May 5th, 2009
09:14 PM ET

Top 4: Were you not entertained?

Did they rock around the clock tonight?

This was a really good theme for some and for others, not so much. And how about those duets?

At this point, the performers have to step up their game to survive. Who do you think is in danger of being eliminated?

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- Lisa Respers France, writer

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  1. me

    Kris is a little ... mr bubblegum for preteens! or tweens ! How did he get any votes at all?? how many 13 year olds are allow to stay up and vote for this "new Bobby Sherman"!

    May 14, 2009 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Corrine Schlessel

    Adam Lampert takes my breath away....and that's a dangerous place for an old grandma like me to be LOL
    I hope Adam wins. He's the complete package. Talent , looks, theatrics. Georgous WOW A natural showman...
    Beats out Elvis.
    He's his own man!

    May 13, 2009 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. sue

    Getting tired of Adam, I think he is good but everything sounds the same. Now I really hope it comes down to Chris and Danny so that we really have a competition to watch.

    May 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dude

    well, am not much of a person who comments on showbiz stuffs et al but I think Allison deserves to be on the top 3! too bad, I'd probably won't be watching the rest of the show.... but 'll be waiting for you 1st single dudette!

    May 7, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ken

    Very Sad Day! Alison should not have been voted out. This show is about establishing a new young idol that people can look up to and respect, She has talent, poise beyond her years and could become an IDOL for a lot of people. Yes Adam is the best all-around performer and most talented and probably should win but Alison deserved better than 4th place. Danny and Chris are tied for being loosers and I am surprised that the judges wasted their Save for Chris. He can not be the best that America has to offer, I would like to hear Simons thoughts on this. He was either miffed that Alison didnt give him a parting kiss, or he was just fed-up with the outcome. Yes if Danny or Chris win, I'm tuning out from this show forever, Oh just a foot note. I am a 68 year old man, and I have been around a while. I still like good performers.

    May 7, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Erin

    I agree. I found myself really disappointed to see Alison leave. I'm afraid that if America didn't get rid of Danny when they had good reason to, he may never be the one sent home.

    May 7, 2009 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. charles,suzette

    actually I have been watching overseas but I still do not understand why Allisan is voted out of the competition.For me either her or Lambert will be the next American Idol.Danny gave a horrible performance this week and he was surely the one to go.You can never predict the one going on American Idol.

    May 7, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Lori

    Its not that I do not like Adam so much, but I do feel like he thinks he has it in the bag and I just do not like an attitude like that.

    May 7, 2009 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. sue calgary

    Adam is the best! But me thinks it might be getting to his head a little bit!!! All the screeching is beginning to be a bit much..... He's talented no doubt, but maybe should temper it a bit! Paula still rocking strong as close to 50!! Commendable.

    May 7, 2009 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Larry "O"

    I was entertained Tuesday night up to ADAM finishing "Whole Lotta Love", then I wasn't. I was entertained Wed. night with SLASH, NO DOUBT and even PAULA then down hill until they let little Allison go.
    Can Danny be next please!

    May 7, 2009 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jerry

    Was shocked to see Allison leave. Was expecting Kris to go.
    Daughtry should have picked a better song from his album...very boring! Like David Archulllata (spelled wrong)..He should have won..Not David Cook. So far I haven't heard anything great from David Cook.
    Enjoyed Paula..she is good at all of it.
    The group No Doubt sucks. That is definetly not singing. How that group ever makes is a surprise to me...Awful!
    Naturally, we all know who goes next week.

    May 7, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sue

    Adam and Allison, the two "A'"s really rock it out. They deserve to be the finalists. Why Chris was saved, I'll never know!

    May 7, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. nan

    love love danny g. not a fan of adam. he's a little creepy and wish the vocal coaches would teach him not to stick his tongue out when going for the high screechy notes.

    May 7, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cathy

    Well here we go again. I will never understand why Americans vote the way they do. Its not a popularity contest. Its a talent contest. Chris should have gone last night. Then Danny next week. Then Allison and that leaves the obvious winner Adam. He has the over all package that people would actually go and pay to see. We do not need another Taylor Hicks winner. Give me a break.......

    May 7, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. roger

    Adam can't sing he call yell and scream thats all he does listen to him

    May 7, 2009 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Trent

    I find it incredible how the judges can't find anything wrong with Adam's performances. They have already chosen him and are trying very hard to convince the public he is the 'MAN'. Well if you listen closely to his 'HIGH' notes, he is screaming. not good. yes he will probably win but I just wish the judges would critique him a little. I think his ego is getting the better of him. and one more thing, WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE STOP THE FRONT 'PROPS' FROM CLAPPING FOR EVERY SONG. It does the singers no justification and sounds ridiculous. come on Simon shut them up....

    May 7, 2009 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  17. sherm

    Allison was the wrong choice to be dismissed last night. You haven't heard the last of her. Adam is shrinking in my opinion -Kris is real and the show is American IDOL. He's someone all can look up to = not someone with a gorey past like Adam. Danny is average at best

    May 7, 2009 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  18. Wes

    i dont care what anyone says. he doesn't sing every week. he is a wonderful entertainer if thats what you like. all of that wailing is nonsense to me. Simon always talks about sreeching, what do you call what he does? once again, others may think he sounds good, but when i watch american idol, i want to hear someone sing a song, not scream one.

    May 7, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  19. Kathy

    My top 3 picks since the beginning have been Adam to win.
    I thought Danny or Allison would place 2nd.
    I am a bit disappointed Allison got voted off.

    May 7, 2009 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  20. Stephen

    I think we'll hear more of Allison – if she gets set up with the right people, the right song, and such. I was watching "Jetsons: The Movie" the other day, and I think Allison can fit in with that Tiffany-esque new-wave-millennial-80s stuff. Just ask Kanye.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jill

    Adam has a screechy voice and yells like girls. Simon is always exaggerating about Adam. I hope Danny wins. Allison is a very good entertainer; she deserves to get a record deal and I am sure she will one day.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Barry

    American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, reality BS TV. America wake up. I am amazed at the amount of publicity and attention this no talent crap actually gets in this country. No wonder why we rank 4th from the bottom world wide in education. Talented musicians and the like actually work for were they are, and here's a TV show that just hands them instant fame. Interestingly enough, the majority of which cannot even read and write music – or play an instrument. Wow. You can sing. Corporate America can make money off of you since our highly uneducated public can't tell the difference anymore from real talent. I am one of many that hold this opinion, and when we all look at it – this makes sense. Our society is now raised on television, video games, and moronic input such as reality shows. It's what's important. It's also laziness. We've become a country of obese, lazy, and displaced minds. A can of beer, a monster truck, and some whiny country music are all that matters. And on the other end of the spectrum, hip-hop, rap, and the like along with committing crime and acting like a punk are the norm. Hats on backwards and sideways – heck nobody seems to know front from back anymore. Pants falling off and low grades, it's the norm. Yeah, we're going downhill fast. If you don;t have a ridiculously large monster truck you have got to have a 4 cylinder car with an annoying muffler on the back. Don't forget the out-of-control subwoofer as well. And a DVD player inside so I can watch American Idol (PUKE) at the local Wal Mart parking lot. Meanwhile, other countries around the world are passing us by in EVOLUTION whilst we remain focused upon our bling. Scary isn't it?

    May 6, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mike

    Adam is worthy of the top three. Danny is worthy, even though he bombed with "Dream On" last night. Kris is not even worthy of the top 10. its a good thing for him that so many teeny-bop girls watch the show. Allison should have been in the final show with Adam. What an injustice. See you next year American Idol, I'm done watching this year. If Kris wins, I'll never watch American Idol again.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jan mullinax

    Adam is the most talented singer and entertainer in all of the idol seasons in my opinion! I get all excited each Tues. night to see how he will dress,fix his hair and what he will sing. And then his performance is RIVETING!!! I am a 55 year old Christian and yes I know he is gay.We are not judging them on their sexual preference so I wish some folks would stop making it an issue.I also love Kris and Danny and wish them all the best!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Cindy

    American Idol should hang it's head in shame for having Paula Abdul lip sync to a computer generated voice over. It's a sing competition. Good God I could sound that good it a computer fix my horrible voice. Go Danny – I hope you win it all. Adam was good this week but other wise EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. ken

    Allison was way better than Danny or Chris. America is screwed up. The girk belonged in top three.
    Sad day for American Idol viewers, and I think Simons face showed it!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Michelle

    What the HELL Alison is gone??? The chick with it all??? I am shocked but she will have a huge career anyway, but did not desrve to go. Gokey bastardized Aerosmith and screeeeeched like a wounded baboon and is still there??? Huh??? Allison, the new voice of chick rock.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Marty Turner

    I'm a "mature" gentleman and remember JJ and am still a fan her and the likes of Bonnie Raitt; Alison will have no problem putting out records from those two or herfelf (assuming she gets the right promoters, song-writers, etc.) She also reminds me a lot of Joss Stone (another really talented young singer).

    Go Allison, it ain't over, it's just begun for you! C'mon little lady, I can't wait to download your first stuidio material from itunes!

    Good Luck!


    May 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. AIfan2009

    I'm so sad to see Alison sent home tonight. The votes were definitely not based solely on last night's performances. What an extraordinary talent in one so young! You go girl!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. James M. Pollock

    Once again the teeny booper public show just how ignorant they are regarding what is good music. Sheesshh, I'll never watch this show again!


    May 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Amanda

    Later are just kinda boring...hence all the talk about everyone else but you. Hate on Danny, Adam and Allison, but you are all talking about them...which is better than forgetting.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Sara

    I think Danny can sing (NOT counting last night) but unfortunately his tone sounds like he's singing through his nose. I don't really care for his voice or sound...but I think he's a good singer. I just don't like hime all.

    Kris...Again he is someone who can sing, but he's really quite boring.

    Allison...WOW, give that girl a couple years for personality factor or just put her on stage with someone who has an abundance of energy and stage presence. She seems a little uncomfortable by herself, but with Adam on stage with her she bloomed. This tells me she has massive potential. I'd like to hear more of her. a completely different league. The guy is one of the most talented people I've ever seen/heard. For those who can't stand him due to homophobic issues or the fact that he wears eyeliner...get over it. Those two things won't keep him from being a star...and unfortunately for you (and fortunate for the majority that do love him), he's going to be around for a long time!!!! If you don't like his sound (such as me not liking Danny) at least admit that the guy has massive talent... you may find that you do like him later on. Though it won't hurt him if you don't.

    Go Allison.... GO ADAM... Go home Danny... Kris, you should follow.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. zephyr

    gokey won't go anywhere, thanks to the middle-aged claymates and their new found obsession. therefore, goodbye chris.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Shannon

    I can't understand what the big deal is with Adam. You talk about Danny screaming his last note of his song last night, but that is all Adam does is SCREAM all his songs! I can't stand him and it really is time for him to go!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Marianna

    Okay c'mon American Idol.,what were you thinking???The mishaps before the show was just a preview of casualties for the night. I was not impressed at all. Even the mentor was blahhhh. Let's rethink next season's mentor line-up....pleeeeese. Don't forget your target audience, those that pay for their music. Sheesh did I say that?
    Go Chris!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  36. patti

    I am not a real rock fan ,but this show had me moving.I think Chris especially struggled on this show.I think Chris will go home on Wednesday night.

