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American Idol Top 11 Take on Grand Ole Opry

It's Grand Ole Opry week on American Idol, which meant time for everyone to bring out their best country voices — other than Adam Lambert, who decided sitar music was in order. Let's start with the low points. Michael Sarver kicked off the night in an utterly forgettable way, and while he's cute, it might be back to the oil rigs for him. Scott MacIntyre was sadly not on his game and gave a pretty mediocre performance. Also in the middle ground for me: Lil Rounds, Alexis Grace, Allison Iraheta, and cute "tender dog" Kris Allen. And then there was Adam Lambert. Whoa, Adam Lambert. The judges were split on his complete assault on "Ring of Fire." I mean, Allison rocked out, but at least she was country; his sitar-infused rendition of a classic seemed like both cheating and disrespectful of the song. Simon said it best with, "What the hell was that?"

On the other end of the spectrum was Anoop, who totally turned things around looking and sounding amazing (yay). Simon said he went from "zero to hero." Megan looked pretty and wowed the judges despite being sick. Danny Gokey is a bit too schmaltzy for my taste, though the choice of "Jesus Takes the Wheel" was well played — as usual the fans and judges were smitten. In my opinion, the best was saved for last. Matt Giraud sang Carrie Underwood's "So Small" and sounded fantastic behind the piano. Still getting a JT vibe, which is a good thing, though Simon also compared him to Michael Buble. Check out all of Buzz's thoughts on last night too. As for who will be eliminated — I'm going to have to say Michael Sarver or Alexis Grace. Who do you think is going home tonight?

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LoracNJ LoracNJ 8 years
I personally loved Adam's version of Ring of Fire. I don't understand why so many people are saying it's disrespectful. That was his version of it. No one thought it was disrespectful when Johnny Cash redid NIN's Hurt.
disa disa 8 years
I did'nt like Adam's Ring of Fire.. so if he goes tonight I won't be sad.
NyckieRocks NyckieRocks 8 years
I hated Adam's "Ring of Fire." Like Kara said, it weirded me out too... I LOVED Anoop (then again, I've loved him from the start). I think Micheal or Scott will be going, though my hope is for Scott. I really like him, but he never seems to really wow me.
sabriks sabriks 8 years
Disrespectful? Oh give me a break!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
is it sad that i didn't even bother to watch last night? i figure that in a couple weeks it'll be worth tuning back in.
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
I agree...Michael or Scott.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I hope Michael Sarver or Scott. Both are long overdue.
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