March 25th, 2009
10:08 PM ET

Top 10: A night of surprises

**Editor's note: Matt Giraud's entry is after Kris Allen's. Please click "Previous articles" to see it.

Wow.

Top 10

Motown night had a few surprises in who stepped up - and who didn't.

The songs have all been sung - for better or for worse - and now the viewers have to decide.

Tough choice?

Maybe not. Some contestants clearly had a better night than others. But did tonight's performances sway your opinion about anyone?

We want to hear from you. And don't forget to join us tomorrow night when the results come in. It promises to be quite a show!

–Lisa Respers France, CNN.com Writer


Filed under: American Idol judges

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  1. JJ

    Adam, Danny and Matt are the stars especially Matt
    All the others should go

    March 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lynne

    Check out the website votefortheworst . com and you will understand why Megan is still in the competion. This website was the reason Sanjaya was around way longer than he deserved.

    March 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Richard

    If Megan is going to stay in this contest would someone PLEASE teach her how to move, she has no rhythm.

    ps.
    PLEASE BRING ALEXIS BACK

    March 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lana

    Who on earth is voting for Megan? I don't even know how she got to Hollywood. She is absolutely the least-talented top 10 contestant ever. Micheal, Matt, Scott, EVERYBODY was better than her. What a travesty!

    March 27, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Amber

    Megan wasn't in the bottom three? Can you please tell me what America is thinking? Oh wait I think i might be able to figure it out... Voters have their tvs muted? Or maybe voters care more about looks rather than voice and personality. Megan is beautiful to look at but she cant sing! All I know is the girl has got to go...

    March 27, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. jul

    This has clearly turned into a popularity contest along with simpathy because Matt is clearly one of the best performers and the fact that Scott is still in the running is just not fair or right.

    March 27, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. wes

    Tina, I agree with you. People saying that adam is the best needs to stop and think. Just because you have vocal range and by range I mean singing in falsetto all the way through the songs, in no way sells me on the fact your some kind of second coming of elvis. I for one would not go out and buy his record and listen to the high pitched moans. I think adam is playing the "im different vote for me" card. And with an american voter populace that couldn't even put megan in the bottom 3, american idol has made itself irrelevant. It's no longer about talent its about, Looks,bucking the system,popularity. None of witch makes a good singer.

    March 27, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. TJ

    Sarver was the right cut. He was warned by Smokey to deliver that song with some serious passion, then he smiles all the way through, misses the down beats and fidgets like he's not even listening to the music. He didn't even sing all the words because he couldn't pull it off, relying on the back-up singers to do the heavy lifting for him. Whether he's good or not, he needs to approach his craft more seriously, and that means for starters, listening to his coaches.

    March 27, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. wes

    Are you kidding me? Megan joy not even in the bottom 3! This is were american idol has gone wrong. people are not voting for singing, it has become a popularity contest. I have never agreed with the fact the "pro" singers can be on this show and now its relevence is being degraded even more by the fact that people that can't even sing are allowed to stay simply because there "cute". This year for me is turning out to be really the worst year for american idol. Case and point, scott, very mono tone but was placed in the bottom 3. Megan, sounds like an act you would hear at a strip club. And as far as danny. I started off liking him but every song sounds the same. Adam, he has vocal range,but,who could honestly listen to a whole album of him making those falsetto's and wierd moans? Not me. Very mediocre this year and if you watch the judges you can see they fell the same way. Last year at this time you knew who was stepping up, cook,archuleta,castro. Now you see adam he might be the best on this show and to be honest thats not saying much.

    March 27, 2009 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. Susan Imanse

    What the heck? Megan and Scott should have been the bottom two. Matt's performance was polished and classy.Fans, lets not forget to vote. Adam's performance was a pleasant surprise. His restrained rendition showed his right on vocals and took out that icky "Rockey Horror Thing" he is prone to.

    March 27, 2009 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tracy Minnich

    Fox needs to rein in Simon and Paula with their childish antics during performances and during the judges critiques. How disrespectful to these contestants ... and how completely unprofessional behavior from formerly "no bodies" that have found unearned fame on American Idol. Paula and Simon – please grow up and act with the professional courtesy these singers deserve. Wish we could vote both of you off the show... and take your crayons and coloring books with you!

    March 27, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. AMBER

    I THINK MEGHAN SHOULD HAVE WENT HOME, SHE SUCKED.

    March 27, 2009 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  13. Emily

    BTW, next time, Megan or Scott really need to go home...actually in that order. First Megan, then Scott, as he's still around mainly due to his handicap. He's getting a lot of sympathy votes, which is understandable, but that doesn't make it right, nor fair.
    As for Paula and Simon's little antics ARE unprofessional, yet, they make it a little bit funnier to actually listen to(watch) the judges, as I'm fed up with "dawg", "dude", "da bomb", and furthermore, "what's-her-name", really don't do much for the show, at all.
    They(Paula and Simon) ARE childish, and disrespectful(Simon could tone down the crude remarks, and make them with more intelligence and compassion), but they add some spice to the judge's panel, which makes for "good TV", I guess. Can you imagine, if they were all like DioGuardia(?)...? Yawn!

    BTW(x2): Noone mentioned what an honour it was to have Smokey Robinson and Barry Gordy giving Adam a standing ovation(and not out of courtesy which was the case the other times, but rather spontaneously), after his wonderful performance! I felt that was very strange...

    BTW(x3): Noone mentioned that it was just a TAD disrespectful of Danny Gokey, not to take Smokey's advice, of singing the whole phrase, as not to "cut it", relying on the back-up singers to do the job, and to get a better feeling of the song. If anything because he thanked him and said that he got it, and would do it...

    March 27, 2009 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. Emily

    Megan...she's a sweetheart, and yes, yes, she has a unique voice, but doesn't know how to use it. End of story. She can't sing. She can't carry a tune, or even a note. Her voice has a nice tone, but what good does that do her...?
    As for Lil Rounds, she has a great voice and knows how to use her instrument, for the most part, but her last performance exposed her lack of "sharpness". The music went ahead of her singing, and she wasn't as sharp as the song requires you to be, lyrically. She should listen to Michael Jacksons way of hitting every beat, with every word, and adapt that to her singing, I believe.
    Matt, was good, but regrettably forgettable, since he 1) came out first, and 2) was probably better at the rehearsals with Smokey, than on stage. Perhaps his nerves got the better of him. Regardless, he did NOT belong in the bottom three.
    Michael is not good enough to have lasted this long, or even make it into the top 12. I like him, personally, but more as a person than as an artist.

    In conclusion, if Adam doesn't win, I'll stop watching the show! ;o)
    He's a natural, and he is multi-faceted, which few are this year, and will have a long, prosperous career, if he makes the right choices and always stay humble.

    March 27, 2009 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. Frankie M

    Nothing more irritating on the show than Paula's pathetic dancing. I think she'd most probably dance at an execution. She's a showboat.
    Her judgement leaves a lot to be desired. She absolutely loves everyone to the point she never makes appropriate remarks about the performers talent.. She is shortchanging the competitoors when she does that.,

    March 27, 2009 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  16. LseeJax

    Only ONE can win Idol. I saw a previous Idol tour show, which was excellent, with the Fantasia group that also included Tamyra Grey from a previous Idol year, performing (And did she ever perform! The men in the audience went bezerk–she was way HOT! HOT!). Don't miss the tour show, folks. The contestants are really polished by that time and put on a first class professional show production. This Idol group is very talented with a good blend of different, yet complimentary, music genres that can make for a really great tour show. I think Idol should include all 13 finalists in the tour and continue including "former Idols as guest tour performers." There are a handful in this group of talented Idols who can sing the "phone book," and people will love it...all have great voices, great flexibility to sing many genres and do it very well. I have my favs...I agree with the Big Dog Poundin' Randy–a guy will win it! But 'Lil Rounds and Allison are going to challenge the guys. At least half of this "Idol tour group of finalists" could head to the recording studio NOW!

    March 27, 2009 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  17. NRSASSY

    The"Vote for the worst' website voters are keeping Megan in the competition

    March 27, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  18. Sherri

    Actually, Tina.....Adam Lambert will win this competition. There really is no doubt. Although I think that he is phenomenally talented, I have never voted for him because I really like Danny's voice. There is one thing I am curious about, though. As good as he is, why does Adam need AI to give him a boost? I would think that with that kind of talent, he would have already made it big, or on his way to doing so.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sherri

    This season's contestants, other than two or three, are quite boring. Other than Adam Lambert, no one is a standout. I am beginning to get a little hooked on Kris, though. I know he's not a favorite, but he is quite good, not to mention adorably cute! Lil just shouts; megan...can't even find words for that; Anoop, not bad; Matt, don't like him and don't know why; Danny, very good voice; Scott.....no; Allison, pretty good, but she won't win it all. Bottom line, it's Adam's to lose.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. debbie

    Wow what a motown week it was.. very disappointed in the outcome with Michael going home.. but i do agree he left the show like the gentlemen he is.. As for megan.. who is voting her to stay on.. i mean really now.. step back take a good look at the talent on the show.. why is this girl in the top ten????? Simon. it wasn't a unanimous vote..it was your vote to send michael home..not the panels..

    March 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Anoop = American Idol 09

    Anoop Desai = American Idol 09

    American Teens need a smart, humble, talented role model.

    VOTE Anoop

    March 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Lola

    Adam is already a superstar. He's got the same chrisma Elvis had in the 50's and The Beatles had in the 60's. If you don't believe me listen to those little girls scream at just the mention of his name. I see 'special' written all over him. I was a typical teenager when Elvis first made the scene in the 50's, and I was a radio DJ in the 60's when The Beatles came over from England. Adam is pulling in that same energy they did. Keep your eye on that guy. I predict that Adam is destined to be a huge star!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Christina Banas

    I was very surprised Matt was in the bottom 2, was it because he sang first Wednesday night? Michael went out like the gentleman he is.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  24. NeedANewIdol

    Adam and Allison need to go home...and soon. They are posers, they are trying waaaay to hard to be "original." When someone is trying that hard to be different from the pack, they shouldn't be there.