    May 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Tully

    I concur with you, BJ and Steven, since your comments sound true and reasonable.
    In two weeks the Season will be over, I will miss Adam Lambert and every single one of his performances. What an extraordinary voice and what a consummate performer!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Kathy

    Last week with the old standards and this week with the rock have been my favorite shows ever on AI.

    Adam and Allison rocked, I didn't mind Danny so much even though it wasn't his best and Kris pretty much missed the mark this week altogether for me. But I like all of them, each has their own unique style and none have been the Karaoke singers of past seasons.

    I voted for Danny because I would like to see him win, not to take anything away from any of the others as this much talent has never before been seen on AI.

    I'm so glad we don't have to suffer another country music singer or a pop wannabe like in past years. The only AI winner I've cared for in the past was Taylor Hicks, but he's an entertainer, not really a recording artist.

    May 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. JRoss

    Ok, at this point they are all extremely good. Nobody is HORRIBLE as some posters insist. However there are clearly 2 people who are heads and shoulders above the other two, at least in the genre of music highlighted last night. Those 2 are, of course, Adam & Allison. They could go on tour tomorrow and be completely sold out for the duration. On the other hand, both Danny & Kris will have great musical careers just not singing rock & roll or heavy metal type stuff. Good thing about Adam and Allison is that they can both sing pretty much any type of music. Oh, and the comments about Adam being Broadway? Could be but doesn't have to be – any Broadway he does will be by his choice, not because it is all he can do. Final two; Adam & Allison.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Blaine

    Tina – Totally disrespected Johnny Cash? Have you even got a clue? Seriously... go do a little work on actually studying up on The Man in Black and I think you'd be suprised (Hurt, Rusty Cage etc. plus a lot of early work points to you being very very wrong and I'm a HUGE Cash fan)

    So doing a different take on Ring of Fire (Jeff Buckley) is disrespectful but absolutely destroying an awesome song like Dream On is okay? I'd rather have an outlandish interpretation that is sung in key and with proper intonation than just plain bad, bad singing. The worst part is that Steven Tyler actually had to hear that! I hope his people protected him.

    Plus.. dragging Adam's family into it? Nice... can you go any lower? It sounds to me like someone is grasping at straws.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  41. BJ

    I am completely amazed at so many of the comments on here. Listen... you cannot comment if you have NO taste in music or are completely tone-deaf! Or are you just completely stupid? Kris should be going home tonight – he has a weak voice, no performance abilities, and just looks awkward on stage. Danny is the next to leave – how could he possibly think he could sing a Steven Tyler song? Temporary Insanity is what that was. Allison and Adam are the best left and should be in the final show, with Adam taking the prize. NO ONE in ANY season of Idol, has had the voice, presence, or artistry as Adam Lambert. His technical ability with his voice is in the category of Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler, Axl Rose with a stage presence in the category of Elvis. His voice is so strong that no one can even compare. He will sell millions of records all over the world and will perform to sold out stadiums. I can't wait to the buy the tickets!

    May 6, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  42. bridgette

    Surrenda you are so right. Allison can't pronounce certain letters of the alphabet, it was obvious in her duet with Adam. She can sing, but half the time you don't know what she's saying. Last night, if Adam hadn't been repeating the same lines as she was, you would be struggling to figure out what she's saying. Her voice is so muffled. Is she wearing braces that's affecting her singing or is it an speach impediment. Whatever it is, she needs to get it fixed.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Meg

    Anyone who has ANY musical talent AT ALL will know that Adam is not screeching but singing ACTUAL notes that no one else in the competition could even get close to. I Marie is right anyone who calls him arrogant is either jealous, haters or lack confidence. Back off him, he has had this competition IN THE BAG since he tried out.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jane

    Barbara, all contestants have the same resources available to them, Adam does not have some unfair advantage, he just puts on a better show.

    May 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Isaac

    I say Adam needs to go. His music theater dramatics are no longer entertaining. He's tiresome and ridiculous.

    May 6, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Catherine

    I don't like Adam, don't like any thing he does. The only thing I don't like more than Adam is the four judges. I'm done with this show.

    May 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  47. chloe

    I just noticed Kevin's comments about Kris number not working well. I got through a few times, but most of the time silence, not even a busy signal. I finally gave up, and if this is true, it isn't fair to him at all. Maybe they will keep all four another week. I can't wait to find out.

    May 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Woof

    You guys do realize the genres and mentors are lined up for each season well before the season is even cast, right?

    May 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  49. me again

    The problem with "contest" shows like this is the voting set up. America is supposed to be voting for the winner but we have no way of knowing if votes are being manipulated. One vote per person is how it should work. But since it's apparently not possible to control how the public votes the show should have a panel of judges who do the voting and a set of criteria. Judges should take responsibility for their votes/choices. The contestants have a right to know what they're striving for or against. But what letting the fans vote achieves is the powers that be get a more accurate idea of what fans want, will pay MONEY to see. Being a true artist is one thing, but when it comes to business whoever they can squeeze the most $$ out of will the the true winner. And of the four remaining finalists who do you think that will be? Would you pay a hundred bucks for a ticket for a hour's worth of warm fuzzies from Gokey? Some of you, sure, but most of us would pay more for one kickass hour being entertained by Adam. He stands and delivers. I don't own the rights to his or any entertainer's private lives but if Adam can take the tap out of my toes and put me on my feet and make this 54 year old grandma of 3 feel like I did as a teenager, hey, then my $$ is on Adam!

    May 6, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Barbara

    Ciao ciao're history. Adam & Allison were fantatic!! Kris is there still because of all the tweens.

    May 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Kris Holtman

    Watching Adam Lambert is like a trip back into the 60's – it leaves you wanting more and wishing it would never end!!

    May 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Surrenda

    Oh and one other thing... I think Allison has a cool voice, but she can never pronounce her words right or she always says some words half way... To me that makes her not as good as the rest. You have to at least have a clear voice so that the listener can understand what you're saying...

    May 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Tina

    Danny was HORRIBLE last night! He should have known better than to choose that song when his voice cannot handle it. I'm glad the judges were finally honest with him. He has to go!!

    May 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Sky in Seattle

    Danny made the fatal error last night and it is representative of just who REALLY has what it takes….if you flub up and you are in the final four….then something is missing…..he flubbed up….over did it…tried too hard….even in the duet…he over did it….making a rather embarrassing attempt to out sing, out perform Chris…who came away looking better. That screech…that song Danny chose….not just that last screech…gawd the memory of it gives me chills….but the whole song…right from the first note…..ok…this is what I think. I think Danny, who I truly like…don't take this personally Danny ol' boy….what I think happened is that Danny sees Adam as his true competition…and rather than being true to himself and who he is……he tried to be Adam…rather than Danny…..and that ALWAYS is embarrassing. The best you can do, no matter what…..whether it is good enough or not….is be true to what got you where you are in the first place….trying to be someone else….would not have gotten you into the final four…….now Danny is the one I think needs to go… he is the one who slipped up…he made the fatal error…chose the wrong song….sang it like someone else rather than himself… frantic and panicky…lost faith in himself and had a fatal out of body experience….but he did not fit in the body he chose…best to keep your own body Danny and good night.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Sky in Seattle

    It was good...but then the final four are honestly entertaining. We might even go to see them on tour....went a few years ago and it was .....painful....actually. Swore to never try it again; poor sound system; boring, rushed blahblahblah.... but...this year it all seems a cut above.
    Ok, so Adam and Danny have always been my fav's with Allison a could be replacement for Danny and Chris an sympathetic favorite. I wont be unhappy no matter who wins....But....and this is a big to my estimation Danny made a fatal error last night and it is representative of just who REALLY has what it takes....if you flub up and you are in the final four....then something is missing.....he flubbed up....over did it...tried too hard....even in the duet...he over did it....making a rather embarrassing attempt to out sing, our perform Chris...who came away looking better. But that screech...that song Danny chose....not just that last screach...gawd the memory of it gives me chills....but the whole song...right from the first note.....ok...this is what I think. I think Danny, who I truly like...dont that this personally Danny ol boy....what I think happened is that Danny sees Adam as his true competition...and rather than being true to himself and who he is...and what he does so well...he tried to be Adam...rather than Danny.....and that ALWAYS Sucks...and is embarrassing. The best you can matter what.....whether it is good enough or be true to the person it was who got you where you are in the first place....trying to be someone else....would not have gotten you into the final Danny is the one think needs to go...because he is the one who slipped up...he made the fatal error...chose the wrong song....sang it like someone else rather than frantic and panicky...lost faith in himself and had a fatal out of body experience....but he did not fit in the body he to keep you own DAnny and good night.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Barbara

    I am tired of the fact that all of Adam's songs are huge productions, and not just performances. How are the others supposed to compete with that? They are performing songs in what is supposed to be a singing competition. This is not the Emmy's. If Adam wants to perform in productions, let him check out another venue. This has become a very unfair competition. And the judges are influencing the masses with their praise of Adam, and their criticism of the others who are doing what they are supposed to do.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Warhorsevixen

    Danny, the snorefest is over and the candles have been blown out, TIME TO GO HOME AND LEAVE ADAM AND ALLISON TO DO THEIR THANG!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  58. lesecoleencoreai

    to people who loath American Idol contestants have the free will not to listen go find a book to read or something You dont have to watch chaos!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  59. paulo

    I guess by now it doesnt matter who wins first place, all 4 of them will release a CD and then it will be the "proof of fire" to see who can really connect with the audiences... I liked the 4 of them but i did really enjoyed Adam and Allison... i dont know why Simon is after her, I like Danny but in terms of voice (after all is a voice competition, yeah right) she is way better and she topped him last night. Gokey has been a favorite of the show since the auditions and I thought (after Adam not sure anymore) Danny was the chosen... oh well! kudos to the top 4!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  60. K Perry

    I thought the entire night was a disaster. Considering my dislike for Adam, he saved Allison w/ the duet, for which I am grateful.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  61. jp

    Well that ridiculous theme was right up screeching, screaming drama queen Adam's alley. His performance was typical; an over-the-top screechfest. Is it just me, or are his pants getting tighter with each passing show? He's nauseating to watch and listen to.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Annie

    Correction on my previous comments. I meant to say Kris was NOT worse than Danny on the duet. I believe they complimented each other.
    It was NOT Rock & Roll night – but Heavy Metal & Hard Rock – big difference. Disappointed on this but enjoyed the performers.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Annie

    I believe Simon once again is correct! Adam is great, then I believe comes Allison. Danny is okay but needs to stop trying to please everyone and Kris is sweet and has an okay voice, only because he doesn't spark excitement whether it be a ballard or rock. So my opinion is this: Adam and Allison and Danny will stay – and Kris will be let go.
    I also have to say I disagree with Simon on the duet of Kris and Danny. I do believe they both harmonized great together and Kris was worse than Danny. I enjoyed their duet together, same for Adam and Allison. The pairs are good together.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  64. tony alvarez

    kris is next to go,good singer but not able to compete any longer at this level.adam is the best and looks like the obvious winner,but remember the voting,anything can happen at this point.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  65. S Callahan

    Allison was impressive again....she has great stage presence..and a very positive affect.....

