American Idol 9 – Top 9 Power List (VIDEO: Top 9 on Singing Lennon/McCartney)

Here’s my power list this week. Lee moves up, Siobhan moves down. Crystal is still #1.  What’s YOUR power list?

1. Crystal Bowersox – Crystal keeps impressing the judges and turning in stellar performances. Her performance last week, of “Midnight Train to Georgia” wasn’t her best, but she proved she could step out of her box, and that’s very important on Idol
2. Lee Dewyze – Lee’s breakthrough performance of “Treat Her Like a Lady” has established his place as the dark horse to watch. Plus, Simon loves him.
3. Michael Lynche – Big Mike also stepped out of his box last week, singing a tender ballad, “Ready For Love”. The judges were suitably impressed, while hearts melted all over America.
4. Siobhan Magnus – Siobhan had a major misstep last week, singing “Through the Fire”, a song that proved to be way too big for her. She drops down to 4 and no further, because IF she sings well this week, she could have a comeback. Plus, she seems to have a devoted fan base ready to vote for her no matter what.
5. Casey James – Casey turns in one solid performance after another. What’s keeping him mid-pack is his predictability. Casey needs a breakthrough performance right about now.
6. Aaron Kelly – Aaron loses points this week for his flat performance of “Ain’t No Sunshine” last week. The other judges liked it, but Simon compared the performance to a “cupcake”. Plus, it just didn’t sound good.
7. Andrew Garcia – Andrew got much better remarks from the judges last week for his performance of “Forever”, but he’s still not matching the high expectations Idol watchers had after his Hollywood performance of “Straight Up”.
8. Tim Urban – I’m not putting the dude dead last, because he seems to have 9 lives at this point. And the whole Vote For the Worst lets screw the judges deal seems to be picking up steam. Plus, it appears that Tim actually has some fans. I won’t be surprised if he squeaks by again this week.
9. Katie Stevens – Despite improving last week, Simon is still calling Katie “robotic and cold” and swearing she should be singing country. I don’t think she’s catching on with audiences–she’s appeared in the bottom 3 a couple of times already. I won’t be surprised if she’s eliminated this week.

UPDATE: After the JUMP, From FOX 13, the Top 9 on singing Lennon/McCartney. “You don’t want to suck on stage singing a Beatles’ song, ” says Tim Urban. Heh. Andrew Garcia had to do a lot of research to figure out which song to sing. Crystal Bowersox calls Lennon/McCartney “Heroes”. The vid was filmed over the weekend, during the Top 10 tour photo shoot.

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63 Comments

  1. 1.Crystal–last weeks performance wasn’t her best but her likability is increasing. She stays at number one.
    2.Lee–people are starting to get him. He is more confident on stage performing and I think his personality is being accepted.
    3.Siobhan–strong enough fan base to keep her here this week but will slide if she doesn’t have a good performance and if she screams.
    4. Mike–if he stays away from the cheese he may move past Siobhan
    5.Casey–still can’t get out of mid pack, needs to do a song with little repetition
    6.Aaron–poor performance last week, should move up if he does well tonight
    7.Andrew–I don’t get his fan base but I have to acknowledge its there.
    8.Tim–I think he will stay over Katie and maybe Andrew
    9.Katie–She will have to have a great performance and someone else will have to totally suck for her to stay in it.

  2. Wooo-hooo! Handicapping time! Yippee!

    I think Casey is at a do or die type moment. He could either gain momentum or start stalling, now that Lee is starting to pick up steam. Not that I think Casey is going anywhere anytime soon, but I agree he has to get more exciting.

    I feel the same way about Crystal though I think she has a bigger fanbase. Last week was a good first step, but she has to inject a sense of excitement into things or someone with more fire (Siobhan or Lee) will pass her by.

    I think Mike has a market all to himself right now, and if he can show himself as more contemporary he could last a lot longer. He could get as high as 3 to me.

    I’m not really worried about Siobhan since I think last week was an aberration. But I agree if she falters again, she could do some permanent damage.

