April 28th, 2009
09:09 PM ET

Top 5: Wasn't that something else?

What a show, eh?

Surprise mentor, great songs and some real standout performances.

As we get closer and closer, it gets harder and harder to predict who will be in the bottom - although I have at least one candidate in mind.

Don't forget to join us on Wednesday night to see who is out of the pack.

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–Lisa Respers France, CNN.com writer

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  1. Cal

    I loved the music this week! Have had quite enough of Adam!!
    Way too much shrieking!! I thought this was a singing contest as
    Randy said, and screaming a song, is NOT singing! Loved Danny,
    Kris, and Allison. Please, people, you have got to have substance,
    and it gets really old looking at Adam 'screech" a song and doing all
    the phony theatrics! PLEASE vote on what you hear! Don't watch
    Adam when he's on. Close your eyes and listen. You will see what
    I mean. Thanks.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ChiWatcher

    I guess I am tired of having Adam shoved down our throats. Since Adam has already been on Broadway, why is he even on here? He has a singing career already then, on Broadway. He sounds the same every week anyways. Screaming, screeching... whatever.

    Its been much more interesting watching Kris get better and better every week, watching Danny improve and show more with each song, watching Allison come out of her shell. I just wish them all well.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gddubu

    SOooo tired of the judges. Kara makes me want to barf. Randy says the same stuff all the time. Paula kiss's ass all the time, although she comes off as quite sincere. Simon is usually spot on, but not always. Sometimes he is full of himself.

    Thank god for DVR so that I can fast forward and just watch the perfomances. I wonder if Idol would have such great ratings if the advertisers knew we were all just FF with our DVR's, Tivo's. etc?

    Adam, Kris, and Danny final three. All very talented. It comes down to a popularity contest. That is why sometimes the second and third runner ups have better careers. The other two contestants are not as talented as the final three.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gary

    Adam is a slam dunk...he is a professional.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Robin

    while Adam's note was great, I'm still so underwhelmed by this guy and I can't see myself buying his album. I really liked Matt and Danny – but Kris by far is the one that folks need to watch out for.......

    Adam reminds me of the 2006-2007 season for New England – no one and I mean NO ONE thought they were ever going to lose, until they went up against someone else who BELIEVED that they could win.....and that right there is what I'm banking on.....that when it comes down to it in the end, folks will pick someone that they can like and relate to versus someone who can just scream a note at the end.

    Even the staging was ridiculous and desinged to show case Adam. No one stands a chance because no one wants anyone else to win – including the judges......

    I'm not saying he's not talented, I'm just saying that he's not the kind of guy I'd buy an album of songs of.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Farideh Aflatooni

    I thinks the red head should be out of competition, her face and smile makes me nervous, I don't know something about her is not right

    April 29, 2009 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Deb

    Matt has got to go. Everyone did a great job but him!

    April 29, 2009 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jojo

    Adam is tooo good to be on Idol. I like him, but sometimes its just too over the top!

    April 29, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. marisa pullis

    Adam is the most talented and has the best voice.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff

    Adam is good, no disagreement there, however, he is sounding a little bit the same lately. I understand he wants to inject his style into each song, but he sometimes moves so far away from the genre that he seems a bit indulgent at times. I am all for changing something up and making it new and fresh, but I am a little tired of the drama. However, I do think he is good, but there are others that are good/great as well.

    Danny needs to change it up more, Kris is great, so is Allison. Matt is finding his way.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dawn

    I am tired of Adam. Yes, his songs are a different take on the original version, but they are all beginning to sound the same to me. the falsetto, the drama....... we are not trying out for broadway..... time to move him on.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. butterball

    I have watched every season of Idol and personally I liked last years group the best. Last night I thought Danny did the best. I think the style of music fit his voice and he really shined. I also think Kris did well and I hope he is not outshined by the fact that he was first. I have liked Adam all season until last night. I thought he was indulgent to use a word that Simon likes and I also thought he was vain. I think he went to far afield from the big band theme and it showed a weakness and an immaturity on his part that we haven't see thus far. I do, however, think that he will win this year.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Richard

    I don't dislike Adam, but he belongs on Broadway not on American Idol. He is not a future popstar or rockstar. When I close my eyes it sounds like a woman is singing. For me, his style of singing is screechy and annoying. For others, they love it. In my opinion, he will not sell many records. He may sell tickets on Broadway though. His winning American Idol would be a waste as I suspect his songs will not play or sound well on radio.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chloe

    Won't be long now will it, then we will all know. Good luck to all the performers. They made it into the top five and all should be really really proud of themselves. They all will go far now. Can hardly wait to see.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Michael

    Really? People thought it was good? We fast forwarded through all the songs after hearing the first few seconds. As my fiance said, "I don't think I can sit through this tonight."

    The entire season has been a train wreck. Not the least bit entertaining.

    April 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nicole

    Kris and Allison should be safe, they are the only ones who continually get better and surprise you each week. Adam has done the same thing for the last several weeks and its time for him to go. Personally, I find everything about him repulsive

    April 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Idol

    I cannot stand Adam. His theatrical screeching and over the top drama makes me want to vomit. I hope they kick his butt back to broadway where he belongs. Good lord people, he's ridiculous.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Willow

    Adam is a pro, so he has a distinct advantage. That said, if I wanted a Freddy Mercury wanna-be that would be great. His voice is good and you can see his professionalism shine through, but if he was really all that and a barrel of grits, why did he have to go this route. He has been doing this for years. I think whoever gets to produce him just might run into someone who may just not want to do what a producer wants them too. It could be a problem. All of the five can sing, its just a matter of who the public chooses. I truly like Allison and think with the right producer she could go far. The smokey quality of her voice makes her stand out from the others. I would like to see Matt go next and would really like to see Adam gone, if for no other reason because Simon says he is in the finals.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jason

    Danny is the Micheal Bolton of the millinium, good singer but nothing stands out. Adam is theatical, always feel like he is in a perfomance of some stage musical. Matt is good, but I think the final should come down to Allison and Kris!

    April 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jeffrey Eckman

    I love the way people get behind the Christian Right singer and bash the gay guy. How fricken American. Danny is a choir master and sounds the same every week The other three are mediocre. Adam is the stand out and if this show eliminates him due to his supposed sexuality and not give his the trophy for his talent, it is my last of American Idol. He is the only performer of the group. He is the only one that will sell records. Give the guy a break as to his personal life and back a real talent in an otherwise blase year of American Idol. Adam is phenomenal.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. bigmama

    Does Adam know any songs in which he doesn't have to scream at some point?

    April 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Debbie

    The bar has definitely been raised this year!! With the exception of Matt, the other four should already have record deals! Total entertainment.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Annie

    Reading others comments on last night's show. One commentor wrote, I believe name is Ken, that people need to stop comparing Matt to Justin Timberlake. Hello to Ken: "You've got it wrong – there is no way, looks, singing and dancing that Matt could ever in life or death be compared to Justin Timberlake. It IS MATT whom is trying to act and be like Justin Timberlake and he needs to re-think his mind or get a new mirror and get his ears checked. I believe he is a wannabe and is just fair. Allison is young and did the best she could but not close, Chris is charming but boring, Danny is okay better last night – guess he is buying into Paula's remark about a sexy voice – I guess whatever works. Yes, Adam is theatrical but he is good and like Simon said – the objective is to win and sing and PERFORM.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Who

    Danny is a one trick pony his voice never changes it just doesnt do anything for me. He is lame

    April 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. LJ

    Adam stinks PERIOD......I think the fianl will be Gokey and Kris...if Alison keeps it up she could squeak in the final 3

    April 29, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Candy C

    Adam is still number ONE Danny is fantastic too. They will both be in the finals. Adam DOES NOT screech. Listen to Micheal
    Jackson he sings high notes but does he screech NOOOO!!!!!! he is a mega super star and so will be Adam.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  27. discoqueen

    My class of 30 just did an informal vote:
    Didn't watch: 7
    Danny: 13
    Kris: 6
    Allison: 3
    Adam: 1
    When asked about Adam, comments were: "He screams. He scares me!" He needs to be on a cruise ship"...
    Who cares? Apparently 23 middle school kids and they all voted multiple times!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Evan

    I am so tired of people complaining that Adam is only Broadway and Theatrical. Yes, he is theatrical. But so is Mick Jagger (who cant sing) Freddy Mercury, Elton John, David Bowie, the WHO, any heavy metal band, or for that matter just about any video out today, etc. Please, show me a boy band today that doesn't wear eye liner. An entertainer should be more than a good singer. They should entertain.
    Not only does Adam have the best voice this season, he has the best voice of any season. Whether he wins or not doesn't matter. Adam Lambert will be a HUGE STAR.

    And by the way, it is so freakin hard to sing like an amazing Broadway performer. Maybe people should go see the AMAZING SINGERS on Broadway right now.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Tina

    Adam and Matt were terrific! I don't really care about the rest.