    I think Danny did a pretty good job with his song...a little screetchy at the end..but that sure drew some memories out of me from my earlier years hanging out with friends trying to 'sing' this song.....

    I'm sorry ..but Chris , who is taleneted in his own right..did nothing to impress me last night.

    I keep waiting for the big song..that big moment on AI and I just don't see it yet......

    May 6, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  66. slash

    Slash is the expert.

    There's noone on here (including myself) who knows ANYTHING about music, when compared to Slash. He has the talent, the gold records and the mansion to prove it.

    He sounded amazed by Adam, "that dude's got pipes!"
    And he said Adam's so good he makes it seem effortless.
    And with the other three, he made comments like, "it could go either way [good or bad]."

    End of discussion. There's no reason for any haters on here to throw out their opinions. A rock legend (who happens to KNOW the business) has spoken. When you get more credentials than Slash, come let us know. Then we'll listen to your opinion.

    May 6, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  67. Justin DQ

    Based on their solo last night, this is my raking:
    1. Adam
    2. Danny
    3. Kris
    4. Allsion

    But Kris should be sending home this week. He's good but he is not the best. The other 3 can always bring something better and different week after week. Especially, Adam Lambert. He is already the winner for me. Most people don't like his singing, because they only can listen to one type of music. That's just sad... I like all kind of music, and Adam deserves to win this year. VOTE FOR ADAM!

    May 6, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  68. Susan

    Rock is not Kris and Danny's style and I knew they would have a hard time. I"m a singer and rock is not my thing either. I wouldn't have done well myself. But, they gave it their all and fell short as anyone would against Adam & Allison..

    Adam was the bomb and Allison was certainly in second place. She is incredible for 17! She has an amazing career ahead of her.

    Final showdown should be Adam and Allison with Adam winning!

    May 6, 2009 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  69. BR

    Well, the wacky americans will vote for Adam and decent american (long lasting effect) will vote for Danny. It's all about what you want your kids to be exposed to. No offense, but the way Adam looked last night was horrible. He is good to listen to on audio, but in person- yuck!

    Go Danny!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  70. Jane

    I am tired of reading comments that say the judges are promoting Adam, seriously I can recount all the 3 times that a negative comment has been said to Danny. Simon hated his white jacket one week, Simon said something neg about his movements (while adding how admirable it was for Danny to even be there) and then last night. Adam has been told he was awful by Simon on a couple of occasions, confusing by Kara (again more than once), Randy has liked him for the most part, but did criticize last week (theatrical). I honestly cannot remember what Paula might have said, I find that my mind wonders when she speaks.

    Anyway, the judges have praised Danny from the beginning, and now Danny fans can't handle the judges being mean to him.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  71. Dinner Theater

    If I had paid for tickets to dinner theater, than I would answer "yes" to your question with regards to Adam. He's total dinner theater performance every week. I'm sure he's a very nice person. but that's not the point. So many people "love" Adam, but let's not forget that so many people think he's the most annoying person in the world!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  72. Jane

    @ Amy

    Really? Danny the best? Maybe you should watch again.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  73. John

    Adam I need your love. I liked your comment about Allison being like a little sister. Danny and his cool specs are gone. Kris, you might just make it another week on your looks but that's it for you. Allison and Adam in the finals and Adam wins by a narrow margin.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  74. Jane

    Tina, that was Danny's family that was barely clapping.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  75. Scott

    It's really hard when you start the night off w/ Adam- he obviously should have gone last so the bar was not set so high. Kris turns everything into a Jason Mraz or Jack Johnson sound- no originality. He needs to go- Danny was weak but at least deserves another go. Alison's good- but will probably go due to demographic voting (young girl jealousy, etc.)

    Adam deserves it- but is he an 'idol', squeaky clean entertainment for the heartland. I could see more closeminded or homophobic Americans wanting a 'feel-good' story, that the bluesy widower gets to prize to help him move on in life. Why else would he not be the bottom 3 all year, despite him being a Taylor Hicks retread.....

    Plus, what's with the 'mentors' this year? Tarantino, a film director no less, was better than the last two- Jamie Foxx (actor) and Slash (guitarist)- but are there no singers, producers or composers out there to coach the contestants (i know they need product for Fox to push and make some money on the backend, but come on!)

    May 6, 2009 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  76. Carolyn

    No doubt Adam is a great performer but it just all seems like a show. I see him more in Broadway or Vegas...I just don't see him selling CDs....they would all sound the same, he needs the lights, camera, perform. About Danny never being in the bottom three....come on now Ryan, there are four contestants left, it's Rock night...duh. I really think it will be Kris or Allison going tonight. At this point it really doesn't matter, I think they all will have a future in the biz.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  77. Don Scott

    Great show.... I've always enjoyed American Idol. Since I like rock music, Last nights show was especially good!

    I think the best two performers would have to be Adam #1 and Allison #2.

    This entire season of Idol has been one of the best ever!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  78. Judy

    Last night Danny put the GO in Gokey. See ya Danny.
    Adam all the way !!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  79. Amy

    I am fed up with Simon's sexist attitude towards Allison. The creep is losing all credibility in my eyes. Here is this young girl – 17 years old – holding her own with a bunch of grown men. The girl is awesome, a complete natural talent., and Simon has disrespected her each and every week. I love to see that she's finally fighting back. I usually don't like it when the contestants talk back to the judges, but for Allison it is time for her to speak up. Go Allison!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  80. Jason

    The thing is with allison that simon is talking about, is the personality thing. HE even admitted that she has shown growth vocally. But the personality thing is a point against her. During the duet she fed off of adam has energy and he hers. Great combination. For people who criticize Lambert for screaming, you guys dont have an argument anymore. What Gokey did at the end of the song really hurt my ears. He should not have picked that song. Yes, maybe this wasn't a good theme for him or kris, but remember Adam did county music and he killed it. He did Motown...he killed it. He takes the risk to go out of his element and he does well. Gokey did and well...not so much.

    Honest to God, I would have been happy if Adam sang each song last night.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  81. Anon

    I had been waiting from day one to hear Allison sing Joplin and I thought she did a great job! Joplin songs are not easy to sing and she held her own and rocked out! As far as Paula's comment about a Joplin biopic - Allison could do it. But Dana Fuchs (Sadie in Across the Universe) has my vote for that movie!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  82. Lee

    Ok – I do think it is VERY fortunate for Adam and Allison that the rock genre was chosen for this particular week. What if country music had been assigned to the week of the top 4? Yeah, we'd be having a whole different discussion right now.

    Obviously Adam and Allison did great last night, but I try to take into account the whole picture and the progression through the season. We're going to be looking at Danny and Kris in trouble tonight though. Kris did great – he didn't try to become an "Adam" – he worked with what he has. (Also, Kris is always so humble and respectful of the judges opinions even though he may not agree). Danny, however great he is, didn't do that – he pushed it a little too hard and to me, came across like he was playing "dress up."

    I hope Kris hangs in there! If it's not meant to be though, I look forward to hearing more of his music the way HE wants to make it!

    May 6, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  83. l marie

    Again, Wes . . . EVERYONE IS entitled to HIS / HER own opinion

    May 6, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  84. kathy

    What a all I have to say. I expected much more.

    Adam – more screeching, screaming and dramatics...being a long time Led Zepplin fan, I didn't care for it, and what's with those pants??
    Allison – I was expecting big things from her as this is her niche, and she didn't bring it forth... I would have picked a very different song for her to sing.
    Kris- I like what he did, great guitar, but it wasn't his best performance vocally.
    Danny – He gave it his best shot and did okay...did anyone else think that his time got cut short...really hard to bring about those last notes knowing you have to cut the song.

    May 6, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  85. Wes

    i just don't like the way adam sings.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  86. Wes

    why is everyone always riding on Adam's coatails. he wails all the time. not my style. i hope he loses, and i could care less what anyone thinks.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  87. Gabster.T

    Is American Idol a shrieking contest? Then, Danny lost miserably as he attempted "that" last note. But this is a singing contest, and Danny sings pretty well than the rest. Classic Rock with those crazy metal noise and banging is just a pitfall and Danny will ride this over. Best wishes Dannyboy!

    May 6, 2009 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  88. BRIAN

    Interesting night – Adam and Allison were great while the other 2, not so great.

    In Kris and Danny's defense, really not fair for them to have to do a duet together – way too easy for Adam and Allison to do and come on, there is only one girl left.

    I think Kris is gone this week and Danny will have a chance to redeem himself next week although since Matt G went home, I've been hoping for an Adam/Allison final.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  89. Galoux

    To poster John: If AI is useless and everyone who likes it so lame, then what are you doing not only watching it but posting to am AI blog? To SMC, your comment about Danny is rude and obsessive. I am appalled at the people who keep trying to make it out that Danny uses his status as a widower. To actually be squinting at the set, trying to work out whether his wedding band is on or off, is repellent. And for all the ones going on about "rock not being a fair genre," as I said elsewhere, rock covers a whoooooooooooooole lotta ground. There is no excuse for not finding a song in there somewhere that one can work with.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  90. Sher

    It is not a surprise that Adam and Allison excelled last night. This is their element and very easy for them to feel comfortable. Danny and Kris were totally out of their element but I thought they gave it everything and were awesome. Too much hype is being placed on Adam. He is great, no doubt about it and will go on to bigger and better things. I just wish everyone would keep it in perspective and give others besides Adam an honest chance. Is anyone else tired of Paula and Kara drooling over Adam??

    May 6, 2009 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  91. Idol Fan

    It seems way too obvious that the judges are determined to have Danny Gokey in the finals no matter how screechingly horrendous his performance might be. It was painful to listen to his rendition of "Dream On," yet the judges fell all over themselves to say something positive. If it was anyone else they'd be all over him with suggestions that he might be the next to leave.

    Adam's performance was flawless again. I'd like to see an Adam/Allison final.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  92. John

    For all of you who think the judges are always giving Adam great reviews I have news for you. He is the best and you can't even compare the rest of the contestants to him!

    May 6, 2009 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  93. ca

    Danny picked the wrong song. He can't do Tyler. If he was gonna do that song, he should've done a totally different version of it that better suited his strengths. The signature of that song are the high notes and Danny can't do that so it just made him look bad.

    Speaking of which, Kris seems like a nice kid, but he doesn't have the vocal power to sing over a heavy rock band. The music drowned him out and he was struggling to stay on top of it. This made him sound flat like he was just yelling through it. He sounds MUCH better when it's just him and a guitar singing soft-pop.

    Allison's talented but not that personable. But that's ok – she's young and nervous and hasn't matured yet. Give her time.

