So, this week with only four contestants left in the competition, the knife edge sharpens.
Rock is the theme.
That oughta give Mr. Adam Lambert the edge.
As well, Allison Iraheta will likely rocket close to the top with her Janis Joplin rasp and her rough edge.
Might see Danny and Kris both slide back a little, do you think?
Here we go!
There's been an accident on the set, so the contestants haven't had a proper dress rehearsal.
Will that matter? Let's see...
Adam's up first.
Mentored by Slash, former Guns N' Roses guitarist and currently with Velvet Revolver, Adam's slicing up the stage with his version of a Led Zepplin classic.
The look, the vocals, the hair, the wardrobe...fantastic.
I'm not a rock baby, don't own a rock record in my collection at all, so this is totally not my genre.
Still and all, I can hear and deeply appreciate the crystal-clear tones in Adam's voice, whether at the top of his range or in the basement of his lower register.
Stellar vocals, baby. Stellar.
He's SO damn good and should win this one, hands down.
Allison takes on a Janis Joplin classic, Crybaby.
I think she's headed home tonight, based on that performance.
All I heard was Crybaby, Crybaby, Crybaby.
No variation in her vocals.
The duet with Kris and Danny.
What was that?
I thought this was rock week.
Song choice, song choice.
Too bad, because I think they blew this one chance right out of the water.
Kris has the stage...he's choosing The Beatles.
Waffling back and forth between a few songs.
Finally, chooses to sing Come Together.
Slash tells him he needs to move his butt around the stage more.
So, tell me something...is this a rock song?
I don't hear it that way.
Too soft, no rippin' vocals, no fingernails-on-the-blackboard sound.
He'd be my second choice for going home money.
Actually, he might be the one to go and Allison might grab another breather next week.
And, Danny's last on stage.
I think he just dumped his last chance to win.
I think he'll be back next week, but this week's performance was dreadful.
I'm a huge fan.
It was dreadful, still.
Adam and Allison's duet should wrap this evening up quite nicely.
They are perfection together.
Simon's right. Adam may have given Allison enough legs to stay one more week.
A great paring, with sweet matching vocals.
So, until tomorrow.
See you in the Idol dugout!
"I would put my money on Adam and Danny.
It is going to be Adam and somebody.
I would like to see Adam and Danny because I think they are the best two singers, and at the end of the day that is what should happen."
~ Simon Cowell
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