    Matt....now anyone who can dance his fingers across the keyboard like that, and sing, and then get up from the piano and sing just as well, and have his charisma....that person deserves not only to be there, but to WIN.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Julie

    Adam usually looks creepy, but last night it was good to see a non-creepy look.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Ryan

    I personally can't stand Allison's it sounds too much like Miss Piggy. I generally change the channel during her performances since I can't stand to listen to her voice.

    As for Adam, He was too fake last night. He's a good singer (at times) and a good performer, but I think everyone is over-hyping him.

    I personally like Anoop, Lil, Danny, and Matt.

    My bottom 3 right now are Michael, Allison, and Megan.

    March 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Craig

    The antics between Simon and Paula are getting to be boring and irritating. I look forward to Simon's opinion but if this behavior continues my respect level will wither away as will their audience. Paula is a non-issue. Her opinion means nothing because she has yet to provide anything of substance. And most importantly the contestants look for guidance from the judges and they simply deserve better.

    March 26, 2009 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mojdeh

    It was a great night, and i think this season has the most talented singers on the show; especially Adam. He is amazing.
    I really dont like what Paula and Simon are doing though. They are truly acting like kids, and it is truly not funny at all if they do it purposelly.
    I think it is disrespectful to Randy and karen who are very professional and disrespectful to the contestants.
    Please swithch their seats if they can not be professional or sit next to each other.

    March 26, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Towanda

    Please either have an ELVIS night or at least get Adam to sing an Elvis song – truly can't figure out if I'd enjoy a slow, romantice LOVE ME TENDER or hip shaking BLUE SUEDE SHOES. (I thought he looked like Elvis the first show – even with the long hair.) Anyway – I can see it now – the lights are low and moving slowly from side to side – ten or so Elvis life size cardboard cutouts in the white body suit (or whatever it was) – cape and all – and hand in the air (you know the photo I'm talking about) are in a semi-circle on stage. The music starts – the first few words come out – one of the ten "cutouts" (real life Adam) steps out of the line and continues to sing – and the audience goes berserk! (Yes – I have a problem sometimes with the judges too – but I just mute in when they are talking. Cause if I like the singer – I like em – if not – I don't)

    March 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. jc

    Tina – the problem is Matt hasn't 'amazed' everyone. According to the dial projections one site has, he has been consistently middle of the road.

    And, he would probably be in the mid group to me as well.

    Group A:
    Adam, Danny, Allison, Lil

    Group B:
    Anoop, Matt, Kris

    Group C:
    Megan, Scott, Michael

    As for Alexis....I wasn't a huge fan of hers, but she was much better than the 3 in group C.

    March 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sharon

    Wow. Tina, you're not prejudice, are you? Making reference to sexual preference by linking him to Clay Aiken? 99.9% of people on this site thought Adam was brilliant last night. His sexual preference (and I do not know what it is) never even entered my mind. IS he a drag queeen? Did I miss something?

    March 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Tina

    America please clean out your ears. Adam is definitely not the god you are all making him out to be.

    I especially love all these "I'm 50 and I love Adam" posts. Will you love him after his drag pictures come out?

    This is the same demographic that praised Clay Aiken as the next coming.

    Matt has great vocals, can play an instrument beautifully, and doesn't have to drastically change his appearance to 'amaze' everyone.

    March 26, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Wwerno

    Someone needs to take Allison in hand to guide her to a better look. She sings the pants off a song, but her look is very distracting. Has anyone noticed that her hair is an awful purple color? You can see her roots because the dye job is so bad. Right now she is just another Kelly Clarkson wannabe. She will need a lot of work to become a true show person.

    Adam brings to AI what it has never had: a unique new talent. People slammed Shirley Bassey, Freddy Mercury, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, and others at first for their unique talent and yet they continued on to long-lived success. Adam's talent and artistry is of the same caliber as these great artists. I only hope that he continues to make brilliant choices. I also hope he continues to always push the bar on his performances. He is a risk taker and that is the true mark of a gifted artist.

    Lil Rounds clearly lacks any defining image. Her voice is brilliant, but she is just not able to express herself as an artist. Last night she showed herself to be just another singer.

    March 26, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dean T Dunham

    Best to Worst over-all:

    1. Adam
    2. Matt
    3. Lil (but NOT last night)
    4. Kris
    5. Allison
    6. Danny
    7. Anoop
    8. Scott
    9. Michael
    10. Megan

    March 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Lucille

    Kara is obviously warming the seat until Paula splits, she really brings nothing to the judges table, I am glad with the dvr I can fast forward thru her yakking

    March 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Shirl

    Adam is absolutely the best of all. I would not want to be on American Idol with him in the group. I would just pack up and go home. The man is amazing. Megan should no doubt go home tonight. I heard her sing off key and her arrogant remark about her fans. I voted until I went to bed last night for Adam so hopefully he will stay in the competition. Paula and Simon are Paula and Simon nothing is going to change

    March 26, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Susan

    Comment about the judges. Kara doesn't make since haft the time and acts like she is trying impress with knowledge she doesn't have. She perhaps can write songs, but that's about it. Paula and Simon were very disrespectful to the contestants last night – their antics were over the top and distracting for the viewers as well. Overall the show was pretty good. Megan and Michael – time to go. But hey, all of them are going on tour and getting paid very well to do so.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Mike

    Kara is on the show I believe because they feel there is a chance that Paula will leave. Last year she told the producers not to allow the girls that had been stalking her and they told her to lighen up and that it would make for good ratings. She committed suicidein her car in front of Paula's house last year and understandably Paula is not very happy with the producers.

    Totally agree though that Kara isn't a good fit.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Todd

    Best to worst:
    1. Adam
    2. Alison
    3. Danny
    4. Anoop
    5. Matt
    6. Kris
    7. Lil
    8. Michael
    9. Scott
    10. Meghan

    March 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Monica

    Hey, what's going on with the judges, seems like Paula and Simon are more interested in playing little games amongest themselves than paying attention to the idol performing. I guess maybe they're both bored silly. Hey guys pay attention.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Maria

    Haha, Jason... So you dislike Adam because he's different but also dislike Lil because there's nothing different about her? Funny.

    Adam is great! I'm not a rocker at all but I can appreciate the higher level of artistry he's in. Good for him.

    I also thought Lil did great. The judges are full of it.

    Danny is becoming BLAH in my opinion. And I do really like Megan, but she didn't have such a great night last night.

    Matt is super talented, and Anoop was also great.

    Time for Michael to pack his bags. =)

    March 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  42. ChgoSteve

    I don't get why people think Adam's looks are offputting but Danny's aren't. Danny's a fat dweeb, although I do like his voice. My faves are Alison and Anoop. I can't stand Scott's voice or attitude. He's getting sympathy votes, which is BS in a contest like this.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Richard Boyd

    ALEXIS GRACE is light years ahead of Scott, Megan,Matt, Chris and Anoop. The judges should have saved her last week and now need to find a way to bring her back. She should be in the top five with Adam,Allison,Lil and Danny.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  44. MJB

    Rarely ever watch American Idol. BUT, saw 3 singers and thought they were all off pitch and got board with it all. These people trying out really need to be outstanding I would think at this point. Just horrible.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  45. John Fullerton

    I personally think they are all bad. I am fed up with that new female judge, she is horrible.

    I think i will tune out from here on.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Natalie

    Adam ALLLLLLLLLL the way. I have all my JAMAICAN friends voting for him.....MARRY ME ADAM!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Dave

    I don't understand the infatuation with Adam. His singing is just way too showy and borderline unbearable everytime including last night. Falsettos should only be done occasionally throughout a song. Anything more is just showing off your falsetto skills which isn't that hard to do in the first place. He's very muscial theater (and I enjoy musical theater) but Simon has always commented that was a bad thing for the competition. His looks and style (a very subjective thing) only appeals to a limited audience. Not very well rounded, mass appeal is limited to be a pop star.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jen

    To those of you who are scared of Adam- just because someone chooses a different style doesn't mean they're not a good person! He's an individual, not scared to break out of the norm. And, as a former music teacher/vocal coach, I can tell you that he has the most natural raw vocal talent out of anyone I have ever seen on the show. Borderline freak-of-nature!

    March 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  49. bambi

    Wow for Adam – still love Danny too, but not last night. The saddest of all is Scott – he really isn't a very good vocalist and he should go home. But because of his handicap, people are voting for him which isn't fair to the other contestants. Lil Rounds is not doing very well. This is the year for the boys! Matt, Adam and Danny are so awesome. Let's hear it for the boys!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Murphy

    Adam is in a league of his own..
    Lil deserves to stay in it

    Scott, sorry no sympathy vote here, you are not in the same league as the others,

    Oil rigger (Mike? ) does not belong either

    Danny and Anoop, Matt and Cris should stay around...

    Top three...Adam, Anoop, Danny (possibly Lil)

    Jury is out about the 16 year old...can she sing a ballad...could get annoying but definitely talented.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  51. unc1dmo

    You're right above....

    DO OVER... Last night …allison- Adam-Anoop- Matt & Danny were winners

    March 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  52. unc1dmo

    Last night ...allison- Adam-Anoop- Danny were winners ...with adam giving the best performance of the season....not just of the night like the LAME Cara stated.......

    And Cara stood up for adam ....like it was some BFD statement of hers ....girlfriend, you're not the worst judge only because Paula is the CEO of the LAME hall of shame ......

    Tattoo girl.....the oil rig guy and the piano man CAN GO BY BY based off last night...would be my bottom 3 ....

