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American Idol Hello Again, Neil Diamond!

Neil Diamond! This had to have been my mom's favorite episode ever (next to Andrew Lloyd of course)! Unfortunately for us, the final five didn't step up this week. Thankfully we have crazy Paula to talk about. In case you missed it, the clip below includes the most wacked out moment of the night. Do you think she was just confused since she probably spends a lot more time at rehearsals than the other judges?

As for the rest of the evening, overall . . .

  • Jason Castro started off OK. I liked "Forever in Blue Jeans" more than the judges, but I felt like they needed an animated sparkle in his eye to top off the performance. The judges want the old Jason back and I think if he doesn't change it up next week then he is out.
  • David Cook wins the night again. It was a nice touch to sport the AC initials on his blazer and guitar in support of his brother. The judges loved his songs, Simon called him brilliant, and Paula even said she felt like she was already looking at the next America Idol (of course she also brought out the crazy last night so that isn't saying much).
  • Brooke's first song made me declare myself SO over her. Fortunately she was much better the second time around, but I still think she is most likely to be voted off this week.
  • Archuleta is every 13-year-old girl's dream come true, and since they are the ones voting, he obviously has a great shot at the title. The first song didn't wow anyone but considering his choice of "Sweet Caroline," it's sad he couldn't bring us to our feet. The judges were more responsive to his second song, and it looks like he's hoping America is as well.
  • Syesha was old fashioned, according to Simon, on her first song, but she was the best dressed (great hair and makeup) and most energetic last night. I think Simon is making it obvious he doesn't want her to win considering his comments last night but who knows, maybe he is using his best reverse psychology on us.
  • For lots more from last night's show click here and don't forget to vote off who you think will be send home tonight.

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roor roor 9 years
hehehe this is funny, little Paula got confused.
ktc71 ktc71 9 years
I heard she had seen the dress rehersal, so that could be why she commented on the 2nd song. Still....she is always so loopy!
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I think the show is rigged and that the producers write the comments for the judges. Just my opinion...
zombielove zombielove 9 years
paula is just a cup-a-crazy. david cook is too good to be on this show.
nina_e nina_e 9 years
lisa101 lisa101 9 years
i love catching this show in the uk, will get to see tommorrow. i have to say paula always acts so wired and i always wondered if she was drunk. but apperently its well known in america!! she really does ramble like barney in the simpsons. detox needed i think. but thats baad in frount of that many people on live tv. im shocked simon tolerates it
elizabethmy elizabethmy 9 years
She is nuts. Weirdest show yet and I was disappointed in the music....big time!
NYMfan NYMfan 9 years
Is it me or did any one else notice that drunk and lookin like a skunk Paula Abdul called Syesha Brooke when she gave her her song comments after song 2.
Hockey-Princess Hockey-Princess 9 years
I haven't watched in a few years, so yesterday was my re-introduction to the show. I enjoyed the second song by David Cook, and that's pretty much eat.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
jaxon--I've got to agree with you.
splayer splayer 9 years
Why doesn't Syesha wear shoes anymore? It made sense during ALW week when she was on the piano, but last night? WTF?
romes romes 9 years
I heard that Jason has had a sore throat. I didn't think that David A. was so great on the first song. I think that they have learned that if you sing a Patriotic song, you can't miss. I think David Cook was the best.
romes romes 9 years
It could be that they see the dress rehearsal, that's how you can read what songs they are singing a head of time. But Paula continues to mess up and has trouble saying her comments every time.
LolaDub LolaDub 9 years
put the drink down paula :drinks:
Bisque Bisque 9 years
Paula. Oh dear me. Well, of course they'd say you're psychic, but we all have our theories. :P
jaxon jaxon 9 years
I think American Idol is not as live as we think it is. Usually when Paula is stupid Simon will say something. But he did not he also tried to cover for her. Randy says "We are just talking about the first song" rather than "what 2nd song or he hasn't sang his 2nd song yet" No one looked confused they looked like "Oh crap"
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
i was like wtf paula, i agree zoso
zoso zoso 9 years
I'd have to be drunk too, if I was forced to listen to crappy singers all night.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Reports say Paula was drunk.... But we all know of her antics anyway. I don't watch the show..
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