May 20th, 2009
09:34 PM ET

Top 2: Carlos Santana is so 'Smooth'

I was wondering where Matt Giraud was tonight.

Carlos Santana

He joins the great Carlos Santana on "Black Magic Woman" before  the rest of the guys come out to sing "Smooth." They must have told everyone to bring the sexy, because they are really trying to work it.

Oh, look at Heather Locklear. Does that chick ever age? Seriously, it should be against the law to look that hot. And then there is Janice Dickinson - enough said.

Kris and Adam both get free cars? Sweet!


Filed under: television
May 20th, 2009
09:25 PM ET

Top 2: Go on and Kiss Adam Lambert

What in the world?!?!?

Kiss

Adam is singing "Beth" dressed like a cross between Edward Scissorhands and David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust era. I am about to welcome him to the Thunderdome when it is all made clear with the appearance of Kiss!

Finally someone who wears more makeup than Adam!!

Their medley of "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock 'n' Roll All Night" with all types of pyrotechnics going off on stage is pure perfection.

OMG, it does not get much better than this!!!


Filed under: television
May 20th, 2009
09:16 PM ET

Top 2: Lionel Ritchie and Danny Gokey jam

Whenever I hear that Lionel Richie song "Hello," I can't help but remember the music video where he was stalking that blind girl.

Lionel Ritchie

Danny Gokey sings "Hello" before Lionel comes out to sing his new single, "Just Go," with Gokey, which I actually like. Lionel may want to consider kicking Akon to the curb and re-cutting that song with Gokey.

What I love about Lionel is he knows what the fans really want, and he and Danny launch into "All Night Long." That song will always be the jam, and Paula is up and dancing, of course.

Danny sounds really good, and his dancing has improved. Go-Go-Gokey!


Filed under: Paula Abdul • television
May 20th, 2009
09:09 PM ET

Top 2: Cyndi Lauper and the other rocker chick

The little rocker chick is back to do a duet with Cyndi Lauper.

Cyndi Lauper

I've missed Allison Iraheta, and she more than holds her own with Cyndi on "Time After Time."  I like the arrangement and their singing in a round. Such a pretty song, even when they start what sounds like a loony chant.

We get to hear from the Allens and the Lamberts, and they are so proud.  Side note: Kris Allen's mama has on a red dress that is really something - and I won't say what!


Filed under: television
May 20th, 2009
09:02 PM ET

Top 2: Kara racks it up!

I really don't need to see any more of these faux-awards. It's just sad the delusions that people have about their singing.

But this award was all about bringing Bikini Girl back to sport her itty bitty suit and her new cleavage.

It elicits a "wow" from Simon and the funniest line from Ryan when he says "I was going to ask you what was new, but I think I know."

They really didn't need to let BG sing "Vision of Love,"  but I have to tell you, Kara is a much better singer than she is a judge and kudos to her for flashing HER bikini at the end!

Work what your mama gave ya, Kara!


Filed under: Kara DioGuardi • television
May 20th, 2009
08:55 PM ET

Top 2: Black Eyed Peas rock the house

If I was Fergie, I would pull Megan Joy aside after the show for a chat.

Black Eyed Peas

It would go something like this "So, if you are thinking of singing my song 'Glamorous' during the 'Idol' tour, don't."

That was atrocious, though Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" wasn't exactly flawless.

The Black Eyed Peas rock "Boom Boom Pow," and it looks like they borrowed Lady GaGa's back-up dancers.

And what was up with the flip to the "Idol" sign? Was that some censoring going on?


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