    March 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Tanya

    As for the judges;

    Paula is annoying and rambles, but she does say nice things that the contestants need to hear vs. all the negative that Simon spews...
    Kara, she is getting on my nerves. She just loves to hear herself talk, I wish they would have never put her on the show. She clearly has self-eteem issues, look how she treated "bikini girl"! Although bikini girl was an idiot.
    Simon, he's just an a**. I see how he acts like all the hot chicks are so wonderful and is easier on them vs. how he is with they guys.
    Randy is a sweet heart and tells it like it is. He doesn't show much bias at all and does his best to give a valid opinion.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Mark

    I agree with Lisa that this show is a big flop. The changes they made this year have done nothing to improve the show and in my opinion have really hurt the show.

    – the 4th judge is a waste of time – her comments are long winded and irrelevant
    – the judges "save" takes a sad time (someone being voted off) and makes it cruel
    – the judges try too hard to manipulate the listening audience so they vote the way they want

    Maybe I will watch next year if they get their act together. Watching this year is a waste of time.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Tanya

    Adam is good, yes. But good for Broadway. He's too showy and weird. The way he sings just sounds like he's in a play and emphasizing the words a bit much, more than a recording artist. Scott is a sweet guy, but come on people, the guy sounds and looks like he would be better suited to be playing at a swanky upscale restaurant, am I wrong?
    Megan is beautiful, but her voice just doesn't cut it. She has the same tone in very song she sings.
    Lil' is a good singer, but just like any Fantasia / Beyonce / Lil' Kim etc.
    Anoop is just weird. He kinda creeps me out a bit, and doesn't really do all too much as a singer either. He is ok, but with his looks, he doesn't have what it takes.
    Michael, the poor guy. He couldn't out sing any of the contestants at this point even if his life depended on it! He should chock it up to a good experience and pack up and go. His kiddos want him to come home now anyway...
    Matt is getting better every week, but again his looks is what will hold him back from winning in my opinion. He's dorky/geeky looking with a huge forehead that goes on f-o-r-e-v-e-r and icky teeth... eww
    Kris has a pretty good voice, and the look. One of the top 3.
    Danny has a decent voice, more of a Nickelback/Chris Daughtry type voice and a cute sexy look. I believe he will go far and be one of the top 3.
    Allison, now there's a rocker chick if I've ever heard one! She is awesome and at only 16, she blows all of the competition out of the water. If she doesn't win it, I will definitely be surprised. She needs to lose that ugly red color of her hair though, it's tacky! The top of the top 3!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Tim

    Idol BLOWS this season. No one will be famous from this season. Not worth watching!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Brent

    Dear Editor: putting it in bold type, "**Editor’s note: Matt Giraud’s entry is after Kris Allen’s. Please click “Previous articles” to see it." just isn't good enough to make up for your bizarre decision to single Matt out and not include him on this web page where all nine other contestants are reviewed. C'mon, just admit you goofed, and now fix it. It's really simple . . .

    March 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Todd Leopold, CNN.com Entertainment Producer

    @ those who can't find Matt -

    WordPress only allows a certain number of entries per page. Please click on "Previous articles" at the bottom of the page to find Matt, as well as entries about Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and Motown. – TL

    March 26, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  59. J

    I think if you look closely at Adams face, it looks like he has a little bit of deep pores, maybe had some acne at a youngers age. Maybe he's alittle self concious about it, and that's why he had the hair kind of pulled down on the sides, goth look.

    He has a geat voice, and this year has been great. And most of the performances (except for Meagan) have been overall great, I think because of that, the judges are alittle more critical this year...

    Cause really even some of what are considered mediorcre performances this season, still blow away performances from last season and the season before. It's kind of sad, this group – all of them are really good, and there can only be one winner....

    March 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Paul Gardner

    Megan would be a movie star were it not for that very, very trashy tattoo. She is the most beautiful Idol ever otherwise

    Great talent this year, and who doesn't LOVE motown?

    The blind guy, michael and meghan are in botton 3

    Gokey has great personality and I think the final 2 will be him and adam

    March 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Lisa

    Ok people, this is like having to go vote.
    You vote just because they are on the ticket to be voted for?
    NO!
    I quit voting this year, it is a waste of time.
    Replay the shows and really listen to them sing(if that is what you call it).

    March 26, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Gillian

    Did you forget about Matt? How could you forget "Let's Get It On"?

    March 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Jan

    When it's Paula's turn to judge I turn the volume down. She is soooo annoying! Move Simon and Paula away from each other!! The mustache thing – just GROW UP!!!! They both act like idiots. Then you have Paula and Kara who don't talk to each other but Kara tries to erase the mustache from her face – gross!!!!!

    Why can't the show be about talent instead of the judges and Ryan. They are very distracting to the audience and rude to the contestants when they have to stand their waiting for them to get done arguing (Paula and Simon) before the show can continue. JUST STOP!!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Sag

    Adam....it;s all about Adam..

    March 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kathy

    Ryan asked Simon if he was looking forward to last night and he said not exactly. And then he proceeded to take Paula's humor and try to one up her the rest of the night with the crayons. Normally I am a Simon supporter and respect his views but I think he crossed a line with his juvenile behavior. It wasn't funny but it was rude and perhaps even distracting to the performers. The judges picked the contestants; the least they could do is give them their undivided attention for two minutes. Kudos to Randy and Kara. Perhaps Kara and Paula should switch seats to separate the children.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Moly

    Meghan MUST Go.....she can't hold a candle to anyone else on the stage. Beauty can only get you so far and this is a singing contest not some rung out chicken vocal with rooster dance moves...she has no moves except that she thinks the 'twist' is till in.
    Please God let Meghan go home tonight.

    Then Scott, then Michael.

    No one can touch Adam or Allison, two natural born singers. Anoop was impressive the last two weks, I like him, Kris is god too but not enough that he flies above the radar.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Paul

    Megan, Michael, Lil and then Scott need to go (in that order). The balance are just too good and talented!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  68. David McPartland

    I agree very much with the comparison of Adam to Elvis, smooth and cool. Adam very well could be the next Elvis. Kris Allen reminds me of Dave Mathews but less talented. That Matt guy, well lets just say, Justin Timberlake does not need a clone. Megan is a looker, like I said in previous comment, she is original, and if she could find the right song for her caberet voice, I think she may show that she is more than just looks, but man is she cute. I am still going with the top four to be Adam, Danny, Allison, and Lil Rounds and in that order. Followed by Scott (5th) and Kris (6th). Megan and Steve will be going pretty quick unless they step up their game. And I don't think they should have brought Anoop back to begin with but he will be going soon too.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Lisa

    Been watching the show for several years now and to me this season is a FLOP!
    I don't care for any of them. It is like listening to someone scratch their nails on a chalkboard.
    Stop doing sympathy votes for Scott just because he is blind.
    He can't sing on key and keep pace with the music.
    Megan was dissapointing and is too jazzy for this type of competition.
    Too little versatility.
    The NIN guy was very different this week.
    Sarver, Allen, and the first singer(can't recall his name), all sound like "backstreet boys".
    I don't know how much they're paying the Smokey's to say that this is the best season ever, but it is too much. Don't pay people to lie. Be like Simon and tell the truth about how good or bad they are.
    Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Hudson all rule.
    They are much better than anyone in this crop.
    The last thing to say is I deplore the 4th judge. It wasn't needed at all, we had enough fun with the 3 musketeers. Now the show takes twice as long, because she is so long winded in her comments that Paula has to shorten her own to beat the clock.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Sharon, Golden, CO

    Last night was fine- some good, some bad. But can someone please put an end to the "Group Sing" that will surely happen tonight. Watch closely – they lip-sync! And, let's not even get into the horrible dance moves.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Brandie

    Idol judges are master manipulators! I've been an avid Idol watcher since season 1, and the judges never cease to amaze me with some of their comments. Granted, they're usually spot on with their comments based on vocals alone. But, what drives me crazy is the additional comments. They have these kids so confused! I actually have several favorites right now, "Anoop-Dog" while talented isn't in my top 3. However, he has to be so confused! Within the last few weeks (Bobby Brown/Michael Jackson), he's done upbeat energetic songs and sang them pretty well. He was blasted both weeks for not doing slower songs that showcased his voice more. Then, dude does a slower song this week and is told that they miss his energy and want him to do an upbeat energetic song b/c they miss that side of him. Same is true with Lil' with their Mary J references vs. Lil's desire to be true to the genere of music (Country week I think). They blasted her for loosing her Mary J edge that week and said she wasn't being true to herself. Then, last night Adam (although he's very talented and is in my top 3), was totally not true to the image he's brought thus far. Of all the contestants last night, Adam was the least true to himself/chose to respect the genere I guess, and the judges loved it. He was great vocally, but it all was a little strange seeing him sport the Elvis look. I'm no fan of the darker side, with the black polish and dark eyeliner, but when that's how you represent yourself and all of a sudden come out with the shiney grey suit and hair all slicked back, it's more than a little strange. But, dude can sing and that's what matters....very Steven Tyler like on past performances. Because the judges are not consistent with criticisim, on the being true to yourself, what type of song they want you to sing, I can't help but think they're trying to manipulate the competition.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Brenda

    I have to say watching Idol these last 5 or 6 years Adam by far is the
    most talented. He is really in a league of his own. I like most can't wait to see what he'll do next. He is truly a remarkable singer and a
    great talent. I see lots of $$$$$$$$ for this kid. I really have enjoyed his performances.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  73. scott

    Adam really caught my attention with the brilliant originality of his 'Ring of Fire' .... even though I am a huge fan of the original, he showed the power of the music and the theme transcends any given stye. He made it as original a version as any great musician of the last 30 years could have done.

    But last night, he showed he is a universal performer with depth and versatility - he is the only one I am watching for. That said, Allison is also a stunner.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  74. vinny

    i can't wait till adam is voted off... i hope the judges use there save tonight, so when he get's booted, they can't save him...

