April 27th, 2010
09:07 PM ET

Best 'Idol' performances yet?

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I'm somewhat stunned.

In terms of performances, I think this was the best "Idol" so far. It is not going to be easy predicting who is going home on Wednesday.

Who knew that "Shania Night" was going to be so hot?

Wow! Your thoughts on who we will next bid adieu?


soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. sloan

    Mike, I am speechless. Casey was brilliant, and that is with my eyes closed, Please don't tell "us ladies" what we think. We already know . Its just a shame that Kara made disrespecting Casey a habit. Could you imagine how insulting that behavior would have been if a male judge said those things to a female singer?

    April 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Susan - Canada

    @ Jorge: it was "country" night....maybe that's why Crystal sounded country...

    April 28, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Susan - Canada

    @ Judgemenot – April 28th, 2010 2:38 pm ET

    "Siobhan was awesome! She is the only one of the contestents that acually moves around on stage and has some stage presence. It's a lot harder to move and sing than sit on a chair and sing, but it was much more exciting to watch."
    _____________________________________________________________

    You're right....it is a lot harder to move and sing. She should have stayed still. She was terrible...way off key and not in tune with the band. She should have just stood there and maybe then she would have been on key. She sounded horrible. I believe the judges look at the performances again after the show and hope that they rectify their comments and tell her how off key she really was. They most certainly did not hear what most of us heard.

    April 28, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JC

    Last night was the first episode I missed since the top 24. Probably won't watch any more this season. Siobhan is the only interesting one left and only because she has such a unique personality. The rest are 5 pretty good singers who are generally kind of boring to watch because they don't have great stage presence and typically sound like they are singing the same song almost every week.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LEE SUCKS!!!

    Lee is the most boring singer on the show. That being said, Siobhananna was the worst perfomance last night. Hopefully, she goes. The good ones last night were Aaron (cant believe I said that), Big Mike, and Crystal, in that order. Casey , Lee and Siobanananan should be in the bottom three this week. Lee really, really sucks, just to let you nuthuggers know.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sharon L.

    Shania Twain is an extremely talented singer and songwriter. She was perfect for helping the idols with her songbook.

    She is a perfectionist in music and gave perfect advice to all the idols as they sang her songs and it came across wonderfully.

    It definately was one of the best Idol's ever.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan

    Are the judges listening to the same performances as those of us at home? Lee is easily the worst singer on the show and has been ever since the top 24.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sheila

    Will one of you Lee fans please explain the appeal? He has a very limited vocal range, can't stay in tune and has no performance skills or stage presense.

    April 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Susan - Canada

    @ Michael – huh??? what daughter?

    April 28, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jonathan

    I THINK THAT ALL THE BULL CRAP TALK ABOUT CRYSTAL IS ABSURD. YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL SO FOCUSED ON LOOKS, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE...THE SHOW IS ABOUT WHO HAS TALENT IN AMERICA. AND YES EVERYBODY ON THE SHOW SUCKS BESIDES HER. HOW MANY OF THE CONTESTANTS CAN ACTUALLY USE THE STAGE WITH THE BAND LIKE SHE DID LAST NIGHT? IT'S LIKE NONE OF THESE OTHER KNUCKLE-HEADS CAN FATHOM WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A REAL ARTIST. IF CRYSTAL CAME OUT WITH AN ALBUM TOMORROW I WOULD BUY IT, SHE SINGS FROM THE HEART AND THAT'S WHAT A REAL ARTIST DOES. AND MY GOD, IF SHE'S GOING TO BE ARROGANT LET HER, SHE HAS THE VOICE AND IS THE BEST OUT OF ALL THE CONTESTANTS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE FRONT RUNNER. AFTER ALL SHE IS THE BEST ONE THERE.

    April 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dave in Connecticut

    Shania, Shania, Shania, man is she hot, smoking! Anyway, I was not as happy with big Mike as some were, it all sounds the same from him week after week, no offense to R&B or Soul, but big Mike is stuck in this genre and there is no crossing over for him. This makes him weaker than the person who can sing a country song and then come back the next night and sing Rock and then the next night something else. He just has the same key and tone every week and its boring for me. Aaron Kelly is also highly over rated, he also has a hard time on the cross over. Country is where Aaron should stay and he is midiocre at best in that genre. In five years or so Aaron might make a heck of a star but for right now, he is pitchy, his stage performance is weak and he has allot of growing up to do. Just take a look at how many teenaghe boy singers there are out right now, is Aaron as good?, not for radio he is not. Siobhan has pipes, no doubt, but she is weird. I would like to see her in the top five, but her interviews show her to be a bit dippy and that may hurt her. At this point, Lee, Casey, Crystal, and maybe Siobhan should stay. Thats my opinion anyway

    April 28, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dave

    I've always thought Casey was the most talented... and now he's starting to prove me right. OK, now that you know my favorite, here's my thoughts on tonight's bottom three:
    Lee, Siobhan and Mike.

    Mike goes home.

    April 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joe

    Casey was the best by far even though it was a really good night for most. Crystal was probably the most disappointing even though she's usually the best. Siobhan – I liked her early on but she always seems out of breath.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. the real ratings

    I don't know what show a lot of you watched but it wasn't the one on last night. All had their 'A' game on but Mike is getting forgettable to me. Aaron was a little pitchy but really put it on the line last night. Casey was his best ever. Crystal was good but agree with the judges this was not her best night. I thought Casey, Lee, and Siobhan were all excellent (and I didn't think Siobhan was screaming), Crystal very good and Aaron and Mike my least favorite. I'd like to see Mike go home next.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sienna

    Maui kid–I agree about Crystal. The song was different than everything else she has performed so far and I think it threw people off. But there is no denying her amazing vocals, every time.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Judgemenot

    Siobhan was awesome! She is the only one of the contestents that acually moves around on stage and has some stage presence. It's a lot harder to move and sing than sit on a chair and sing, but it was much more exciting to watch.

    Enough with the guitar players standing or sitting down and singing. Yawn!

    Go Siobhan! A true performer!

    April 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mauikid

    You all need to take a deep breath and go back and listen to Crystal again. If possible, what she did with that song was past amazing. There were several times during her performance that I was – did she really do that?? She has absolute control over her voice at all times. Don't knock her just because you didn't like the song. She is truely in a different league from the others.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. MC

    Babylou, I thought the same thing. Much like when Ryan high-fived the blind contestant (whose name escapes me).

    April 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  19. MC

    I mostly want Big Mike to go because I'm tired of always having to see his wife when he's done singing. Enough already. Get ready to cry again, honey, because he's going home. Maybe not tonight, but certainly before the finale.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  20. edysmom

    Finally, people agree with me about how dirty looking crystal is. I just cant get past her appearance. This has undoubtedly been the worse season yet.
    Did anyone else hear that Adam is replacing Simon as judge??