    P.S. Anoop would have SHINED this week!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Justin DQ

    Adam Lambert = Winner. Vote for Adam!!...

    April 29, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sunny Girl

    Last night was the BEST of all the shows in years!! Of course it is a Danny and Adam show and I played them back several times each!
    Everyone HAS to vote, vote, vote and not let this be influenced by Simon's thoughts. Neither Chris nor Matt deserved the praise from him this time. Allyson is the Brenda Lee voice from the 50's and good but not ready for the big prize yet.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  32. RR...

    Love him or hate him...the only true star in this edition of American Idol is without any question...Adam Lambert !!!!!
    His Broadway background gives him that edge...he can sing and perform anything...and like the judges say...he always makes it original and makes it his own..
    No one else in this year's edition can do that......Period !!!!!!
    have any of you been into a Broadway musical?....you'll be amazed of the quality and caliber all the singers have...they can knock out any winner of American Idol, all 7 editions included, in a heartbeat...
    AI has produced in my opinion, four good singers with a possible singing career ahead of them...
    And a super star...Adam Lambert....

    April 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Malori

    i think jamie foxx was a bit of a suprise but he did great with the contestents. all of his advice, they used, and they all did pretty great. he knows his stuff for sure.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  34. a

    Folks – A number of points. First Adam has experience in musical theater, but has never been on broadway he was in the touring and LA cast of Wicked – not Broadway. For the guy who was wondering what happened to Sammy and Dino Feelin Good (originally a show tune by the way) was sung by Sammy. Then we have people complaining that the performers aren't true to the theme, then similarly complain that Adam came across as a lounge lizard – that is exactly what the Rat Pack were. Fancy lounges, but lizards none the less. For those who say Adam won't sell music – he has by far the most down loads from i-tunes. Also you will find that for most of the performers the studio version that i-tunes sells is not the same as the live version. That is because most performers and that is what musicians are – performers – respond to the setting. Adam does what gets folks going when he is on stage. His studio version are less over the top.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Pat

    "Ill just try to be more like-able" Poor Allison! She's taking the critique the wrong way and who can blame her at that age. This kinda stuff just makes you realize how much pressure kid stars have. Having people constantly critiqueing you and changing yuo, even when your own identity hasnt really been established yet, I feel so bad for her cause she's so talented and seems so nice!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sally

    Forgot to include – A+++ to Jamie Foxx as mentor. Whatever he said to Danny, worked. Finally kicked Danny out of his comfort zone. Hopefully Danny stays there now.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sally

    Everyone was very good last night, but as Simon said during Allison's critique someone will be in the bottom 2.

    Top performances – Adam and Danny. (wow I never thought I would put those 2 together in the same sentence).
    Allison – her best performance to date
    Matt – ok, but should have been better (needed to be more bluesy)
    Kris – ok, but his voice is obviously not as strong as Allison, Adam, or Danny,

    bottom 2:
    Matt and Allison

    Surprise bottom 2 – Kris. HIs vocals are not nearly as strong as Adam, Allison, and Danny and that was glaringly obvious last night. While his performance was very good, Allison was very good as well.

    No matter who is is in the bottom 2, Matt will go home.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  38. leslie

    Would you buy a CD of Adams or Dannys??...Dannys hands down! Adam is waaay too theatrical...go back to Wicked

    April 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Sky in Seattle

    It is so difficult to say in regard to the top four. Matt is excellent but forgettable. There is something missing, an emptiness, something I cant put my finger on, that is missing from Matt.

    When it comes to the other four; any one of them could have been the winner in any other years grouping. They are exceptional. All four of them, this year are my favorites. The voting has been exemplary. It is a crap shoot now as to who takes away the title. I do think Adam is in another league. He is really special.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Bobbie

    Matt and Danny stood out last night! The best of the five performing.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  41. bambi

    The best show ever in the history of American Idol!! Wow, Jaime Foxx brought his own insight and assistance and the finalists didn't let him down. I have faithfully watched this show since it started. The best finalists ever and definitely the best show I have seen! I thought each and every one did a fantastic job. There were no losers last night.
    This is the most exciting and talented bunch American Idol has ever had and i am loving this show.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  42. Jessica

    They were all good last night, although I hate the fact that they all sang ballads. When I think of Rat Pack and I think of songs like Mack the Knife, Come Fly With Me, Beyond the Sea and upbeat songs like that and that's what I was hoping to hear, especially from Kris. But it is what it is and I think they all did fantastic. Loved Jaimie Foxx, he's awesome and it was fun to see him with them. I don't know who I want to go home, I like them all!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  43. Sam

    this Jam person if you thing Jamie Foxx don't have any music in the world you need to pay better attention he has actually been on the billboard #1 for 8 weeks with "blame it"
    Your the only one washed up not Jamie Foxx.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  44. TheLuzah

    Adam was omg phenom!!! Something about that swagger down the stairs, the PERFECT hit-each-note-exactly voice was butter-smooth ... he never fails to give me chills. He always adds his own touch to each song he performs and I LOVED how he rocked last night. I agree with Simon when he said "What's wrong with him being theatrical? It's like being upset with a cow because it moos. This is who he is." and it's refreshing to see someone who is so certain in their identity.
    Allison was beautiful and touching, making the song her own and working it ... I loved her performance as well.
    This had to have been Danny's best week, I was shocked he had so much in him!
    The results will be hard tonight and going forward, but here's to seeing Adam, Danny, and Allison as the final 3 and ADAM GOES HOME WITH THE WIN!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  45. DW

    Way to go Jill....we are in the minority! Adam is too theatrical, maybe he can travel with the never-ending Rocky Horror Picture Show troupe. I wouldn't walk across the street to see this guy.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  46. JR

    Jamie Foxx as an expert on "Rat Pack" music? LMAO omg that is the biggest joke of American Idol! Must be the only "expert" they could get! Just because he made the movie "Ray" and did some hip hop music? There are many others who would have been better but apparently they aren't young enough or hip enough. Very sad that American Idol is not a true singing competition. I could almost hear Frank, Dean and Sammy spinning in their graves.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  47. jill

    It's time for Matt to go. He never should have been saved. I personally believe Simon's championing of him last night was to save face for saving him as Matt was out of tune frequently and his performance was the usual subpar variety. I would lLOVE to see the drama queen (Adam) get his screeching voice booted to never never land!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  48. Clarke Gaines

    Matt doesnt have much stage presence nor does he seem comfortable.Danny seems like a taylor Hicks type talent......,Remember no Idol winner has ever been married xcept for Ruben,who recently got married.Danny is supposivley widowed and Kris is married but they do not acknoweled his iwfe as his "wife" when they show her.Idols dirty little secrects and tatics I go on on about.Thus this leaves Adam and Allisin

    April 29, 2009 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  49. Mike

    Jamie Foxx? Huh? Very odd choice for a mentor. Is this "American Idol" or "Last Comic Standing"? Foxx is an actor/comedian. I thought he was a horrible choice to be giving singing advice. Why did they pick him, just because he played an acting role in a "rat pack" movie? Please.

    The way the judges (except Simon, thank God) gawked over Kris, I really started to wonder if they had an agenda. My guess is they think Kiris is very marketable (because of his looks only), so they are pimping up his bland and boring performances. I seriuosly considered never watching American Idol again when they all gawked over his lame performance. But I guess in the end, its about money. And the judges will always be biased to the contestent who can sell the most records and make them the most money. Regardless of talent.

    OK, venting done. Allison and Adam are clearly the most unique contestants with the most raw talent. Lets see if America agrees. The other three guys (what are there names?) are standard, run of the mill, blande, blah, performers.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  50. Barb

    Adam is in a league of his own since he is able to not only sing well but he is able to coordinate how he looks on satge, the back drop for his singing and his theatrics too . . . he's got it all.

    But there are others in the competition who warrant high praise too . . . Allison and her fine singing ability . . . Danny for is wonderful voice and deep connection to his songs and I still feel Anoop should still be there . . . there's a kind of aura around him that makes you think he's got what it takes in singing & entertainment.

    Simon, it is very obvious what you are doing . . . swaying the votes for Matt . . . Matt is good but not good enough for the top 3!

    April 29, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  51. Ronnie

    I must say I am an avid supporter of Adam but I wasn't impressed last night. He started the song slow and then sped it up like a remix which is the exact reason I didn't like Anoop on disco week. I'm completely over Danny and have been for weeks. Everyone keeps saying Adam does the same thing over and over every week but if you go back and listen to the performances Danny is the one that sounds the same every week. Matt will most likely go home this week but he sounded great last night, as did Allison.

    Adam/Kris, Allison, Matt, Danny

    April 29, 2009 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  52. mary turner

    Matt is marginal, the other 4: Kris is great, Alison is great but I think it comes down to 2 Danny and Adam. I have loved Danny from day 1 even when the judges criticized his performance I thought he was great, so much feeling in his singing.