    March 26, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Madelaina

    What is with this childish ridiculous behavior that is happening with these judges? It has to be "about them" or they start playing elementary school games between each other to get attention! Simon and Paula are making me simply ill watching their silliness. It breaks my heart for the performers....It's not about you Simon! And it's certainly not about you Paula! This is just sickening and I am tempted to just stop watching the show and wait for Adams CD to come out. The judges on this program are ridiculous. I hate this season and only because of the judges! They are an embarrassment. And then Ryan Seacrest...the topping on the cake of this nauseating immature group that can sometimes decide these talented young people's fates! Oh good lord this show has simply gotten sick.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Dean T Dunham

    Everyone should lighten-up about the antics between Paula and Simon. Don't you know that the producers of the show encourage them to engage that way in order to add spark and interest to the show? Simon is consistently right-on in his oft-times brutally honest remarks. I find Kara to be annoying – she is a phony-baloney put-on that tries TOO hard to be hip and cool.

    Here are the top 5, the way I see it:

    1. Adam Lambert
    2. Matt Giraud
    3. Lil Rounds (not stellar last night)
    4. Kris Allen
    5. Allison Irahetta

    March 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  77. jim bob

    It is time for the blind kid to go home. He is a pile. The only reason he has made it this far is because he is blind. He is definitely not a great singer and has no chance of actually winning. He has run his course and needs to go.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  78. MELINDA

    Adam really is not a good singer. I don't know why everyone likes him. He acts like he is so much better than everyone. The Johnny Cash song he sung was awful!! I was suppose to be classic country. Not some hard rock hollering ADAM. Matt is the best idol on this show!!!!
    VOTE ADAM OFF ASAP!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  79. Scott

    Sarver or McIntire should go. Actually, both should go and Alexis should be back as she just had one bad night, and these 2 guys don't deserve to be there. Megan had a bad night- but like Alexis she doesn't deserve to be booted. Simon might come off as a jerk sometimes- but he's usually spot on- neither will win, and both are seriously one-dimensional.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  80. GiGi

    I like Allison, but I don't think I could listen to a whole album of her. Her voice would get old quick. Danny, Anoop, and Matt are my favorites. Adam is growing on me. Lil has talent but I don't want another Fantasia sound a like. Megan, Scott, Michael and Chris have got to go! In that order preferrably.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  81. Joni

    Megan HAS to go. She's so awful both vocally and with that wierd little chicken dance move she does. She is a beautiful girl, but the wierd arm flapping and butt wiggling belongs at a wedding reception, not the American Idol stage.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  82. sherm

    ADAM is definitely a star – love his clean look – ever so handsome and great range. Adam, Alison will be the ones to decide on in the end.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  83. Eleanor

    Scott or Maegan have to go!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  84. sue371

    You forgot Matt and he was really great !!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  85. Patrick

    I finally figured out what it is about male pop singers doing motown that annoys me..... they all sound like 70's era Donny Osmond.
    Having said that, I thought Adam Lambert was brilliant!!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  86. cathy

    I think that Allison is great, but she should have her throat checked for polyps, as no 16 year old should sound as if she's been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for the last 50 years!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  87. DBella

    Here is my pick (By the way this is the greatest seaon ever, too many talented kids, too many chices)
    1-Allison
    2-Allison
    3- Alison...Something about that voice. I can't explain it
    4- Adam
    ..
    8- Scott
    9- Megan
    10-Michael

    March 26, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  88. Jessica

    Bottom 3: Scott, Megan, Michael... I would say Scott or Megan need to go first... I liked Michael at first, but last night was rough. He and Megan need to step up their game big time.

    I think Lil is overrated. Yes, she can sing, but nothing particularly original or memorable about her.

    I've been on the fence about Adam – He was amazing last night though! And I liked the young Elvis-ish look (and that he took a break from the guyliner)!

    Danny – Solid, but lost some points with me for disregarding Smokey's advice.

    Anoop, Allison, Matt, Kris – all great last night!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  89. karen roche

    adam lambert-' nuf said

    March 26, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  90. Estelle

    Adam is a once in a lifetime freak of talent.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  91. Jen

    No offense to Megan, she is beautiful but come on..finally Simon and the rest of the crew finally heard what we have had to listen to the past few weeks. Matt and Adam are the front runners as far as I'm concerned Matt did his thing once again and Adam pretty much proved he can sing anything! As far as Allison is concerned they might of liked her but to me it sounded like she was shouting a little bit...too young for the competition, maybe in a couple of years!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  92. Chris Kirkpatrick

    Just like you can take whole milk and separate it into skim and heavy cream, last night's performancy were equally dividing.

    At the top: Adam, Kris, and that red-head I can't remember the name of. They all demonstrated why they were there and brought something to their songs that went beyond the originals.

    In the middle: Gokey, Lil, Anup. These guys have loads of potential and we have seen them be showstoppers before, but this was not their night. They still deserve a change to bring their a game.

    At the bottom:Michael, weird looking blues guy, Scott. These guys were simply outclassed. Though obviously talented, last night demonstrated the limits of their talent.

    Going home: bye bye Megan.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  93. Dan

    Last night's best performance was Adam by far. Matt, Allison, Danny, Anoop, and Kris were also very good. Scott wasn't horrible or anything but really kind of boring. Micheal is just annoying now at this point to me; it's either him to go or Megan because she always has the same kind of boring performance every week. Also, I think Lil is highly overrated; don't like her cockiness either, she's not even that good.

    I'd agree with most everyone that bottom three will be Scott, Megan, and Micheal with Megan going home.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  94. lin

    Meghan is there because there are male viewers, period. No other reason. And with the little-girl hip swing, she's playing that for all she can.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  95. Cloe from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

    Adam Lambert RULES American Idol. He has such a versatile voice. Changes his voice and appearance with no effort at all. Either punk, rock, blues....he hits every song with such perfection. Adam is a chameleon. So early in the game and he consistently keeps getting better every week.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  96. jc

    I also think this is probably the best season I have seen in terms of top-10. There are about 5-6 that I think are legitimate finalists. Megan is by far the worst remaining, and it isn't even close. But, I don't think it is because she is /that/ bad (with the excpetion of last night – she was just downright terrible), but I think she looks so bad because the others are just so much better.

    Michael, Megan, and Scott are clearly the worst and I expect those are the 3 that will be going the next 3 weeks, in whatever order. The other 7 are just so much better.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  97. Marty

    I was impressed by Adam–no doubt that he can sing but he does know how to make himself stand out–great job.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  98. Jeff Bannon

    Hi.

    Adam has shown all the requirements of a true star. He has a great voice. He's a very talented musician. He is as versatile as any professional working today. But, most importantly, he connects his own, real emotions with every word of every song he sings.

    If he wins "American Idol" or not, he has an incredible career ahead of him. No one in this year's group, or any other year's groups. even comes close.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  99. Roger T

    I hope these contestants make it to the top five:

    Michael – Excellent vocals to match country music style and very cute and adoralable.

    Lil – Beauty, powerful vocal and great performances. Always entertaining. One of the best females this season.

    Adam – Amazing performances in his own rocker style. Powerful vocals and charming looks.

    Kris – Soothing vocals and very cute in his performances.

    Danny – Unique vocals and good performances. Always enjoy when he's on stage.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  100. lin

    Allison – she's got that glow and confidence like a Christina or Shakira. Some executive at FOX decides who will be in the finals, based on popularity, to maximize the ratings at the end of the season, and I think they have already told her.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  101. Cindy Lord

    Why is Megan still in the competition? She should have gone home weeks ago!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  102. Beth

    This is a great top 10 they have this year. Once Michael, Scott, Meghan and Anoop(like him but he won't win) are gone, the show will become a slug fest. Then it really will be a contest of these great singers really giving it their all every week. I totally agree that the judges are becoming increasingly immature, while these great singers are standing there waiting for their comments and they're giggling and babbling. Just let Randy give the reviews- because he seems to be the only one who really has a grasp of talent and what's going on. Also, he seems to be the only one who still takes this show seriously, but yet doesn't take himself too seriously, like Kara does.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  103. OpinionOnly

    Someone on the Blog mentioned that the performers have stepped up this year and the judges have stepped it down. I agree. Producers, please separate Paula and Simon. They are always goofing around during performances. The contestants have a lot hanging on the line, it has become intolerably disrespectful to the audience and the contestants for them to disregard the performances the way they do. Last night, with the drawing on the face during reviews, simply childish. I guess it's time to have an American Idol Judge Contest and let America choose who is to judge in future episodes. Simon, although is cruel, has the most honest out there judging. Cara and Randy are next. Paula seems as though she can't it breaks her heart to give an honest negative review. If she can't cut the muster, then don't be a 'judge'. Step it UP JUDGES.

    March 26, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  104. Ellie

    This season has the most talent they've had in a while. I must admit that Adam is a unique, incredible talent! He is really in a league of his own. Whether you like his (usual) look or not, believe me, that man's voice is truly a gift. On top of that, he's a terrific performer- he knows how to keep you wanting to see what he'll do next- a great, great artist. Allison, while not up to Adam's overall level, is a phenom- esp. to be 16 years old! I have the greatest admiration for not only her talent, but her fearlessness and spirit. Danny is truly, truly talented and I love his spirit. I'd love to see him in the top 2 or 3. But he's going to have to take it up a couple notches- in performance/artistry and showmanship. I can "hear" it as an extremely effective and successful Christian singer, although he could sing R&B or almost anything. But contemporary Christian is where I really hear him. Others are in this order: Matt, Lil, Kris, Anoop, Michael, and Meghan. Matt is very, very good too; it's just that the competition is so stiff this season. I've never been moved enough to attend an AI concert tout but b/c of Adam, is they come to New Orleans, I'm there. Must say, I admire ALL these contestants b/c as a former musician, I know that i's very hard to put yourself out there week after week, esp. with all the internet buzz and the tv exposure. There's a fun side but there's also another very hard side to it. Kudos to them all!

    March 26, 2009 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  105. griggs

    Megan might excel elsewhere. American Idol is not the place for her. She is not what the competition is about.