    It will be real interesting to see who turns up in the bottom 3 this week. We have no idea whose fanbase is the weakest outside of Tim and Katie right now. I’d actually not be shocked if Tim didn’t touch the bottom this week, and someone totally unexpected turned up there. Right now it seems most likely that Katie, Tim, Andrew and maybe Aaron would make an appearance, but I wouldn’t be totally shocked to see Casey there, or Mike. Hell, I think Crystal could pop up there one of these weeks too.

    I also would not be surprised if Katie went home this week.

    ETA: My order! I forgot:
    1. Crystal
    2. Lee
    3. Siobhan
    4/5 Casey/Mike
    6. Andrew
    7. Aaron
    8. Tim
    9. Katie

  3. I like Katie and feel she is midpack talent and performance wise but agree that she will probably be leaving. I think she has done better overall than Tim and Andrew and about the same as Aaron and doesn’t deserve to be voted off. I like Lee the best of the guys. Casey just plays it too safe, I like risktakers. The remaining girls are all good I hope it is a couple guys who are eliminated in the next couple weeks mainly Tim and Andrew. Andrew did good last week but after 4 or 5 bad performances I am not impressed.

  4. my order:
    1. Crystal
    2. Lee
    3. Casey
    4. Mike
    5. Andrew
    6. Siobhan
    7. Aaron
    8. Tim
    9. Katie

  5. I pretty much agree with your ranking with a couple of exceptions below. I think Tim has a pretty good chance of sticking around for a while longer. I am seeing him picking up more interest at some other sites (not VFTW related). Some of it is his attitude and the fact he is driving the judges crazy :} He might also be pretty marketable to the same crowd that Bieber and Taylor Swift is (who knows).

    I can see myself purchasing music from Crystal, Lee, Casey, and Mike.

    1. Crystal
    2. Lee
    3. Siobhan
    4/5 Casey/Mike
    6/7. Tim/Aaron
    8. Andrew
    9. Katie

  6. I can’t help but think that they don’t want Katie to go home this week, leaving 6 guys and 2 girls. I wouldn’t be surprised if she suddenly improved this week and even got a compliment from Simon keeping her in the competition another week (my inner conspiracy theorist coming out here, lol) – America loves a good turnaround story. Or if they are overly harsh and brutal. My inner conspiracy theorist also thinks that Simon’s liking Lee won’t last forever.

  7. Meh….. my heart didn’t exactly melt for Mike’s performance last week, or just generally doesn’t melt for Mike overall, sorry Mj lol.

    Here’s my ranking but i think all of us right now generally have about the same rankings for major of these contestants.

    1) Crystal
    2) Siobhan (still think she is unable to be dethroned of her No.2 status yet)
    3) Lee
    4) Casey
    5) Mike
    6) Andrew
    7) Aaron
    8 ) Katie
    9) Tim

  8. My rankings. Mwahahahaha.

    1) Lee DeWyze – He has a penis. Therefore he has power.
    2) Crystal Bowersox – Very good, but lacks a penis.
    3) Casey James – He’s sneaking up on people.
    4) Siobhan Magnus – Overrated.
    5) Andrew Garcia – He’s riding the Forever wave
    6) Aaron Kelly – Girls with highstandards (aka religious) vote
    7) Big Mike – Umm he likes women
    8 ) Teflon Tim – Girls with low standards (aka sinners) vote
    9) Katie Stevens – Sucks hard

    I forgot #8 and #9’s last name. So.

    I almost forgot to add Katie should never say “epic” in a sentence. Actually she shouldn’t open her mouth at all. It would make me happier.

  9. seriously:
    04/06/2010 at 2:02 pm
    My rankings. Mwahahahaha.