    April 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Babylou

    It was sooooo RUDE of Ryan to mention Shania's white teeth while sitting with Crystal of the yellow teeth ... not sure if he did it on purpose or if it was a case of "Foot In Mouth"

    April 28, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  22. sara

    big mike needs to go, he is arrogant, thinks he is going to win...duh, don't think so. If he goes home tonite, watch the reaction on wifey, omg...like the world ended......i think the remaining two will be between crystal and siobhan

    April 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  23. siren4song

    I'm a big Shania fan and was a little surprised at some of the song choices, most notably those sung by Crystal and Siobhan. Didn't like Crystal's take on her song at all, and Siobahn was way behind the beat through most of her song. There was so much to choose from! What happened??

    April 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jlo

    great night, bottom 3 will be Aaron, Casey and Mike. I believe Aaron is going home.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sebastian Supernova

    Last night:

    1) Casey
    2) Lee
    3) Mike
    4) Aaron
    5) Crystal
    6) Siobhan

    Overall:

    1) Lee
    2) Casey
    3) Crystal
    4) Mike
    5) Siobhan
    6) Aaron

    April 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  26. moon627

    I was pleasantly surprised last nite since i am not a fan of country music

    And i'm not familiar with Shania's songs so i cant compare their versions to hers but i disagreed with the judges on Crystal's performance because i really liked it 🙂

    I thought Casey sounded alot like Eddy Vedder – very good

    I've heard the song that Lee did before but i didnt realize it was one of Shania's – i thought he did pretty good – he makes funny faces and sings out the side of his mouth

    I think Aaron, Mike, and Siobhan will be in the bottom 3 and i hope the little girls quit voting for Aaron and that he gets sent home ... i'm sorry but i just dont like anything about him ;(

    April 28, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. T-Jam

    Best:

    1- Big Mike

    2- Aaron

    3- Siobhan

    4- Lee

    5- Crystal 'Mamasox' Bowersox

    6- Casey (least favorite, he's getting boring + lacks charisma, he'd be my choice for the next vote-out )

    April 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lisa

    Siobhan has to go she was awful. I can’t stand another week with her singing and the way she talks. Crystal is good but man did she stink last night. Casey was great. I have liked him since the auditions. He did not do that great last week, but everyone has a bad week. Siobhan has not been good for a while now. TIME TO GO HOME SIOBHAN.

    My picks from Best to Worse

    1. Casey
    2. Lee
    3. Aaron
    4. Big Mike
    5. Crystal
    6. SIOBHAN

    April 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jason

    not the best by any means, but that is due to yet another terrible theme/mentor! Shania Twain? Really? Wasn't there anyone with a hit in the last 5 years available? I've been supporting Crystal all season, but she was one of the 3 worst of last night (Aaron and Siobhan being the other two). The bottom 3 should be: Aaron, Siobhan, and Crystal), but will most likely be: Aaron, Mike, Lee.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  30. steven

    Keep up the jealous hate against Siobhan. She's going to easily win this thing!!

    April 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. thank you

    @@@@@@@@@@@But Crystal, Lee, and Aaron would release an album that sound like ONE 75 minute song!....then add it their total lack of stage presence(boring concerts)!
    One of them MUST go home!....but I know it wont be Crystal.

    YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. mike

    Whats the deal with lee and casey, neither one is a great singer. Face it women, you are voting for casey because of his looks, not his talent and lee is a one trick pony, one sound only. And sibhon, please stop the screeching, jesus, my ears are stil ringing.

    Best to worst
    Aaron
    Mike
    Crystal
    Sibhon
    Lee
    Casey

    April 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. sloan

    Casey was so far above the others it was astounding.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jorge

    I was asked the same question last night: who's getting the boot tonight?

    I think it's Casey – he was great but there were others that were better.

    Aaron, for me, got the MVP and Most Improved awards

    Siobhan gets the originality award but I don't think she'll be mainstream enough to win.

    Crystal is really good. She CAN really sing anything but last night was too country and this is a pop culture show. "Country" is not that commercial amongst watchers

    Mike is keeping it safe with his R&B/Soul style. Not so sure it'll work for him, though.

    Lee has been consistent and I don't think he'll leave yet, but we're still waiting for that "moment" that Carla LaGuardia is talking about. (what's her name?).

    April 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  35. beverly

    let me say this one more time. stop judging crystal lee and casey as bad singers. lets just get real. mike sucks and he's the conceited one. i just do not care for him aaron has a fabulous voice for his age. sybil (cant speel her name) is in a league of her own. most of their problems...... song choices. they should choose more popular songs that most people relate to. stopppppp the bashing of these girls. my god...grow up or suck on your lollipops. better yet...get to bed. it's obvious you need sleep..

    April 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jonathan

    Are you kidding me?
    Idol was atrocious last night. I coldn't stand to even listen to most of the performances. The only two people who sounded remotely good were Crystal and Casey, other than that the whole show was absolute GARBAGE.

    Siobahn, what has happened? I used to be your biggest fan.

    They might as well crown mama-sox the winner and be done with the show....she actually always has the best performances of the night.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Auditman

    The best night for American Idol will be the one when it goes off the air.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sienna

    Why do people love Lee so much? He's just O.K. Honestly, most of the time he is off key or he has tons of rough spots throughout his performances. And there's not much originality in his arrangements. It seems like the judges are pushing way too hard to make every one of his performances sound like they were amazing. I think maybe they see that he has the most potential to be a successful commercial artist right now (similar to Daughtry). But, in reality he's just an O.K. singer and that can be fixed in the recording studio (unlike Chris Daughtry who has an amazing voice live). Crystal Bowersox clearly has an amazing voice, but possibly not a very commercial sound or image. So, I suspect the judges are doing their best to influence America into voting for the most commercial contestant with their over the top, undeserved, praises of Lee.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Lucy

    Wow when Ryan commented on how white Shania's teeth were while Crystal was standing next to him with her horrible yellow teeth.
    Mike is so overrated. Siobhan, wow, what was she thinking??? I sitll like her the best but she had an off night. The rest need to go.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  40. willuno

    I thought it was a terrible week. Boring songs (and I like Shania), too many ballads, continued pitchy singing, gratuitous shriek, no stage presence. Another disappointment.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  41. cynthia

    Crystal is hands down the most soulful artist. She is in a category of her own. No one comes close.

    The rest are all very mediocre. Nice singers nothing special.

    If you put any of them, with the exception Crystal, next to Adam Lambert or Carrie Underwood, you would see clearly that they are just okay singers. Nothing at all special.

    Crystal is in same category as all the greatest singers out there.