    Adam won me over like Elvis did. I was never an Elvis fan – didn't know what all the fuss was about. When I finally started listening to his music, and not just the crap that you hear all the time...well, I was blown away and happy that I had taken the time to listen. Same thing with Adam. I blew him off because of his looks and music tastes but was pleasantly surprised last night when he crooned like the STAR that he is. Corny, but true.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  106. Dean T Dunham

    Danny Gokey is great, but really needs to shed the nerdy-looking glasses that make him look like some kind of Chester-the-molester pervert. Yes, Allison is great for her young age, but what concerns me about her is the obvious strain she is placing on her vocal cords that manifests itself in a hoarse, raspy quality. She may have serious voice problems in the future if she continues to push her vocal limits.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  107. Chris

    I think the photo that accompanies this story says a lot. Look who's at the center (Adam, Allyson and Lil). Somebody trying to tell us something? I'm supposing they are the top vote getters, although Allyson was in the bottom 3 last week (silly!).

    March 26, 2009 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  108. lin

    Allison and Kris are the best things in the show. Danny is copying Taylor Hicks, Lil is copying Jennifer Hudson, Matt and Anoop have the sound but not the 'look', Megan and Sarver omg I can sing better than either of them, Scott is a great pianist but a marginal singer. As for Adam, he's just confusing.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  109. Shirley Williams

    Oh, absolutely. Adam was definitely a stand out. I was always sold on his voice, but last week and this week he has proven himself very capable of versatility. I don't like Rock, so this is saying a lot for me. He has an incredible voice and range. I was moved to see Smokey give him a standing ovation with tears in his eyes.

    Allison is also a favoritie of mine.

    Lil Rounds is beginning to sound the same every week. She's falling behind on my list.

    Danny, who was always my favorite, in my opinion, has not been up to par the last two weeks.

    Chris remains steady but not outstanding.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  110. J. Lambert

    Here's what you people have to realize about this competition... Yes, Adam has an amazing voice... for broadway. He wouldn't even come close to selling as many records as say, Danny, or Matt would. Those 2 are definitely future recording artists. Everyone else is too bland for my taste.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  111. Pete

    I agree that Megan needs to go. I find all of her performances are sub par. She is not unique she is plain bad. She is pitchy, has no vibrato or expression and tries to to save herself with her looks each week. Next to go is probably Michael although Scott and his overly nasal tone is starting to wear me out to.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  112. Jean

    I think simon and paula should grow up after all theses years they are getting a little sicking and trying to steal the show.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  113. Scott

    Allison 'blew it out the box!" Adam got back to where I saw him originally but not of late. I think it's a 2 horse race!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  114. Idol Fan

    Let's eliminate two this week – Paula and Simon. If I were a family member of any of the contestants, I would resent the fact that these two are horsing around like 2nd graders when the contestants are putting their hearts and souls into performing on national television. In previous seasons, the invited pro would sit at the judge's table. At the very least, we need to separate Simon and Paula so they will act like adults.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  115. Dean T Dunham

    Matt Giraud has really caught my attention the last 2 weeks as a standout, when previously I would not have given him much of a chance to go far in the competition. Matt has clearly demonstrated his musical talent both as a pianist as well as a strong vocalist. Kris Allen has likewise emerged as a strong favorite. Adam Lambert redeemed himself this week after his weird "what was that?" performance of last week. I see these 3 guys as the clear front-runners.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  116. Barb

    I am 65 years old and I AM IN LOVE WITH ADAM!!!! I do not like "rock" but I have loved every one of his performances and hope he wins the whole deal. I totally agree with everyone who has said that Simon and Paula need to start being "professional" – last night took the cake on their immaturity....and like someone said, they owe Allison and Scott an apology for the distractions during their performances and time with Ryan. How inconsiderate they both were!!! Simon is a rude arrogant bleep and although Paula is kind and compassionate most times, she needs to stop playing and flirting with Simon (they could get together AFTER the show for their fun and games!!!!!!!).

    March 26, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  117. Abbie

    MEGAN HAS GOT TO GO!! SHE IS TERRIBLE!

    Also disagree with Adam even being on the show. When they say 'he's in a different league' he is ... he's already done professional work. KICK HIM OUT! It's not fair to those with no experience.

    GO ALLISON! YOU ARE THE ONLY PURE TALENT ON THE SHOW WHO IS CONSISTENTLY GOOD!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  118. Joan

    Adam was the star of the night....2nd Allison....3rd Matt.

    Either Michael or Megan should go home based upon last night's performances.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  119. sharbob

    Once I got past comparing this season to Season 3 with LaToya, Jennifer and Fantasia, I could appreciate the talent of Adam, Allison and Anoop. All three did a marvelous job last night. The others, sorry, it takes more than that to be American idol so unless they can step it up big time, they will not make it. I really want to like Lil but I just don't think she has the versatility it takes to be a star! Danny did not listen to Smokey Robinson's advice and as a result he did not have the command of the stage that he needed. It could cost him! Overall, I find this group, with a few exceptions - mediocre at best.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  120. Deb C

    Adam knocked it out of the park. Allison was a close second with Anoop pulling it up the rear.
    In terms of the worst...Scott and Michael. Both are awful lounge singers and I can't figure out how they even made it this far.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  121. Bri

    I haven't been a fan of Adam, but he really impressed me last night. He should definitely sing more, instead of scream. Very nice last night.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  122. martin

    Here's my prediction. It's going to come down to Adam & Allison.
    Period.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  123. Melissa

    Honestly, I was quite shocked at how the goth contestant did. It was the last thing I expected and he was the best of the night. I'm sorry, I don't remember names because this year has been quite disappointing in previous years. Most of them are so generic that its frightening.

    March 26, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  124. L. Collyer

    I was happy to see that Simon was A. dressed somewhat appropriately in his black T-shirt and B. did not slam a contestant with his diatribe about their appearance., last night. If your going to sit there week after week and pull apart someones appearance, quite frankly, I think you, as a judge should be sitting at that table in something more then a T-Shirt and jeans!!! I realize these contestants are packages, everything matters but if you go back and look at the footage of Simon berating a contestant because of what he/she is wearing and there he sits with a Hains /Fruit of the Loom t-shirt. That's a little bit of an oxymoron. Don' t ya think Simon?

    March 26, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  125. Lori A. Horne Pendleton

    Adam is clearly the most talented contestant in all the 8 years of Idol! I am speaking as a College voice teacher at a Conservatory of Music and a Church Musician! He has an exciting and long career ahead!

    March 26, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  126. Kat

    I think Megan, Scott and Michael will be in the bottom three and Megan will go home

    March 26, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  127. J. Georgino

    Adam gave one of THE best performances I have EVER seen watching Idol since the beginning...made me have chills.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  128. E

    Here's my take..... Pack Kara's suitcases and send her home! Here's my constructive criticism to her. Keep it short. This show is not all about Kara. I think four judges are ridiculous.

    Loved Kris.... I don't think he gets the credit he deserves!

    Also, I do agree that some contestants didn't do that great of a job; however, I can't agree that Adam is the front runner. I would give that crown to Allison. She hits her mark every week. Adam is decent, but I'm not that all impressed. I think he would do really good on Broadway. And please don't compare him to the King "Elvis". NO ONE will EVER touch that man!

    As for Megan.... bad, bad, bad song! However, on the other hand, she brings something so totally new and fresh and I would like to see her given another opportunity. She is unique.

    Now for the reality check..... I think there is quite a bit of talent, but I know there is better talent out there. This show is mainly based on LUCK! Lucky to have been picked out of the crowd. I guarantee there are better singers out there who are just never given a fair chance because simply stated..... that is just the music industry!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  129. Dani

    If I were preforming and Paula and Simon acted like a bunch of idiots like they were I would have been pissed. They need to show some respect!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  130. Nick Marino

    Allison, Adam, and Anoop were awesome. Everyone else was either average or sub par.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  131. michele maberry

    ADAM is the only one in any of the years that I can't wait to see what he does next! Extremely talented guy!
    LOVED LOVED Ring of Fire; reminded me of a Fredde Mercury type of signing.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  132. S Evans

    Enjoyed seeing another side of Adam – he can be very manic and loud when it isn't really necessary. His voice can shine, and does, when he is not screaming at us.

    Love Danny, Anoop and Allison.

    The talent at this point in the competition does not seem to be on the same (higher level) as what we saw last year at this time. They do have room to grow and will enjoy seeing how much they can do that.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  133. dowhatyoulike

    Adam, Danny, and Matt. They are the ones to beat. Anoop and Chris come in right after those 3.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  134. carolyn cole

    I have watched American Idol for a number of years and I think that this group has alot of talent. I think the judges are far too hard on Michael he is a good singer and maybe not the best picker of songs.
    I like Danny, Adam and Chris. What makes me sick the most is Paula
    and Simon they act like school children and to me they ruin the show.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  135. Paula

    At least Simon didn't give anyone the finger tonight. I am so sick of him using that finger when he his giving his comments. It is very distracting.

    Adam creeps me out - and last night was no exception. He is freaky and not in a good way.

    Allison is the best and Danny has the most fun of the entire group.

    Matt is very soulful, and Chris is just darn right cute.

    Michael or Scott should go home. Megan is unique and adds a different flair to the show.

    This is a singing competition and if the judges don't like the songs, why don't they help the contestants and let them know before hand which songs would be best....

    March 26, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  136. BD Knight

    You don't have to ask what people thought at the end of each vignette. It is cloying and a bit desparate. People will comment, don't worry. No need to be annoying.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  137. Carol

    I think Adam was absolutely off the chain. He did an absolutely tremendous job and looked just great.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  138. Sharon

    Wow, Adam rocked! He has really changed my opinion of him for the better. And how good looking he can be. What a performance! Agree, Michael should definately be in the bottom three. Even though Scott has had his moments and I like him, I don't think he can keep up with the competition. He sounded like a kid last night, not a good night for him. Danny is pretty solid, he should definately make it to the final 2 or 3, if not win the whole thing. Very steep comepetition this season!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  139. I. C.