    Adam. wow. holy crap. Impeccable, as usual. Love him or hate him, you can't deny his talent. There aren't many people in the WORLD who can sing that song, and that way. If this IS a singing competition, it's clear who the winner is.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  94. l marie

    Since when is being confident and true to one's self considered arrogant??? In my opinion, these people calling Adam arrogant are either haters, jealous and or lack the confidence in themselves that he has. You are comparing him to Steve Tyler and Axl Rose, do you consider them arrogant too? Please, think about what you are criticizing before doing so . . of course everyone IS entitled to HIS / HER OWN opinion . . . . and in mine . . . I think Adam is an awesome performer and singer and deserves every bit of comparison to the great artists like Steve Tyler, Mick Jagger and so on . . . GO ADAM!!! he's got my votes until the end!

    May 6, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  95. LiLa

    Julia, okay so Adam is a professional performer. Check out Matt Giraud's TWO albums sold on Amazon. com. Pro. Singer.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  96. Barbara

    Its time for Chris to go. He has a very weak voice. I want Adam to go but there are so many that like him. I don't have a clue why. He sounds like a dying cat, all that screaming. I hate It!!. I want it to come down to Danny and Adam. I think Danny will win.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  97. ax487

    Danny is unbearable to watch and listen. He has to go.

    May 6, 2009 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  98. Older fan

    I agree withJulie as to Adam being a professional theatrical singer already. I'm sick of the dyed black hair and bad haircut. Also, the eye make-up has got to go. To me he is a hard rock singer and not an American Idol that I would want around. Could Adam look anymore stupid in those pants he wore? K.C. tried that hard rock look and she went back to her normal appearance. Allison is a true performer for someone who just turned 17 yrs. old. They should change the way of voting and you'd only get one vote. Give me a break when one girl said she voted 120 times for Adam. Instead of toll free, make it a charge call and see what happens. We all know that no mattter what, Adam is already the winner. I agree with Sarah that if Adam goes all the way that I am through with watching and voting for a winner anymore. The show has become a joke with 3 out of the 4 judges and their comments about Adam. Give me a break !!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  99. Flyin11

    I hate to admit it...i really do...cause I'm not a Adam fan at all...but he was the best last night. The other 3 could not touch him. I'm just very upset I got myself dooped again into believing that they would actually sing some rock from this gen or even some 80's rock. Instead it was classical. Argh...I don't like the old stuff. If they were going to do that, couldn't have called it classic rock week? I mean...Aside from Led Zepplin being the perfect choice for Adam...What the heck were the others thinking? Kris....The Beatles? Come on... Allison and her song, man, that sounded way to safe as it didn't even sound like a rock song to me. I guess it was good that she didn't do Heart though....I have heard them way too many times on American Idol. Danny...Yes, he did Aerosmith...but he didn't do it justice. I don't like screaming songs and all Steven Tyler does is scream his lyrics but atleast he has the voice for it. Danny just doesn't have the right voice for that song. I think Danny's was bad but not that bad. I would like to see Kris go and I think that's who might be next. I still think Allison and Danny will go on with Adam next week (Allison because of her fan base). I defiantly don't see Adam in the bottom this week...If he is, then America has some serious mental issues!

    Also looking forward to seeing Chris Daughtry tonight! I just hope maybe he plays something new....Maybe he has a new song that he will play? I really like him and he is the only Idol that I have ever bought a album from. I'm just tired of listening to the same old songs for the last 3 years now. I dought he will sing something new though...It'll probably be Home again :rollseyes:

    I wasn't really entertained last night though. Once they said that they were doing duets along with the solos...I rolled my eyes and shook my head. Just something else to try and fill the 1 hour time slot. I'm pretty dissappointed in this week though but maybe that's just me because I got so geared up for rock week, only to find that it was classic rock!

    May 6, 2009 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  100. Julie

    I do not like it as the judges appear to be promoting Adam.
    Why do they want Americans to vote since they have made up their minds as to who they want to be crowned the next American Idol?
    It is not so fair to the other contestants. I think Danny in the most authentic singer and he should win the title.

    People should note that Adam was a professional theatrical singer before he came into this competition and that is not what american idol is all about. It is about discovering new talents and Danny is it.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  101. sarah

    I agree w/ Jules and H. I believe if they want to rig this show they should not of made it so obvious. Adam and Allison were in their element. Why pair the 2 of them together? Mix it up a little. Show some variety, and stop showing favoritism. Kris is good, and I enjoy watching his performance., Danny is ok too. I am HOPING for a surprise ending. If not, I'm done.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  102. LiLa

    Geoff, thank you for taking on the role of the country's moral compass. I tremble to think what we might have become without your sage advice (written with dripping sarcasm).

    Danny going home tonight and Kris, Alison and Adam heading to the finals with Adam for the win!

    May 6, 2009 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  103. Elle

    Loved Adam & Allison duet best ecause they were having such a good time. Adam brought out the livelier, side of Allison which was nice to see and it was great to see their real personalities shine through. Wish Simon would stop bashing her. Adam and Allison finale please!

    May 6, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  104. Gina

    Adam is one of the most talented people I have ever seen cross American Idol's stage. I think the other contestents are talented, but doesn't have the stage presence adam has. I also think that Geoff insulted American Idol fans. Yes, the economy is bad, there are problem after problem with our nation. But, this is my unwind time. I don't think about daunting problems when I am watching American Idol. I am educated, my children are educated. I do not watch television often. I do not miss American Idol or the concerts. Life is too short to be judgmental...

    May 6, 2009 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  105. Mary Stewart

    Am I the only one who noticed the judges have made their decision as to who the next winner will be? The public has no way of knowing how many votes each contestant gets – we (the public) just have to go along for the ride – I had already thought this would be my last season watching then I heard Kara has been signed on for another year – now I know I am through – Oh by the way I hope Adam enjoys his first place role-–

    May 6, 2009 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  106. t

    Danny is the one.......he is great Adam is a scremer and that wont last
    to long.......Adam thinks he is going to the finish line Allison something
    is messing ....she sings ok but not a star. Chris he is cute.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  107. Angie

    Adam and Alison were amazing as usual. Kris was ok, and Danny was boring. He doesn't have the range to hit the high note it was horrible. He is not versatile at all, and has the charisma of a doorknob.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  108. honowoowoo

    Another amazing performance by the one and only Adam Lambert! No matter the genre; he gives us an amazing show with "pipes" that never squeak!

    Speaking of squeaking pipes ... time for Okey-Gokey to go home.

    Allison held her own tonight and the duet only solidified her performance overall.

    Kris deserves to be Top 3; he's held his own throughout.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  109. Brian from Maryland

    The producers chose this type of music to showcase who they want to win. Perhaps, instead of having a "theme" night, they should let the contestents sing whatever they want.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  110. carol522

    Those that are not fans of Adam or rock music are entitled to their opinion, but in all honesty do you really think that Robert Plant would have given AI permission to use his song if he wasn't impressed by Adam Lambert?

    Aerosmith only granted permission either last year or the year before, and Prince only did for Paris Bennett. Axl Rose has never granted permission to use GNR songs. The reason is because these artists don't want their songs destroyed by cheesy singers.

    Zepplin and Plant picked up that Adam was the real deal and could do the song justice. We'll never hear another Led Zepplin song on the show unless another superstar like Adam comes along.

    May 6, 2009 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
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  112. kathy

    Kris and Danny have long overstayed. They were both painful to listen to tonight. The solos were bad and the duet was just horrible.

    May 6, 2009 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  113. Jules

    My feelings on last night's show? It was RIDICULOUS! Could they have made it any more blatantly obvious that they are trying to engineer the success of Adam in this competition? Picking a genre this late in the game that is EXACTLY what fits him? Letting him OPEN and CLOSE the show? It was absurd! I am so annoyed by this orchestration I am not sure I am going to watch the rest of the season.

    May 6, 2009 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  114. molly shepherd

    Geoff: lighten up. You're a dirge. We can't be gloom-and-doom 24-7 like you!
    As for Idol. It's all ADAM. Danny sucks, and he and Chris can't leave soon enough!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  115. Penny

    This was Danny's worst performance. I can't remember when I have seen such an awful performance at this stage of the game. Adam and Allison tore up the stage. Kris was also decent. Danny needs to go home and should have left before Anoop and Matt. Danny has a nice voice, but sounds the same every time. But, this time he was HORRIFIC and I could stand listening to him or watching his performance. At least Kris is humble and sings from his heart to appeal to the audience. I think Danny is too full of himself and actually does not know who he is because he should never try to sing such high notes knowing he will sceetch like that. And then tellt he judges with his arrogance he saw nothing wrong with it. PLEEEASE!!! GO HOME DANNY!!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  116. jcsp

    Adam is awesome!

    May 6, 2009 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  117. aaron

    Wow, Danny was so bad last night – and has really been pretty bad throughout. He has a touching story, but it is a singing competition. He is the worst of the four, so I hope he goes home!

    Nothing wrong with writing and reading about American Idol. Yes, there is a lot going on in the world, and I keep myself well informed on them. There is nothing wrong with relaxing a little bit by taking interest in a talent competition – doesn't take away from my reading on the major issues in Pakistan or valuing and supporting education or innovation.

    May 6, 2009 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  118. William

    WOW! Danny needs to go! People say Adam screams...well at least it's in tine and note like the sound a cat under the rocking chair makes.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  119. Caroline

    "Did anyone else notice that Danny put his wedding band back on for his solo?"

    He's been wearing it all season. You saw it last week, too. I'd imagine he was wearing it during the duet, you just didn't notice. Also, when you're in a performance, it can be easy to feel great about it and not think it's bad like others are saying. That's a really legit comment on his part, not arrogant.

    That said, Adam and Allison did the best on the duet. I'd rank the night Allison, Danny, Kris, Adam for solos.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  120. HK Idolwatcher

    So unfair for Adam to go first. The rest of the show was flat after that.

    May 6, 2009 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  121. ghost9

    Wow what a interesting night.
    I'm curious to know who decided on the pairing for the duets?
    It seemed like someone wanted to orchestrate the finale.
    Danny was smart for getting chris to agree to do the song by styx. It really showed chris's vocal weakness. I really did not think the harmony was there as much as is being said. No blend. The song did allow danny to soar separately. Even though chris made a good come back solo the duet could have sealed his fate.
    Danny. What were you thinking bad song choice you are not adam that last note made the dream a nightmare. You could have gone with Dust In The Wind Cause thats what you might be come tomorrow night.

    Adam did a great job with Led Zeplin he kept it true and it worked.
    I got to say though the band carried it over the top they kicked but!
    Allison's performance was good. I thought it was a good song choice
    but once again her lack of life experience hurt her performance. She should have slowed the temple and build up to the power part of the song. She seemed in a hurry. Face it the girl has not gone through enough pain to sing that song the way it needs to be sung. She probably would have faired better with a jefferson airplane grace slick song.
    There duet left me a little dissapointed. Each seemed to be more interested in their individual performance rather then the union so the interpretation of the song was lacking. Thats a sexy rocking song so they should have played off one another more.

    The judges are really terrible this year. It feels like they're not seeing the same thing the audience is or the have a predetermined out come.