    1) Lee DeWyze – He has a penis. Therefore he has power.
    2) Crystal Bowersox – Very good, but lacks a penis.
    ….

    that’s funny seriously

    but seriously a frontrunner doesn’t need a penis to win. Don’t we have half and half man and woman winning AI so far?

    but your statement is right for the middle and low end of the pack…

  10. 1. Crystal-should be “diamond”.
    2. Andrew-gona make it through….you my dog Drew.
    3. Siobhan-quirky but fun.
    4. Tim-what can ya say about him.
    5. Katie-thats my babby.
    6. Aaron-nevil, hank….i cant come up with anything.
    7. Casey-getting votes from the ladies
    8. Lee-not for me
    9. Mike-just dont like

  11. For me, the only ones I consistently enjoy are Crystal, Lee and Casey. I have enjoyed Siobhan as well, but she started going downhill for me before last week. When it seemed that she was going to rely on that scream too much and, sorry, her scream notes are nowhere near as good as Adam’s. I’m fine w/ Mike, but he doesn’t do anything for me. Just not my style. Andrew has been disappointing, but he’s not as awful as Tim or Katie, and is more interesting than Aaron, for me. Casey did some bluesy thing in Hollywood that really made me notice him. He needs to pull more of that out. And Lee just needs to loosen up – he’s got the voice, as far as I’m concerned. And Crystal should just be signed and touring already.

  12. Seriously – you crack me up! Thanks for making my day!

    *wipes tear* My Momma would be so proud…I’m talking about penis’ and making peoples day. *wipes another tear*

    but seriously a frontrunner doesn’t need a penis to win. Don’t we have half and half man and woman winning AI so far?

    Ever since they allowed instruments a penis has had the power. :)

  13. My ranking would be:

    1. Crystal
    2. Lee
    3. Casey
    4. Siobhan
    5. Mike
    6. Aaron
    7. Andrew
    8. Katie
    9. Tim

    Think this might be the week for Tim to finally go. I’m almost expecting for him to be quite decent this week, which sometimes can spell the doom for someone who doesn’t just go out and have another amazing trainwreck.

  14. Here is my list

    1) Crystal – Still the frontrunner, stepped out of her comfort zone and made it work, not a bad performance yet

    2) Lee – this may have been his breakout performance, finally! But he still needs to relax more because the nerves still mess with his pitch when singing

    3) Mike – great idea to change it up and sing a song that is not that well known, bringing out the guitar and showing a more contemporary side of him

    4) Siobhan – She had her first major misstep last week, but here’s hoping that she goes back to basics, keeps it simple, sings a haunting slow ballad and recaptures the magic of “House of the Rising Sun”. No screaming!

    5) Casey – this guy has been quite consistent, but now needs to show originality and step up the performing skills a bit

    6) Aaron – this young kid has a decent voice, but he went a big step back last week by doing a song that was done brilliantly by Kris Allen last season, struggles to stay on pitch, needs to sing something besides a ballad

    7) Andrew – finally a good performance, looked more comfortable on stage than he has in a long time, has limited vocal range and struggles with pitch, needs to bring it again this week

    8)Katie – the girl is just too young, should have waited a year to two to mature, struggles with pitch but has a good voice, can’t seem to find herself musically

    9)Tim – He will be at the bottom of my power list for as long as he is on the show, which I hope will not be too much longer, absolutely destroyed the Rolling Stones and Freddie Mercury/Queen in successive weeks, has zero connection to anything he sings, could be a total trainwreck with the Beatles

  15. 1) Crystal
    2) lee
    3) Siobhan
    4) Andrew
    5) Casey
    6) Big Fat Mike
    7) Aaron
    8) Teflon Tim
    9) Katie Stevens

  16. 1) Lee (T)
    1) Crystal (T)
    3) Casey
    4) Siobahn (or tied for 9th)
    5) Tim (makes it interesting)
    6) Mike
    7) Andrew
    8) Aaron
    9) Katie

  17. Cool to see Didi again.

    I think they’ll finish like this.