    I think American Idol has lost it touch. By that I mean when they first started out they were looking for the next voice that they could train to become the next American Idol, but it seems that they are now looking for perfection as soon as the individual hits the stage. In my opinion, if they want to keep their audiance they should re-evaluate their selction process and not accept people who are well trained and ready to go.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  140. Towanda

    Adam is arrogant and somewhat creepy. I too want to dislike him. He is also has so much sex appeal it's insane. He sang so great last night it made me cry. His eys, general appearance, and "vibes" remind me of Elvis in his prime. I saw Elvis in person twice. (I am "63 and yes I said Adam is sexy – being able to make that observation isn't an "age" thing.")

    March 26, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  141. Karen

    Adam......you're winning this whole thing...you're breathtaking to listen and watch....I honestly never listened to the words until last night...you brought tears to my eyes...what a song what a preformance...what a gift..Go Adam!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  142. Philip Wardlow

    Last night was a good show. Country night did nothing for me last week and made most of the contestants look bad whether they could sing or not. (except for Carrie Underwood) Motown Week started really seperating the good from the bad in my opinion. In the coming weeks as always most of the "bad" will get voted off. I will be curious to see if the judges "save" anyone in the weeks to come. In my opinion your off when you off. NO VETO. Go Slumdog Millionaire!!

    March 26, 2009 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  143. David McPartland

    I think the top four finalist are very evident. I think its clear that Adam Lambert, Dan Gokey, Lil Rounds, and 16 year old sensation Allison Irahata are in their own league and the contest will boil down to these four. Although Megan is a looker, I don't think she'll make it passed next week. Anoop has a pleasant voice but he just does not perform well and looks like a kid. I think Scott McIntyre is awesome on the piano but despite his impairment he will not make it into the top four. Micheal Sarver is great at the country songs and fits the image but is really out of his league singing any other genre. The rest of the idol contestants are forgetable and do not stand out in my book.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  144. Sam

    Adam is a star no denying it. Whether you like the way he looks or not as they say you defintely cannot judge a book by its cover. He did look like a young Elvis last night. Allison is next on my list along with Danny. Scott, sorry you and Megan and Michael should be in the bottom 3 and you need to go.
    I really think the main person that needs to leave the show is Paula. I am so tired of her rambling on and on and on. Very rarely does she say anything that makes sense. I love Randy and Simon but mostly Randy he has such a sweet nature about him even when he is being critical.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  145. Linda B., Ga

    Adam, by FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR was the best!!!! I wished he would keep that "hair" style...WOW!!! I hope their is an Elvis Night, he's looks so much like the KING 😀

    Danny, Allison, Anoop and Matt did real good too.....

    I wished Megan (sp?) would stop with that strange "leg" motion that she does....she sure does look a bit like Miss Carrie though.

    March 26, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  146. Nutsy

    The talent pool is tremendous, for sure. But some are clearly better than others. Adam, Allison and Lil are just incredible. The big surprise of the night for me was Kris. I'm a convert. I thought his performance last night was fantastic.

    As far as who is going home? It's really obvious to me that Michael is the least talented with Scott right behind. Megan definately had a bad night last night, but stil...I'd like to see what she brings in the next two weeks.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  147. Carolyn

    Good show last night but was expecting a great show. I love Motown. Wish Paula and Simon would quit playing around, beginning to be quite annoying. These contestants are trying to reach their dreams and you have Simon drawing a mustasch (sp) on Paula. Found it quite disrespectful.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  148. Kisha

    Adam was da bomb last night. I was really surprised because he's never been one of my favorites. I was kinda disappointed in my girl Lil last night and Danny I was mad at him because he didn't take Smokey's advice. I have to agree with some of you about the judges...wth is going on with Paula and Simon. OMG! I love Kara! It seems Kara and Randy are the only one taking the jobs seriously. Megan and the oil rigger dude needs to step off. Megan's moves like a robot and the oil rigger seems like he's just dont give a damn anymore. He's ready to go home to be with his family so I hope he goes tonight. jmho

    March 26, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  149. Garrett

    Why is this show even still on (aside from it making a lot of money I guess)? This is exactly part of the problem with today's society.. everyone's trying to be a 'Star' and get their fifteen minutes. If they are going to keep this drivel on, they should at least up the ante so that the contestants also have to have songwriting ability instead of just covering other people's songs.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  150. Helene Leone

    I am a 55 year old woman who is in love with Adam. He was amazing last night.. I was singing Tracks of my Tears from the minute I went into the shower until I got to work. I loved the song in the 60's but when I heard Adam sing it last night it practically brought tears to my eyes.. He is the most versatile singer American Idol has ever had on the show.. I've haven't felt this way about a singer on American Idol since Clay Aiken. Well, needless to say, I hope he takes it all!
    Oh, and even if he doesn't, he'll still be a star!!!!!!!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  151. Disappointed

    I thought most of the performances were awesome. I am disappointed at the childishness and amateur nature of Simon. The mustache joke ... totally childlike.. If anyone should get voted off it should be Simon !!!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  152. Teresa

    The last two standing should be Lil Rounds and Adam. Both are incredible singers. After Adams rendition of RIng of Fire with the control he showed ... he should be the winner.

    I do really like Megans vocals though and think she could do some music like Norah Jones. While her voice isn't perfect, it is distinct from others and makes you want to keep listening to whats next.

    I know alot of people like Allison, but her singing the last couple weeks has come down to nothing but screaming. Go watch her
    last performances. ( cringe at the hair color)

    @ FRAN: I agree with you, the judges spend too much time on some and not enough on others. You are right on when you say it's because they are trying to sway the voters : )

    March 26, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  153. Kay

    I really wanted Lil to do great, but alas, she didn't!! She got the pipes but somehow that song did not do her justice. As the judges like to say – Song choice...it's all about picking the right song. Those contestants who don't listen, should!!

    On a more positive note, Adam was an absolutely pleasant surprise..damn, he cleaned-up real good...and, can he sing or what?
    He was phenomenal!!

    March 26, 2009 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  154. Jean

    Why do the judges waste so much time in the first hour of the show – 45 minutes into it and only 3 contestants, then rushing at the end of the 2nd hour – and the crayon bit was extremely "indulgent" as Simon would say. Allisoon was short-changed.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  155. Frank Tomski

    Good by Megan, you made the top 10 and will have fun on the tour but tonight was you last night.

    Good luck

    March 26, 2009 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  156. Rob

    Adam is one creepy dude

    March 26, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  157. MC

    I agree...bottom three will probably be Megan, Scott and Michael with either Megan or Michael going home (and I won't cry over either leaving). However, am I the only one who found "Noop-dawg" to be really off-key? I just don't like his singing and his lack of connection with the audience. I'm looking forward to when he gets cut. Oh, and Danny is getting boring now. By far, I think Matt has been the most consistant and has the most versatility.

    March 26, 2009 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  158. goobergal

    I think blondie needs to go; this is not a beauty contest. she's the worse singer of all of them. Oh and the comment Kara made to Lil was very prejudice. She said of all the weeks this should've been her week because it was Motown week. Come on! give the girl some credit, I think Lil can sing even if it wasn't Motown week.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  159. Bonnie

    What a talented group, but Adam is far above the others. He respected the great Smokey Robinson by changing his appearance, shedding the black nail polish and giving a performance that I'd like to see and hear over and over. Anoop's voice was beautiful, Matt and Chris were great as well, and Allison chose the perfect song. I grew up with Motown and can never get enough. These kids did so well to take songs they aren't familiar with and give such wonderful performances. We all know a few should go, but hey, they are the top ten and I certainly hope they have a concert near me!

    March 26, 2009 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  160. Deb (NY)

    Last night was my most awaited night. Although Danny Gokey as always had a good performance I thought a different song would have put him over the top. That being said, Adam and Allison really stole the night. His beautifully sung ballad along with the nice clean look made for a great night for him. He is absolutely gorgeous. Allison has such an amazingly powerful voice. Also, Anoop, Matt and Chris had really good performances and Lil whom I thought was going to "kill it" was really weak.

    I agree that Michael, Scott and Meagan are the next to go.

    Great night for American Idol. Let's not forget to mention how great Smokey Robinson still looks. He was hot back in the day and continues to be hot today!

    March 26, 2009 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  161. Wendy

    Adam and alyson were both amazing. I wonder if there can be 2 American Idol winners at a time??

    March 26, 2009 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  162. Amy

    Well, I too have to admit that Adam blew me away last night. His rendition of Tracks of My Tears was incredible, and let's hope he keeps this cleaner look for the rest of the shows. I'm still loving Anoop the best though. Alison is a powerhouse freak of nature–16??!!! I'm so tired of Megan's spastic jerky dancing, Scott's boring-me-to-sleep ballads, and Michael's good 'ol boy routine–enough already!

    March 26, 2009 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  163. 4040focus

    Adam just needs to go home after he killed one of the best Johnny Cash songs

    March 26, 2009 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  164. fran

    I am not sure why the Judges keep saying Little Rounds and Danny Gokey are the front runners-are they trying to manipulate the vote?
    Neither singer has any artristy or originality. The two things the judges keep saying you have to have. Adam is by far the most original and has the most artristy. What he brings every week is far beyond what anyone else on that show can do. I am an older lady and watch the show with my grandchildren and I have to say Adam is by far the best.
    If you notice Ryan and the Judges spend way to much time with some of them and none with others.........I am not sure what they are trying to do...maybe sway the vote....the Judges know that they can do that....so they trash Michael so he would be sent home and the quirky Megan though beautiful (cuz that counts you know) will stay. I listened back to the show from another room w/o seeing them and Michael was Not as bad as the judges said.....I thought Matt was great as usual but the judges dont push him off on america much-they are stuck on Little Rounds (who is not as good as they or she thinks) and totally dopey gokey......Adam, Matt are my favorite...I dont need the judges to make up my mind.....

    March 26, 2009 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  165. Denise

    I was so looking forward to the night of Motown. Was I ever disappointed. I think Matt was the best vocal last night. I keep expecting him to sound like Justin Timberlake because he resembles him so much but I'm glad he doesn't sound like Justin. I was not blown away with Adam's singing, some notes were off to me but the look was definitely better than that freaky goth. I was disappointed in Danny's signing. He's been my favorite from the beginning, however, last week it took him a while to sound like him and I did not like last night either.

