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Kris Allen Performs Kanye West's "Heartless" on American Idol

Kris Takes on "Heartless" in Exciting Idol Final Three Night

All bets are off after the final three performed on last night's American Idol. After being written off, Kris Allen's performances should make tonight's elimination pretty interesting, though let's start with Danny Gokey. Paula was in charge of Danny's judges' choice song, and she went with "Dance Little Sister," which was fine — his voice sounded good but the performance was nothing special. Simon praised his vocals but was already under attack from the female judges, which escalated into sparring with Kara all night long. Danny redeemed himself when he choose "You Are So Beautiful" for his second song. He sounded great, which all the judges agreed on, and Simon even commended him for being in a "vocal master class."

Randy and Kara were in charge of choosing Kris Allen's first song, and they went with "Apologize" by One Republic. As a fan of the song, I thoroughly enjoyed the performance, but the judges weren't so enthusiastic, and Simon blamed Kara and Randy for not giving him a good enough arrangement. Kris made it interesting when it came time to choose his own — surprising everyone by going with "Heartless" by Kanye West. What could have been a disaster turned out to be a game-changing performance. Simon said it put him back in the game, and it had at least a couple Sugar girls voting for the first time this season.


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To see more photos and read about the rest of the night and who I think is going home, just

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Adam Lambert took last night to show off his vocal range once and for all. Simon choose U2's "One," casually slipping in that he had to get permission from Bono himself to use the song. Adam strayed from the original, which could turn off some U2 fans, but the judges liked it and Simon called it "brilliant." For the last performance of the night, Adam choose Aerosmith's "Cryin'" and sang his heart out. The judges all loved it and preemptively congratulated him on making it to the finals. Simon, who predicts Adam will win it all, reminded viewers that they need to actually vote for him rather than assume he's sailing through to the finale.

As for who is going home tonight, your guess is as good as mine, but I'm going with Gokey. Check out Buzz's thoughts here, and tell us, who do you think will be eliminated?


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Photos courtesy of Fox and Source

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Pampire Pampire 6 years
Sorry all you Adam haters he's still gonna win! LOVE HIM!
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 6 years
Heartless was one of my favorite performances this season. If Kris goes home after that (and he shouldn't), at least he'll be leaving on a high note. It was brilliant. I agree that Kris is an artist. He knows exactly who he is and he puts his own spin on everything he sings. He is the total package and why Idol doesn't seem to want him baffles me. He's incredible and if he's packaged correctly, he could have a great career.
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 6 years
Heartless was one of my favorite performances this season. If Kris goes home after that (and he shouldn't), at least he'll be leaving on a high note. It was brilliant.I agree that Kris is an artist. He knows exactly who he is and he puts his own spin on everything he sings. He is the total package and why Idol doesn't seem to want him baffles me. He's incredible and if he's packaged correctly, he could have a great career.
hmweis1 hmweis1 6 years
I hope America agrees with everyone here. I am so sick of Danny....his personality just gets on my nerves and every single song he sings sounds exactly the same. I would never buy his album. In fact, Kris's album is really the only one I would ever purchase. Go Kris!!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
Anonymous : "Way to go Popsugar, way to report on Kris and Danny yet not even mention Adam. Bias, anyone??" if you kept reading the story you would have read Pops views on Adam....
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
Anonymous : "Way to go Popsugar, way to report on Kris and Danny yet not even mention Adam. Bias, anyone??"if you kept reading the story you would have read Pops views on Adam....
doogirl doogirl 6 years
I think Adam is a one trick pony. He does one thing well, except I don't care for that sound that comes out of his mouth, that shriek. I'd love to see a Kris and Danny upset for the final two!
westendgrrrl westendgrrrl 6 years
i'm with everyone else. the sing/screaming from adam has lost it's novelty. if he wouldn't do it in EVERY song he sings, i'd be all for him.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
GOKEY 2 GO
LOVErickii LOVErickii 6 years
GOKEY 2 GO
Hockey-Princess Hockey-Princess 6 years
I noticed that I am getting bored with Adam. Kris was a standout for me last night, really liked his take on Heartless.
Pampire Pampire 6 years
Ill have to give it to Chris last night for best performance but Adam is still going to win the finale LOVE HIM! I think Danny's time is up.
Korsgal Korsgal 6 years
One by U2 is one of my favorite songs of all time and Adam totally butchered it. Like Anonymous said above, his screaming was a total overkill.
MyGuiltyPleasure MyGuiltyPleasure 6 years
I don't know what it is about Danny, but he doesn't look like a star, he looks like a wanna be star, which I know he is but.....It's like he's karaoke Gokey...I think he sings REALLY well I just am not digging him. I hope it's Adam and Kris in the finale.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 6 years
I'm a Kris fan after last night.I thought he did really good.I really hope he makes it into the finale.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
I'd like to see Chris and Adam in the final. Danny has a great voice but his performances bore me to pieces.
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