March 30th, 2010
08:02 PM ET

Looking forward to 'Idol' Top 10

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I'm not even going to lie; the main draw for me tonight is Usher.

I dig him, and I am anxious to see if he inspires the Top 10. He's been in the business since he was a kid, and he's got a great voice. Mostly I'm hoping he can impart some swagger to help this year's group kick it up a bit.

The show just started, and why was it necessary for Simon to kiss Ellen? Funny how Kara dodged Randy's kiss. Better luck next time buddy.

And we are off!

soundoff (74 Responses)
  1. Just A Thought

    Casey, Lee, Mamasox, and Siobahn thats the best 4 – Hands down! These will be the top 4, mark my words, all the rest will go home before these 4. Big Mike is a dark horse, but again, I don't get the hype....plain.

    March 31, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Just A Thought

    Casey was the BOMB last night, and Lee was right there with him! Those were the hands down best last night! Lots of energy from both great song choice and they were on it!

    Mamasox was good but nearly her best performance, definitly needs to go back to her style and not try to please the minority – show dog mom – she seemed uncomfortable and a little off her stride.

    Siobahn was really good, much better than last week. I dont know why the judges slammed her; she was WAY better than Aaron, Katie, Didi, and Big Mike!

    Big Mike – sorry don't get the hype with him. I havent seen any big songs yet everything is a slow song or a ballad. Nothing with any pop or get up and dance to it.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. wan

    Crystal Lee Aaron & Casey tops
    Crystal is good
    Lee his voice is great
    Aaron to be 17 years old compared to the older ones he should be the next American Idol
    Casey still stiff acts girlish needs to be more manly and sing country

    March 31, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. Michelle

    Lee is for me

    March 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tim Urban is awesome

    ryan said it makes me wonder what is going on in his mind when he said that

    March 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tim Urban is awesome

    I think crystal is gonna win this year

    March 30, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. davinlcutch

    OMG did I just hear Ryan tell Aaron "that some people like cupcakes rather than a entree.... dessert people" Ryan, really?!?!?

    March 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. johnnypkg

    sorry Tim but you need help

    March 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tim Urban is awesome

    Aaron kelly is another winner to me

    March 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ugh

    I wish she'd do something with those teeth though

    March 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ugh

    In a league of her own. Always has, always will.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Steph

    I agree that Casey had a Clapton vibe. That being said, this season is about as lackluster as an elephant hide-I am trying to abuse similes a la Simon Cowell. Lee is lame and sings within a range of five notes. Crystal is fantastic-thank goodness for her, otherwise, I am turning off the DVR and calling it a night.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tim Urban is awesome

    i like how crystal fights back at simon

    March 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. davinlcutch

    BINGO....we have a winner!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. johnnypkg

    Crystal BLOWYOURSOXS off!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  16. johnnypkg

    init to win it.....she is the winner

    March 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tim Urban is awesome

    so far crystal is the best tonight

    March 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. johnnypkg

    she is a ringer!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  19. johnnypkg

    yea baby.....this is the real deal!!!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. davinlcutch

    Lee..... Lee....Lee.........Wwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeee! That was one heck of a ride! Nice work!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Ugh

    FINALLY... wtg Lee!!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Tim Urban is awesome

    Lee did good.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Tim Urban is awesome

    I wish todderick would be in the top 10, andrew should not been in top 10

    March 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. davinlcutch

    I am waiting for Aaron to hit one. It may be this week.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Tim Urban is awesome

    I like Aaron Kelly he is good but he needs to come out of that shell, and not be afraid

    March 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Tim Urban is awesome

    Like i said davinlcutch it was ok, she had better performances.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Ugh

    Yup, moving on...

    March 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Tim Urban is awesome

    I miss Star Search, they need a twist like that

    March 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. davinlcutch

    OK. It wasn't that good. NEXT.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Tim Urban is awesome

    Show is getting old, they need a new twist to the show

    March 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Tim Urban is awesome

    I wonder who is gonna replace Simon, since i heard this is his last show

    March 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  32. johnnypkg

    this show is getting very boring

    March 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Tim Urban is awesome

    They need Paula back ugh, Ellen is not cut out for this

    March 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  34. johnnypkg

    she is so much better than the rest but now bring on the best

    March 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Tim Urban is awesome

    Katie performance was ok, its not her best. to me.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Tim Urban is awesome

    i love tim to death, he smiles and doesnt let anything bother him

    March 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Tim Urban is awesome

    the 16 yr old boy he is really good and i think he is gonna make it through

    March 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Tim Urban is awesome

    Andrew bores me like seriously

    March 30, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. johnnypkg

    now I understand were he get his good looks from!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  40. davinlcutch

    Andrew.... NICE! VERY NICE!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Ugh

    Simon nailed this one

    March 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  42. johnnypkg

    bring back Paula<<

    March 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Ugh

    Ok, this is beginning to get painful...