    1. Crystal (it would only be the second time someone with the best betting odds at top 12 won, but she’s just really, really talented.)
    2. Lee (just heard his songs over at Wuli records. Great. But how can he release an independent CD in 2010 and still be on AI? He sounds awesome recorded, and his stuff is a good, different sound.)
    3. Casey (for me, he’s lower, but he’s got a loyal following because he’s stinkin’ good looking.)
    4. Siobhan (Very talented but she makes poor song choices for lack of experience, and she will go out earlier than she should because of it.)
    5. Big Mike (he might finish higher, but I’m so tired of him. But people like a giant extroverted party guy, so maybe.)
    6. Aaron (he also could finish higher. He’s a good singer and there are a lot of people who like country, but he picks over-sung songs, and doesn’t have the talent to make them fresh.)
    7. Andrew (too many missteps. I just don’t think he can make it all the way back.)
    8. Tim (he’s cute, in the same way the mannequins are at Old Navy.)
    9. Katie (she’s a good singer, but not interesting or charismatic. I wasn’t friends with her type in High School.)

  18. Sunny D:
    04/06/2010 at 3:17 pm
    Don’t know why sunglass happy face showed up on #8

    LOL – it’s the emoticon for 8 and ) 8)

  19. IMO, Lee is the dark horse who is going to take this. He has the best voice and he’s starting to gain confidence in himself. He’s already sung amazingly well so far, but I think he still has more to give us.

    1. Lee
    2. Crystal
    3. Mike
    4. Casey
    5. Andrew
    6. Siobhan
    7. Aaron
    8. Tim
    9. Katie

  20.  “but seriously a frontrunner doesn’t need a penis to win. Don’t we have half and half man and woman winning AI so far?”

    Ever since text voting has been mainstreamed a male has won.

  21. Tim is going to rock tonight. I can feel it. Then VFTW will dethrone Sanjaya and make Tim their new god.

    Since I’m in a list-making mood…

    Hottest Idols
    (Your list will vary)

    1. Lee DeWyze – Guh. His. Lips. Although he gives this “I sleep around” vibe.
    2. Casey James – Pretty boy. He looks like my sister though. (I don’t even have a blonde sister though, hmmm)
    3. Tim Urban – He’s hot but seems like the “peeping Tom” or rather “peeping Tim” type
    4. Siobhan Magnus – Cute when she doesn’t look like a circus reject
    5. Aaron Kelly – Looks like my Chihuahua (I don’t even have a chihuahua either, hmmm)
    6. Crystal Bowersock – Pretty face but her hair looks like my Barbie doll’s hair after I put her in the washing machine
    7. Mike – No comment
    8. Katie – Poor man’s Katherine McPhee
    9. Andrew – 3 Words Kim Jong Il

    The hot list does impact my power list.

  22. 1 Lee – Love this guy – I am 100% on the Lee train.
    2 Casey – Has appeal, needs more stage presence
    3 Aaron – Same as Casey
    4 Crystal – The hippie vibe won’t take her to the top.
    5,6,7 Katie, Andrew, Tim
    8 Mike – I wish he’d stop picking people up and acting so over confident. It makes a big difference in likeability and a lot of people don’t like it. I was happy Ellen called him out for singing behind the judges last week.
    9 Siobhan – over rated, unstable-there is something uncomfortable about her and her performances…

  23. It’s a sad day when one good performance is all it takes to give Lee the #2 position.

  24. It’s a sad day when one good performance is all it takes to give Lee the #2 position.

    Lee’s been #2 on my list since Beast of Burden. >.>

  25. So Lee has one marginally good performance and now he’s probably going to win. Hm. Doesn’t make sense to me. Can’t wait to have another white male winner. Three years in a row. Awesome! Love the diversity Idol!

  26. IMO, Lee’s had more than one marginally good performance. He’s the only one who has been consistently good every week. Simon loves him so he’s definitely got the advantage.

    As for diversity, why does it matter if we’re trying to find the best singer and performer? I didn’t realize the rules dictated that a different gender/race has to win each year.

