisa Weaver

    Adam: Freddie Mercury the second! Awesome!

    April 7, 2009 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Brandi

    Adam what can I say – good but never consistant with song choices, either really loud or pleasantly soft. Matt by far was incrediable tonight as always. Always a consistant preformance. Awesome, awesome, awesome! Kris was boring tonight, either up or down. Allson was same old, same old. Lil, sorry you need to go as so does Scott. I really don't have an opinion on Anoop or Danny cause they don't impress me. Go Matt! Final 2

    April 7, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Two Spirits

    I have to go with the majority here: Adam was hands down the best performer tonight and I would be shocked if he wasn't in the finale. I like Alison - she'd rock White Rabbit but I don't see her beyond the Final 4.

    Bottom 3: Kris, Lil, Scott.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Dee Texas

    Adam, I've not been a fan, but you won me over tonight.

    Bottom 3

    Lil
    Scott
    Matt

    April 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  213. joe

    Allison brought the talent. Brian has the heart. Chris never had the talent but he gets the votes. Adam is great and I really wanted to see him perform tonight. Had to DVR it and he was cut off. Anyone else had that problem?

    April 7, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Suzanne Sorof

    Adam's rendition of the Tears for Fears song was better than the original. He is in a different league than all the other contestants. I have NEVER seen Simon give a Standing Ovation- He is the winner- of the entire competition with that song!!

    April 7, 2009 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Rob the film critic

    Allison is my favorite performer.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Dana

    Danny has by far the best voice. Adam is purely show – his voice stinks – screeching and annoying. Lil and Allison both have great voices.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  217. dawn

    Adam comes to American Idol with alot more experience then the others, although he is very good there is something about Danny that touchs my heart and also he is a super singer, I would love it if he would just once lose the glasses, he is a good looking guy, and let go for some into something upbeat. I think he would really give Adam some competition. I like them both!! Top two contenders in my book.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Peggy

    Did anyone else notice the cross promotion for Fringe?

    April 7, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  219. dave

    Sorry to tell you Jim, but the producers use a lot of the rehearsal clips when they get into a time bind. The show was supposed to end at 9:01, but went way past...that's the reason Matt and Adam's reviews were cut so short.

    The judges and the producers have already seen the rehearsals at least once. As a result, the judges can already decide what they are going to say...providing that the contestant delivers the same performance.

    And if you haven't noticed, the producers have a "formula" for the order of the contestants based on the rehearsals. They always select what they believe is a strong performance in the first lead-off position, put one or two strong performances in the middle position(s) and finish with what they believe will be the strongest performance of the night. That's been their strategy all season. However, it gets harder to position the contestants in that way as the number of them gets smaller. Sort of like the way performers play their sets at concerts...the artist always saves his/her last encore song as one of their most popular, and plays a big hit at the opening, and another big hit right before their intermission. Works the same on Idol.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  220. sharon

    Adam, Matt, and Allison are worth watching..the rest have to go!!
    Adam is by far the best and should win it all!!

    April 7, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Hu

    Except for Danny and Anoop's performances, I was terribly bored and unimpressed tonight, (and I don't even like Anoop most of the time). It seems that, despite the weekly theme, the contestants must have a very limited number of songs from which to choose, given the dull selections they sang this evening. Who knows? Perhaps they're all just tired and burning out.

    I also can't believe that the judges told Allison to speak more. Show after show, I just want for her to shush it–she seems to be unaware that the mic is on and talks way too loud to the other contestants on stage. Yes, she's still a kid, but I've been ready for someone to have a talk with her about professionalism.

    I wish that Scott and Lil would both go home this week. Enough is enough.

    April 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Natalie

    I would not know who my favorite is because the program ran over and I did not even get to see Adam's performance. If this happens, then Fox should be IMMEDIATELY posting the performance video on the web site. The pitts!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  223. carroll

    If you want a wholesome, clean cut christian boy that can sing then it's Kris Allen all the way;. GO KRIS GO, ,You got my vote.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Terry

    Adam is ALWAYS my favorite, no matter what he does. He is leagues ahead of the rest. Allison is always amazing, but she's so young for this. I wish that Meagan Joy has chosen better songs because her voice is so unique and could have been showcased so well if she were given the right advice and chosen the right avenues for her range.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Commonwealth VA

    Sorry, but I'm kind of annoyed by Matt's hat. He was lovely, but the hat I'm just not sure about.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  226. bridgette

    Hey Scott, I think I can help with why people are not voting for Allison. I see her as this badly dressed wannabe rock star, with this blinding red hair. She comes across a little kooky, like Megan to some degree and I can't hear her sing for all the distrations. I start listening to her and my mind wonders to that bright hair and then the ugly outfit, either too tight, too short, or not age appropriate. She's not a rock star, she's a 16 year old kid, who's trying too hard and that's why she's not connecting with some people. She needs to relax and stop trying to be something she's not yet, and show people who she really is. Show a little personality and maybe people will like her more.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  227. blank