    Truthful Adam has a voice that is beyond compare. I get chills when he sings but I think he is too "gaudy" for lack of a better word. I don't see him being a big pop star. Last night I found myself amazed at his voice but laughing at the whole performance, I sometimes get the feeling it is a Las Vegas stage performance not an American Idol.

    Who's record would I buy, Danny hands down.

    April 29, 2009 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  53. Tres

    I'll be honest.
    I've heard Adam sing before.
    He's good. But I haven't watched this season.

    I was on the computer with my sister watching in the other room. I heard the girl (I thought) singing a really really long, ringing note. The first thing that came to mind. I kept thinking "Why does everyone say she's so bad? That sounds really good!"

    So I went in to look.
    It was Adam.
    I don't care how good his voice is, when I mistake a guy's voice for a girl, I'm done.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  54. Earl

    I think last nights show was great. But i believe Matt is going home tonight. I think Adam is a great performer, however, I dont understand why Idol would have a format show and not hold him to it. I believe the "true" American Idol should have the respect for the chosen format. Yes i agree that Adam is great performer but he hasn't shown me the ability to sing a large arrangement of genres. Lets see Adam sing 'Standards" how it should be sung, Country how it should be sung, R&B how it should be sung and leave the open mike to the open night mike. I really would like to see Adam's ability to respect the genre and be a true music lover.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  55. mds

    While theatrical as many have pointed out and do not consider that a bad thing at all, Adam continues to be the stand out. I thing he and Allison should be the final two. They are the most commercial of all of them and lets face it, bottom line that is what this is all about.

    While I am not a big Chris or Matt fan, they sing circles around Danny. I do not get this obsession. While he can sing circles around me, he is not that good. Quite frankly I think it has been the "pity" vote keeping him alive. I think he would be very successful as a contemporary Christian singer, but would not make it anywhere in the 'pop' world.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  56. BRIAN

    I though Adam , Allison and Danny did great. I've been routing for Matt, but I think he deserves to go home now – he didn't sound good tonight.

    Kris did as good as could and is closer to defining his sound than some of the others, but I don't think he's as good as the rest – vocals just aren't that strong – he's also not as original as you might think.

    I really think that Danny has a great sounding voice, but his range is limited – he also sounds way too much like Michael Bolton – come on people, do you want a Michael Bolton sound-alike to win this thing?

    It's very obvious that Adam Lambert will win this thing unless the voters choose Danny's adult contemporary thing – I'd rather see something fresh like Adam or Allison.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  57. Andrea

    I hope Allison doesn't go home. The guys have the female vote. They are the ones who do the majority of the voting anyway. So...I hope she gets to stay.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  58. Lee

    At this point in the competition, it stinks when ANY of the contestants have to go home! Once again, I loved Kris, Allison, and surprisingly, Danny last night. When I listen to each, I have to say that when choosing whom I would see in concert or buy music from, I can't say that would be Adam. Performer yes, musician that speaks to me, no.

    I'm thinking Matt will be going home tonight. I'll be biting my nails waiting for the word since some of my favorites will now start being in the bottom 3. GO KRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  59. Malori

    no matter who goes home, all five of them will recieve recording contracts, [and i dont say this every season] but i think all 5 will be successful.

    adam, kris, and allison did the best tonight. danny is a great singer and in the beginning i loved him and wanted him to win but his excitement is starting to wear off and bore me.

    my prediction is that matt will go home. he did a great job and looked like he was in his element last night but i believe the others are better.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  60. Judith

    I thought Danny was amazing. He should be our next American Idol. Go Gokey!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  61. Viggen

    I am so disliking the way Danny sang Rain or Shine. He was bad tonight! Danny is a one trick pony . All his songs are starting to sound the same and that R&B vocal olympics act is just too much for me. He should join Lil' Rounds on the evening entertainment news. Danny really sang my ears out tonight and blew lots of hot air.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  62. Theresa O

    It used to be, the final five would sing two songs, but now with Kara, more endorsements, and Ryan in general, the quality of the show has plummeted.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  63. Flo

    Adam has to sing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen somewhere before the finals. That song was written for him.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  64. Joey ~ Wilmington, Delaware

    Adam will win, And I think Allison will be seconed

    April 29, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  65. SMB from Suffield

    All I can say is the talent on the show this season is unbelievable .

    No matter what happens ALL of them (the final 10) are on their way to great things with their talents.

    Even though my wife and I are hoping Danny Gokey goes the distance we both think Adam is a close second.

    Our only criticism of the show itself is the inconsistent and "subjective" comments of the judges and yes of course we're talking about Simon Cowell, although Randy and Kara have at one time or another provided confusing advice to these great kids.

    These contestants are NOT professionals and yet the judges are very critical of their song choice and arrangements – if they were all perfect they wouldn't need to be on the show – a comment made by one of the contestants to the judges.

    Best of luck to the remaining 5 as they continue in the competition and on their way to a lifelong journey of their dreams.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  66. Carol

    They were all fabulous last night. Well, maybe except for Matt. I want more Rat Pack music from this group, and judging by the live audience reactions, the rat pack era could make a solid comeback. Maybe a new, coed, rat pack is in the making!! How 'bout it simon?
    Adam can't be stopped. He has SO much talent, it's incredible.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  67. Jane

    I think this forum gives Danny and Matt the short end of the stick. Both are excellent singers. Adam is so theatrical and in your face that it is hard to access the other contestants, I would like to see Danny win with Adam being second. Adam will have a career no matter what and in fact, maybe hindered by the restrictions American Idol will place on him. Danny has worked hard and deserves the title. The other three simply aren't in the same league as these two, although Matt should be a close third.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  68. LS - Atlanta

    I thought Simon was crazy with his criticism of Chris. Chris was flawless last night. I thought all the performances were wonderful. This is the best of the best and very difficult to determine now who will be voted off. My prediction: Allison (Simon made sure of that). Matt is the alternative, I think. Chris is too cute to be voted off until they get down to Danny, Adam and Chris. Eventually, I think (as most people do) that Adam will take the prize. Danny will likely be 2nd place, but Chris could get the "cute boy" edge over Danny (though Danny is also cute). I think this is the most talented last five that Idol has ever had.

    April 29, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  69. D

    I thought this was the best night so far. I wish they could have each done 2 songs!! I would buy a CD of these 5 singing standards!!! I went back and listened without watching and felt that Danny and Allison were the best this week. Although I thought Allison should have sped the song up just a bit. Am a huge Adam fan – but felt he was too theatrical this week. He held that note way longer than he needed too– but LOVED the way he curled it at the end of note!! I think it is going to be Matt going home tonight although his song was very nice -especially just listening. Jamie Fox did a great job with them!!

    April 29, 2009 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  70. Fred Jones

    Despite Simon's odd praise of Matt (was he having a Paula-moment?) Matt is toast, gone baby, gone.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jim in DC

    I think this is the strongest top five in all of the American Idols seasons. They are all good singers, and each and every one, I think, with the right kind of support and advice can have a good career, especially Allison. That being said, as talented as he is, with an amazing voice, I have come to find Adam's performances to be self-indulgent and far too theatrical, as if he is channeling Freddie Mercury or Idina Menzel. Adam has it all—a great voice, he knows who he is and what he can do with that voice, and is comfortable on the stage due to his theater experience—but, given how predictable his performances have become, I don't see him as having much longevity in a career. He is too packaged. And his hysterical vocal gymnastics have become a detriment to the song, as if he is trying to hard to prove he is a great singer, overcompensating. Give me Kris who makes you focus on the song instead of the over-the-top performance. You feel it in his soul. Understated, soulful without phony bombast.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  72. Dean T Dunham

    Keep all 5 contestants this week and SEND KARA HOME!! She thinks she's just too cute and hot for words and I'm sick and tired of her phony-baloney pretentiousness.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  73. dane g

    i think old Simon needs to chill on some of his observations, but I understand where he is coming from. I think Matt and Chris will be put on the block along with the Rocker Chick. Matt will probably go home unfortunatley. He is just too much like a roller coaster. Good voice, but when he needs to bring it it seems like he is missing just that little bit.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  74. Claire Sargeant

    The contest is getting really, really hot but Adam Lambert is the clear winner not only does he out class the other contestants with style he has a voice and the drama to take it to the next level

    April 29, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  75. Patricia

    Great night - Allison and Danny had their best night so far; Kris was great as usual; and Adam is always outstanding. But ,Yes, Matt was off-key...he's been given every possible chance; he just isn't consistent and should be the one to go.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  76. Snowhite

    Excellent performance by Adam and Danny. The only two worthwhile watching and who really put on a show. They are dedicated, committed and so deserving to go head to head, just the two of them. Gee I sound like Kara !! The show started off boring and slow, and thankfully those 2 greats turned up the volume.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  77. Fred Jones

    OK – thanks for the confirmation, makes sense that they'd have to pre-record the highlight clips for the end. But that doesn't change the fact that Adam is still a space alien.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  78. Chaz343

    I think Simon has his own personal agenda, although i don't know what it is. Apparently he wants Allison out and Matt to stay, despite Matt's foregettable performance. Adam and Danny were my favorites last night with Kris close behind.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  79. Pat

    Was it me or did they all make slow songs slower? Except the end of Danny's song.