    May 6, 2009 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  122. drj

    I thought they were all either bad or mediocre, with one decent performance.

    Whole Lotta Love was always a bad song, made "classic" only by its age. And Adam just screeched his way through the whole thing. It hurt my ears. That is EXACTLY the kind of song and performance that diminishes rock. All sound and fury, signifying nothing at all. Good theatrics as usual; terrible singing.

    Cry Baby is a great Janis song, which Allison should have hit out of the park. She didn't. The singing was thoughtless, dry, emotionless, meaningless, boring and forgettable. Missed opportunity there, Allison. Guess she was nervous. Or whatever. She sucked.

    Kris was just plain terrible. Worse than karaoke. Total amateur time. He will go be going home, for sure. Too bad, because I've always like him the best... a real singer, amongst a bunch of wannabes and showoffs. But this one was too bad for him to survive. Soyanara, Kris.

    Danny was the least bad of the four. That scream at the end... I've heard a lot worse from "stars"... but when they do it, it's "awesome". I thought it was fine. This is rock and roll... anything goes, so long as it flows.

    May 6, 2009 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  123. NOadam

    Adam = Johnny Bravo from the Brady Bunch – he fits the suit. DANNY ROCKS!

    May 6, 2009 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  124. umm

    @Geoff– then why are you on this message board? What can you expect except to get ripped apart by people who care enough to read a live blog and read posts? lol, get a hobby.

    May 6, 2009 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  125. Margie

    Oh wow, what a night. It is apparant by the comments those of you who don't like rock all feel like poor Danny & Kris got screwed. Well Adam and Allison did well in almost all of the other genres without complaint. I am also a huge country fan and with all due respect Adam's version of Ring of Fire was done before and I liked it. It is different and unique. Mad World was incredible! He did a great job on Born to Be Wild.....taking on a classic Led Zepplin song tonight is gutsy even for Adam. I think AI should have put him last as the others were done before they started after that performance. We all know now that Kris and Danny CANNOT compete with Adam in his genre, but Adam can compete very well in theres. Thats what makes a well rounded singer/entertainer.
    Danny's scream was just as Simon said "something out of a horror movie"

    I did my share of voting tonight and I hope to see either Kris or Danny go home tomorrow.

    May 6, 2009 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  126. Mark

    @Geoff –

    I understand exactly why you feel that way, I felt the same a short while ago. But I;ve come to understand people really deserve a getaway for a few hours a week from all the things you refer too; this show happens to be the most popular diversion we have. Go in with an open mind – you may enjoy it !

    May 6, 2009 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  127. Barb Pressel

    I totally agree with Dean that Kara should find another job! She is working on my nerves as well.
    Adam deserves to win.....he is awesome.....reminds me of a young Elvis. If he doesn't win, this will be the last season of AI that I will ever watch!

    May 6, 2009 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  128. Marie

    Danny is NOT the best. Every time I tune in to the show I am unimpressed by Danny. People say that he has 'vocal chops' but I have yet to hear them. I prefer the quality of Kris' voice over Danny's. Danny's voice is always raspy – the screeching note at the end of tonight's song really highlighted this fact. I will be very disappointed if Danny wins, but after he screeched through the last note of his song tonight and pompously thought it sounded good he just might get voted off (if we're lucky). Even when we heard him sing that last note on the playback video from his rehearsal, it did not sound good. And it STILL did not sound good for his final performance! Yes, Kris' performance was 'safe', but at least he didn't try to break glass with his voice and then call it 'music', lol. Adam is a true artist, but I can understand why not everyone can appreciate his genre and style of singing. Adam has *true* vocal chops; he makes my jaw drop in amazement nearly every week. I'm not sure who I want to win, probably either Adam or Kris.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  129. MD

    Honestly I didn't really enjoy tonight as much as I thought I would.

    Adam was good–even better than I'd expected, actually. He sounded quite good, IMO. I have always thought he was overrated...and to a point, I still feel that way. But, he always makes it through to another week, so I guess he doesn't disappoint often!
    Although I am among those that still holds 'Ring of Fire' against him! LOL! But I guess he at least kind of made up for it FOR ME when he did Mad World. He'll definintely make it until the end, IMO.

    Allison was good as well, as if there'd been any doubt she would be! She tends to sound about the same with everything she does to me. She does it well, don't get me wrong, but I'd love to see her slow it down or something. I guess I just don't hear too much range with her. But she's still got some pipes and I'll be with her until her time comes for her to head home!

    Danny is still my favorite. And I personally thought he sounded decent tonight. But, some will always hold it against him to have taken on Steven Tyler, so I guess that's understandable, just like I do with Adam's take on Johnny Cash. But I still think he has a real chance to be standing next to Adam in the final.

    Kris, well, he didn't do it for me at all. I like the guy, and I'm happy he's still around, but I wasn't all that impressed with his performance tonight, and IMO, he's going to be gone tomorrow night.

    Myself, I didn't care too much for the duets. Each of them sounded OKAY, but neither pair was outstanding to me.

    Really, to ME the only one I've heard with a lot of range, I hate to say, is Adam. I just wish the others would step it up a notch or two.
    But IMO, it's been a good run for all of them, and I only wish them all the best. I don't think any of these in the final set are going to disappear into the woodwork anytime soon, no matter how it turns out in the end.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  130. Elle

    Remember to vote for Adam Lambert.

    We all think he's great.... but we have to vote!

    Rock on, Adam!

    May 6, 2009 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  131. Mike

    Chris is next to leave, then Allison, then Adam leaving Danny as the winner.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  132. Not Geoff

    Maybe they watch to escape the nation's problems. While you, Geoff, obsess about what can be done to fix all the problems we face today, the rest of us are going to take a little break and try and relax a little.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  133. Wm. Kritzberg

    Note to Geoff:

    Entertainment is not a sin. And enjoyment is not an abomination even when the world is faced with challenges.

    Can I suggest you sell your TV and invest in a hair shirt?

    Incidentally, Adam was great, Allison was near great, and the guy with the glasses and the other guy (what were their names) somewhat forgettable.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  134. Paulina

    Adam deserves to win. He is the most talented, electrifying, original, versatile and vocally masterful artist that AI has ever seen. He can sing anything, from unplugged and tender, power ballads, pop, rock and even classical - check out his rendition of The Prayer on Youtube. He could sing the phone book and make it sound sexy. The man's a chameleon and every single one of his performances is memorable and talked about - who can say that about any of the others? He sings with abandon, so yes, the screeching bothers me too, but it's is a matter of taste, no-one can argue that the man can't sing. His stage presence and confident swagger may strike some as arrogant and cocky but that's the case with people who are intensely passionate about what they do. And this man is passionate about singing. I love the other contestants too but Adam takes the cake. I can't imagine what it will be like after AI ends and we don't have our weekly dose of Adam.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  135. gb

    Geoff -

    All work and no play makes Geoff a sad little boy...

    May 6, 2009 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  136. James

    I wasn't too thrilled with this show - Last season's AI was way way better. The last 4 are mostly a bore - I'm tired of hearing about Adam this and Adam that. I saw F Adam, I can't stand his screaming all the time.

    May 6, 2009 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  137. Karyn

    Geoff, with a comment as stupid as yours, why are you caught even reading these comments. Stay in your own weird world and let us enjoy the entertainment of these talented young people. They have more talent than the old stars that come on and can barely still carry a note. American Idol is far better than some of the dumb reality shows that there are too many of. Besides, with the economy the way it is, some of us need an escape such as "American Idol".

    May 6, 2009 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  138. me again

    geoff... then why are YOU even here? Go do something SERIOUS and let the rest of us be ENTERTAINED after hard day at work, paying the bills, taking care of the kids, helping the neighbors, struggling with solutions for endless problems... It's a fun show. It has its contrived elements but hey, that's TV! Tell me what show, including the news, isn't contrived for response?

    Lots of GREAT talent on AI right now. When Adam wins it doesn't mean the rest lose. The exposure has been priceless. What they do with it now means everything. Adam personifies entertainment. They all have great voices but Adam is the only one so far who's had the guts to actually market himself as a winner. When he signs on the dotted line it will be because he met the criteria for entertainment. Charisma, swagger, confidence, walking the edge, and just plain gutsy enough to believe he could ante up. That's why he'll win.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  139. Georgia

    Adam is talented, but screams too much and creeps me out! I agree with others that he is arrogant, as well. Allison did a great job, and will undoubtedly have a career. I would listen to her. Danny has a great voice, and I could listen to it a lot....Kris is my favorite, though! He is very musically talented, does a great job with changing up the arrangements (even tonight with Come Together, towards the end) and making them more original sounding. He has great stage presence, and is the kind of person I'd love to see succeed. He has a great vibe! Kris and Danny are my favorites! I'd love them to be in the finals!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  140. Lola

    This was definately Adam's night and he stole the show! I have loved him from the beginning and every week he brings out more and more. Kris is forgetable. Allison should come in second overall and Danny third. Adam has proven himself week after week. He is the most original performer they have had. For those who say he is theatrical and only belongs on Broadway...what about David Bowie, Elton John, Bette Midler? They are all a little over the top and look where they are. Adam, don't listen to the know who you are and you should be proud of what you've accomplished! Thanks for trying out and letting us all enjoy you!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  141. Joan

    Adam and Allison ROCKED THE HOUSE! They were fantastic as a duet. Kris and Danny looked very uncomfortable in their duet, although it sounded OK. But, Danny missed the last note of his song by a mile....and should be the one who goes home tomorrow.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  142. Richard L

    It doesn't matter how it turns out. Adam is the winner.

    Great voice.
    Great looks.
    Great stage presence.
    Makes every song his own.

    Everything AI every wanted. Quite possibly THE American Idol after 8 years.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  143. Steve

    Tonight was a joke. Each performance was terrible...even Adam couldn't save AI tonight!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  144. Marlee

    Okay – here's the way I see it:
    Adam – that's a whole lotta song to tackle and you did a great job
    Allison – you just keep rockin with Joplin – it looks good on ya
    Kris – yeah – it was okay but you jsut can't handle a song by Paul Mc
    Danny – like it – up to the scream – you lost it there bud!

    the duets – Kris and Danny – fantastic harmony boys! That rocked!
    Adam and Allison – that's the way to rock and rock!

    And that was the first itme I've watched an Idol show – thanks to Slash!

    Good luck all but Kris – I think you'll need it!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  145. elli

    Adam is great he must win I was shocked last week that he was in the bottom two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! something was wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  146. Matt

    I picked Adam and Allison back when there was 12 or more folks. I like them both, and I think Adam should win–this being a talent contest–but I'm not a rock fan. Chris is more my style, more straight pop or a tad softer? I think Danny will go...someone has to. Then Chris....

    May 6, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  147. Jeff

    Gokey was so bad tonight. He must go. Kris for the bronze.

