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American Idol 2009 Week 5: Top 8
Tuesday, 2009 April 7 - 8:15 pm
Megan went home last night. Not a surprise, but kind of a shame; she at least was unique.

Tonight: songs from the year the contestants were born.

Danny Gokey
He's singing some version of "Stand By Me". It's, hmm. I find it a little cheesy. He's vocally solid as usual, but I'm just not thrilled with the arrangement. I think there's zero chance he goes home, but with these kinds of arrangements, I'm starting to worry that he's going to descend into cruise-ship oblivion. 7.

Kris Allen
"All She Wants To Do Is Dance". It's a funk arrangement, which is weird. It doesn't seem very challenging to sing. It's a big disappointment compared to what he did last week; it's a performance no one will care about. 6.

Lil Rounds
"What's Love Got To Do With It". Huh, Tina... big shoes to fill. The problem I have with her is that all she seems to do are copycat performances. And almost invariably, she's not quite as good as the original. The judges have told her this over and over, and she's failed to take their advice. She looks great tonight, at least, but I think she'll be in trouble. 5.

Anoop Desai
"True Colors". I like the choice... and whaddaya know, he's singing it really nicely. This suits him much better than the R&B stuff that he's tried to pull off. I'm still a bit puzzled as to what kind of career he might be able to have, but tonight he's good. 8.

Scott Macintyre
"The Search Is Over". You know, I really wish he'd wear sunglasses... those eyes are creepy. Anyway. The performance is horrible, like something you'd hear at a wedding. His pitch is all over the place, and he just has no credibility as a rock singer. Time to go home. 3.

Allison Iraheta
"I Can't Make You Love Me", by Bonnie Raitt. She's made another questionable wardrobe decision, but this is a nice, controlled performance. It's impressive how she always manages to start precisely on-key. I don't really care that much for the song itself, but I think she did very well. 8.

Matt Giraud
"Part Time Lover", Stevie Wonder. Uh, he took an old rock song and turned it into an even older jazz-funk song. When it comes to making a song your own, you need to make it more current, not less current. I still don't like him and all his cheese. The judges love it; I think that if not for some of the earlier rotten performances, he'd be in the bottom three for sure. 6.

Adam Lambert
"Mad World". (We're waaay over time; good thing I didn't rely on the DVR to watch this.) He's back to the haunting style, which I like much better than the over-the-top style. This is, again, original and brilliant. Easily the best of the night. Even Simon gives him a standing ovation. 10.

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