  27. Lee has hardly been “consistently good every week,” unless you don’t care about pitch or stage presence. Crystal is the only contestant IMHO who’s been consistently good (and oftentimes great) week in and week out. Lee’s had two good performances — which in this season of lowered expectations means he’s now “one to beat.”

  28. Lee has gotten consistently better each week. Crystal has been consistently good each week. Both important in Idol world. It is Crystal’s to lose right now.

  29. Seriously, what is wrong with penis’? I happen to like them…even without a guitar.

  30. 1. Crystal – crown her now..no wait..I want to hear more music !
    2. Casey-I believe he has more to offer but helluva blast for now.
    3. Lee – last week showed a little of what I’ve believed he has.
    4. Siobhan -still have hope because of Wicked Games & HOTRS
    5. Mike – not a fan but loved last week’s heartfelt performance
    6. Andrew – only solid one in a long time but it was good
    7. Aaron – nice voice, but lacks real emotional connection
    8. Katie – see Aason x 2
    9. Tim – I get why he’s still here but he shouldn’t be

  31. Seriously, what is wrong with penis’? I happen to like them…even without a guitar.

    I have many many jokes in my head right now, but non are appropriate for a family blog. LMAO!

  32. I still think this season sucks, but I can’t say that with the best mentor ever next week!!
    Ok,this seasons contestants (except for DUI and a few others suck.I’m skeered to even think about next season)
    My Favorites List-Im still sad Didi’s gone
    1.Aaron Kelly
    2.Andrew Garcia
    3.Michael Lynche
    4, Tim Urban
    5. Siobhan Magnus
    6/7. Katie Stevens/ Lee DeWyze
    8.Crystal Stevens (would be lower, but I like her attitude)
    9.Casey James

    9.

  33. Banished:
    04/06/2010 at 5:18 pm
    Seriously, what is wrong with penis’? I happen to like them…even without a guitar.

    Me too my friend. *pats back*

    On another note, that’s a wack list luvadamlambert!

  34. Who is Crystal Stevens? Hahaha… But Casey last on that list eehhh.
    Casey I think has the best voice, but lacks anything else.
    Aaron is a crappy David A. Haha
    Hey did anyone else read that article about Casey bein gay??????

  35. Hey did anyone else read that article about Casey bein gay??????

    Yes, he and Adam will have a glorious lip-lock after their “mentoring” session next week.

  36. Aaron is a crappy David A. Haha

    Yep. The poor man’s Archie. But I’ll let luvadamlambert slide on that one since she was 11 years old during season 7. =)

    Hey did anyone else read that article about Casey bein gay??????

    Mmmmhmmm. I’m not sure if I buy it. We’ll see though. My gaydar (which is great) isn’t dinging.

  37. I think Lee is overrated – I hated what he did to Treat Her Like a Lady.

  38. Power list probably hasn’t changed much for me.

    1. Crystal – Probably the only one who’s been consistently great. However, I think she might be losing people. I know some huge fans of her who were turned off by the “too cool for school” thing. I dunno, I’m not really seeing it. I think it’s her lips.
    2. Michael – I think he’s been consistent, but not to Crystal’s level. But I don’t think he can do any wrong other than being a bit corny.
    3. Siobhan – One tank performance won’t kill her. Hurt her, sure, why not. She still has a solid fanbase, but of the three I put in the top, she’ll probably be the most hurt by fan loss.
    4. Casey – He has a ton of fans, and I do not see any trainwrecks coming up.
    5 . Lee – His performance last week was the best of the night, IMO. Like Siobhan, one good performance isn’t gonna move him TOO much. And he hasn’t been consistently great, either. Last week, at least, he proved he doesn’t have to sing with that grating goaty voice. I hope he never does that again.
    6. Aaron – Still in my top 3 faves of the season, but he HAS to move out of his shell and young it up without going too far.
    7. Andrew – Huge gap between him and Aaron. His performance of Forever was easily his best performance in 5 weeks, and one of my faves of the night. That doesn’t erase the aftertaste of his overall suck, though.
    8. Katie – Take everything everyone irrationally hates about Aaron Kelly and add a bit of rationality (a very small smidge, I really don’t think it’s rational to outright any of these people, we barely know them and they don’t do anything to us or others that causes famines and disasters and stuff like that). Add in a bit of people hating about Katharine McPhee and add it to someone who does not have the potential to go very far. Add just a miniscule bit of Ugly Betty, then take away the Betty. You might get some degree of Katie Stevens. Sad, I saw potential in her to go above the tweenyboppers of today.
    9. Tim – Anyone who doesn’t place him last (or really close to last) is either luvadamlambert, a VFTW-er, a VFTW believer, or just absolutely insane. The fact that he didn’t get eliminated during Top 24 week is just a kick in the nuts. Him surviving past Alex Lambert, Tyler Grady, and even some of the girls (Lilly Scott, hell, even PAIGE) is just a stupider crotch blow with a baseball bat. I’m still put-off by him saying “I had to do Hallelujah” after sucking the soul out of it. That was blasphemous. That’s like peeing in a casket with a corpse in there.