    AMAZING!!!! AWESOME MARVELOUS ASTONISH never any ZZZZss INCREDIBLE NICE GREAT

    way to go adam lambert!!!!!

    never assume votes decides who stays who go
    my votes adam stays stays until the end becoming 09idol!!!!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Commonwealth VA

    Linda I think it was like Mad World. Tears for Fears had a version and I forget the other person who covered it. Or maybe the person who did it before them. Sorry, I don't mean any disrespect to the person who did the non-Tears for Fears version.

    Sorry, I'm an old lady and all I remember from Tears for Fears is Shout and Head over Heels.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Ally

    Anoop is my personal favorite but I have alot of respect for Adam's interpretation of his song choice. I loved Matt's performance and I really liked his hat. (but thats my opinion) Allison gave me chills tonight, which is a first! I have a lot of respect for all of the contestants. I agree that Scott should go home but Lil should be right behind him. Can't wait for the results show and Kellie's performance!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Linda

    Thought Adam was great !!
    Can someone tell the name of the song and who it is by?
    Thanks!

    Agree too time for Scott to go.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Shoshana

    The playback at the end of the show where they display the numbers? Has always been from the dress rehearsal on all live show nights. For all singers...

    April 7, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Jordan

    Anoop was by far my favorite.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  233. S Callahan

    Matt is really the only one who has what it takes to go big time....he needs to work on his consistency of tone
    frankly, I don't think this season is as good as it could be...Simon let some good talent go by the wayside in the beginning...

    April 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Commonwealth VA

    Adam is by far and away my favorite....

    BUT

    Wouldn't it be cool to hear Allison do 'White Rabbit' or 'Want Somebody to Love'? I really think she'd make Grace Slick proud.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  235. TJ

    Adam, Gokey, Allison and Matt – your final four.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  236. L.J.

    He wasn't quite as good tonight, not a great song selection, but Kris is still my favorite and he's very talented. He's a genuinely nice guy and I think he'll be around for a while yet. I'm not a fan of Adam's style but he is unique, however I wouldn't want to listen to him for more than a song or two. I still like Danny a lot and Allison is fabulous. Top five should be Adam, Kris, Danny, Allison and it's a toss up between Matt and Lil. Good luck Kris!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Susan

    Adam has no competition! He is definitely in a league of his own! I can't wait to see what he sings next.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Scout

    No, AI Watcher you're not. Hokey Gokey grates on me. Adam was his usual stellar self. . Adam goes all the way, I don't care if he is gay. He can be the next George Michael. So long as he can sing who cares about his sexual preferences. How anyone can think Hokey Gokey is cute I can't understand. Must be a prepubescent Bible thumper. He should be on the Christian Broadcasting Network not American Irdol. His pity party would work on them.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  239. LEFMOM

    I was very impressed with Allison's performance tonight . After a couple weeks of disappointments, I am very happy to see her develop into a true competitor and hope she is able to keep it up. Danny, although always good .is now beginning to be bore me - he is always the same so must kick it up a notch to stay competitive. Matt and Anoop did a great job and I think will be around for next week. Adam however blew me away again. He is the consumate performer and I am always anxious to see what he will do next. Scott, Lil and Kris should be in the bottom three of the night as far as I'm concerned.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Lola

    Adam was my favorite again. He delivers! His performances and vocals are always amazingly original as well as perfect.

    I also thought Kris, Allison, and Matt were very good, but Lil Rounds singing the Tina Turner song with the Mary J. voice was obviously not nearly as good as either of them are. If the voting is fair, she'll be saying 'bye' tomorrow night. I put her and Scott in the bottom two.

    Anoop and Danny Gokey were okay but not outstanding.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  241. ryan

    seriously,AI has lost it reality spot. Its a joke now and it has been for the last 3 season. A.I is a joke now...

    April 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Raven

    Idols?
    Someone worships Idols in America?
    Say it isn't so!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Linda

    I'm close to 60 yrs.old I think that ADAM is a true winner there just something about him

    April 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Diana Bing

    Adam
    Allison
    {will finish in a very close race) then
    Matt
    Danny
    Kris

    Lil, Scott and Anoop next three to go.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  245. chloe

    Hard to tell who will be in the top three. Adam was wonderful as was Allison, and cudo's for Matt. Matt did a great job. But when is all said and done, will be Allison and Adam as the two finalists. Anoop, Danny and Lil, you all gotta go. Sorry.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  246. alison

    Hey– unrelated to AI, but everybody who likes Adam should check out Lukas Rossi– the guy who won "Rockstar Supernova" a few years ago....youtube him... very similar in terms of performance ability, style, great vocals, stage presence, etc– it would actually be a competition to see the 2 of THEM face off, lol...

