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Idol Gets Messy, Melodic and Mustached For Motown Week

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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To hear what we thought of the rest of the performances, who we think is going home and to see a whole gallery of photos just

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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?


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care0531 care0531 7 years
Adam looked completly different the other night. I think he is unique and different but if he wins I don't see a lot of people going out to buy his album. The pop type of artist are the only ones that end up being really successful with record sales once Idol is over.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 7 years
Oh i always miss Kris I have yet to see him perform..He's so cute !
mayeb63 mayeb63 7 years
Last night was the first time in long time that Paula seemed almost normal (whatever "normal" is for her). Danny is my favorite! I hated what Adam did to Johnny Cash's song last week, but this week was much better!
sparklepants sparklepants 7 years
oh, and i'd love to know what paula is on. i don't know who she thinks she fooling.
sparklepants sparklepants 7 years
adam and allison are the best even though i'm far too old to be so invested in the show. most of the other contestants i can't even remember their names. i know it's a little mean, but scott creeps me out. can't help it. something about him is just a little off too me.
Tapioca Tapioca 7 years
ilanac13, I'm having the same problem even tho I heart Allison and Adam. Just can't drag myself to watch it. Might be because it's still two excruciating hours long.
GMarie GMarie 7 years
They should just give the prize to Allison now and save us all several more weeks of watching the rest of the mediocre-ness. I think she's fantastic, and I think the rest of them are...meh.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
Can't stand Adam. What drugs is Paula on?
Harmonia Harmonia 7 years
I'm watching this sshow only because of Adam.. I adore him, he's so talented..
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm just not all that interested in the contestants this year - i don't know what the deal is. maybe it needs to be a few weeks later and i'll get into it more.
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