    While I was writing my thoughts on Tim, a Haeley Vaughn look-alike passed in front of me. I just thought that was interesting.

  39. Crystal
    Casey
    Siobhan
    Lee
    Mike
    Andrew
    Aaron
    Katie
    Tim

    Luv, your list made me LOL! I am sure it was unintentional, but thanks for the laugh.

  40. abbysee:
    04/06/2010 at 6:15 pm

    Crystal
    Casey
    Siobhan
    Lee
    Mike
    Andrew
    Aaron
    Katie
    Tim

    Luv, your list made me LOL! I am sure it was unintentional, but thanks for the laugh.>

    That made me laugh too.. lol
    I agree with your list except for Siobhan and Mike.. id switch them, she is getting on my nerves FAST

  41. abbysee:
    04/06/2010 at 6:15 pm

    Crystal
    Casey
    Siobhan
    Lee
    Mike
    Andrew
    Aaron
    Katie
    Tim

    Luv, your list made me LOL! I am sure it was unintentional, but thanks for the laugh.

    That made me laugh too.. lol
    I agree with your list except for Siobhan and Mike.. id switch them, she is getting on my nerves FAST

  42. any potential spoilers tonight MJ?

    Crystal is clearly at the top of my AI 9 power list, and she is climbing my all time favorite list too!

  43. My 2 cents:

    1. Crystal (I think she’s very far out in the lead)
    2. Mike (Other than Crystal, Mike’s been the only who’s been consistently good for me each week. And, I don’t mind corny on this show).
    3. Casey (3 & 4 are sort of a tie for me. But, Lee’s rampant stage fright – until last week – gives Casey the edge).
    4. Lee
    5. Siobhan (way overrated, to me)
    6. Andrew (eh, I think he has a good voice, and I’ve liked some of his performances, but he kind of bores me).
    7. Katie (best thing I can say about Katie, is that she’s not as bad as Aaron or Tim).
    8. Tim (he’s punking us. After the season, we’ll find out he’s Normund Gentile’s roommate).
    9. NOTarchie (To me, this kid is not in any way good enough to be in the AI top 9. So, it would take too long to explain why I think he sucks).

  44. If Lee’s performance skills continue to improve, he’s gonna win this thang. He’s awkward and all in interviews too.

    Crystal moving from behind one diversion to another didn’t impress me as much as it does others. And once she stood up, she was clearly uncomfortable (imo of course). And she’s really making it awkward with her judge/Ryan interactions. They’re trying to make her likable and it’s failing, for me. Hell, they even had usher trying to make her seem “sweet”. Awkward is more appropriate.

    Those are top two- both great voice, both suck at performing. Both have alotta room for improvement.

    Mike, Siobhan, and Casey rounds out my top 5.

  45. Top 2 for me: Crystal and Casey

    Middle of the pack: Siobhan, Mike, Lee, and Aaron

    Bottom 3: Katie, Andrew, and Tim

  46. Crystal and Lee. In that order right now. The rest are crap IMHO.

    Crystal is an obvious choice to win it all but watch out for that Lee. I love his raspy voice but I have a very bad track record with raspy voices and Idol. Plus he is easy on the eyes.

