American Idol's 300th show.
First, the judges' selection for each contestant...let's see what they choose.
Paula's choice for Danny is Dance Little Sister by Terence Trent D'Arby.
...and, Danny's back, for sure!
The Danny I just heard is the Danny I liked listening to when he auditioned.
I think he does a fantastic job of this piece.
Kara and Randy's choice for Kris is Apologize by One Republic.
I love this song.
Let's see what he does with it.
Nice piano, soft vocals, good high notes!
Very well done.
I think he truly deserves to be in the Top 3.
Simon selects for Adam.
That's the perfect person choosing for the perfect person!
Simon received special permission from Bono to use their song, One by U2.
's all I have to say about his performance.
I am in tears at the end.
Now, for the contestant's own choices..
Danny decides to perform You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker.
Gorgeous vocals, ending with clear crystal high notes.
A little bit blues-y, a little bit of an old-fashioned Cocker-sound.
Quite a good choice for his raspy vocals!
Sexy voice, great range.
Kris chooses Heartless by Kanye West.
An unknown piece to me.
Lets see what he does with this one.
I tell ya, he really rips this one off the stage!
Clear vocals and no orchestra.
And, finally...Adam picks Aerosmith's Cryin'
Steven Tyler, move on over.
Adam Lambert's here, babe!
He's arrived and he's smokin' hot!
This young man can write his own ticket.
Reminds me of the early days of Elvis, when we were all in awe.
I truly am in awe, Adam.
See you at the top!
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
~Jimi Hendrix, Adam's favorite quote