    Adam and Allison in the finals. Wow that would be a great show!!!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  148. Michael Hawk

    Idol was a train wreck tonight. I am SO tired of everyone raving over Adam. Mostly he just screams; who cares if he does it on pitch? And what is that sound he makes between phrases? The entire show reminded me of drinking Coca-Cola from a 2-liter bottle after its been sitting in the fridge for a month. Flat Flat Flat.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  149. Leslie

    I've been ready for Danny to go home since the first week. He can sing, but Adam and Alison can run circles around him. He's so damn arrogant too.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  150. Nick

    Adam is the best. Danny should go home.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  151. A

    Tonight's show was pretty good. I really liked Adam's and Allison's individual performances and their duet together.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  152. Garry

    I have to agree with Randy on Adam, he belongs in a rock band and not on Broadway. Great performance. Allison shined as well, but I didn't care for the song selection, though she did a great job. Kris was out of his element and Danny was alright until the last note. Adam has been week in and week out the most solid performer, I think he would do better not winning AI and being stuck with their contract, though C Underwood has done a great job with her career. Adam should start a rock band and hire the top players, it would be easy for him. Allison has a great career ahead of her as well. Out of the 4 remaining, I enjoy Danny's vocal the best, just my preference of his soulful R&B style. Kris has surprised me over the past weeks and he has the teen vote, but not my cup of tea. Tough call for who is going home. I have to say Kris. My .02 cents.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  153. bridgette

    I have to comment on Danny. Listen up buddy, you sucked big time. That was an awful performance and reviewing the tape is not going to make that performance get any better. We all know he's not a rocker, but he had a lot of songs to choose from and he choose one that was beyond his range. He should have just shut up and start to get ready for next week, because even though he was awful this week, he will be around for next week. Maybe next week, it will be the week for love songs and he can redeem himself, but otherwise, stop your crying because the judges didn't like your performance.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  154. Joy

    I hoped we voted for ADAM!! I really did get chills when he was singing...not a wrong note....I hope someone downloads that performance for Robert Plant to listen to...I really do. Adam just has "IT". That magical thing that a very few of us are born with. The duet with Allison was really good also, but did you notice Adam gave most of the song to Allison. And I agree with Simon, this may have helped her. Oh...just an aside...if Simon leaves will not be the same guys need to think again about this...for real...good shows are killed for less.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  155. Ivanne, United States

    Hi Lisa, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but who really care about what you think, we all that our opinions about the constants on American Idol and they were awesome tonight. Again don't take offense to what I said. Just my opinion.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  156. kayla

    Geoff, get over yourself.

    and you could have been "working to solve the daunting problems this nation faces" instead of reading and replying to this blog.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  157. Susie Q

    I wish I knew what Simon had to say about the final duet! My recorder cut off before he had a chance to start talking. Do they have to run over every week???

    May 6, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  158. DLB

    Sunny wrote – This was a very entertaining theme as fas as Adam and Allison were concerned. Why does SIMON bring down Allison every time? She sang much better than Chris and Mr. Gokey, but he still comments that “Adam, you have given this girl a chance to stay in the competition”. Allison is far better singer than Mr. Gokey and Chris. She should be in the finals. Mr. Simon you have may have Common sense, but you are wrong about Allison. Actually we very much got a glimpse of the final today. It will be ‘Adam and Allison’. Way to go Allison, but Adam you are the winner, no doubt about that.
    Right on Sunny!! I totally agree and could not have said it better myself! I like Adam but I honestly thought he was a bit over the top with his rock and roll threads. Allison is light years ahead of her time. I'd love to see her win but hey second isn't bad either. They both have a bright future ahead of themselves!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  159. Cunamara

    I've never been entertained by "American Idol." The show specializes in (1) public humiliation and (2) pandering to the lowest common denominator in artistic terms. I don't like either aspect. The three judges range from annoying to rude and have little to no actual ability to judge the merits of the contestants, as far as I can tell.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  160. Tach

    I just can not understand all the hype about Adam. He MIGHT do ok on Broadway with a ton of training but 95% of Adam is smoke and mirrors. If you can't see his performance (yes even including the 20 pounds of pancake makeup to try to make him look 18 instead of almost 30 like he really is) there's not much to him. Just listening to him on the radio, etc. I don't think he will go far. Maybe a flash for a year or so then goodbye career. The judges have pushed him since it was the final 20 or so without giving anyone else even a fair chance. This year maybe their favorite is doing them all . . not just Paula.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  161. Darcie

    It always amazes me that people who claim that they don't care about shows such as these still take the time to purposely search out online articles about these shows, take the time to read them, then take the time to comment ... and I can guarantee you, take the time to come back and read the comments. You know, you could be out curing cancer instead of coming back here to read the responses, y'know. Anyhow ..... Adam was superb, Allison was okay, Kris was boring and Danny was scary-bad. Should be interesting tomorrow. Unfortunately for mankind, I have decided to watch the results show tomorrow night instead of eliminating world poverty. My bad.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  162. Don, NY

    Danny was awful! He has BEEN awful, regardless of what the judges have said in the past. He has the worst technique and the worst tone quality. Evangelical Christians and sympathy voters have kept him alive. Top 3 should be Adam, Allison, and Kris. Kris would go next and then couldn't care less. Adam and Allison will BOTH have amazing careers. BTW, I'm a college voice professor...just sayin'!

    May 6, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  163. Bluewolf

    I can't wait to hear Adam and Susan Boyle team up on 'Mockingbird'. Simon Cowell dancing with Paula Abdul in the accompanying video = good bye Il Divo.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  164. Ernestine

    Adam is good, But he sounds the same all the time. I really like allison I think she should have done piece of my heart (she would have been awesome, with that voice), I like danny too but he too.. sounds the same every week, but chris will go home tomarrow sad to say. This is the best year of idol ever, it so hard to pick

    May 6, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  165. JC

    At this point it really isn't about who the best is, it is about who has the most fans that will vote hundreds/thousands of times in the course of an hour. Adam is clearly the best of the group. But, a guy like Danny, who is very similar to Taylor Hicks, will probably win. It is a good thing where one places doesn't correlate to future deals.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  166. Barbara P.

    Geoff, why are you wasting a paragraph? Don't watch. Education and innovation does not preclude entertainment. They can exist at the same time. Perhaps AI is neither education nor innovation, but it's fun.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  167. Me

    Adam would be NOTHING without the screeching. Period.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  168. Ben

    It's a TV show. This is not news.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Diane

    It was unfair for Gokey and Allen to have to perform their duets before doing their solos. Not only did that allow Adam to open and close the show, which is an unfair advantage, but it meant that they were judged together before they were judged individually. Just not fair.

    That out of the way, the genre obviously favored Adam and Allison, although she was just okay to me. I thought the pairings for the duets were very obvious and predictable. I think it would have been more interesting to pair Kris with Adam (b/c they are two most genuinely musical even though Adam has bigger vocals) or Danny with Adam so the two alleged front runners could be compared.

    Kris did fine, it's not his genre. Danny was HORRIBLE and the judges' refusal to outright criticize him was really outrageous.

    I hope Gokey goes home. Don't we need a shocking exit?

    May 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  170. nikki

    In this show, i am an adam/danny fan. i cant pick between the two. this may not have been dannys best night but i know what he can do. adam was great but i dont like the fact the judges praised kind of makes him look sure it even makes him uncomfortable. i also like kris and allison. i hav no idea who is going to leave the competition. its anyones game...and all honesty...i dont want anyone to leave.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Lisa

    How can anyone say Danny sang well tonight???? Why do they compliment him every week????

    May 5, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Sally

    Everyone keeps talking about Danny screaming at the end,what about Adam screaming every week.I think Danny should be the next idol

    May 5, 2009 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  173. exactaman

    Lets get it real dawg.

    Adam: the best performance.
    Allison: 2nd best. (but not up to her full potential)
    Danny: Nothing great....poor last note but still better than Kris.
    Kris: Too weak of a voice for rock music.

    The finals should be allison and adam. As someone else said, danny and kris are just good karaoke someone you would see in a bar.

    the final duet was nothing short of spectacular.

    And I agree that simon just doestn give Allison the credit she is due.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  174. thedden

    Sorry I love Gokey but he totally TOTALLY blew it................

    May 5, 2009 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  175. thedden

    So Geoff I'm wondering why, if you think this is contrived nonsense, why you are even commenting..............why come on a blog that you know nothing about if you are not watching........hmmmmmmmmmm

    May 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Sioux27

    I couldn't care less what any of you think............when does Adam's first album come out? This has been the genre that has been missing for the last 10-15 years. Selling, Selling, Selling is what it is all about...............

    May 5, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  177. sthflachk

    yaaaaawn.....this season bites. 4 judges, a save and a sorry top 10. How has danny made it this far? I like Adam and Allison, for the most part, but would only by a cd made by Matt. He rocks his own style and you can understand him when he sings

    May 5, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Clyde

    What? Oh, sorry, I don't watch mindless crap.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Sam Miller

    I think it is the worst year for American Idol yet. It is sickening the way the judges try to sway the votes. I hope Adam gets eliminates so the others may have some kind of chance without American Idol trying to pick the winner through their comments. Adam is way over the top and not a good role model for America's youth.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  180. thedden

    bad bad song choice for Chris..... is he going???

    May 5, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Rick

    Adam Lambert STINKS!!!. All the screaming, ( thinks he's a sex object),
    couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.... The guy is obnoxious. 30 seconds into his routines I hit the mute button or else my dog will start howling. Please send him home ASAP.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  182. thedden

    That duet with chris and gokey ROCKED!!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Pebs

    Supposedly tonight, rock night, was Adamn's genre? Adam has sung much, much better in past weeks than he did tonight. I was not impressed at all. Pathetic how the judges fell all over themselves to praise him. The show is more worried about being 'politically correct'. Last week, everyone did a great job of covering the jazz 'rat-pack' theme, except Adam, who put his usual spin on his song choice, so that you would not have known the genre for that week with Adam, if they didn't tell you. The judges overlooked that aspect and gushed on Adam last week. The viewers were true to the overall context of what happened last week. Adam didn't measure up last week and it showed in the votes. This week, Adam just did not have the wow factor like some weeks. AI, judges and fans are just frantic they might lose Adam. Everyone knew hard rock would be out of Kris and Danny's genre completely, I give them credit for going after it. I appreciate what Randy said, and that is, that Kris stayed true to himself. He didn't try to pretend to be more of a rocker than he is. He rocked it out in his own way. Danny should have sung his last note more so than scream it, staying true to himself. But then Danny would have been hammered at for not screaming the note, (but it would have been more enjoyable.) At least Dan tried to fit the genre.
    I don't like it when Adam screams either, so why should I like it if Danny screams. The duet between Adam and Allison was boring, unless you are a rocker. They were convincing, but the only good duet notes were their final two. Otherwise, Danny and Kris sounded great when they were singing together. (Get them a little more warmed up to the song and they would sell more records. Sound, not antics.)
    Kris seemed more into the song, more animated, but the judges still gave props to Danny for doing better. Somehow the judges are trying to cut the hamstrings on these guys. The show has never done this rock genre before, so it does seem like they were playing this week in Adam's favor. We shall see.
    It didn't work for Matt Girard with jazz week, his best genre. Adam had his usual hair, makeup, clothes props, but I still thought, comparing Adam to Adam, tonight, he failed. Frantic fans needed to save him.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Cowbelle

    Geoff, really? It's during difficult times like these that people seek cheap diversion. AI is providing the same outlet for today's jobless masses that movies provided during the last depression. It's harmless, and even people like me, cultured, civilized, and overeducated, can devote a few hours a week to the hyped pageantry of AI's deux machina. But back to Idol.