    She will win and if not like Adam and the rest will do the best.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  42. shellybean173

    CRYSTAL SUCKS!! She should have been gone along time ago. Talk about sounding the same week after week everything she does sounds the same as the week before. She looks as though she is in labor while she is singing also and that does not help matters. Sorry but anyone who really watches the show at all knows that it is true. If she wins she will not be heard of again like Ruben Studdard or Fantasia. WHO?? Oh yeah they were winners once right??

    April 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. meghan

    i thought this was the best week yet! Does anyone else find it strange that they had shania only songs for country week when she is really country/pop? I enjoyed it but there are so many other country songs out there too, I like crystal but i fastforwarded through her. i think she deserves bottom three but dont think she will be there. I have also noticed shioban sings really nasaly and she really only sounds good when she hits the high notes and stays for a reasonable amount of time. Last night was ridiculous! I'm ready for her to go!!

    April 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Rookslady

    I am shocked with all of these. My fav and the one that sounded the best were Mike and Lee. They are all good, but to me, Lee's voice was outstanding !

    April 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Estella

    **last night**

    April 28, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Estella

    Casey did amazing tonight! By far his best performance yet! GOOOOOOO CASEYYYYYYY!!!!! :))))

    April 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. georgebayside

    I love the people who say this show is terrible but still continue to watch it.The constestants are the worse. Everyone cant be an Adam Lambert. Maybe the reason everybody did so well was because they had such good songs to sing. Many of the Country music songs are more in the pop genre. Shania Twain was a good mentor. Siobhan sounded more country than anyone else. I'm looking forward to tonights show.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Steve

    The only people on this show who I could see myself buying their stuff is Lee and Crystal. Maybe Aaron, but he's too young to really know how he'll turn out. I have no use for Casey or Siabohn. I don't really see much talent there. I like Mike's story, but I'm not into his musical style that much.

    Bottom line is we're close enough that anyone can go home on a given night now. I wouldn't be shocked to see Crystal or anyone else go home. It's happened before that the best singer doesn't even make it to the finals.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Joshua Weikel

    I think they had it in their heads that the girls were going to dominate this year when they chose Shania night. Her music as a whole has very feminine thmes. I love her music, been a fan from the beginning. I remeber when I was 13 or 14, I would listen to Come on Over on repeat while playing San Fransisco Rush on N64. Weird, I know.

    I didn't think last night was as good as everyone seems to be making it out to be. I didn't think there was any really good performances. And it looks like my rankings are pretty far off from everybody elses.

    1. Lee
    2. Crystal
    3. Aaron
    4. Casey
    5. Sibhon
    6. Mike

    I was all aboard with Sibhon when the top 12 started, I was just blown away by her performances in the top 24 rounds. But haven't been blown away by any performance since. I thought most of them were pretty good, just not what I had expected coming into the top 12. I think Mike has to go, could not stand his performance, and I haven't liked a single thing he's done since the Hollywood round.

    And I love Taylor Swift, been a fan since I saw in concert with Brad Paisley in 2007. That was before she caught on in the pop world. I think her music is beutiful, she's a very talented writer with a great voice, but I don't like the image that she has adopted, or the pop make over that her songs get.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Mark

    Why the ragging on Shania as mentor? She did a great job actually mentoring. Who would you prefer: Usher, Miley, Alicia ... all those weeks were disasters.

    This week gave the contestants a chance to do something different. Casey and Crystal took advantage and changed things up a bit as the judges have been pushing them to to all season. The rest – more of the same, although Aaron's performance was quite good. IMHO Lee was horribly off pitch, Mike was the same old, same old, and Siobhan was dreadful – yes I said dreadful.

    One week should not eliminate a contestant. So I rank them like this:

    Last Night: All Season:
    1) Casey 1) Crystal – by far
    2) Aaron 2) Casey
    3) Crystal 3) Lee
    4) Mike 4) Mike
    5) Lee 5) Aaron
    6) Siobhan 6) Siobhan

    I think Siobhan will go home tonight. Since the Aretha number, she has done nothing outstanding. The high notes, and screams are beginning to grate, just like Adam Lambert did last year.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  51. BOBBY Mizelle

    BIG MIKE ,AS USUAL, WAS BIG BAD MIKE. SHOULD HAVE GONE A LONG TIME AGO. A WASTED SAVE.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  52. LJR

    MixMasterJames – Remember everyone said last year that Adam was the winner, and look what happened. Don't count out Lee!!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  53. MixMasterJames

    The show is already over...Crystal is the winner...so who cares who gets eliminated in what order from here on out. What a boring season.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Becc

    I love Crystal, but she had an off night. However, Siobhan has to go. She was horrible, I do not know what the judges were hearing when she was singing. She was so off key, the performaced sucked. I hope she goes tonight. I have a feeling it is going to be Crystal, but I an going to stay postivie. I am happy to see that Casey and Aaron got their groove last night.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Donna

    First night that I didn't think Crystal was the best. Top 3: Lee, Casey, Aaron Bottom 3: Crystal, Mike, Sioban. Sure hope Sioban finally goes this week. I was waiting for Simon to say it was a train-wreck, I was shocked the judges liked it.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Candy C

    Last nights performances go in the order like this to me from best to worse 1) Aaron
    2) Crystal
    3) Casey
    4) Lee
    5) Big Mike
    6) Siabohn
    I'm sorry Siabohn but your first performances were the best , you have fallen since those first couple of weeks. You have a beautiful range to your voice but the long note (The Schreeching as other people call it) has caused people to feel that your performances stay about the same ecah week. Good Luck To You Though!!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  57. LJR

    I don't get it - Aaron was NOT good last night, and last week he was horrible and deserved to go home then.

    Lee was by far the best, and Crystal was adorable. It's between these two, definitely.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Phyl

    Siobhan has got to go!! Please, my ear drums are still burning from the screaming! All the judges got it wrong, except maybe for Simon, who again mentioned the screaming. Some one should really tell her that it's not really singing. Still like Lee as the winner. He may have had an off night, but all in all he is the best. Crystal is boring & like Mike kind of a one note or style if you will, but I don't think she has the personality or stamina that Mike has.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Go CAVS

    Moris- Finally someone agrees with me about Taylor Swift...what is up with that. She is terrible!
    I love Crystal and for those of you who think she is conceited...well you are nuts. It's called confidence. Big difference, but a threat to most none the less.
    I can only hope Siobhan goes home tonight.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  60. CJ

    I wouldn't be surprised if Crystal is sent home this week, she was the worst. Casey is the new dark horse to win it all based on that unbelievable performance last night!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  61. yeahh

    i just say that american idol went downhill after david cook won. he was by far the best one yet, now its just horrible to even watch the show.

    i cant stand it.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  62. terri

    Imissed the first two performances last night so I can't comment on those. But I thought Casey was fantastic – I've always thought he should sing country music. Also looks great with his hair down!

