April 14th, 2009
09:15 PM ET

Top 7: And so the movie (night) ends

Tonight's "American Idol" was heavy on the ballads and light on the wow factor.

Did Quentin Tarantino make the grade as a mentor? Who do you think turned in a magical performance?

Join us Wednesday night to find out who has sung his or her last note on the show.

Post your comments below or head over to iReport to share videos of your reaction to tonight's performances.

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- Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer


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April 14th, 2009
09:10 PM ET

Top 7: Bloom is off Lil Rounds' 'Rose'

Dear Lil,

Lil Rounds

I'm afraid it's over between you and me.

You've disappointed me so much in the past, and tonight was make or break time.

When I heard the theme, I thought "Yes! Lil will do some Whitney Houston, and it will all be OK."

But you didn't do that, Lil. You chose Bette Midler's "The Rose," and it was too little, too late for me.

It's not you, Lil. It's me. I just can't keep hanging on waiting for the old Lil to come back to me. I even fell in love with your kids!

And your trying to justify your choice of song to the judges didn't sway me either. Some day you'll look back on this and know that I was right.


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April 14th, 2009
08:55 PM ET

Top 7: Kris Allen does it 'Once'

Open your eyes Kris!

Kris Allen

"Falling Slowly" from "Once" is a very pretty song, and Kris did it justice, despite those closed eyes. He's all spikey-haired intensity, and I'm glad he opted not to play an instrument.

When you have a great voice, isn't that all you really need?


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April 14th, 2009
08:49 PM ET

Top 7: Danny Gokey's 'Endless Love'

Danny sans glasses. Me likey.

Danny Gokey

"Endless Love" is one of my absolute favorite songs.

But you have to be so careful with a classic. The potential to really stink up the joint is so prevalent.

It didn't reek, but it wasn't amazing either. It felt very karaoke for me. I also didn't need the subtle reference from Simon about Danny's personal tragedy.

We get it. It's sad, but let's move on to the performing, shall we?


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April 14th, 2009
08:39 PM ET

Top 7: Matt Giraud shows some love

Matt liked working with Quentin, and that Justin Timberlake hat was back during rehearsal.

Matt Giraud

Quentin is killing me with his direction. "Do the gravelly thing?" Seriously?!?!?

Bryan Adams is getting loads of love tonight, and Matt sings "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from the movie "Don Juan DeMarco." Perhaps Scott has ruined the whole piano performance for me this season cause I was B-O-R-E-D.

Matt has a great voice, and I wish he would wow me again.


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April 14th, 2009
08:29 PM ET

Top 7: Adam Lambert is wild!

Adam, please have some pity.

Adam Lambert

Your fellow contestants are begging you to. Well, if they aren't, I am.

Adam has completely taken over this competition, and his "Born To Be Wild" was another performance that people are going to be talking about around the water cooler tomorrow.

You can tell that Adam just doesn't even care anymore. He's doing him, love it or hate it.

He is going to screech, wring out every note and rock across the stage all the way to the finals.


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