    March 26, 2009 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  166. trudi

    Megan has to go! I don't know why she is still there.
    love Matt, Adam, and Lil

    March 26, 2009 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  167. Jack G

    Last night belonged to Adam and Allison! There were others who performed well like Chris and Anoop but Adam and Allison proved they have star power.

    March 26, 2009 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  168. chris

    Time for the Oil rigger to go home, he has no business up on that stage with so much talent.

    March 26, 2009 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  169. MD

    As a pretty new AI viewer, I'm ready for Megan to go home too. Course I've BEEN ready for her to get the boot!

    I actually like Scott, but I have to admit that I'd like to see him pick it up a little bit. I'd like to see him move on, but if he doesn't, I guess it's becoming understandable.

    Anoop has done better the last couple of weeks and I am curious to see where he goes from here!
    Lil is alright–I don't have a strong opinion about her one way or the other.
    Kris is kind of in that category for me too. He's not bad, but I can take him or leave him.

    Matt and Michael don't either one do much for me. They're alright, but I don't really mind one way or the other where they go from here.

    I know I'm in the minority, but I'm completely OVER Adam.
    He's alright, decent voice–but I'm getting sick of hearing about how "great" he is.
    I think his look sells, and his voice is alright..but I don't feel like he's got the best voice of the set. He is different, and I suppose that is 'refreshing'.
    I also don't think the screaming girls are going to let him go anytime soon.

    Out of the women, Allison rocks the place in my opinion. Ever since hearing her take on Heart a few weeks back, she took my top spot in the female category. Especially for her age...she's just pretty incredible, IMO.

    Danny is my favorite though. His performance tonight wasn't his BEST, but it was still good..and personally, I'd love to see him ultimately win it all.

    March 26, 2009 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  170. Fitzwilly56

    Faye–

    "The bottom 3 should be Megan, Michael & Scott. With Megan Going Home!!!"

    You read my mind! Exactly. Although I wouldn't shed a tear if instead of Megan going it was either Michael or Scott.

    March 26, 2009 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  171. Jeff

    Best to worst this week: Adam, Kris, Matt, Danny, Anoop, Allison, Megan, Lil, Scott, Michael.

    March 26, 2009 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  172. newidol

    Matt did great tonight!!! Very professional and he added his own twist on the song. He didn't just copy the song, he made it his own. The sign of a true artist and musician.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  173. sue

    This is quite the year on Idol...Allison was awesome..Adam is such a showman, really knows how to change it up. Matt..one of my favorites. I would like to see Paula and Simon separated, its becoming old. Simon, you used to be interesting with your comments and critiques, I would like to see you go back to being the judge to watch instead of Paula's sidekick.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  174. kp

    Simon and Paula were incredibly disrespectful tonight. – downright childish and rude. Their attention span seems to be too short for a two hour show. They should be ashamed of their behavior and they should apologize to both Scott and Allison.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  175. Oscar

    Adam, Lil & adorable Allison should be cut. While Allison is good, she already has a recording contract and professional singing experience. No need for duplication. Lil is a poor singer. She has no musical style. Adam should stick to the Goth scene and lose the grease job from today's show. There's no way he could be another Elvis, he had natural talent, Adam doesn't.
    Considering who the judges are, I don't think Elvis would have made it to the top 10 on Idol.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  176. renee

    adam adam adam
    noop dog my doggy doggy dog
    allison oh my
    matt you've won me over
    lil is taking herself 4 granted and needs 2 get over it quick
    megan i liked but it did stretch 2 far
    scott and mike need to go bye bye
    it's a good thing danny has a dead wife and scott is blind, a third of their votes come from sympathy because no matter how they do the judges over praise danny and the voters over vote scott

    March 26, 2009 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  177. ivy

    Top three: Matt, Allison, Adam

    Matt's been my favorite style-wise, but I was disappointed he chose "Let's Get It On". I think a lot of people, especially women, find it pretty vulgar, quite frankly. If he wanted to do Marvin Gaye, why not "What's Going On?" instead. Such a better song.

    Bottom three: Meghan, Scott, Michael

    March 26, 2009 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  178. Mindy

    Adam looked great with the hair pulled back and no glam rocker eyeliner and black nail polish. The guy cleans up nice. And yes, he does really look like Elvis even more now that we can see his face. His performance was sheer genius and magic. Even my idol, Smokey Robinson, gave him a standing "O"! Well done! I didn't think this guy had that kind of vocal range. I have to give him props for pulling off the performance of the night.
    The bottom three should be Megan, Michael and Scott. Megan was so bad I thought my ears would bleed. And I thought Rockin' Robin was bad. Just wretched, absolutely wretched. Michael doesn't have the vocals to stay with these guys. Either of them could go home and I would be fine with it. Scott's days are number also. Again, just not a strong enough voice.
    Matt has really stepped up big time the last two weeks. I didn't think he had the voice to pull it off. Kris is also showing his vocal strengths.
    I really like Danny, but he is playing it way too safe. He needs to step it up and get out of his comfort zone. He is capable of a lot more. Allison made a statement tonight with her performance. She is young, but this girl's raw talent cannot be denied.

    March 26, 2009 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  179. amauri

    Adam looks to be the favorite, he is original, he thinks outside the box and is extremely talented.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  180. Tammy in arizona

    Mehgan listened to the judges..then just basically said it doesnt matter what they think because she has alote of fans..
    She will be packing tomorrow.
    Umm..the thing about it being lil rounds night because its Motown did sound alittle wierd.. Oh well...my light pink ears liked what they heared when she sang

    March 26, 2009 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  181. Dave

    Adam killed it, the thing about him is that he is so good he doesn't have to worry about what to sing, he can simply strategize. He did the rock thing for a couple shows to showoff how powerful of a voice he has, then on country night he bowed out of the country twang because that's not what he does–instead he 100% successfully got everybody talking about him which built up his name, and then tonight he cleaned up to win back the more conservative voters. Not only is he an amazing vocalist, but he's smart. If you don't like him yet, I have a feeling he's got a plan for you in the weeks to come. Everybody will be voting for him, hands down winner this season. I'd say most talented ever on the show.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  182. Andrea

    My top 3...in this order:
    Adam
    Matt
    Allison

    My bottom 3:
    Michael
    Scott
    Megan. (They all suck equally)

    March 26, 2009 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  183. Mike

    Disgruntled – the reason they said that tonight was Lil's night is that the style of music that is Motown is a perfect match for her voice and her style. I don't think that she's out this round – far from it. But having an opportunity like this handed to you and then (basically) blowing it does indeed jibe with what the judge was saying (can't remember who, but I do remember my wife and I watching and agreeing that she was basically shouting/screaming the entire song).

    March 26, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  184. norman

    Singing aside, Allison is not given enough credit for her personality. I find she shines next to everyone else. Her voice is by far the strongest of the females She's extremely cute and so young, her appeal is wide open, she would be the most commercially successful of any of these finalist by far were she to win.... and i am really hoping that she does.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  185. Linda-Houston, TX

    Tonights Idol was great. I always enjoy when it is Motown week. Adam was great, amazing, and very handsome tonight. Love his style. Loved Anoop very soft and sexy. Good Luck all, stay safe, and god bless. Great show.

    March 26, 2009 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  186. Donna

    Adam and Allison, and Danny, continue to knock it out of the park. Unfortunately Michael may be on the chopping block on Thursday night.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  187. Kimberly

    OH, and FYI, they meant it would be LIL ROUNDS night to shine because she is the most Motown like singer up there, and she had a lot to chose from that she could have nailed! Dont try to make more of it than it was...

    March 26, 2009 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  188. jen c.

    I agree with most–Megan should definitely be going home. She has already stayed longer than she should have. I think her looks are keeping her afloat. But honestly, she is clearly the worst singer.

    And wow. Adam. He was just amazing. He is the only one who has true artist quality. He has an incredible voice, a whole lot of personality, and stage presence that a lot of people lack. Most try, but it does not shine through as easily as it does with Adam. He is going to go all the way!!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  189. Karen

    Adam is what America needs! He represents a new era of music and he is a stand alone. There is no comparison. The guy is pure gold refined and seasoned. HE WILL BE THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL..NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  190. gabe

    Michael, Megan and Scott should be at the bottom three tomorrow but fersuuuuuuuuuuure, one or two will be but not all three. These three have very faithful fans (how else can one explain the vastly superior singer who was booted out last week) so tomorrow's result show should be interesting.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  191. Dan

    I thought Allison rocked. Matt and Danny were both solid. Adam was a favorite of the judges and many of you, but he just didn't do it for me tonight. I liked his "I don't get no..satisfaction". They are definitely my top 4.
    Chris and Anoop did well, I'll go 6 and 7 with them.
    Lil was disappointing to me...I agree with Randy's judgment on Lil. IMO though, she rounds out the top 5.
    I agree with most of the opinions so far for the bottom 3... Meghan, Scott and Michael. I'm going to guess Michael since he was next to last...last week.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  192. brelee

    THE JUDGES ARE GETTING A BIT CRAZY. WHEN PAULA MAKES MORE SINCE THEN ANY OF THEM, WE ARE IN TROUBLE AND COME ON KARA I GET TIRED OF LISTENING TO HER, BE QUIET!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  193. swaflyguy

    I really wanted to dislike Adam, because he was so different, BUT tonight he really showed that he is not only gifted as a singer, but he can act as well. He came into this contest a weird purple haired screamer, and tonight he came out and played like he was Michael Buble! He along with Danny, Anoop and Chris are my top contenders in this contest. I dont think Allison nor Lil can cut it in the long run and miss megan is already out the door!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  194. carol

    Disgruntled ... In response to Kara's comment about Lil...I think you may be interpreting this as an ethnic comment. I believe that with Lil's powerful voice and the familiarity many people have with Motown Music, Lil's choices (that would fit her voice better than some of the original artists because her voice IS better) were a better opportunity to "have her moment" (as the judges say) of recognition. Just as a theme of broadway (adam) or a theme of perhaps, Gospel (Danny) or
    Billy Joel theme week where Matt would have a better opportunity than his competition to shine. I DID take notice, as you did, of Kara's comment but hope you are not upset...these judges freely point out opportunities and Lil has the ONLY voice that could sing any motown song.