    April 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Lynn

    Elissa, it's great to know I'm not the only "old gal" watching every week :-)! I thought Adam, Matt and Allison blew away the rest of the pack this week. Scott ... time to go home.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  248. watch'n n wait'n

    This week top 3:
    1 Adam
    2. Matt
    3. Allison
    4. Danny

    Bottom 3
    1. Scott – time to go!
    2. Anoop
    3. Lil
    4. Kris

    April 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  249. James

    Subject-verb agreement, KarkClent: Looks ARE painful. Or even, Look IS painful. Why am teaching you this? It's grade-school grammar. Oy!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Ann

    Just adding my two cents to basically what most people here are saying: There has never been a contestant like Adam. I have watched every season, and while I love Kelly and David Cook, I think Adam outshines even them. He is the whole package and beautiful to boot. If he doesn't win AI, something is seriously wrong.

    And yes, AI Watcher, I find Danny unpleasant. Loved him during the Hollywood rounds, but now he reminds me of that Soul Patrol guy (Hicks).

    April 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Beth

    I would have LOVED to see Adam Lambert's performance, from what I read it was awesome! Unfortunately my DVR doesn't record American Idol beyond and hour. SOOO ANNOYING! I was able to see every performance BUT his. They need to lay off the commercials – they don't need that many and they know it. The judges really need to keep it to a minimum (Paula's weekly diatribes are beginning to get annoying) and Seacrest desperately needs to police the judges nonsensical banter between each other and keep things moving along.

    If all those things were considered, perhaps the show could actually be an hour long ... and those of us who DVR/Tivo'd the show would have been able to see the whole thing.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  252. kathy

    Adam by far won tonights competition. He is a true performer with genuine appeal. I have LOVED all of his performances. Danny is good too but Adam rocks the house!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  253. mike

    it is sad that we do not have more minorities represented in this production. I see 5 white guys and 1 african american females. Where are the african american males..

    Get with the change...

    April 7, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Eileen

    As far as tonights show is concerned, Ryan was the surprise of the night. Good for him for calling Simon indulgent and predictable. I use to appreciate Simon's honest comments, but he's getting dangerously close to appearing verbally abusive to Paula. Paula's critiques have gotten really thoughtful and honest despite her often loopy behavior. Good thing Simon gave Adam a standing ovation, cause that was Simon's only saving grace tonight.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  255. RJ

    Allison, Kris, and Matt all the way.

    Adam-time to go home and for you to take Scott and Anoop with you. Not right for the radio-just screaming and off pitch singing. Go to the theatre, which is not an insult. You'd be great on Broadway. That is a complement because not everybody can do that. Leave Idol for the real authentic singers.

    Go Allison!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  256. xyhero

    Once again, Adam blew the competition out of the water! Amazing voice, amazing stage presence - he deserves to go all the way to the finish line...great job, Adam!!

    April 7, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  257. AI Watcher

    Am I the only one who finds Danny unpleasant to listen to? Adam and Allison were the best, as usual, and Anoop did well this week. I feel sorry for Lil because she can sing, but I think she doesn't have an ear for music, and she can't figure out how to command a song. It must be frustrating for her.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Scott Carter

    Allison had the best performance of the night, it's hard to understand why she can't be given her due by the judges (or anyone else, apparently, based on her appearance in the bottom three twice now). She has all the talent without the smugness (Danny) or the drama (Adam).

    April 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  259. CW

    I think Adam will win the show.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Elissa Scarberry

    Being an old lady of 55 I really didn't know what to think of Adam. Now I can't wait to hear his next performance! I love his voice and how he works a song to make it his best. I love how he is changing his looks too. He's the idol that I would listen to on an album even tho I like country music.

    April 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Angie

    I Love, Love, Love Adam! He already sounds like a professional singer! Can't wait to buy his album! He is definitely the next American Idol Superstar

    April 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Trina

    Worse season ever? Really? This is the first year I've ever watched so ... I wouldn't know. But ... I think it's pretty good!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  263. CW

    Tonight I liked Scott, and Adam he did a great job.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  264. KarkClent

    Scott looks is painful to watch. Kind of like Forrest Gump, without the talent for success.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Old Man

    The instant Allison began I was overjoyed. She is very great. But: the instant Adam began I was overwhelmed. He is simply superb. When I was a young man I would've been able to win on Idol – that is, as long as Adam wasn't in the competition. This kid will be a part of us for a long, long time.