  47. NOTarchie (To me, this kid is not in any way good enough to be in the AI top 9.

    LOL! Is that his new name….he seriously isn’t good enough to hold Archie’s jock…..oh, that’s so funny even typing it, lol. Seriously though, I remember season 1 contestants who were better and they didn’t get the love this kid is getting from the judges, i don’t get it. It’s just that I despise Katie and tim more therefore he’s higher on the list.

  48. This year’s power list is not all that controverial. But how about an all AI powerlist. Where does Crystal fit in with Adam, Kris, Daughtry, Carrie, Kelly, Hudson, Fantasia, Archie, Clay, Rueben, Allison et al. For me, at this moment, she is in my highly personal top 10:

    1. Daughtry
    2. Carrie (based on post idol performances)
    3. Kelly
    5. Kris
    6. Adam
    7. Bowersox
    8. Allison *is it any wonder why season 8 is so strong)
    9. Archie
    10. Rueben

  49. LOL! Is that his new name….he seriously isn’t good enough to hold Archie’s jock…..oh, that’s so funny even typing it, lol. Seriously though, I remember season 1 contestants who were better and they didn’t get the love this kid is getting from the judges, i don’t get it. It’s just that I despise Katie and tim more therefore he’s higher on the list.

    LOL – that’s just what I call him, because it bugs me that people would insult Archie by comparing that kid to him (and I’ve never been an Archie fan. That’s how much that kid bugs me!). Although, I can’t imagine that someone else didn’t think of that before me – so I figure it’s safe to assume he’s being called that elsewhere :).

    I’m flabbergasted every week when the judges slather him with praise. I always assume I’m living in an alternate universe.

  50. This year’s power list is not all that controverial. But how about an all AI powerlist. Where does Crystal fit in with Adam, Kris, Daughtry, Carrie, Kelly, Hudson, Fantasia, Archie, Clay, Rueben, Allison et al. For me, at this moment, she is in my highly personal top 10:

    1. Daughtry
    2. Carrie (based on post idol performances)
    3. Kelly
    5. Kris
    6. Adam
    7. Bowersox
    8. Allison *is it any wonder why season 8 is so strong)
    9. Archie
    10. Rueben

    Here is mine!

    1. Vonzell
    2. Carrie
    3. Jhud
    4.Crystal (tied)
    4. Ruben (tied)
    5. Fantasia
    6. Elliot
    7. Kelly Clarkson
    8. Kellie Pickler
    9. Katharine
    10. Brooke

  51. OOH all time favorites list!
    Okay, here’s my top 10:

    Fanny
    Kelly
    Melinda
    David C
    Brooke
    Allison
    Rueben
    Bo
    Paris
    Archie

    The order could change slightly depending on the mood!

  52. Mine
    1. Crystal Bowersox
    2. Lee Dewyze
    3. Casey James
    4. Michael Lynche
    5. Siobhan Magnus

    6. Aaron Kelly –
    6. Andrew Garcia
    6. Tim Urban
    6. Katie Stevens

  53. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tim does not land in the bottom 3 this week. He is picking up steam today and it has absolutely nothing to do with VFTW….

  54. My favorite nickname for GoatBoy is actually ArchuNOT. Well,and GoatBoy (but it confuses people because it applies to more than one person in S9).

    Lee has hardly been “consistently good every week,” unless you don’t care about pitch or stage presence.

    ^^This. I can appreciate that he’s got a fine recording voice but the only thing he’s been consistent on for weeks are (1) hitting lots of bum notes and (2) looking scared shitless when on stage. I mean, seriously, if he was in S7, S5 or S8, would he even approach being called a contender?

  55. IMO Crystal didn’t step out of her comfort zone at all. Im tired of figuring out her songs before she does them. Lose the predictability factor.

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