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Idol's Top Eight Go Back to Their Youngest Years

Idol's Top Eight Go Back to Their Youngest Years

Last night on American Idol, the top eight sang songs from the years they were born. There were cute moments — baby photos! — but as a whole the performances were pretty lackluster. Danny Gokey kicked off the night with a song that was most certainly not released the year he was born (1980), "Stand by Me." This started things off on an odd foot for me because I totally disagreed with the judges — they liked it and I thought it was perhaps his weakest performance yet. This might be the first time he doesn't get the absolute most votes. Kris Allen continued to be the sweetest and, as the judges pointed out, likable contestant, but "All She Wants to Do is Dance" wasn't his most shining moment either. Unfortunately, things only got worse for Lil Rounds's disappointing "Whats Love Got to Do With It" and Scott MacIntyre's "The Search Is Over." Though, who knew he could play the guitar?

Now for the high points: other than Gokey, who is certainly safe, there seems to be a small pack rising to the top. Matt Giraud's "Part-Time Lover" was right on point, even if the judges didn't have time to give him much critique, while Allison Ihareta's "I Can't Make You Love Me" was a refreshing change of pace for her. Anoop, dog, this was light years better than last week, but I'm just not sure he's going to go much further. Then, then there was Adam Lambert. He might be the most divisive contestant this year, but last night's "Mad World" was a gorgeous song and he did it justice. Without time for anyone but Simon to comment, he simply gave Adam a standing ovation. That had to help win over a few reluctant fans. My guesses for the bottom three: Scott, Lil, and, sadly, Kris. Going home? My guess is Lil. Check out Buzz's thoughts on last night and let us know who you think is headed home tonight.


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ClearSkinDiva14 ClearSkinDiva14 6 years
I love Adam! He is amazing :D :) I don't care what people say, I think he's attractive and is my favourite on American Idol. He's gonna win it :)
Vogue1 Vogue1 6 years
PS. I don't understand understand why people think females can't find a gay guy attractive. I'm sure you've fancied a guy who doesn't know you exist / is not interested in you/ is a celeb....right? I don't have the parts Adam likes but I can still find him beautiful ;)
Vogue1 Vogue1 6 years
EDIT: *(college) DJ
Vogue1 Vogue1 6 years
EDIT: *(college) DJ
Vogue1 Vogue1 6 years
What a load of shallow tripe. What has the fact that people find Adam attractive got to do with his talent? The guy is fkn immense compared to the other karaoke contestants. His father was a college with a huge collection of vinyl and thankfully his son knows his music as well. Google "Adam Lambert cached myspce" - he has ace and really wide music taste. Believe me, it is so, so hard to control your range like that! Having said that, he should make use of his lower register as well which he has done pre Idol. Btw, if anyone's unattractive it's Matt. I don't mind him but he's not original at all and his shaky verbrado is annoying. Alison is good for her age but needs to work on her diction - she sounds phlegmy and adds "H" to the start of every word. She deserves to be in the final 2 though. For the record, Adam IS really attractive NATURALLY. Check out the backstage videos in his hoodie and beanie without the emo hair or his old black and white shots or his audition screencaps with zero makeup and simple brown hair. It's not his fault the makeup artists insist on hiding his freckles with a truckload of nasty foundation. More importantly, mad talent aside, his PERSONALITY is lovely. He's hilarious, charming, charismatic, sweet, fun, articulate, flirty, mature, VERY smart. I can not believe people are still bringing his sexuality up. What has race, gender, sexuality got to do with a singing comp? :L You don't hear "OMG Kris is straight, Kris is straight!" do you. It's so wrong.
lilvix lilvix 6 years
Adam is a straight up amazing performer. I'd agree his voice is a bit screechy tho his range is huge. I see him more as a bigger performer than just a simple singer. He's perfect in the theater realm but I'm not sure if that type of stage can contain him. I think the top three will be Adam, Allison, and Matt - and all can be stars in some way.
care0531 care0531 6 years
Glad people agree with me and I was reading back and I don't know why I said Simon and not Scott- Simon is actaully more entertaining the Scott. Scott is a snoozer. I take a nap when he is on.
zeze zeze 6 years
"Matt is under appreciated- HE IS SO MUCH more talents then some of the others. The last 3 performers of the night should be the final 3! Matt, Adam, and Allison. Adam will win it and Matt will be the runner up who sells more albums then he does" Agree 100% I just don't get Adam - yes he can sing, but his voice is whiny and too high all the time - i would change the radio station when he is on and never buy his CD. Allison I would love when she came on the radio, and Matt, I would hunt down his CD.
zeze zeze 6 years
"Matt is under appreciated- HE IS SO MUCH more talents then some of the others. The last 3 performers of the night should be the final 3! Matt, Adam, and Allison. Adam will win it and Matt will be the runner up who sells more albums then he does"Agree 100%I just don't get Adam - yes he can sing, but his voice is whiny and too high all the time - i would change the radio station when he is on and never buy his CD. Allison I would love when she came on the radio, and Matt, I would hunt down his CD.
tatsauce tatsauce 6 years
I've been an Adam hater since the beginning but I must admit, he tore that shit up last night. Excellent song choice and he was able to make it his own. That song always makes me want to cut myself. The original one makes me happier. Booo Donnie Darko sequel!!
tatsauce tatsauce 6 years
I've been an Adam hater since the beginning but I must admit, he tore that shit up last night. Excellent song choice and he was able to make it his own. That song always makes me want to cut myself. The original one makes me happier.Booo Donnie Darko sequel!!
SillyGirl SillyGirl 6 years
After last night i was an Adam convert (and considering i have never watched a full AI episode that is saying something). I agree with care: Adam will win it and Matt will be the runner up who sells more albums then he does
SillyGirl SillyGirl 6 years
After last night i was an Adam convert (and considering i have never watched a full AI episode that is saying something). I agree with care: Adam will win it and Matt will be the runner up who sells more albums then he does
care0531 care0531 6 years
Adam is not attractive- have you seen the pics online of his jamming his tongue down another mans throat!Dial Idol has Kris going home- he was forgettable but so were others. Danny Simon and Kris I couldn't tell you what they sang.Matt is under appreciated- HE IS SO MUCH more talents then some of the others. The last 3 performers of the night should be the final 3! Matt, Adam, and Allison. Adam will win it and Matt will be the runner up who sells more albums then he does :)
care0531 care0531 6 years
Adam is not attractive- have you seen the pics online of his jamming his tongue down another mans throat! Dial Idol has Kris going home- he was forgettable but so were others. Danny Simon and Kris I couldn't tell you what they sang. Matt is under appreciated- HE IS SO MUCH more talents then some of the others. The last 3 performers of the night should be the final 3! Matt, Adam, and Allison. Adam will win it and Matt will be the runner up who sells more albums then he does :)
Happsmjc Happsmjc 6 years
Oh I totally disagree/or at least hope you are wrong about the bottom three! So So SO many were worse than Kris...like Anoop for one. Kris should NOT be in the bottom!!!
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 6 years
So why exactly is Adam considered attractive? He looks the guy from Tokio Hotel and he dresses like a 15 year-old Emo!
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