    I was disappointed with this week's format. Not a Slash fan, but I don't mind a decent rock ballad even if it's commercial. I can't believe nobody sang a Santana tune since it's Cinco de Mayo. Hell, it would have been nice to have Carlos Santana mentor instead of Slash. I'm thinking his criticism might have been exceptionally useful. Just sayin.

    I was impressed with Allison and Adam. Ached for Kris and cringed for Danny (a fave of mine since his audition).

    May 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Brad

    I really didn't like this genre and I thought they all were average. If I were ranking them right now, I would go:

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

    May 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  186. kristal

    Danny's performance was epic.....single worst performance since Sanjaya and William Hung......

    May 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Daphne

    Cara is an idiot, I thought Kris did an excellent job. Adam and Allison were great as always and just provided us with further proof that they should make up the final 2. The duets were alright. Danny...ew. It was bad. It was embarrassing. I was cringing while watching him. I think his sob story has gotten him farther than he deserved already and I hope it's him that goes home tomorrow but I don't trust Idol fans enough to do the right thing. It will probably be one of the three with talent, instead.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Nancy

    And finally, I have to agree with Geoff at 1101. You are absolutely correct.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  189. CJ

    So Geoff, and you're writing on this blog why ? . . . Stop writing.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  190. TMB

    I am REALLY hoping that Adam goes home, although I am sure with all of the praise and special treatment from the judges, he will be there till the end. I have wanted Danny to win from the beginning...but this week was not a good one for him. I can really see him going home. Not that it would be the end for him though...I remember another contestant who went home in the final four....and he is doing quite well for himself now. As a matter of fact...I believe that he is the guest on next weeks show.
    I am a huge fan of Chris Daughtry, and I think I would be a big fan of Danny as well.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  191. CJ

    Adam rocks. By far the best, with Aliison second. Their duet was great and showcased their natural talent. Kris looked lost and sounded boring. Gokey was out of his element just like Kris but was doing a bit better until the scream – awful off key headache noise – that he shouldn't have sttempted. Maybe he thought he could sing like Adam but shouldnt have tried cause he can't. And Kris's and Gokey's duet just plain sucked, totally lame. Kris or Danny goes home. Did anyone else notice Danny's eyes looking glazed or kinda dead tonight? He looked rumpled and awful.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Lonnie Scott

    Adam will sell very few records just like David Cook, Jordan Sparks, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks just a few AI winners that have gone NOWHERE. Matt, Kris, Alison and Danny will all have great careers. I think Kris and Matt will end up having the best record sales. Im tired of seeing Adam get praised when he SLAUGHTERS songs and sounds AWFUL. Oh well, I hope Kris wins but I doubt it at this point. Either way Adam SUCKS!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Christine Smith

    I am so sick of Adam's screaming. He was ok at the beginning but he only sounds good singing 80's rock.

    Kris, Danny, and Allison are the real singers in this competition. I hope one of those 3 win.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Sharon

    Week after week the person with the most true talent is Kris. He writes music, plays an instrument and sings beautifully. I will be dissapointed if he leaves, but heck look at others who have been booted off and not in the finals and have become successful.

    Kris is truly the most versatile. And the Judges don't care. I hope Jamie Foxx does pick up Kris and helps him in his career. I even think he could be an actor. Can anyone truly say that about the others. NO!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Nancy

    Responding to Tina at 1002: Did not notice but have to say – based on what they created, are you surprised??? By the way, his family just recently showed up – guess they were told they had to be there so folks would realize he did have some sort of family.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  196. maggie t

    To Geoff. we have to have a release or we`ll go mental. i groan but i look forward to idols every week. just chill. there`s nothing you can do so just let it go. the problems will still be there when idols is finished. 🙂

    May 5, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  197. crippler

    I think it is time for Adam to go home. I am so tired of him. When I look at him I think of Dealth. He reminds me of someone that is gothlic Danny is so much better than him. Danny deserves to win American Idol. Allison and Kris are such terrible singers.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  198. anee

    Hey , that is your opinion!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Alison

    I can't believe the way they threw Kris under the bus – Danny was so much worse than Kris. I think Danny needs to leave. As Kristen Baldwin from another site says "Let's put the 'go' in Gokey."

    May 5, 2009 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Nancy

    And Adam needs to cut his hair, get rid of the gothic crap, and wash off his HEAVY makeup. What kind of message is he sending to our 10 year olds that are watching???????????????? Do you want your child to emulate him????????????????????

    May 5, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Jim

    Adam was the best by far. He has the strongest voice and is always on key even with the really high or low notes. He also appears to be the most comfortable on stage. I think he'll go far. Allison did a great job too and hopefully, will get to stay another week. I think both Kris and Danny were weak tonight so either one of them could go in my opinion. I'm hoping it's Danny that goes because I'm sick of the sympathy vote for him. I think the judges always go easy on Danny and that makes it difficult for Kris.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Scout

    My rhumatoid fingers are numb from voting solidly for two hours. Hope all you grannies got out the vote for Adam. Will have to admit I got a whole lot more busy signals than last week. He and Allison seem to have a good thing going, how nice to share a hairdresser....

    May 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  203. AJ

    Both Adam and Allison are good; but I think Allison is a little better than Adam. She is 8 yrs younger than Adam. I am surprised how Kris got to stay so long. Danny is OK.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Nancy

    can not stand Adam's screaming. Alison is way better. I would love to see the judges' faces should America wake up and give the boot to dramatic, broadway bound Adam.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Zowie

    How symbolic. The set is on the verge of collapse as is whatever "credibility" this show ever had.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  206. anee

    This whole Idol thing looks like it is "fixed". Adam will probably win. Allison should be the "idol". Someone to look up to.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Mike H.

    Idol is toying with our emotions! You can clearly catch them using the program AutoTune on Danny's vocals during the Recap Segment.

    If you compare Danny's final "screamed" note from the performance with the one shown during the final recap...the recap note has been FIXED using AutoTune.

    The difference is NIGHT and DAY people! Why didn't they "Fix" everyone's vocals?

    May 5, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Judette

    I missed the first half of the show tonight so I didn't get to see Adam or Allison's performance (my two favorites). However, I did get the pleasure to see their duet and may I say they looked like they belonged on the stage. That was awesome! I will be sure to catch Adam's performance on UTube tomorrow.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Jen-Iowa

    Adam and Allison were amazing. I think the judges are always too harsh with Kris and way too easy on Danny. Kris will most likely be going home when Danny is the one who should be going home – he made my dogs howl, Steven Tyler he isn't.
    Kudos to Adam for doing an amazing job with Zepplin!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Stan Smith

    You know, this show has been on for years now. So why can't the idiots in charge end it on time? I'm tired of getting hosed out of the end of Fringe (or whatever follows this loser) because an incompetently-run reality show runs over. Get a clue!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Kevin

    Just an FYI.

    Kris' numbers have not been working well tonight. I've tried calling over twenty times, and all but once was given the indication that this was not a working number. Not a busy signal. Others on Facebook are talking about it as well.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Texas Idol Fan

    Adam and Allison were great tonight. I love Danny and want him to win, but he wasn't as good tonight. I think Kris is going home.
    Yeah-Adam is good-but the judges are over the top with their compliments for him. There are still 3 other very deserving contestants there, so give them some credit too! Adam screams too much and I am not sure about his extravagant performances. He is a little too much for me, but he is talented.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  213. johnlundin

    Adam pulls away from the pack, and brings Allison up a notch with him.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  214. T-Bug

    Adam Lambert is AWESOME and needs to win! The duet he and Allison did was da bomb!

    May 5, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Geoff

    I can't believe anyone cares about this contrived nonsense. Our nation faces such daunting problems and instead of working to solve them through education and innovation, we waste our lives watching amatuer entertainers that should be singing for free on street corners or in bars. 66% of the show is pseudo drama and 33% is commercials for stuff we don't need. Whoever makes it in the end will be compensated beyond anything justified or reasonable. Are we stupid? Where are our values? Stop watching.

    May 5, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Gr22

    Adam is the best, bar none. I can't wait until next week. Not for any other contestant but him.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  217. D

    Is this show still on? I thought they cancelled Star Search!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Brad

    I think Danny gos home tonight after that gut punching last note (the scream).

    May 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Marie

    I was beginning to think Adam was a wee bit overrated–but tonight–he rocked it! He was so far ahead of the others and really nailed a tough song. If tonight is any indication–the finale will be an Adam-Allison match up. The other two just didn't come close tonight.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Tracy

    Adam just ROCKED it, no ifs, ands or buts....he rocks my world man...brilliant, kick ass, drop dead talented...can't get enough – but I want Danny to win because he's more an American Idol....Adam is just a frickin' star.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  221. pat pascarelli

    How unfair for powers that be to team Adam and Allison together
    in a rock duet. They are the only rockers left on the show.
    Of course they were better. This ws not the genre for either Chris
    or Danny. Adam will probably win although I was happy to see
    him taken down a peg and slow down his ego last week!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Amy

    I think that Danny did the best tonight. I LOVE Adam, but I feel that he didn't do as well. IMO.....It's time for Allison to go. She is great, but not the best.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  223. kathyingrim

    Adam Lambert should be the next American Idol. He was so much better than the rest and shows personality. He just goes for it without worrying because he is so good. The final list of candidates for tonight and the year are and should be: Adam, Allison, Kris then Danny.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Rob

    Adam absolutely rocked the house! The guy can flat out sing anything! Allison was also great tonight. Danny wasn't that good tonight, but Kris was horrible, he really hasn't done well lately and should packing his things. I like him, but he's one dimensional.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Shannon O'Neill

    Adam is the most talented singer/performer in the whole of contemporary showbusiness today. His appearance tonight just confirms this and barring any fatal accident – he's going to be as large as Elvis (with the right management). He is mesmerizing!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Steven

    I am not even remotely a fan of the style of music performed tonight, but I have to agree with Simon - Adam's performance was head and shoulders above the rest.

    Allison did well, but she was in her element and should have blown it out of the water. I think she has a great future, and seems like a genuinely nice person, but something is still missing.

    Kris definitely got the short end of the stick tonight. This was not his style of music, yet he gave a genuine performance and a solid, if not spectacular, effort. I fear my hope of an Adam/Kris finale isn't going to materialize.

    Danny was, in my opinion, HORRIBLE! Yes, he's a nice guy, but at this point in the competition should we still be having to deal with "pitchy?" And that sustained note was absolutely painful. However, there seems to be a large group of Gokey Fans who support him regardless of what he does, so I suspect he will be safe.