    I hope they both never go home.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Dave in Altmar

    There can no longer be any doubt: this is the Worst Idol Season Ever!

    Awful. Just...AWFUL!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Val

    Adam is in a class by himself. John- Mad World is a Tears for Fears song from the 80's! and Danny didn't cheat either. Look it up- lot's of songs have had many go arounds on the hit charts.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Mark

    Adam is good but why such a high pitch voice every week???

    April 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  269. joan

    Have you fallen on deaf ears????? Adam Lambert, is by far, the next American Idol.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Tom

    I wasn't in Adam's corner at the beginning of this season, but he has shown he is an artist not a singer. You don't know what he's going to do, but usually it's real good like tonight. The other person I can see making an interesting CD is Allison. She also is unique and talented. That's your top two. Let's just fast forward to the final. The rest rate as good singers/not original. Lil or Scott have to go this week.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  271. Ben

    I would pay to see Adam, Kris, Anoop, Matt, Allison & Danny in concert.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Holly

    >>>Adam’s clip at the end for voting numbers was NOT from his performance! FOUL!! FOUL!!<<<

    The review clips at the end of Idol have never been from the actual performance. All of the performers go through a dress rehearsal in front of an audience. This is so that the camera crew can decide which shots & angles to use when they actually sing live. They do the exact same thing on Dancing With the Stars. There just isn't enough turnaround time to edit the live performances & prepare the clips during the show so they have those ready ahead of time.

    🙂

    April 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  273. robin

    Wow! Is there even anybody else besides Adam in this competition? I wish I were 30 years younger. And gay.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Trina

    Paul ... touche! Thanks for that clever instruction.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Sarah

    I want to see and hear Adam for the next 25 years!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Ben

    I found tonights performances really showcased the strongest of the contestants. Lil and Scott should definetly be in the bottom 3, unfortunately, Kris' performance should put him there to, but I think he would be a good candidate for the judges to save. I actually agreed with the judges tonight on all of the performances, which would be a first.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  277. John

    Danny cheated. How the hell can somebody born in 1980 get away with doing a song from 1961? It's supposed to be when the song was originally made, hence Adam getting away with doing a "Mad World" version from 2003. And Trina, if you're so worried about the spoilers, don't look online.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  278. Deb

    I think Danny Gokey is by far the best this season. He can sing and he looks good too. There is just something about him that is so appealing. He has a great voice and the songs he chooses to sing are suited to him. Keep up the good work Danny. You are the next American Idol.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  279. TonyM

    Adam Lambert is, without question, the best male contestant ever on American Idol. An incredible performance tonight.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Paul

    Trina:

    Here's an easy solution....don't look at this until after the show is over for you!...duh!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  281. Aimee

    Adam is always my favorite, however, my second in definitely Allison. It's time for Scott to go home, I'm over it. Bottom three: Lil', Scott, and Kris.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Babba

    Standing O from Simon, Jim.

    'nuf sed.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Trina

    Jim ... don't matter. The boy is the best on the show. Hands down.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  284. S. D.

    I think tonight was Scott's last Idol Performance.

    ADAM LAMBERT YOU ARE A STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Bob S

    1. Adam
    2. Matt
    3. Kris, even though it was not good

    All the rest. I'd like to see Danny go home, but, not until the judges save is used or the Top 5. He is zero talent who is reaping the pity vote.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Babba

    Trina.....why in the world would you be reading this if you didn't want any spoilers? No one is forcing you!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  287. lin

    Allison delivers every week.
    When she sang tonight, it brought me back to 1990, when a
    raw talent named
    Mariah Carey (not a star yet) did "Love Takes Time"
    on the Tonight Show.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Jim

    Ok I feel like we've been scammed.... Adam's clip at the end for voting numbers was NOT from his performance! Maybe it was from a dress rehearsal or something, but if you rewind the performance, you'll hear him miss the last screeching note at the end, which you don't see in the clip Ryan Seacrest shows. FOUL!! FOUL!!!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Trina

    Y'all are spoilers ... it's MST here and it's only half way over. I've read all of your comments, but will still watch the entire show. Tomorrow night, don't post the "loser" until AFTER PST! Please!!!!

    April 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Babba

    What Michele said.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Babba

    Adam Lambert is in a different league from the others. He makes the rest look like they are performing in a high school talent contest.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Faye

    Favorites were Adam, Allison, Anoop, Danny & Matt. The bottom 3 Kris, Lil & Scott. Scott should go home, but who knows how the voting will go.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Michele

    Adam was awesome again; Allison is starting to impress me. Scott and Kris and Anoop have to go! The whole thing is pointless because Adam is far and away the best contestant ever on Idol. Ever.

    April 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |

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