    Matts up tonight. Allison secured herself at least another week.

    Danny must be getting nervous. Just being the nice guy doesn't cut it all the way to the finals. Good vocals. I liked the change up at the end, but it seemed out of character based on all the other performances.

    AI already had the nice guy with good chops, anyone remember Elliot Yamin? I do, he didn't make it to the top either.

    Adam is enjoying the spotlight. Just the exposure he's been looking for.

    Go Kris!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  80. Susan

    I don't like Adam and have not from day one. The rest well it's up in the air but Allison is very very good. I think Danny is fine but not as strong as the others I think he has a sympathy factor going on with his fans. Kris and Matt are also very very good but Kris maybe more consistant. Well there you have it, my take on last nights show

    April 29, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  81. CTfan

    No question but Allison and Danny were tops!!!! Allison is not getting the credit she deserves. Danny has been my favorite since day 1. I enjoy Adam, but I have to agree that tonight's wasn't his best.

    What's with Simon negativity toward Allison? She is awesome!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  82. Melissa

    The best, as always, was Adam Lambert but I'm willing to bet that he won't win. The American public never seems to choose the actual best, they choose the second best. Which is really bizarre.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  83. Pegster

    Adam is a screaming queen; Danny is a really classy guy and has far more talent than Adam and the rest; Alison made me a fan last night; Matt is average; Chris is forgettable.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  84. Steve

    Adam is clearly the best. Allison was good. So was Danny (this season's Taylor Hicks).
    Matt was very off key. He should go home.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  85. Janet Bogardus

    I think Matt, Allison and Kris will be in the bottom 3 with Matt going home.
    I predicted though that Adam and Kris will go head. to head in the finals and Adam will win.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  86. mike

    matt needs to lose the hat,,, i know it hides his giant zit on forehead ,, but still ....bye matt,,, chris, allison adam danny takes it

    April 29, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  87. just joe


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  88. jc

    Fred Jones – all the recaps at the end were pre-recorded when they do their practice run through. There is no way the production department could put together those recaps that quickly at the end!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  89. killswitch

    I think Matt goes home. Adam and Danny are great. It is getting harder to decide who will go home, because each of the five remaining are actually great singers, just some are better performers.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  90. jc

    I think it's funny that everyone keeps commenting that Adam could be on Broadway, because Adam came from Broadway. He starred in Wicked – so his theatrics are understandable, due to his professional training.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  91. Trycksie

    Bottom Three Guess:

    Allison (though I heart her!)

    Adam and Danny can't be in the bottom unless there's only two of them it seems like. America seems to really love these two. I am a Allison fan but I feel America usually agrees with Simon and b/c of this she won't go too much further. I thing Matt will go home tomorrow.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  92. Dawn

    To the person who was asking about Adam's performance being different in the clip at the end, it was explained last year that the clips at the end of the show are actually filmed during dress rehearsals earlier in the day.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  93. Dawn

    Do we know what next week's theme is?

    April 29, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  94. weezie

    Adam and Danny to the end – what fabulous performances last night. Matt should go home tonight – his song reminded me of fingernails on a chalkboard – I couldn't wait for it to end. Kris was boring, as usual. Allison was okay, but just okay. For the first time since the beginning of this season, I think Danny out-sang Adam. I have been Adam's biggest fan, but Danny gave me goosebumps last night that didn't go away for a long time!!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  95. Joe

    Lets be honest and give Adam this years American Idol award.....he is the best performer by far correct? Wait this is a singing contest right? Well Adam's music won't sell to a lot of people across main steam America. If he was such a great talent /singer why is he on American Idol? WHY isn't he already a BIG star in the music business? Why he is cocky and arrongant and if he isn't careful he is going to crush his own neck with his over sized HEAD! His family is in the music business and he is already a professional on Broadway where he should stay. American Idol needs to look at changing or improving their rules to enter this contest. Myself I like the winner of American Idol to be a virgin to the music business not a professional performer......of course Adam has has dreams too which I do not want to go there. One last note ........What comment or point of interest has Kara added to this year's American Idol? Please think about this oe for a moment ......she should be fired 5 minutes after this years final show.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  96. Penny

    Maybe I am sick and twisted. But, I am in love with Adam. He can do no wrong in my eyes. Okay, this is probably more than some of you want to hear. But, Adam has been a top performer every week. All five actually performed very well this time. Actually, Matt and Kris were the best of the night. Matt needed a good night, but hasn't been consistent. Danny is good, but just does nothing for me on the stage. Adam and Kris ooze with talent and charisma. Kris just keeps getting better each week in my opinion. Allison has also been good on a consistant basis. So, I Matt should be the one to leave next. But, Matt will still have a great career. For me the next to should be Danny. Not because he can't sing, but he just is not a total package like Adam, Kris and Allison. Danny will be fine even if he does not win. The five are really pretty terrific. Anoop should have been in the top five over Matt. But, Anoop would not have gone past the top 4. Adam is my American Idol of 2009!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  97. DeVera

    Danny was off the chain!!! I watched it on DVR 4 times, and was moved every time. I felt so much joy as he reached deeper and deeper into that soul of his. From the beginning I wanted him to win, but was resigned to have Adam win because he's so fantastic. But, Danny touches me. I love his voice, his humility and his presence. I agree with Simon, I love what Jamie Foxx pulled out of him. Go Danny. You are amazing!!!! I will buy whatever record that you sell.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  98. Tahrah

    The show could not have been more boring. None of them are really GREAT. They are all just good. Better than I could ever sing. BUT, none of them really knock your socks off. Not one of them, is any better than the other. For so many years there would be one or two, who REALLY stood out. Not This Year!!!! I can't believe out of the thousands, this is the best they could do.

    April 29, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  99. Diane Duryea

    This has been the best season yet. These contestants are all making it interesting and very enjoyable to watch. Adam is phenomenal! He is going to be a production star like Elvis. He already is doing it! Love it! The others are also doing some real upscale performing! Keep it going!

    April 29, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  100. Nancy

    They were all great......Simon was way off target last night he should go to the video tape.....it seems to be the best year yet

    April 29, 2009 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  101. Amy

    Adam hasn't been performing in the first half of the show since the top 13. He's had a few performances in the last slot of the evening (or the second to last). I'm sure there IS a reason for that... because a lot of people wouldn't watch the entire show after he performs. Each person plans their own performance, so I really don't think the producers planned his entrance on the grand staircase. They don't need to hand Adam the title... he's earning it! He earned it with his AUDITION!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  102. Fred Jones

    Didn't anyone else notice that Adam's performance was edited? The version he performed was different than that one shown at the end in the short summary clips. Notice how the run in the last note and the cutaway smile is totally different in the performed version vs. the highlight clip at the end. Maybe they pre-record the last performer so they can turn it around quickly for the hightlight clip at the end, but just sayin...... it lends credence to my theory that he isn't actually human but a Broadway space alien.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  103. Mary Stewart

    Talk about same-o, same-o what about KARA? I do hope the Idol wakes up before next season and boots KARA. Such a distraction from the singers!!!! From: mss

    April 29, 2009 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  104. Greg Mortimer

    These guys can sing. What an excellent show last night. They could all sell right now. Adam has an edge that will be hard to beat but kudos to all 5. Great job and looking forward to the next few weeks.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  105. Carolyn

    Danny best tonight. Adam was good...expected. Kris was Awesome as was Allison. Afraid Matt is going home tonight.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  106. SinceSeasonOne

    I think Allison will go home tonight. Was again touched by Kenny Loggin's, er, Kris Allen's performance.....very nice! I have watched the show since its Season One debut and have picked the winners each season using one criteria - whoever gave me consistent goose bumps has won. Have been right so far! This year? Adam Lambert.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  107. Liss

    Danny and Adam get my vote for Top 2! Danny really came out and showed us why he should win.

    Jamie Foxx has been the best mentor so far this season. His personality shines, and his vocals and ear for music are awesome. I agree with Simon that Jaime is bringing out the best in the Top 5. Great job Jaime Foxx...keep it up because you are a true star and great motivator!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  108. Cheryl

    It's morning and I'm still waiting for the so-called "Rat Pack" songs that Idol promoted. Frank recorded at least three of those songs. Where were Dino and Sammy??