    I liked what Crystal did with the song – it sounded kind of bluegrass like Allison Krause. But the song itself wasn't anything special. I think it might have been better if she had picked a different Shania song.

    I thought Sioban was awful – I had to turn down the volume because I couldn't stand it. At times she was singing slower than the music, she couldn't sing some of the trickier lyrics and the scream at the end was horrific. She really needs to go.

    I missed Lee's performance but he is always good – I think he will be in the top three with Crystal & Casey.

    Why isn't Shania performing on tonight's show? Ryan said Shakira was – last time I checked she isn't country. Did he really mean Shania?

    April 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Pat

    Please, please, please Siobhan, GET RID of the sparkly lip gloss, it's driving me nuts! Remember, what the judges hear live in the studio is totally different than what we hear at home, I've heard them all state that again and again. Granted, there is no "do over", so what we get to hear is what we base our votes on. I'm really tired of Crystal, she can sign, but I'm just tired of her. Same of Mike, ballads are great, but I'm bored with them by now. There are so many country songs out there, and some are very upbeat and tempo, not like the old country songs, where people were always broken-hearted (some country bands do perform a nice blend). No matter where Lee ends up this year, I'll buy his CD. Everyone was ok (can't stand screamers though, that's what I totally disliked about Adam last season), I really think tonight will be telling on who goes home, as to the final weeks of American Idol. Wonder what genre they'll aim for next week?!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Randy

    Is it only me or do other people think the music is too loud and overpowers the singers voices? I find it hard to hear the words. In Caseys song last it started fine but middle and end the music was too load. What do you all think?

    April 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Dennis

    Loved Crystal's performance last night. She sang country on country night. It's a shame the judges didn't hide their prejudices against the genre (they obviously hate country), instead of aiming them at Crystal.

    Aaron seemed to have corrected his pitch problems from the last two weeks. Mike and Casey brought their standard stuff (R&B and roadhose rock). Ho-hum. Lee and Siobhan both were off key, but at least Casey din't crash and burn at the end.

    Bottom line, Siobhan should go, but if the judges comments impact the voters, then it could be a scary result.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  66. bt

    Yes I agree Siobhan is different--–In a bad way!!! Hopefully she will be the one to go tonight. I really like Casey and Crystal but Lee is my favorite one of all of them. I hope he goes all the way to win!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  67. sanane

    Oh, my god! Siobhan was terrible. Bum notes, screaming at the end. Low register shaky. It is strange judges liked it. It must be sounding totally different in the studio than on our tv screens. I love Siobhan as a person. She has that Vermont vibe about her. She is her unique self, she does not care what others do. She has big lungs to hold a note, too. I love her a lot, but last night was terrible. I still hope she still stays another week, and Mike goes home. He is boring, same style every week. I dose off during his performance, and also Casey is boring too. Winner last night was Aarron. Great connection with the song, great deliverance. Way to go Aarron!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Guy B.

    It was a good night, but if we judge this show on the music, and the music was supposed to be country how many sang a true contry song.. if that is the measure it goes like this

    1) Crystal – Country/Bluegrass sound ( will make the bottom 3 for the first time because the viewers dont understand the music type

    2) Casey – it was a good song and had a country flavour to it

    3) Aaron – good song had some what of a country flavour

    4) Lee – good song but was more an attempt at a cross over sound

    5) Mike – R&B country interesting sound ( bottom 3)

    6 Sioban – an attempt at a cross over sound, the scream did not please any one could cost her ( bottom 3)

    Mike goes home

    April 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Sienna

    You know what has been the best thing this season on AI? Not the contestants, not the judges, not the host, but the MENTORS. I'm surprised too because in past years, they've been terrible (I'm talking 'bout you Andrew Lloyd Webber!). This year, they've really said all the right things and have had a positive impact on the contestants. Does anyone else agree?

    April 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Carl

    Crystal was terrific, pure country yet making the song her own. Judges weren't crazy about it because they are not country music fans. Casey was terrific too, as was Aaron. Couldn't believe the judges thought Siobhan was good– I usually like her but she did a mediocre, karaoke job with a good, upbeat song. And, Lee, whom I also like a lot, was OK but nothing special.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Stonki

    Time for Crystal to go. Bonny Raitt and Melissa Estridge are not considered wow amazing singers and Crystal pales in comparison to the two. Maybe Crystal would be a hot act at the local beer and grab....but the AI champ? What a joke...

    Stonki

    April 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  72. olabisi

    last nite show was the best so far for dis season, the best so far last nite were big mike (even though a lot of y'all don't like him he was great), casey,lee and aaron was ok as well. crystal is quite gud but she really needs to stop talking back when d judges are talking i know sometimes simon might be out of d line but keepin quiet helps, when she talks back it turns me off and it could be perceived as being proud which is not so gud for the show.siobhan really gat to go for everytime she sings my tv is being muted she screeches and scream alot.my elimination for tonight is siobhan.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Wayne

    What a great night indeed. And to think how much money was raided by Idol gives back. That's just wonderful. Bless them!!! I like Shania's music and I was surprised that's what they did. Great vocals last night. Everybody has a character and personality. Kara seemed to be in AW or heaven somewhere just taking in the moment. Simon was relaxed and the host Ryan was busy being a good host. Good vibes last night. Good vibration's. Hey did they have Beach Boys night?? That would be cool!!
    And I would love to see Brian Wilson being a mentor. Or the Eagles
    or how about The Guess Who night... So many options.. I say GO FOR IT! Not sure who's going home.. Man the top 6. It's going to be the top 5 next. Well and this is good old Simon's last tour. Simon said one song sounded WET! Hey remember the Commadores had a tune called "Slippery when it's wet". Well when it rained it pours and you get wet. A mess. I guess he meant it was sort of a mess. Too much. But it's not always the case. He probably has a little point. Perfection is a must is what he was probably trying to say. You want to win. "Perfect!!". Probably just a ramdom thought. Anyways best of luck to everyone. Great show!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Beth

    Here's my opinion of the order starting with the best:
    1. Mike
    2. Casey
    3. Crystal
    4. Aaron
    5. Lee
    6. Siobhan
    Crystal and Aaron were really the most "country" of the bunch. I tune in each week hoping that someone will actually be able to sing!

    April 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Lisa

    Best to Worst
    Casey
    Aaron
    Lee
    Mike
    Siobhan
    Crystal

    Cystal was horrible last night-I hope she is off this week and then Siobhan, then Mike, aaron and the finals will be Lee and Casey

    April 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Sienna

    Based on last night's performances ONLY (best to worst):
    1. Casey
    2. Mike
    3. Crystal
    4. Aaron
    5. Siobhan
    6. Lee

    Based on season so far (best to worst):
    1. Crystal (by leaps and bounds)
    2. Casey (great voice, great musician)
    3. Siobhan (needs help in song choice and arrangements though)
    4. Mike (great at ballads, but annoying otherwise)
    5. Aaron (a little too young to be successful yet?)
    6. Lee (sooooo overrated by the judges. Usually sings our of tune!)