    March 26, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  195. jen

    Adam and Allison will duke it out this season. Personally i dont care which wins because both have a future. Adam is the next elvis presley/ micheal jackson/ STAR. Megan reminds me of norah jones and needs to go. I love norah jones but megan just doesnt have the multi faceted talent the other contestants have. I have stopped voting for scott because he just doesnt have what it takes and i wish he would be the next to go so that the competion evens out. Gokey ive been watching but tonight he let me down. Lil also let me down but i expect she will bring it strong again soon. Chris, Matt and micheal i can forget easily and Anoop is slowly creeping in on me but it might be too late. So Adam and alison continue to rock my world!

    March 26, 2009 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  196. Jason

    I voted for Megan a couple hundred times, she wasnt good tonight, but she is still one of the best

    lil rounds, adam I am hoping go home sooner rather than later

    Adam is creepy/cheesy, LiL rounds is typical, there is nothing different about her

    March 26, 2009 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  197. Gary D

    They all did well, except Megan had "it seemed" a harder time with her pick of song...Anoop did very well tonight, he's definately come along way in the past 2 weeks....did great with S Robinson's song....

    This is "American Idol night" not just Lil rounds night...sounded kind of racist...so sick of that comment.....OMG

    March 26, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  198. Beth

    I agree with Disgruntled. I found it a bit curious that Lil' had to apparently walk on water tonight. Couldn't be because she's black, right? Nah, of course not. I actually thought Lil' did a great job tonight. I think it's funny that they want her to be a Whitney Houston protege and do a power ballad every week. But then I suspect that if she did that, she'd get criticized for not "changing it up."

    I was surprisingly pleased with Adam's performance, Allison & Anoop did great as well. Personally, I think Danny is overrated and Kris and Matt are too often lost from the limelight. I hope that changes soon. It's pretty obvious who the judges are rooting for so I don't expect it to come from them.

    And poor Scott, he just can't seem to catch a break. I mean, he was never, in my opinion, one of the good singers in the group, but the judges played a pretty cruel joke by propping him up in the first few weeks only to tear him down the last two weeks.

    Megan has a great, unique voice. I just wish she'd pick a song that would allow her to showcase it. Hasn't happened yet and I suspect she may not get another chance. Unless, of course, Mike gets the well-deserved boot. Great guy, mediocre singer.

    All in all, the biggest disappointment of the night was the judging. Between cries for more "artistry" from Kara and style points dished out like candy instead of constructive criticism from Paula, I had almost had enough.

    And that's my two cents worth. 🙂

    March 26, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  199. Wendy

    Megan had a weak performance tonight, but should stay because she's interesting and has a good voice. Anoop and Danny should be in the bottom. They just don't have star quality. I was really looking forward to seeing Lil , but she was disappointing, however; I want to see more of her. I didn't like Adam in the past because he's too much of a pretty boy, but tonight he showed a different side and I really liked it. The new look was tremendously better. Good show. Love Motown! Looking forward to seeing the pro's tomorrow night.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Scout

    Adam's handlers are at least reading these blogs. I said two weeks ago if he'd ditch the goth look he could be another Elvis. Voila. Didn't he look normal tonight, and absolutely gorgeous. He could sing anything and I'd listen. I can't wait to see his presentation next week.
    I wish there was a way to vote people off. If so, I'd vote 10 votes for Adam and about 50 for hokey gokey.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  201. jbarr

    Adam Adam Adam – number 1 Idol – what a voice .....such a handsome man. No man has seemed that handsome to me since Elvis. He did his parents proud.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  202. JL

    I liked Adam (didn't want to, but the guy is amazing), Kris, Matt, Allison and Anoop. I need Scott to go home....it is time....just saying..enough about the piano, state the fact....he's not a good singer. Biggest disappointment of the night was Lil. I will say this is one of the most talented top 10 in the shows history.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Brenda

    Allison was Awesome! That song has been playing in my head all night now! Megan definately needs to go (she did look beautiful though tonight)! Michael and Soctt would be my other choices for the bottom 3. Everyone else at least performed respectably enough to stay around till next week. I was really disappointed with Lil – we really expected this to be her night and no offense to Martha Reeves but it was just too old of a song. There were so many other better songs she could have chosen – it was just like Alexis last week singing "Jolene" – the song was just too old. Hopefully, Lil can stay around till next week and them bounce back with something that knocks it out of the park!

    March 25, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Casey

    What about Chris?????? He was great!!

    March 25, 2009 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Leesi, MD

    Best performances tonight were the following: Adam (wish he would keep the more moderate look); Alison, Matt and Danny.

    I really hope that Lil picks it back up because she was one of my definite top 3 earlier in the competition.

    It's probably time for Meghan to go even though she's very likable and has a quirky style that's all her own.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Danielle

    Adam, Allison and Lil' are the top three. The rest should probably go on home.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Diane G

    I noticed Matt missing also. I thought that he was one of the top 3 tonight along with Allison and Adam.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Trina

    Adam ... Allison ... Anoop ... Chris ... Matt .... WOW!!!!!! Lil is not as good as she thinks she is. While I agree she can sing, her cockiness is starting to get in the way. There are a few better Lil. You haven't won it, yet. I'm ready for the country dude to go home. The tattooed chick may be saved only because the country guy was horrible.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  209. nikki

    Adam has an amazing voice. The Record company's are drawing up the contracts! All he has to do is sign on the dotted line! Adam even had the nerve to come out and look a bit like a young Elvis....
    Great job, great look!

    March 25, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Lindsay

    Matt's review is on the blog....click on American Idol 2009 link under photo....scroll down to bottom of page and click on previous .

    My top three: Matt, Allison, Adam
    Bottom three; Megan, Michael, Scott

    March 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Cascadian

    At first I did not like Adam and then tonight he surprised me. He has lots of talent and should definitely be in the Top 3. Scott was my early favorite since he has shown true talent but I dont see any upward progression.

    March 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Gary

    Though Adam looks are creepy he is the most talented of all this year. Allison has an unreal voice for 16. Matt has been gained stregnth and Anoop sang well this week. I think Megan should go home. i think she was spared last week because she sang while sick.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Disgruntled

    I have a big problem with the comment that one of the judges made about this was SUPPOSED to be Lil Rounds night to shine, only because it was Motown Night. Why couldn't it have been anyone else's night to shine. But being that she chose to say that to exclusively Lil, I find extremely problematic. Why would this MOTOWN night have to either make or break Lil Rounds chances at succeeding in this competition. Just simply making an observation that made me a little angry.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  214. rek

    Best performances tonight: Matt, Chris, Adam, Allison and Anoop

    March 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Stacey

    oops...I meant my top three were Adam, Allison and Matt!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Brian J.

    I thought Adam was fantastic ... and w/Smokey serving a standing-O ... Wow!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  217. mp

    I think this year's contestants are INCREDIBLE. Every one of them. I also think they deserve a better level of judges... people more mature and professional. The show seems to have stepped it up a notch this year and the judges are looking like amateurs. The show looks too big for them.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  218. ificoulddoitagain

    Alright, so here's the thing (yes, Kara – LOVE her). Scott's going home. Michael's next. Adam = AMAZING

    March 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Stacey

    Yeah...why wasn't Matt mentioned! He was better than Danny and Anoop tonight. My top three tonight were Adam, Allison and Danny!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Archith

    Allison is phenomenal! She deserves to win this competition. I think Anoop and Matt are becoming frontrunners. I don't think Michael, Scott or Megan will make it to the top 5. I think Michael really needs to go! I am tired of his oil stories.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  221. JP

    I honestly do not like Adam. If I wanted to hear a girl sing I would listen to a girl. Danny is by far the best one. He has brought it every week! Plus, he is an amazing person and doesn't creep people the heck out with his looks (unlike Adam).

    March 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  222. cyndeeluhu

    why wasnt matt mentioned in this blog???? he was awesome tonight!!!!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Teresa

    Megan needs to pack her suitcase imho!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Trish

    I agree that Adam was simply amazing. Stunning really! I also loved Allison tonight. She is really talented! I think Danny and Anoop were good as well. Here is my ranking of the top 4 tonight:
    Adam
    Allison
    Danny
    Anoop

    March 25, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Jana

    She had the best performance of the night without a doubt. It was like she was a female Temptation up there belting out one of their best songs.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Jason

    Adam hands down took the night. So great to see that side of him. Ill be youtubeing this when its available all the time. Just like I did with ring of fire.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Ann G

    Faye & Brett, I agree: The bottom 3 will definitely be (or should be) Michael, Megan, and Scott. I'd be fine with any of those three going home.

    On the other end of things, I was so impressed by Adam tonight. I've been trying not to like him, because he creeps me out, but his voice is definitely the best. Matt also stepped it up tonight, I thought, as did Anoop. Allison was terrific–I think she and Adam did the best. Danny & Lil both disappointed, I thought. I like them both (LOVE Danny), but think their performances were somewhat lackluster. They could have done much better–maybe with different songs.

    IMHO: This is the best Idol season yet! There is so much talent–and I enjoy listening to almost all of them perform each week.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Brett

    Tonight was an amazing night. So many contestants really performed well. I would say that Adam is the artist of the group. However, Danny, Anoop, and Allison were AMAZING. Matt was very solid. Sarver, Scott, and Megan were kinda weak. I look for Megan or Scott to be eliminated.

    March 25, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Faye

    The bottom 3 should be Megan, Michael & Scott. With Megan Going Home!!!

    March 25, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Vicki

    Adam is amazing. Talent like that seems very rare on idol

    March 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |

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