    April 29, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  109. Angie

    I had to put Danny on mute, he sounds the exact same every week. Adam is still the best followed by Alison.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  110. john

    Adam can sing, but what an hammy performance last night. Danny and Allison nailed it.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  111. Lee

    So Adam got the last slot and the entrance on the grand staircase...sure feels like the producers are handing him the title. I felt manipulated.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  112. Amy

    I was wondering the same thing. I commented in Danny's section about that stupid heart he does with his hands when most people hold up the numbers that you need to vote for them with. It's obnoxious.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  113. ann

    Danny is the best! Adam tries to act 16 again. he's trying to get votes from the teenagers,and he probably will. Danny has the best voice every week.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  114. Susan Jones

    Adam, can not be stopped. he has it all together.
    Simon, the only time I have EVER seen him lost for words or completely dazed was with Susan Boyle, I thought he had lock jaw for a minute. But, Simon we all love ya, thanks for the American Idol, PLEASE don't take it off the air.....It is the best and it is geared for the family. And, on top of that it is a stress releaser. LOL thanks

    April 29, 2009 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  115. Karen in Kingwood

    As if I hadn't already figured this out, it's official. Adam Lambert is a genius. I've never seen such stage presence in someone who is not yet a pro. And the vocals are perfect! Danny also knocked it out of the park last night but I must agree with Simon on the other three. Still, having said that, they were all amazing. There really has never been such a talented group on Idol since I've been watching. Cudos should go out to all five of them (and the last five who were voted off as well!) What talent!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  116. John

    Danny will have a career doing LensCrafter commercials.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  117. Mrs. Bittens

    Matt needs to go home. It's time for the boy. Adam is my #1. I'd travel all the way to Las Vegas to see him.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  118. RealDeal

    If judged on singing ability/quality then Matt goes home.

    BUT – the voting premise ends up being a personality contest – so it comes down to who is doing the voting and who they support.

    As Adam and Danny have never been in bottom 3 – their voting coalitions, if continuing, should keep them around another week or so.

    That leaves Matt, Kris and Allison. Matt has been the bottom feeder before so it may be he does not have a solid voter base – and passed last week due to the weaker performances by Lil and Anoop.

    Allison, being the last female in the run, may be able to hold out a bit if she inherits any from the Lil coalition.

    Kris seems to have been picking up some of the teenybopper crowd – Parents – please quarantine your children's phones so Kris can be sent home.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  119. Joyce

    Danny is good but Adam is the clear winner. He "stand out" every time because he is the best.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  120. Jenn from Long Island

    They were all forgettable. The 'Rat Pack Era' had so many fun, bouncy songs to choose from and yet once again we had to endure the likes of 'My Funny Valentine.'

    April 29, 2009 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  121. Jim D

    Last night's ranking, best performances, top to bottom:
    1. Allison
    2. Adam
    3. Danny
    4. Kris
    5. Matt

    It doesn't matter who wins: the top three will sign record contracts, but Adam is likely to become a superstar.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  122. MKB

    I think all the contestants are shall I say pretty good cupcakes, but Adam has the cherry on top. If he keeps up what he is doing I think he's got it. His vocals are superb, he has the motivation, range and voice control. What more could you want?

    April 29, 2009 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  123. Ruth

    I voted for Adam at least 100 times last night, and I bet I'm not the only one.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  124. nin

    I want Matt to stay. He clearly shows that he wants this and it really takes guts to render such a difficult song. He's a good singer and he's passionate about his craft. That should be enough to bring him to the next round. Allison is great but she's just a bit lackluster for me. I think she should go. Adam is getting a bit overrated and he always screams! I love Kris. Danny for me, lacks a bit of creativity compared to Matt. But that's just my opinion.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  125. John

    I think Danny is doing commercials for Lenscrafter – are they supplying him with all his glasses? Why does he always do their heart shaped hands like their commercials?

    April 29, 2009 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  126. kevin

    Oh yeah great show.....but, Why? The winner has already been picked. It's all about the money now. The votes from the public are not even counted toward the winning (only the money collected from those calls are important). This is why they don't advertise that the winning votes are verified by a Law Firm etc...... They are counting them....America...wake up... it's another scam just like all the email scams (UK, Nigeria etc...). American's are such SUCKERS....

    April 29, 2009 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  127. Tara

    I don't think any of these finalists deserve to be the next Idol. Same white trash you see in the store, and see on the street. Next season needs to have more soulful African Americans. They are the true artists.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  128. buzbeech

    American Idol is still on. I had forgotten about it. Who Cares!

    April 29, 2009 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  129. jam

    Seriously, a surprise guest. Clearly a surprise guest since he doesn't have is neither an icon in the music world nor has he had any long term success in the music world. Jamie Foxx! What a joke! Idol has sunk to a new low. Maybe this is a sign that people who are icons or have been in the music world a long time are no longer interested in hearing their songs get slashed on Idol. You might as well have had Bozo the Clown.

    April 29, 2009 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  130. jc

    My list was 1) Adam, 2) Allison, 3) Kris, 4) Danny, and 5) Matt. But, the top 4 were all great and there was a huge drop-off between them and Matt.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  131. Pam

    Oh what a night!!!! I loved it. I was a twinkle in my parents eyes and then some when these songs were HOT but last night showed us all that HOT is HOT no matter when you sing it. These classics were in the hands of some pretty young folks but they did an incredible job. I really liked some and sorta liked others. I want Adam to do Elvis and then I'll be happy. What a great mentor. Jamie is HOT just like the era. Loved last might looking forward to tonight.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  132. Kimberly

    Adam was horrible. He came across as overly confident, way too cocky, like he has the win locked up already. His performance reminded me of a sleazy lounge act. I used to like him, but he is getting boring, and way to arrogant.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  133. Debbie

    Bored with Adam drama "Queen"....Danny all the way!!!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  134. Lee Foster

    Great Show. What is it about Adam Lambert. We know he can sing, but why does he have to do the same thing week after week after week. He is slowly becomming a serious drag with his high pitch warble. Got so I mute the TV half way through his songs anymore.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  135. Joe

    Nice song Matt but sorry you are done. Adam you are a Showman but I still won't buy your CDs.......screaming doesn't do it for me man sorry. Maybe Tommy Lee and his boys will be looking for a lead singer again soon. Randy, Dude what is up with you? You are starting to carrying on like the lady sitting next to you.....slow down Dog....chill pull your head in!

    Please next week let's try something new .....after a singer finishes their perforance please let Simon give his remarks or comments first. Simon, I can tell the final 5 singers hold their breathe until you make your comments.....You were a little off on Matt tonight I feel but in fairness you have made millions in the music business so I respect your comments.

    Finally .....WATCH OUT ADAM.......HERE COMES DANNY AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT KRIS. MY DARKHORSE IS ALLISON....IF SHE 'BRINGS IT DOG' she has the best voice in the group. Enjoy your 15 minutes of frame Adam........your time is running out!

    April 29, 2009 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  136. Sara

    The three that should be in for at least next week is; Kris, Adam and Allison. All three have there own flavor, and while Matt and Danny are good they are missing that solos artist flare.

    April 29, 2009 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  137. CW

    Top 3, Danny, Adam and Kris
    Allison and Matt need to go home

    April 29, 2009 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  138. DAVE

    I think a season such as a this, should end with an unequaled finale.
    The format for the last two episodes, America could pick to eliminate one of the judges!

    April 29, 2009 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  139. wanda

    my favorites in order MATT, ALLISON, KRIS, ADAM ,DANNY

    April 29, 2009 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  140. ruby brightwell

    Matt is out

    April 29, 2009 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  141. wanda

    i would love for matt to be my next american idol

    April 29, 2009 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  142. texas

    Adam and Danny all the way. Loved Allison also. Perhaps Allison and Adam in the finale???? Bye bye Matt.

    April 29, 2009 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  143. honowoowoo

    Great show tonight! All these kids were good ... Adam and Allison were GREAT!! Here are MY favs:
    1. Adam – Fantastic ALL the time (well, maybe with the exception of Play That Funky Music)

    2. Allison – Also loved ALL her performances (this young lady will go far after AI)

    3. Kris – Slowly grew on me; I was so disappointed when he made it to the Top 12 ... but wow, look how much he's improved ... totally won me over at disco week!

    4. Matt – I think he's just got a bad case of nervousness; because if you listen to his studio recordings ... aww so sweet!

    5. Danny – he's never won me over ... sorry not even with tonight's (his best performance so far, say the judges ... nope)

    Just my opinion ... can't wait to see your show tomorrow!

    April 29, 2009 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  144. Mark R., Milwaukee WI

    Adam is head and shoulders abouve the rest of the competition. Can the fans put their homophobia aside and vote for the person that is truly most talented? We shall see.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  145. jmmx

    Oh yes – I was *really* disappointed to loose Alexis – I thought she was very powerful, very sincere and deserved to be in top 10. IMHO

    April 29, 2009 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  146. jmmx

    Adam is probably the most talented singer ever on Idol. Every week he comes up with extraordinary, original songs. In terms of creativity, he even far surpasses last seasons 2 Davids.