    April 28, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  77. handytoyota

    In terms of the best of the night I would say Dewyze but as to who will leave I am thinking Big Mike or Aaron. It will all depend on where Tim Urban's votes wind up or if his followers just gave up.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  78. Cynthia

    I can't really say who was the best because they were all good except for the Scretcher. I hope she finally goes home but I fear that Mike may be saying goodbye.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  79. MARC

    NO stars in that AMERICAN I-DULL sky.
    Bottom 3: Siobhan, AARON, Casey.
    Going Home tonite? AARON.
    Going home next week? Casey,
    Going home the week after? Siobhan.
    Then , the week after? Big Mike?
    Then, MAMA SOX.
    The I-DULL winner? LEE.
    Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
    His career? 2 years on cruise ships!
    He needs to write his own tunes.
    Eh, what do I know?
    I'am only a wizzard!–MARC
    Read my forecasts on ASTROMARC.COM

    April 28, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  80. janet f

    They could all be more entertaining. Actually, it would be nice if ONE of them was even a tiny bit entertaining. Thank God for DVR. I don't have to watch all the drivel and only watch Simon's critique. Randy, Ellen and the other one are only there to fill the seats...

    April 28, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  81. Michael

    Crystal bowersox is not even a real person, he voice is rigged up and she really cant sing in real life. someone needs to let her know that her secret is out now so she can stop feeling so high and mighty!!! im pretty sure MIKE will WIN this YEAR!!! He sung so guod last nigte, he a good musiciiian and all is good with his grreayl..

    April 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  82. JessieC

    Siobhan stunk it up and yes she screams too much and is very nasaly. On the other hand though i really thought big Mike did a really good job last night, so i dont know why people are always going against him .He does good at the R&B so let him do it and for the Casey fans he did a really good job last night but normally to me he is boring. Crystal is just unique and i dont think she is arrogant at all i think she just knows who she is inside and out and dont care what other people think of her and personally i think that is a good quality in someone.Lee regardless will become a alternative rock singer he has the perfect voice for it just needs more confidence so he can be more entertaining.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  83. Michael

    Last night was one of the first great nights of IDOL this season – I think everyone performed better than they have for the majority of this season- one minor exception being Crystal. However, with that said – I think Aaron or Michael are looking weak and tonight may be their curtain call...http://thesmogger.com/2010/04/28/idol-hangover-the-six-do-shania/

    April 28, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  84. janet f

    They all suck really. Who would want to listen of a cd by any of them? Crystal is boring, boring, boring. She has no personality. The background singer overpowered her. (Nothing unusual, background singers are usually better than who they are backing up anyway.). BIG Mike is a snore. Lee also has no personality. Dark horse is Casey.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  85. Michael

    I heard that paula abdul will be taking ellens place 2nite since ellen had to go visit her daughter in new york?

    April 28, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  86. come on...seriously

    Ok...Crystal seemed great in her auditon....and a little less great every week, as we realize that what we saw in her audition is all we'll ever see...every song is a different version of Me and Bobby McGee...great song, and she does that style well....but could I listen to a whole cd of it? no. Same with Lee...if you've heard one Nickelback song, you've heard them all...a one trick pony. Same for Aaron. Siobahn, Casey, and Mike(to a lesser degree) try to have some variety(even though Siobahn's scream shows up too often)....some times they hit it out of the park and sometimes its just ok.....like almost any real cd you'd buy...you love some songs and some are just ok. But Crystal, Lee, and Aaron would release an album that sound like ONE 75 minute song!....then add it their total lack of stage presence(boring concerts)!
    One of them MUST go home!....but I know it wont be Crystal.

    April 28, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  87. carol e

    I think Siobhan really was horrible last night – i have not liked her but one week. I think people should vote on how people sing not on favoritism. I think Crystal will win, even though she did not do too good last night – it was ok but not one of the best. I liked Lee, Mike and Casey last night. Aaron – ok but i don't think he will make it too much longer.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  88. Melissa

    Uhh... American Idol last night was no better than any other Idol this year. Incredibly boring and generic without a star among the lot.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  89. sick of AI

    I agree with thisisnotmusic. There has not been a truly talented singer in the entire history of American Idol. Not a single one. If you need a network reality show to propel you forward, then you are a failure. The entire process is artificial, and is an insult to the truly talented artists who spend years working their way up.

    April 28, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  90. johnny

    i hope they all get sent home...they are pathetic. i don't know what everyone sees in lee or Siobhan - they are both terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible

    April 28, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  91. Pat

    Anybody's guess who's going home. After the show I said Mike & Aaron based on prev. weeks. Siobahn is my fave, but she does need to tone down the screams & try a mainstream outfit once. BTW, her tatoo is Edward Gory, not Mary Poppins, as I have heard before.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  92. iwouldbuyit

    Okay, they ALL can sing but bottom line, the only one I would buy a record from is Crystal. I feel like she's the only one who would deliver great songs that won’t be played on the Disney channel.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  93. linda

    I agree with Mitch. Randy says the same thing each week, Ellen does comedy, Kara is a boring overdramatic cougar (the naked picture bombed YUCK), and Simon wants off, doesn't care anymore. Casey and Lee have a chance. i can't watch Siobhan, the screaming and her clothes, teeth, lipstick- are ridiculous, i turn the channel when she sings. Let's try again next year. Mike's way too full of himself-voice is a dime a dozen for black folk.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  94. Eric

    Last night"s show was awful! Shania is such a has been and her comments were laughable. As for the performances, all of the remaining idol contestants are not worth my time. I think the well has run dry if this is the best they can come up with. It's time for bury this show and hope Simon's X Factor is better,

    April 28, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  95. thisisnotmusic

    Sorry, but "Idol" is manufactured garbage for mindless people, it is bad karaoke. It is a plague that has infested the entire planet. When you see little asian kids singing Whitney Houston songs with morons applauding, please tell me what is left for musical creativity in the pop arena?? Bottom line, this show has had a tremendous role in destroying commercial music.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  96. Bobo

    @ Kirby – agree 100%. Shania Twain has absolutely no relevance whatsoever in today's music scene, and the only thing she's even known for is garbage country-pop fluff. If she had just been average looking or not married to super-producer Mutt Lange, she would have never had any success.

    I am so sick of this show, I can't wait for Simon Cowell to leave and expose this show for the god-awful train wreck that it is. For nine seasons, he's been the only saving grace for this show, telling contestants the truth while the other judges try to sugarcoat or puff them up.