    The person who SHOULD go home tomorrow night - Danny Gokey
    Ther person who WILL go home tomorrow night - Kris Allen

    May 5, 2009 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  227. rlcrm

    If this were the first time I watched this show, it would have been the last. Awful. Screeching. And I DO NOT get the Adam fanataticsm. Am I the only one who couldn't tell the difference between his voice and Allison's in the duet? And the parts I liked were hers. His high pitch hurts my ears.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Angela

    I think Adam should go.. I can't stand him. He's a washed up wanna be. In all honesty I don't really see any of them Doing anything IF they make it. But my fave is by FAR. Kris....But I don't think people like him, cause he's too "clean cut".. People tend to FROWN on that now-a-days. I like Allison too. Don't care for Danny all that much. But Adam just grosses me out. And no it has NOTHING to do with the rumors about him being gay. WHO CARES if he is or isn't that his busines.. I just think he's just the same as every other wanna be "rocker" out there... Just my opinion though! And well.. EVERYONE has one =)

    May 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  229. TaxGuy6753

    When Adam was onstage, I was entertained, thrilled, enjoying the show and glad I watched. The other 54 minutes were boring. I was hoping for more from Allison but didn't have much hope for Chris (who should be packing) or Danny (who could lose his place in the finals to that amazing young girl.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Not A Fan

    To Adam:

    Your comment about rock not being a "fair" genre for this late in the competition is just plain stupid. Just because Adam has ROCKED the other genres that the other singers SHOULD HAVE rocked but didn't (anyone remember the standing ovation that adam got during MOTOWN week) doesn't mean that they should keep catering to the less capable singers in the competition. Did you hear Adam complaining during country week, no . . .he mixed it up and made it his own and took the criticism for it; did you hear him complaining about motown, no, he rocked it . . .and on and on for every week. Let me guess . . . you were hoping the theme tonight would be "sing a second-rate power ballad week " for Danny. Maybe next week. LAME.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Jenny

    I read somewhere on this blog that someone voted 120 times. I think that is what makes the show's results off. Every phone should have one vote and one vote only. Yes, that might mean some will use cell phones and such, too, but, well, 120 times? That costs money. There are some who would not spend that much extra money to vote so many times nor should they. The show this year has been sub par. The pimping of Adam has been tasteless. I was hoping a contestant would mention that to the judges i.e. why do you bother even talking to any of us when you are only interested in Adam? I think Adam will hit B-way and star in a revival of Hair, that is what suits him. I think this is the last season I will watch the show.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Heatherp

    After tonight...I can remember why AI stinks...
    HORRIBLE renditions,,,none of these 4 are rockers at all and it showed...remind me next time to not be sucked in by seeing a real rocker on there to watch.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  233. pont

    Yea I wish Adam would stop that screaming that sounds a bit like Steven Tyler and Axl Rose.

    What a bunch of no talents those three. 😉

    May 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Texas Red

    This was the best show overall in all of American Idol's seasons. Why haven't they done rock theme before this? Look at all the great selections and a great way to show off those pipes. I would pay to see the top 4 just doing rock songs.


    May 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Dean T Dunham

    By far the best final 4 ever on Idol! A great all-round show.
    Danny should go.
    Adam is leaps and bounds above the rest and deserves to win.


    May 5, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  236. chloe

    Prob. good thing Matt didn't get into the rock and roll portion of the competition. That would have been just weird. I can't imagine what he would have tried to pull off. Danny was just horrid. Yikes. He should just do the Len's Crafter commercials. Kris did ok and Adam and Allison did their thing again. Wow. Tomorrow, would love to see Danny go home.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  237. moi

    Alsion and Adam are the best performers. Danny has no depth but has a good voice technically. Kris is cute but can't sing as well as the other three and it IS a singing competition says Simon.

    I think Kris will go home and Alison will go next week with Danny and Adam in the end with Adam winning.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  238. maggie t

    Yes i agree. thanks for the blogs for our outlet. its so great to be involved like this. 🙂

    May 5, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  239. kelly

    On the whole I was disappointed, mainly with Danny and that other guy. It is clear rock is not for them but still. I was expected much more and I think my two favorites Adam and Allison, could have picked better songs. Overall, I just expected more. Great duet from Allison and Adam however!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Kathy

    This was one of the WORST weeks this season. Everyone keeps saying that Kris and Danny were out of their element. Well, they didn't pick rock music as the theme this week. They just tried to make the best of it. Personally, I am sick of hearing Adam screeching and shrilling each and every week. And can the AI judges and producers pimp him any more? Enough already!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Tina

    At the end of Danny's performance, they showed Adam's family and they were just sitting and not even lightly clapping politely. Adam is arrogant and his family is rude. I liked Adam in the beginning, but I haven't liked him since country week when he totally disrespected Johnny Cash. I would love to see Adam go home tomorrow night. I hope Danny is the last one standing. He's been my favorite since Hollywood week.

    May 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  242. marc

    Danny was painful to listen to...!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Floor

    Kris, my fave, totally got the short end of the stick tonight. What is that with Simon and water?? However he has got the chops and fanbase to see this through. I thought that Randy was leading the judges pack tonight and he had some good things to say to Kris. I'm rooting and VOTING for you KRIS you are the best!

    May 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |

    It was not Danny's best night but I still love to hear him sing. I am sick of the AI judges picking the top winner each season and slamming the ones they don't Simon Danny, Chris or Allison your on your way so this is just a stepping stone to a wonderful future in music..if that is what you want and embrace it with joy...God bless

    May 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  245. bridgette

    I think it was a pretty good show. The highlights were Adam's song and the two duets. Allison, Danny and Chris all had problems with their solo's. They either undersong or oversong and any of those three could be out tomorrow. Adam was by far the star of the night. He looked it, acted like one and song like he wanted to win.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  246. norman

    Alison was the entire show tonight, I felt her personality out-shone all three of the guys, and her vocal performances rocked. Kris came in the underdog and fell into the mold, he's just average in every way. i agree with another poster than Danny's charisma is lacking. He's in it now just to win it rather than for the whole experience, the love of the music and enjoyment of performance. It's like he's auditioning every time. Adam rocks but I want something crazy weird like his Ring of Fire at least one more time.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  247. DC

    Adam is horrible! he could get up there and forget every and they would still say he was the best performer in AI history. he needed to go last week!!!! good thing it was leaked months ago that they already picked him to win or I'd be confused.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  248. smc

    Did anyone else notice that Danny put his wedding band back on for his solo? He definitely didn't have it on during the Slash/Roxy scene, and I don't think he did during his duet. But it was very noticeable on his finger because he was clutching the mike...Shameless. He was just horrible tonight. And seemed pretty arrogant at the end, saying he'd have to listen to it back because it sounded better to him than the judges were saying. Adam fans...VOTE! I voted 120 times – more than the whole season – and I'm not sure if it was enough. I also voted a few times for Allison. They were great together!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  249. CrazyEights

    I thought Adam "rocked the house". I really like both Danny and Kris – but both performances lacked luster in my opinion. For her age, I think Allison's doing an awesome job. Kris goes home t his week.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  250. David J

    there is nothing entertaining, redeemable or newsworthy about American Idol. It is not entertaining. It is not a good show. Everyone who likes American Idol should be ashamed of themselves.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  251. B

    I don't think the genre was a bad idea this late in the competition. I think it separates "the men from the boys" so to speak. Adam and Allison have done country and every other genre or theme that you would not think they were suited for. Finally they got the genre that is their strongest. Most of the genres or themes so far have been of the sort that Danny and Kris could do very easily. This was about vocal strength and it was pretty clear who passed and who failed.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  252. kelly

    btw, thanks lisa for a great blog outlet for AI this season.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  253. maggie t

    i was so excited for rock `n roll night but that was not rock by any means. adam and allison`s duet was heavy metal "sort of" not rock. Kris and Danny were terrible and they should go already. Danny`s screaming gave me a bad headache. the poster was correct about Simon, he is the only one with common sense but come on Adam is no God according to that other girl "judge". she is useless. Paula is also useless.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Brian

    Prediction: Danny will win it all. I have said from week one..I could actually listen to a whole CD of his songs. Adam screams too much and really is one dementional.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  255. joe oroza

    Adam and Allison were terrific. Danny and Kris were awful. Kris should go home....boring!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Stephie

    As much as I like Adam, and I really do like Adam, I think the judges are shamelessly promoting him. All of the contestants are really good. I think this is the most talented group as a whole compared to all other seasons of AI.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Dcutch

    AI will suprise everyone.... NO ONE will go home. They will use the tech problems as reason!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Adam

    I think tonight's genre was just a stupid thing to do this late in the competition. This is a genre that only certain artists can really succeed at. Of course Adam did a great job because he finally got to sing what his voice is made for. Allison is also great in this genre because her voice is rock personified. Kris and Danny are getting a bad break because of the genre, not because they are not talented artists. I think both Kris and Danny are talented enough to go to the finals and give Adam a run for his money but got screwed by this genre tonight. I'm sticking to my guns from the first time I saw him and am going with Danny to win it.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Tomcroceslover

    Agree Adam made me stand up and shout he was so good. Allison and Adams duet showed they are preformers as well as singer. I really like Kris. Gokey . I just dont get it he can sing but zero charisma.......

    May 5, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Juno

    It was all a bunch of screaming to me. Hope Allison goes home..she can sing but I have a hard time liking her... Adam needs to go to Broadway..Hope one of them goes home!!!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  261. jim

    I think that Allison will be out. She just doesn't have what it takes. This should have been her night to shine but she came in 4th. Disco night I could understand but rock night – she's out.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Yuna

    I agree with "B", it's either Danny or Kris that exit. No doubt, Allison and Adam will be in the top two. Either way, both are destined to go far in their careers.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Wanda

    Adam and Allison took the show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Final decision will be Adam American Idol and Allison runner-up..........I think Kris is so cute, but his voice is just not strong enough to be the third place ,which will go to Danny { who has little style}.or looks........

    May 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  264. kelly

    i think the bottom three will be allison, danny and kris going home. but then again, after last weeks mess up, who knows who will be called on the carpet

    May 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Darren

    Adam is in another league.

    Allison has a great future as well.

    Gokey and Chris are nothing you won't find in any bar on any night – glad to see the judges finally being honest about this.

    Gokey thought he was gonna do Steven Tyler?


    May 5, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  266. B

    I think it is between Danny and Kris for the exit. Adam and Allison were leaps and bounds beyond the others!

    May 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  267. LORINNE

    It's time for Danny to go. He is very good, but his time has passed on the show.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Sunny

    This was a very entertaining theme as fas as Adam and Allison were concerned.
    Why does SIMON bring down Allison every time?
    She sang much better than Chris and Mr. Gokey, but he still comments that "Adam, you have given this girl a chance to stay in the competition".
    Allison is far better singer than Mr. Gokey and Chris. She should be in the finals.
    Mr. Simon you have may have Common sense, but you are wrong about Allison.
    Actually we very much got a glimpse of the final today. It will be 'Adam and Allison'. Way to go Allison, but Adam you are the winner, no doubt about that.

    May 5, 2009 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |

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