    That said, I have to say I am a big fan of Allison. For me, commitment and passion are the most important aspects of a singer – after being able to actually sing in tune, or course. Here Allison has never failed to give it her all. She is amazing.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  147. transequal

    1. Adam
    2. Danny
    3. Kris
    4. Matt
    5. Allison

    ... which is unfortunate, because I still love listening to Allison's Papa Was A Rollin' Stone. I suspect that Matt will be the one to go this week.

    Adam not only sings, he entertains. He's the new Freddie Mercury.

    April 29, 2009 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  148. GA-Peachgirl

    Adam, Allison, Kris, Danny ... Bye-Bye Matt!

    April 29, 2009 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  149. Ghost9

    Here is my top performers tonight based on voice.

    Kris- very smooth. Very easy like a warm fire on a cold winters night.
    He can go where ever he wants in this business whether he wins Idol or not.

    Danny- He started off a little tenitavie almost like he was waiting for the last finale of the song. Once he got there only then did he show the so called swagger the judges mentioned but since i'm going on voice he was pure butter.

    Adam- His voice is awesome but I'm a little bored with the screams and for that I place him third. Don't get me wrong he is a great talent but where does he fit in todays music scene? I see him on Broadway his talent needs a big production stage. He may win Idol but will he survive the radio wars?

    Allison- She was good but i did'nt believe she felt what she was singing. Jamie Fox gave her some good insight as to how she could get the most out of her emotons while singing but it was full on. I don't understand why she is being put down for what is said about her confidence because just getting as far as she has being as young as she is says thats not so. The girl can blow!

    Matt- Matt-matt-matt where do i start? His vocals were not good tonight as a matter of fact he has not been good from motown night. I don't know what photos he's got on the judges casue he should have been gone long ago. Im not trying to hate on him but it's obvious he is not shoulder to shoulder with the other 4 contestants. That being said i think someone will cut him a record deal. I hope he loses the trying to fit in with the current male singers like Robbin Thicke or Justin Tmberlake because he's not them so matt just do you.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  150. A

    To me it seemed like the judges were influencing America's vote tonight. Their comments seemed much more elaborate (though perhaps appropriate at this stage of the competition) and, in my opinion, it seemed like they were targeting Allison. Does anyone else agree?

    April 29, 2009 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  151. Charles

    My guess for the finish:

    1. Adam
    2. Kris
    3. Gokey
    4. Allison
    5. Matt

    April 29, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  152. carl V

    I Thought Adam was perdictable.Allison was Awesome. Danny was amazing. They never have and never will Bag on Adam. and i am sick of it so i nt voying at all.. Allison will go hame and hopefuly start thinking about what songsto recoard for her CD. I hope Danny wins I am so over Adam .They pick and style and Adam sings it they way he wants to.anyway I thought he was horable tonight. ask yourself. would you Buy His Cd . Not me thou i wouldbuy Dannys or Alisons. and i am not saying he can't sing becuse he can. He should be and will be on Broadway or in a Metal Band But Not The A. I. this year.

    April 29, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  153. Grant Devereaux

    I close my eyes and listen to the performances a second time. I also consider the criteria, would I buy this? By these measures, Danny Gokey just was not very good tonight. He was certainly adequate, but a million singers are as good.

    I liked Gokey when this all started but he is boring me now. Adam has star power that is evident to most – but is a bit campy and theatrical, Allison is an unpolished diamond with an amazingly unique voice, Matt is brilliant but lacks confidence and that hurts him every week. Kris continues to surprise – consistently better than expected. He could be in the final two.

    I would love all to live to sing another day.

    April 29, 2009 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  154. Galoux

    Frank Latella, I'm checking in from 1953, and I agree. And to Perry, yes, lose Kara!

    April 29, 2009 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  155. Margie

    Chris and Matt are going.....maybe not in that order but they are not going to be able to compete with Danny's sympathy votes and Adams popularity. Danny did sing his best so far tonight and I was impressed because the standards are not my favorite. Allison did very well this week and I think Simon was too hard on her......however I think he is trying to challenge her.....get HER to believe she can win.
    I am a HUGE Adam fan but with that said I am even a little tired of the predictable over the top vocals. I don't think he is in any danger this week but he is not a shoe in for the win. He needs to really knock it out of the park next week and again set himself apart from the rest of the very good finalists.
    Can we vote Kara off? Please

    April 29, 2009 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  156. James

    Very good show tonight . The 5 of them are getting better each week and have gotten over being pitchy for the most part and are handling higher notes with ease and power ...they used to be pitchy before , straining to reach notes and being off pitch , thus being pitchy....now they are doing great and have improved so much. Kris and Danny were awesome . Matt did very well as Simon pointed out. Great show.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  157. LseeJax

    WOW! What a sensational AI show!^*%^#! Everyone is WOWing the stellar performances of all five remaining contenders. Jamie Foxx was fantastic, too. This was truly the best WOW show in 8 AI seasons for real! Clearly, there's a brand new 'AI Rat Pack' in town, folks! Music moguels must be salavating while drafing contracts for all five winners we heard . . .AI tour ticket sales gotta be hot, hot, hot, too, after this WOW show!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  158. Yoda

    I believe the Judges are better qualified to rate the performances and if they say Matt was good, so be it. They were all good , especially Kris with his heart felt performance. He gets better each week. And partly due to the critique ( advice ) from the Judges. For those who want to forget some of the performances....go ahead, it doesnt change the fact that there are millions of others who loved them. YES

    April 29, 2009 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  159. NE Girl

    I hope Adam goes home. More of the same – SCREAMING! Matt earned at spot tonight. Hope Matt stays for at least another week.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  160. Dr. Hughes

    If anyone walks away while Kris sings...let them. Kris does not need you around, He is an amazing singer.....and would rather have the million supporters he does have than the few who "walk away" So be it.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  161. Thea

    Great Genre Great Mentor Great Week

    Allison ladies first

    Matt & Chris will be going home

    April 29, 2009 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  162. Thea

    Based on performance


    Based on Favorite

    Matt-Danny-Danny- Matt
    Chris he does well he does bad he does well he does bad

    April 29, 2009 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  163. JB

    Kris and Matt were very ho hum tonight. I don't think there was anything memorable about their performances. I think Allison did well considering this really isn't her genre of music. Adam was a spectacle (in a good way) as usual. Danny was over the top and very self-indulgent. I just don't like him!

    April 29, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  164. Garry

    Kris was solid, Allison floored me, man that girl can sing, Matt was the weakest and I think will go home tomorrow. Danny was great and Adam was his usual perfect self. I predict Adam will win with the top 3 being Adam, Danny and Kris. Allison has a great future ahead of her, she can really sing, but I think that the teenage girls will vote more for Kris than the boys will vote for her.. The top 4 are really talented.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  165. Ken from Ann Arbor

    My teenage daughter got us hooked on American Idol. I've been looking forward to Adam's performance every week. He's incredibly talented, and I've felt like he's head and shoulders above everyone week to week.

    This week, though, several people stepped up their game. Kris was terrific. Alison, who I thought would struggle with standards, was phenomenal. And Danny, whom I haven't really liked much, was great.

    Matt should go home. The other four are really something. I don't think there's been this level of talent in the final five in the past few seasons.

    April 29, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  166. Greg

    I guess, I am insane, because I liked Matt, Alison, and Kris the best. I feel like I'm in some bizarro world, where everyone thinks George bush was the best president ever!

    As usual, I thought Adam's performance was borderlining on excruciating. I don't care how great someone's range is, I do not like his voice no matter how many notes he can hit. I hated his entrance, I hated his suit, and I hate his shriek.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Shan

    No, to the guy who said anyone who didn't like Matt was Tone Deaf, you are WRONG.

    My Funny Valentine is a difficult song to sing. It's a sad, passionate, sexy song. His rendition was God Awful. Why the heck was he smiling? Maybe he hit a majority of the notes, but...it was insincere, ill-timed, strangely loud & soft, pretentious (maybe), and just not very good. Even Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley, who doesn't really have a singer's voice, had a MUCH more enjoyable performance than Matt.

    Anita Baker – now that's the way you sing My Funny Valentine. Wow. There's a video of a live performance of it online.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  168. As Randy said...

    A "little" too theatrical" Randy, honey, that was the biggest UNDERSTATEMENT of the century!

    Adam, just get over yourself. Good singer. Great singer. But who cares. He's just too much.

    He grosses me out...