    This is a show that emphasizes background story over actual talent. Crystal Bowersox looks and sounds just like any other Joplin cover act that you might find in a smoke-filled lounge. Casey is just a pretty-boy rocker, a dime a dozen, there are tons of local bands across the country with singers just like him. Big Mike – seriously, if his wife hadn't been giving birth during the auditions, he would have never even made it this far. Every week he sounds the same, and he constantly hams it up for the camera. Siobhan comes across every week trying to be "unique", but she fails miserably, and her constant screaming and screeching always have me reaching for the mute button. Lee has absolutely no charisma whatsoever. Aaron might be the most talented of the bunch, which isn't saying very much, and he has even less charisma than Lee.

    Time to pull the plug on this show.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  97. Atila

    People like Siobhan because she is different, she is a breakout artist that is going to bring something new to music. I am sorry that the manager of this blog cannot see the creativity that makes her the standout this season.

    April 28, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  98. Mitch

    Well, I'm not sure it was the best night, but that's like asking what was your favorite root canal.

    First question...can anyone on this show do an uptempo song? It's like watching a high school talent show every week. You people want to be stars and I've seen more excitement on the National Spelling Bee.

    Lee was ok...nothing exciting after he found the right notes.

    Mike has yet to do anything that sounds good. His only moment in the show was the baby.

    Casey is a joke. The guy has about as much depth to his voice as plastic wrap. HE STRUGGLED TO SING THE SONG...then add that horrible vibrato. Yikes.

    Crystal sang great and did something unique...she used a different band and changed up the tune. But I guess the hate from the judges shows how bad they need this to be a suspenseful season. Kinda like having Derek Jeter play on your company softball team...hmmmm who's the star?

    Aaron is truly like watching the high school talent show. Yo dawg...try something over 60 beats/minute.

    And Slobadan...wow...she sounds like Baby Huey from the cartoons. One more screach and she gets a free pass to wild kingdom.

    If this was the best night of Idol so far....I can see why Simon wants off. Randy is more consistent than any contestant...'the phrase 'Yo Dawg' was last seen dying in the gutter 5 years ago. Ellen is the least insightful and entertaining and she's the entertainer, Kara has about as much judgement of talent as she does in her own singing abilities...and Simon keeps looking at his watch to see when he can get away from a dull, listless and irritating Ryan Seacrest.

    Can we vote to end it all tonight and try again next year?

    April 28, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  99. Natalie

    Hmmmmm, I'm going to take a wild guess... "dogs rule" must be the same person as "show dog mom" . Were you tired of people telling you that you're shallow and horrible? Change your name all you want, you're still an ugly person. To come on here and insult someone for their appearance. More than likely because they don't have much money. You must be one of those people who kicks kittens.

    Anyway, now that I got that off my chest. I thought Casey performed the best. He just needs to lose the vibrato, and, with a little vocal training, will be easy to do. I very much disliked Siobhan's performance. She was slightly behind the beat almost the entire song. And I'm so over the dramatic scream at the end. Try something new. Crystal is still my favorite and she will continue to get my votes.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  100. Diane

    Best show ever its going to be hard

    April 28, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  101. DaiseyMae

    I thought it was the best night yet. It will be difficult to say who will go home.The two girls were the worst of the night but still not bad ,it is just that all the guys did a great job. If I had to choose I would say that Soban was going home. I did not like her performance but the judges thought it was good.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  102. imaginary

    So here are my comments:

    DeWyze: awesome. Great singer . Love the rasp.

    Magnus: Last night's performance was NOT good! Judges, you were not on your game with this one. She swallowed her words–breathing was off. That scream was a cover-your- ears moment.

    Casey: He was great. Best performance of his. That being said, he doesn't stand out to me. If he shows me another great performance, I might be convinced.

    Aaron: the best vocally, but would he ever be an idol? Not so sure. He deserves to stay until the end though because the kid can sing!

    Crystal: Last night-my husband loved it. I thought it was mediocre, but I LOVE her. She is unique and can belt it out with a beautiful tone. She or De Wyze should be the two standing at the end.

    Big Mike: Okay, I agree he sings good ballads and a few times has moved me, but there are many singers who are the same in quality, in voice and in presentation.

    Am I missing anyone? If so, they probably do not stand out in my mind.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  103. David

    Siobhan Magnus is going home.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  104. Doug MacIntyre

    Look, great songwriters will always provide a great week for American Idol. Don't get caught up in the type of music the artist sings. If they are a great songwriter (and Shania Twain is by almost any measure), it will be a good night on Idol.

    April 28, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  105. MC

    Shania was by far the best mentor this season and she seemed to really support the contestants. Best tonight were Lee and Casey (and I don't even like Casey). Big Mike continues to put me to sleep with his overly dramatic interpretations of songs, Siobhan is back to screaming and little Aaron is just not ready for the big time. Tonight will see Aaron, Big Mike and maybe Siobhan in the bottom three. Time for all three to go.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  106. KIRBY

    The very fact that Shania Twain night was "so hot" is a indicator of how lousy A.I. is this year.

    When was the last time Shania Twain had a hit? EXACTLY...

    What's truely stunning is how this year is the worst year ever for A.I.

    It's so bad this year, I could care less if it comes back next year; and that's coming from a viewer who has faithfully watched the show for years!

    April 28, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  107. Tom

    American Idol is still on?

    April 28, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  108. dogs rule

    Why is everyone down on Siobhan? She has some great pipes, great range, and is adorable to look at. Crystal, on the other hand, looks like a train wreck, dresses like an overstuffed shopping cart feom WalMart. Ugh Too tight, too much fat exposed, dirty, smoker's teeth , and she has not combed her hair since she was 5!

    April 28, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  109. dogs rule

    Aaron was awesome, we are sooooooo sick of Mike, and Crystal sucks. Hey Maybe her BF can buy her a few new teeth??
    Ive said it before, she sings the same song every week! But Aaron and Lee are growing and getting better!

    April 28, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  110. Aaron

    Yes, the best night of the season. But that is still not saying much! Who should go? Siobhan for sure! I am a big Crystal fan, but like the judges, thought it was only ok. Casey did well. Aaron did better (still not saying a whole lot), Lee was ok... Mike was good and can sing. But something about him is just boring me, putting me to sleep. He sounds the same every week. Although Siobhan should go this week, I will not be shocked if Mike goes home. Although he is one of the better singers, I don't think he has the same fan base as the others. I don't see him lasting another week or two (three at most).

