The Idols took on Motown last night, which meant a trip to Detroit for the top ten before working with Smokey Robinson on their songs for the week. Matt Giraud kicked off the night perfectly — he was as Justin Timberlake-esque as ever going all out with his awesome rendition of "Let's Get It On" — and it was no surprise that the judges loved it. He was followed up by Kris Allen who made a great choice with "How Sweet It Is" to go with his cute smile and demeanor. Between mostly forgettable Scott MacIntyre and Megan Joy, the judges got a little silly when Paula gave Simon a coloring book and "crowns" (as Simon pronounced crayons). Later in the night, Simon drew a mustache on Paula's face.
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After the humor interlude were a few more blah performances from Anoop who sounded good singing "Baby Baby" but as Simon pointed out looked like he might fall asleep, Michael Sarver whose "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" had Simon begging it would end, and Lil Rounds whose "Heat Wave" just didn't heat up. The final three performances were from some of the fan favorites — Adam Lambert was part Elvis part Jonas Brother for his rendition of "Tracks of My Tears," which Simon deemed the best performance of the night. Danny Gokey faltered for the first time this season with "Get Ready Here I Come," which didn't get raves from the judges. Allison finished up the night with a strong "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" proving herself the strongest female left in the competition. As for the bottom three, our guesses are Michael Sarver, Megan Joy and Scott MacIntyre, but we think it's time to say bye-bye to Oil Rig Sarver. Check out Buzz's thoughts here — so who do you think is headed home tonight?