    April 28, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Pat in GA

    Tonight's show was very good, and very surprising! All are still in it, due to voting by the fans (and I've NEVER been able to get through, and I don't use texting..........!). Anyway, I'm so over Adam, I liked him through the audition phase, but come on, I'm tired of the screaming with every song. I don't think you have to SCREAM to be a good singer. Matt will probably go home, he just didn't do justice to the song (even following Jamie Foxx's suggestions). Allison is good, and for her age, she can show heart in her songs. Kris also did very well, and it's never envious to go first. Heck, he looked more like a "rat pack-er" than anyone else. Danny, very solid performance, you could feel the song as he sang (but I so wish he'd stop the hand movements, reminds me of Archie always closing his eyes last season when he sang, it's distracting). All are very deserving to be where they're at, and all have a solid future ahead of them. But, I'll be downloading Kris and Danny's songs from tonight........................nuff said.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Are you yet?

    Are you sick of Adam yet??

    April 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Kyle Michel Sullivan

    They may have dressed like rat-packers, but their songs were from the 20's and 30's while the rat pack was 30 years later and had some music that was just as good.

    Of them all, I think just the last two - Danny and Adam - are real contenders. The rest were weak and not at all charismatic.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Diane

    I'm really getting tired of the relentless pushing of a Danny/Adam final. Danny in particular has just not been that great the last several weeks (although he was better tonight). He gets a pass that others would not. It reminds me of Season 2 when Ruben had some rough performances but never got criticized.

    It's one thing for the judges to critique the performances, but the "you must see the finish line" and "you will definitely be in the finals" has got to stop. Please.

    Matt needs to go home, where he should have been a week ago. Then Allison. After that, I think it could be Kris, Adam, or Danny (with Danny definitely third on my list) in the finals. But given the endless pimping of D & A, I'll have to be happy if Kris makes the final three.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Brian

    All were great. Kudos to Jamie Foxx for being so encouraging.

    Should be Matt who walks.

    If America tries to bump Allison, I think the judges will save.

    Kris, Danny, Adam – you're top three America.

    This is entertainment. No geriatric disco queens (including KC)

    April 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Darla kash

    Adam-Danny? Danny-Adam? ????????
    Can we have a tie?

    April 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Adam

    I really don't understand all this hype with Adam. Yes, he would be a very great broadway singer but there is no way he could ever be main stream. Is the show american idol about making a star? I believe the answer is yes and I honestly believe that the only two left in the competition that could have any chance at a real music career are Allison and Kris. JT wannabe needs to go home this week. Then should be Adam or Danny and then the finale should be Allison and Kris. They are our only hope. PLEASE AMERICA PLEASE STOP VOTING FOR ADAM LAMBERT. HE MAKES THIS SHOW EXACTLY THAT A TV SHOW.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Susie Couvillion

    I think it's "adios" to Matt this week. Danny was the standout of the night, by far! Hope Allison stays in this week, after Simon's comment. I think Adam was good, but he is almost starting to get on my nerves a bit...Kris was good, too. He sings from his heart, you can tell.

    April 28, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Kait

    Best week Idol has had in YEARS! That theme fit everyone perfectly. Great night!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Lisa in Massachusetts

    Adam is all set whether he wins or not. He's the next combination Mick Jagger/Elvis Presley. I would like to see Adam, Danny and Allison in the finals. I don't think Allison is getting enough credit. She has incredible vocals. Don't forget she is only 17 so she needs more coaching than the others. I liked her look tonight. I wish they would soften her look just a little more. Love love love Danny. He's just adorable and his vocals are awsome and unique. Tough choices..they all rock!

    April 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Tina

    I never liked Adam, and am happy to see that others are finally in agreement. The screeching is annoying. I love Matt and think he doesn't get the credit he deserves by a longshot. Danny is always good as is Alison. Kris is getting boring. I would be happy to see them go in this order, Kris, Adam, Matt, and have Danny and Alison fight for the title. Out of all of them Matt and Kris have the best chance at commercial success though IMO

    April 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Samantha from Jersey

    I think Adam, Kris, and Danny did awesome as usual. Danny brought something different to the show tonight and he had such a rasp to his voice. It was really hot. Kris looked hot in that suit and wow, he is definitely the dark horse. He's my favorite. Allison was good but I'm not a huge fan of her, but i do not hate her. Matt was decent and probably the best performance he's ever done.

    WHO DO I THINK WILL WIN!??! ADAM, all the way. He can do any type of song which makes him very marketable. Like Simon said, he is in it to win it because not only does he have amazing vocals but he is a phenomenal performer.

    - just my opinon–

    April 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Tom W

    In terms of pure enjoyment, this was probably the best American Idol show ever! Great performances! For me, the top 3 - who should be finalists–were Kris, Allison and Adam. I think Matt goes tomorrow, then a real fight for the top 3. . . but, who knows?? I'd love to see American Idol do an album of songs from the top 5. It would be a zillion seller!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Heidi Sweetwater

    It would be a crying shame for Allison Iraheta to be knocked out of the competition now although I don't think anyone can overcome Adam Lambert's momentum from this point on. I wouldn't miss Kris or Matt.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Mary

    I think it's a forgone conclusion that Adam will win. I dont think though we can say the others are losers by a long shot, we will be hearing from them no doubt. Adam I must say is or could be one of the greats.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Rae

    I think the weakest of the night was Matt, which is surprising since this was his "week." Adam, again, remarkable. I'm tired of everyone saying that he's a one trick pony, or that every week sounds the same. He changes up things every week, makes songs his own, and is the best technical singer and performer that this season has. Also, he isn't shrieking or yelling. Do some research about singing with a head voice or chest voice. Danny is a huge gimick, and got his votes by plugging his sob story about his wife. Kris is a great talent that is getting better and better every week. Allison's doesn't have quite the control needed with her voice, but as she gets older and gets some more training, she'll be great.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Kathleen

    Danny Gokey rocks! He's as good as Sinatra or Martin, and I'd be surprised if he wasn't the last man standing!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Perry

    I wish they could vote Kara off of the show. She brings nothing.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  187. RJ

    I hope Kris gets the win. Either that or Allison or Danny. Matt has, like Lil, his chance to shine and he has flopped or just not made it over the goal. Adam is getting predictable and boring. Not everything has to be flash. All style, no substance. That's why I like Kris. And from what I've noticed in interviews, watching the audience, and even some of the TV shows, people are just not as into Adam as AI and Hollywood celebs are. People seem to be really connecting with Kris. Last week on disco, Kris got the largest standing o and applause of the night. From what I heard, it was the same tonight. He is a dark horse. I think he can do it.

    Kris, Allison, Danny, Adam, Matt.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Elizabeth Kelly

    The show as always is fantastic, however, Simon has to learn to control his opinions. I don't believe he has the right at this late date to predict who will go and who will stay. I think his remarks about Allison are way off, and his remarks about Matt he thinks is justified as they wasted a save on him. Just My OPINION.......

    April 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  189. john

    ONE WORD "Garbage" none of these people are stars, the entire show is like tenny boppers gone wild. change the format and select real singers!!!!!!!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Frank Latella

    I don't think anyone should comment on the performances tonight unless they were born between 1950 and 60. Took guts to try and perform up standards set by Bennett et.al.....in my ear Allison, Adam, Danny..... True to form, and soul/intent .....l..... Everyone else, just guessing how to sing the song............

    April 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Nancy

    Do NOT like Adam. He belongs in theatre. It is Matt's turn to go home. I will be very happy if Adam leaves next.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Laurenn

    I think simon had it all wrong. I think Allison is one of the best girls that have ever been on the show. And she deserves to stay. Kris is really good and will do something with his life. Him and Allison could definently appeal to teens. Adam could be a broadway star, and is apsolutely the best singer in the competition but I don't think winning would be the best thing for him. I love danny as well. I hate matt. He is good but not worth that save . I think the bottom two is going to be wrong just because of Simon alone. I lost respect for him tonight

    April 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Kathleen

    Allison is a prodigy! I love her style, and she's proven tonight she can sing any genre!

    April 28, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Kris

    Danny and Kris. But I think the most talented and heartfelt performer is Danny.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Nick

    Alison and Danny were the two best tonight for sure. and if America does't vote Matt off something is seriouly wrong here he was not good at all and should already be gone.

    Vote Alison

    April 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Jeri Usbay

    Tired of Adam's theatics.
    I don't think Allison is getting the credit she deserves.
    My favs tonight were Allison and Danny.
    Matt is going home – he is not as strong as the others.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Sheri

    Matt's going home...

    Wouldn't be surprised if Kris is the "other" in the bottom two, because Allison was amazing tonight...

    April 28, 2009 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  198. jrfan

    Honestly getting kinda bored with Adam, he wants to be a screaming rock star and every song he sings, or ehh screams sounds too much like rock.....And he seems to like to do the Elvis lip thing....He needs a makeover or something HA HA..... Of course we all know Adam will be in the finals because everyone who knows him is going to jam the phone lines to vote for him.....Has he ever been in the bottom 3?????
    Who knows maybe tomorrow night will be a shocker.. (maybe some hair band has offered him a gig)

    Allison has got a voice for such a young person. She will be in the finals or at least till the week before the final. Doesn't matter, we will be hearing her on the radio in the near future....