    April 28, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  111. Lorraine

    I agree that Idol was the best by far last night; however, in terms of who is going home, I believe it will be Siobhan. I don't know about anyone else, but I agree with Simon. The yelling has to stop. My pick for the top two are Crystal and Mike.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  112. slotman

    Tonight just has that "shocker" written all over it. In past seasons this week has wrecked havoc on other good singers. I think that cause everyone, for the most part, did fairly well. That said too many voters will feel their favorite choice is safe. As for last week, has anyone else thought that the only reason they sent someone home during Idol Gives Back was cause the bottom one was Tim? Seemed odd when historically no one goes home on that night! Especially since they eliminated 2 the week before. Just a thought to ponder.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  113. Lars

    Best to worst:
    Lee
    Casey
    Siobhan
    Crystal
    Mike
    Aaron

    However, I think Aaron gets a good chunk of votes from the young girls, so he may beat out Mike on the voting. Anyone putting Lee in the bottom must have extremely short attention span. He came out, owned that song and rocked the place. Crystal was boring. Lee may have boosted himself up to the defacto leader in this race yesterday.

    April 28, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  114. pam

    none, this show is terrible.

    April 28, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  115. janice

    what surprises me is that all the top runners didn't leave much to talk about today...lee was alright somehwat forgettable, i love bowersox's voice but she should try not talking back when the judges are critiquing her...half the world that watches the show likely will agree with the judges, just suck it up and show them wrong the following week.  whereas, casey and big mike REALLy stepped up.  I'm biased since i've been a casey fan since day one but i am just so glad he finally (at least seems to) gets the judges....he needs to stop picking those bluesy rock songs that overtakes his voice.  it's funny that he even admits he hasn't really sang much besides when he did heaven and jealous guy.  Everyone did well today include the little guy but there are a few just naturally have better voices.  I Pray to God Casey keeps it up and he finally understands which song selections allows him to project his voice.  There was more range in this performance...kiara is annoying but i see what she meant that there is more to casey...is it that he won me over on day one w his laidback vibe and golden locks or you feel me on this??  Yes stick with the ballads and win the ladies over =)  Big mike is always so lovable....ever since he performed woman's work, he's been on FIRE (maybe before that but that's the first I raelly remember).  he totally owned the song tonight and I wouldve never thought it was born of a country pop song. I did feel his connection to the song.  Lee is great too but he's starting to sound the same every week...but yes certainly still a fan.  Shiobhan has an amazingly strong voice but I'm not so much a fan of her voice – especially with her facial expressions. they almost scare me some times. idol was so good tonight! felt like everyone was on the game. can't wait until it winds down to the top 3, then it's going to be even better

    April 28, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  116. LOLO

    I think Shania was the best mentor of this season, so far. She seemed to bring a smile to Lee, a better performance from Casey, confidence to Aaron, and more constructive and caring advice to all.
    I am sick of the judges picking on Shiabon. She is a precious, beautiful, unique individual and she has one tremendous voice. LEAVE HER ALONE! Crystal is by far the favorite of the judges and most fans, including me. Aaron's voice totally amazes me for a 17 yr. old but I thought Katie was also really good. I think we'll see a lot more of those two in the future. This was a really good night and I still think it was due to the real mentoring by Shania!

    April 28, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  117. texseabee

    1. Aaron – for the first time.
    2. Casey – very, very good.
    3. Crystal – karaoke version of Shania
    4. Lee – original but pitchy
    5. Mike – original but did not like the version
    6. Siobhan – off key, too slow, and terrible

    What were the judges thinking saying Siobhan was good. I just did not hear it.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  118. Tim01

    Anybody who thinks that Siobhan has any talent whatsoever needs to have their hearing checked. All she ever does is come out with garish outfits and screech. That's not singing. And am I the only one who is getting sick and tired of seeing Big Mike do the same stuff every week? Dude seriously needs to lay off the backstage donuts. I'm also done with Bowersox, she's another one-trick pony. Every season we get some "hippy chick" Janis Joplin wannabe, they usually don't make it this far. The only contestant left that I could even remotely see having a successful career is Lee Dewyze, only because he sounds like every other generic rock singer on the radio today, so I'm sure he'd fit right in with the rest of them.

    I cannot wait for this train wreck to come to an end.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  119. Moris Morach

    Crystal is absolutely the best on the show, a complete artist, who could put to shame many of those clowns who win awards bought for them by their producers. Think about that skinny country girl who can't sing, Taylor Swift, she was given a grammy.....ah ah ahaha, unbelievable, what happened to the music business.

    April 28, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  120. LP

    Siobahn will be going. I agree – by far weakest of the night!

    April 28, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  121. Kelsey

    I only saw the recaps of the singers right before Glee came on...but I kind of thought they all sucked. Maybe that's just me...

    April 28, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  122. michele

    @pad and 4idol

    thank you i get the same feeling about crystal...but tonight i felt the i don't care...i'm still in the lead.....

    April 28, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  123. 4idol

    I agree with many that Crystal is getting arrogant. Not an appealing quality... at all. I don't care about it being just her personality. She turned me tonight.

    I thought Casey did very, very well.

    I agree with you Shrek that "In Your Eyes" would be fabaulous for Lee. This wasn't the best night for him though :(.

    Bottom two?: Aaron and Siobahn and I think Aaron needs to go. Siobahn is unique and I like her voice and style.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  124. Pad

    Big Mike will go home. He has never been a fan favorite, he sang early, and he is forgettable.

    I;m on record now that Lee will win this thing. I think Crystal comes off as arrogant - talking to the judges the way she does. And, I hate to say it, but I think looks play a big role, and she looks dirty.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Michael

    Hot damn! Casey and Siobhan blew me away. I think all of them were actually decent tonight, but if I had to say two wore worst, I disliked Aaron and Michael most. I have no clue who's going home tomorrow, but here were my rankings as of last week:http://thesmogger.com/2010/04/22/idol-hangover-the-six-survivors/

    April 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  126. stacie

    It's definitely time for Siobhan to go home. She has an awesome scream and has a cool fashion statement, but she gotta go! Everyone else is growing while she just makes me yawn.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Hugh01

    Respectfully Joyce, please clean your ears .. oh never mind, Siobhan's screaming will do it for ya.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  128. mozart4898

    Again, typed another post and it vanished. Hate it when that happens. My long post was @ michele – basically I could see Crystal being in the bottom 3 this week but only because she wasn't the best on the night and someone in the middle of the pack on a night with 6 remaining will end up in the bottom 3 – they have to. But I don't see any way she'll go home, not with the hot mess we had that was Siobhan and Lee struggling to ever find the key through the whole song.

    @ joyce – if that was entertaining to you, I'm sorry. I only made it through that because it only lasted like 2 minutes. Worst 2 minutes of the night though, and for me it only got worse as she went along.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  129. joyce

    Siobhan is entertaining, something new and unique....and oh yes, she can sing. TV is pretty bad; however, I look forward to seeing this young lady perform every week. She makes me smile and I would purchase her CD for me and many others. She's just fun to watch and listen to.

