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American Idol Brings Back the Rat Pack

You can tell it's getting down to the wire on American Idol when every single performance is not just good but potential-winner good. Despite Jamie Foxx's sometimes annoying ego, he proved to be a pretty helpful mentor last night and had constructive words for the five finalists. The theme of the night was "Rat Pack," so all the contestants got to bring a little swagger to the stage. Kris Allen kicked things off with a perfectly swoonworthy rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight." Three out of the four judges were into it, but Simon is not convinced that he has what it takes to win. Allison Iraheta, who just turned 17, is holding strong as the only female left in the competition singing "Someone to Watch Over Me." She also won over three out of four of the judges — sound familiar? — but Simon doesn't think she can win.

Matt Giraud took a risk with "My Funny Valentine," which I actually loved — such a great song. Randy called it pitchy, but yay Simon actually liked it. Then there were the all-stars. Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert always seem to have the prime spots in the show, and last night they both took the episode out with a bang. Gokey sounded fantastic singing "Come Rain or Come Shine," and the judges were bowled away by his performance. On a side note, was that the best Danny has ever looked or was it just me? When it came to swagger, Adam of course had it in the bag. His skills as a performer stood out during his "Feeling Good," which prompted Paula to compare him to Michael Phelps.


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Overall, the night showcased some great singing, even if it wasn't the most upbeat or contemporary series of performances. Bottom three: Allison, Kris, Matt. I think tonight we'll say farewell (again) to Matt Giraud. Check out Buzz's thoughts about the show here and tell us, who do you think is headed home tonight?


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helwa1988 helwa1988 7 years
im loving adam's white suit.
helwa1988 helwa1988 7 years
im loving adam's white suit.
Ok-Now Ok-Now 7 years
So happy Annoop is gone. He sing through the nose - sound so bad. This guy sux.
care0531 care0531 7 years
Ashlee I agree with you about Matt. I love him and he does sound so much better on the recorded versions of his song that are on itunes. I actually thought he sounded better then the Fray when he did that one song. I love him but there is so much talent in this group and can see that anyone could go now. I have to say Matt is the only one that I can see buying an album from and enjoying it.
PensaGrey PensaGrey 7 years
I don't watch it... but, why all the white? Is he supposed to be like the ghost of Elvis or something? I stopped watching because it's always 'he's/she's like so and so'. :OY: Well, then, I'll just go buy so and so's CD and have the real thing. If they aren't original talent, what's the frickin' point?
PensaGrey PensaGrey 7 years
I don't watch it... but, why all the white? Is he supposed to be like the ghost of Elvis or something? I stopped watching because it's always 'he's/she's like so and so'. :OY: Well, then, I'll just go buy so and so's CD and have the real thing. If they aren't original talent, what's the frickin' point?
laka laka 7 years
This was sad. Bublé or bust.
laka laka 7 years
This was sad. Bublé or bust.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
me too missyd, i can't stand him!
missyd missyd 7 years
I am probably the only person in the world I guess that thinks Adam Lambert is FULL of himself and therefore full of shit. He drives me NUTS. Argh
care0531 care0531 7 years
SofiaNYC I LMAO everytime I see your profile pic! I love it! LOL!
care0531 care0531 7 years
I liked every performance last night except for Danny. I don't think Kris stepped out of the box as much this week as he has past weeks. I think it was Allisons best performance to date but i still think she might be sent home tonight.There was no lip synching going on- depending on your cable there is a breif delay at times and I have noticed this on other live programs that the sound and picture aren't together. Maybe you just noticed it towards the end when Adam was performing.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I liked every performance last night except for Danny. I don't think Kris stepped out of the box as much this week as he has past weeks. I think it was Allisons best performance to date but i still think she might be sent home tonight. There was no lip synching going on- depending on your cable there is a breif delay at times and I have noticed this on other live programs that the sound and picture aren't together. Maybe you just noticed it towards the end when Adam was performing.
SofiaNYC SofiaNYC 7 years
Gosh!! I wish we could pick 5 Idols this year and not just one. I love all of them!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I'm totally over Danny too.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I'm totally over Danny too.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I've been over Danny for a while now- he is definitely talented though..Kris and Adam in the finals.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
I've been over Danny for a while now- he is definitely talented though.. Kris and Adam in the finals.
monicasw monicasw 7 years
i'm a fan of his so i don't want to think that he was but something was off.
lemuse20 lemuse20 7 years
LuarenG22 nope! I am right there with you, I can't stand him
ktc71 ktc71 7 years
LaurenG22...I don't care for Danny either. moicasw...I highly doubt Adam was lip syncing.
ktc71 ktc71 7 years
LaurenG22...I don't care for Danny either.moicasw...I highly doubt Adam was lip syncing.
monicasw monicasw 7 years
did anyone else think that adam was lip syncing last night? it seemed so obvious to me but maybe i'm wrong...
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 7 years
They'll probably only do bottom 2 and I don't think there's anyway that Kris will be there.
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