    Kris I think is going to sneak up and surprise everyone at the finals.... If he doesn't, he most definetly will be making a record before too long...

    Danny will be in the finals.... How can you not like Danny or his voice?

    Matt, I think is on his way home tomorrow night. Even though he has shown he REALLY wants this, as to what Simon says he is looking for from the contestants..... Poor Matt has tried and tried and he just can't please the judges.....

    Off the subject a bit, has anyone else noticed when the show first comes on, when they go to commercial, Simon is always walking away from the panel, this happens every week!!! Whats up with that?

    April 28, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Jeremy

    I've been waiting for a good week like this. I thought pretty much all the performances were great, but if I had to pick the weakest of them all unfortunately I would say Matt. Intonation wasn't all there at times, and it felt shaky from the getgo. However, I will say that I loved the style with which he sung. If anyone up there sung with complete jazz soul, it was Matt for sure.

    Danny's performance was incredible and Adam's was outstanding. They both showcased impressive range, control, and variety in their selections. Granted, I don't generally care for Adam's over-the-top theatrics either, but he's been doing less of 'the same' than anyone else has in this competition (except maybe Kris), so that argument is baseless. Overall, 'Rat Pack' week has been my favorite thus far.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Jason

    Why is it this season they can sing any song from the "genre" however they want? Adam sings every song, no mater the genre, as a broadway rock show, and never gets called on it. Grand Ole Opry, Motown, Rat Pack – it's all the same style. Remember Season 1 & 2 when they really forced the genre on them, no matter if it was their thing or not? AI has become a gimmick this year...Jamie Foxx as a mentor? He wasn't even born yet when Sinatra/Martin/Davis, Jr were doing their thing! Sheesh...almost as bad as Tarantino.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Carrie

    Danny had his best performance yet tonight. Kris looked H-O-T but didn't sound so great in his upper range. For once Allison didn't scream her song - I enjoyed her performance tonight.

    Adam was Adam.

    Although I adore Simon and think he's spot on 80 percent of the time with his comments; I also think he's bored with this show and is playing a bit of an ego game. I think his big praise for Matt was simply a test to see how much he influences voters. Simon has to know the Conventional Wisdom is that this is Matt's week to go; so he gave two thumbs up to see if his opinion alone could sway the masses and keep Matt on stage for another week. I hope he's disappointed by the results.

    April 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Tony Pierson

    The emperor isn't wearing any clothes!
    Adam has sang the same song for five weeks!
    He ignores the different genre's and style and sings his same wailing scream. All of the top five are incredibly talented, I'm just amazed at the blatant favoritism. It seems more impressive to me when the contestants do show what they would do in the different styles. I just cant imagine an album full of Adam.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Kirk

    Great show tonight, everyone did a great job, but...
    watching the play back, and zipping thru the dvr (and i might be in the minority here) but Danny could be heading home. Yes, he was good, but boring like he as become the last few weeks. And what is with the "heart hands" is he plugging Lenscrafters?

    April 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Rose

    kris' performance made me happy. 'nuff said.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Bob S

    After the biggest surprise of the night, I actually liked the music...I would send Danny, Matt and Allison to the bottom 3. Though I would love to see Danny go home, it will be Allison.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Jim

    Adam, Allison, Danny, Kris, Matt.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  207. gail

    I am so loving the way Danny sang Rain or Shine. He was great tonight! Adam is a one trick pony . All his songs are starting to sound the same and that Broadway act is just too much for me. He should join Clay Aiken on Broadway in Spamalot. Danny really sang his heart out tonight and blew me away.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  208. BT Rip

    Kris and Danny the best by far. Allison much better than expected.

    Adam...more of the same...so tired of the same screaming every week and way too Broadway for my taste this week. He was the only one who didn't do the standards justice.

    I like Matt but I think it's his week to go, sadly.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  209. john

    Danny and adam are safe

    April 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Ken

    America and a vast majority of the posters are either a) not musicians, or b) tone deaf. Matt’s performance tonight was stellar. For those who know anything about the original version of “My Funny Valentine”, you know that it is an incredibly difficult song to sing and only a truly classically-trained, talented musician can even touch it. Matt put his own spin on it. Simon was right on the money – Matt was brilliant. It is clear that vocally, he is the most talented person on the show.

    Seriously, the Justin Timberlake comparisons are amateur hour and bush league. I wear a hat cocked to the side on occasion, but by no means am I a “Justin Timberlake wannabe.” I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if you want to compare Matt to current artists, compare him to Robin Thicke and/or Glenn Lewis.

    Also, for the last time, there is no such term as “pitchy”; it’s simple – you are either sharp or flat. Even the writer for this blog is apparently tone deaf and/or a teeny bopper.

    Bottom 3 (based on tonight’s performances):

    1) Danny
    2) Alison
    3) Kris (I like Kris a lot, but his performance tonight was both safe and boring)

    April 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Amy

    I don't know about anyone else, but that fedora was a giant distration with Matt. He sounded (and looked) like a karoke singer. I think Allison is great- though her youth is going to hurt her in this cut-throat competition. I think when it's all said and done, Kris may not win the competion, but like another Chris (Daughtery) he has staying power and will sell albums and pack concert venues. Adam needs to go back to Broadway – amazing voice, but I'm all over the screaming. I think Danny should win.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  212. S Callahan

    Simon sure seemed bent on sending Allison on the way.....yet she sang her best tonight....how much heart does he expect a 17 yr old to put into her song....she has only just begun....

    Matt may not have swayed many (well, he does me...even with his little pitchy screwup)...I hope he stays and hams it out with Danny..or even Kris. Adam should be heading for the city and Broadway lights..I'll even order the tickets before the show is set up...lol

    April 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  213. B

    My top two went from Adam and Allison to Adam and Danny tonight. I think Danny's ability to really emote is giving him the advantage over Allison. She is fantastic and I love her though. Kris was forgetable and Matt should be the one to go.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Elaine

    Danny is pretty good, but not worthy of the sickening praises that the judges constantly throw his way. Could they be any more obvious? Maybe they need to be holding ADAM signs along with some of the audience. The other contestants must want to puke after they "review" Adams's performance EVERY week. I think Danny may be my favorite now, but Allison is still doing good.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  215. mafa

    I really enjoyed tonites show! The best were Danny, Cris, Allison, and Matt, in that order. Adam was ok tonite. I didn't like his rendition and I'm getting tired of that same high pitched scream he seems to add to every song. Matt will probabely go home.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Steven

    As always, I thought Adam was head and shoulders above the rest, and Kris brought a sincere and modern turn to a classic. Allison surprised me, and really rose to the challenge, and while I still think Danny is out of his league, I agree that tonight was one of his best performances to date. The one I truly feel fell short was Matt. And I was utterly SHOCKED at Simon's praise - while I frequently feel he is a bit too mean in his critique, I usually agree with his overall assessment. Tonight, though, I completely disagreed with him on the quality of Matt's performance. To me, it was fine, but nothing particularly special.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  217. ch1ck

    Kris was Jen Aniston's ex tonight with the facial hair and the very boring presence when singing. He started singing and I walked away..
    Dime a dozen.
    Adam or Gokey.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  218. CW

    Kris and Danny were great.!!! Allison and Matt were just so,so.
    Adam a drama queen and not very good.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  219. jo

    i thought they were going to sing 2 songs each tonight?

    April 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Holly

    Matt has crooned his last tune. Not that he was bad but the others were better.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  221. bridgette

    Wow, Danny and Adam were great. They song their hearts out and both of them left the other three far behind. I am a big Adam fan, but for the first time Danny Gokey absolutely amazed me. He finally showed some passion and his performance was wonderful. The two of them were singing to win this competition and the other three were just trying to get through the song. I can't wait till next week.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Matt B.

    How can Adam be a standout any longer? He's not doing anything different. You actually have to "stand out" in order to be a standout. I think he'll go to the finals, although I pray that he is the suprise boot tomorrow. Isn't it lovely that he went last AGAIN? Idol is more obvious this year than a drag queen in Sunday school.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Mel.

    Great show tonight! I love the standards. I thought for the most part they did a good job. Will be interesting to see who ends up in the bottom two (two, three?). Standards night is my favourite except the season they did Broadway... I'd love to see that for a theme again.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  224. agnes

    Luved Kris and Danny. Allison was good. Adam to theatrical but good. Matt not so much.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Cy

    I love Adam, but I don't think he was that terrific. For me, it was Kris and Danny.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Faye

    I have already forgotten the performances of Kris & Allison, and Matt is fading quickly. For me, the 2 standout performances were Danny & Adam.

    April 28, 2009 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |

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