    April 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  130. vallary

    this show sucks I mean it really does.. I think it is time to end its run. I watch it because my kids like it but, I mean really,

    April 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  131. bravehart

    Shrek...I agree!!!

    April 27, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  132. TampaBayOldie

    by far .. tonight was THE BEST !

    However, it is past time for Siobhan to go home .. followed closely by Big Mike.

    April 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Shrek

    Lee Dewyze needs to sing Peter Gabriel's acoustic version of "In Your Eyes" ....he would totally rock that song...voice and musicality would fit him very well....

    April 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Thierry

    I like the way the judge's panel shows their dislike towards Siobahn's performance. Instead of saying it loud and clear to Siobahn crying face, they choose to lie to her so as not to run into another Lilly Syndrome again. They just congratulated her, to see her smile again while in fact, they just wanted to let her know that soon she will be leaving too.

    Remember the time when all the judges were hammering Katie in favor of Lilly Scott, they got the reverse effect. They are now smarter and let the critics do the job.

    BTW who cares if Siobahn's screams can do any good to American Idol, now that its end is very near...

    April 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Rick

    I just must have listened to a different show than most.

    My top was Big Mike, for the night. Loved his singing.

    And though I though Aaron and Casey should have gone a long time ago (Aaron was so bad the last couple of weeks, and Casey with his vibrato stuck in high gear) I think I put these two in second and third this week, and they picked the perfect songs, and sang them almost flawlessly.

    The last three would have to be Siobhan, Crystal and Lee. For me, Lee was the weakest. Though he sang well, it was just like Shania told him not to do it...he rushed it, in my opinion. When he sang with just the piano while with Shania, he sounded great. I was ready for a homerun from him. When he hit the stage, though, it seemed to me he was just trying to rush and get the song over with.

    Crystal...I love her, but I just wasn't feeling her tonight. There weren't any 'wow' moments in the song, and think for the first time, she could be in a bit of trouble.

    Siobhan, yes, she hit the shriek again, but there were a few big notes in there that sounded good. My problem is that that song is supposed to be fun. She tried to sing parts that should have been more quick and clear. Seemed like she was constantly trying to catch up to the song.

    It is pretty much my choice that Sioban is probably going to be voted off. Love the girl, but this week, song-choice song-choice song-choice.

    Who would have thought that Shania would bring the best out in the boys? Wow!

    April 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  136. michele

    if crystal doesn't end up in the bottom 3 tomorrow then thats a clue that this show is rigged

    April 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Brain

    Ditto Kenny, Siobhan was ok until the screeches, Cyrstal still gives me goose bumps every time she performs.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Hugh01

    Ditto Kenny

    April 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Kenny

    Undoubtedly I wasn't watching the same show as you, Rayzor. On the show I was watching Siobhan sucked. Again with the scream which didn't fit. Lee was pitchy through his whole number.

    I do agree that Casey was the best. However, Crystal was far from the worst.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  140. mozart4898

    Crystal was far from the weakest tonight – actually, I don't know if another one on that show could have done a song in the style she did. The problem for her is that she went pure country (to even almost bluegrass), and that doesn't appeal to everyone, so it didn't resonate with everyone (including the judges). She wasn't perfect either but she was good.

    And as for acting like she doesn't care and that she's still in the lead, no. I just don't get people thinking that from her. She got a different sort of personality than a lot of people do and I guess that just gets lost on a lot of people. But she's far from being that conceited.

    And Siobhan...she was awful. Really awful. When she left the stage she kept slowing down more and more in her singing to the point she was separating from the band in tempo. The whole thing could have fallen apart right on national television but the band managed to follow her, or else she would have been standing in the middle of an absolute mess. She was also out of tune for much of the song, and then the scream was totally just nothing other than indulgence. It didn't fit, it was 100% just put in there for effect. And the effect to me, was crap. Maybe the next to worst performance of the top 12 – Paige's "Against All Odds" being the only one worse.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Rayzor

    You people are idiots – the worst was Siobhan? Were you watching the same show I was? Casey and Lee were slightly better than Mike, Aaron and Siobhan, who all also had really good performances. Crystal's was ok, but was the weakest of them all, (and I really like Crystal).

    April 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Hugh01

    I don't think so Michele. She doesn't need to be number one, she will still do very well out there.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  143. terry

    really none impressed with creativity but bowwer sox........

    April 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  144. RideWarrior92

    Casey has been my favorite by far throughout the whole show and tonight was his best performance ever. The song he sang gave my whole family chills. He is an amazing artist and i would like to see him win.

    Now, I have to agree with the CNN writer. Siobhan was horrible this week. The scream ruined the song.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Kenny

    My order for tonight:
    1) Aaron
    2) Casey
    3) Crystal
    4) Mike
    5) Lee
    6) Siobhan

    Aaron's performance was touching. Casey did show another side. Crystal sang pure country. Mike another ballad, that's all he does well. Lee was pitchy all through. Siobhan, as Lisa said, sucked the life out of a fun song.

    Going home: Siobhan or Mike.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  146. michele

    Arron, Mike, casey were good

    crystal not....
    siobhan........was doing good til the screeching in the end
    Lee was ok but not as good as mike

    ok lets try this...did anyone else feel the i don't care from crystal...i am still in the lead feeling from her

    April 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Hugh01

    BTW .. Casey was great tonite.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Cheryl

    I'm very tired of Siobhan's 'same old same old' voice.....LOVED Casey (you can SING!) and of course Lee did not disappoint.....

    By far, the most well rounded show tonite! Everyone stepped up.

    Mike or Siobhan's gotta go.......Aaron saved himself tonite.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  149. terry

    has any body else noticed how nasal siobhan sounds?

    April 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Hugh01

    I think Shania did a great job .. What a Dufus her ex was to cheat on her .. Siobhan has got to go, she was stinky-poo.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  151. protogere

    Number one for me was Aaron, Casey and Mike a close second/third.

    Worst, by far, hands down, was Siobhan. It's a good thing she has taken Tim's spot on a voting site. Lee was second worst for me.

    The rest were just somewhere in between.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  152. mozart4898

    Oops, posted that by accident...lol, should have said "Lee was very weak but Siobhan just made me wanna retch. She probably won't be going home – I think either Aaron or Casey will just based on the last couple weeks. I think Mike did well enough to stay in considering I thought he was the best of the night, but I dunno.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  153. protogere

    I agree with your bottom two mozart.
    Thanks Lisa for the fun chatting forum for the evening!

    April 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  154. mozart4898

    Best to worst tonight:

    1.) Mike
    2/3.) (tied) Aaron and Crystal
    4.) Casey

    then a break, then
    5.) Lee

    6.) Siobhan

    Crystal was the only "country" one tonight really – Aaron maybe somewhat but more pop/country. Lee was

    April 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |

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