    March 30, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  44. davinlcutch

    is it me or are Siobhan and Andrew swapping glasses from week to week?

    March 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. johnnypkg

    here comes Andrew.....another waste of time!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  46. davinlcutch

    I totally agree Kara..... the soul was taken out of that song. EEEK!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  47. johnnypkg

    no because didi is going- tim next week

    March 30, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  48. johnnypkg listen to the way it's sung.....

    March 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  49. davinlcutch

    OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! Teflon Tim....its gonna stick this week!

    March 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Ugh

    Woah... not a good night for Tim

    March 30, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  51. johnnypkg

    Tim get a haircut

    March 30, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  52. davinlcutch

    I agree with all the judges on DiDi. PERIOD.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Ugh


    March 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  54. johnnypkg

    this is easy goodbye Didi

    March 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  55. davinlcutch

    OK. ENOUGH! She's crying even before she hits the stage. UGH!

    March 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Ugh

    Simon's happy tonight lol

    March 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  57. davinlcutch

    Big Mike = Big Suprise Winner! GREAT!

    March 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  58. mozart4898

    Whoa...I started watching the show a couple weeks in and never saw Big Mike with the guitar. Was he doing that earlier too?

    Really, really nice performance by the big guy. I'm not sure how much he's really bringing with the guitar but musically (vocally I mean) THAT was a very powerful statement. You don't have to be all over the stage to connect with your audience. That one got the chill factor going for me.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  59. megan

    Big Mike.......excellent job!! Really good job!!!!

    March 30, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  60. johnnypkg

    sorry Michael-nice guy but to plain............

    March 30, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  61. jimmy8

    I agree with mozart4898's comment regarding Casey. He's good but there are 1000's like him across North America. Singers and guitar players alike. Saying that however, you have to have the whole package if you are going to have a chance at making it; Casey appears to have the whole package.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  62. megan

    Casey would be a great front man for a band. Appealing and good singer. But at the end of the day – lots of Casey's out there.

    Bowersox is amazing!! Agreed.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  63. davinlcutch

    ok..... I am not a Casey James fan...... but that was pretty good. It felt like a great fitting pair of jeans.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  64. mozart4898

    Scary to see them forgetting the words in rehearsal...but yeah, Casey's sounding pretty good. I'll say what I said before though – I've heard singers just like him in plenty of bar bands before. Granted there's plenty of them worse than him but I'm just not blown away. He's a solid rock/blues singer and guitar player but not anything that new. But safe.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  65. johnnypkg

    honestly this competion ended weeks ago – Crystal Bowersox just blows the rest out of the water

    March 30, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  66. mozart4898

    The more I think about it, I think that performance by Siobhan kinda exposed her weakness. She's got a nice solid lower register, and then the capability to "scream" those notes out too. Her problem is the break between the two – you could hear when she jumped from one range to the other how she'd lose her pitch...

    March 30, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  67. davinlcutch

    Siobhan, sorry girl. Not so good. But you will be safe. Oh my, are the judges easily offended this year.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Schcoh

    You must remember this
    A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh 😉

    March 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mom

    I admit I am tired of the screaming from Siobhan, but the judges made her sound like she was the worst! Go home judges, you're a bunch of idiots! Aside from the screaming, I think she did ok.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  70. jimmy8

    enough is enough Siobhan!!! Try singing next time. I agree with Simon as far as the screaming is concerned. To tell you the truth, her voice was weak and had awful tonality...sorry

    March 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  71. michele

    man she really screamed that one out of tune

    March 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  72. johnnypkg

    Siobhan – pretty girl but- first she should take the earing out of her nose then she should go for singing lessons–say goodnight and goodby Siobhan

    March 30, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  73. mozart4898

    Well...Siobhan certainly didn't knock that one out of the park...some of it was strong, but there were some parts that were like "huh???? hmmm...."

    March 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  74. protogere

    I agree with you Lisa, I think Usher is an amazingly talented artist, even though I don't particularly 'dig' a lot of his songs, you can't deny the talent and knowledge he has in creating himself and recreating himself to stay current. It would have been nice to see his help for Todrick, with the dance and song combination.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |

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