American Idol Season 8 – Top 3 Song Spoiler and Pre-Show Discussion Thread

A BIG THANK YOU to Jessica for playing an AWESOME mole! And to Maggie and Buckeyegirl for standing by!

SPOILERS!   These are going to come one at a time and in PERFORMANCE ORDER. Be patient!

  • Danny Gokey – “Dance Little Sister” by Terrance Trent D’Arby -Paula’s Judges Pick – He got a sax solo. “pretty good”
  • Kris Allen – “Apologize” by OneRepublic – Randy and Kara’s Judges Pick – Kris forgot some words. He’s starting over… “Kris was VERY good.”
  • Adam Lambert – “One” by U2 – Simon’s Judges Pick “omg…piano onstage…gorgeous…amazing.” One started off slow got faster…different than U2’s arrangement.

Next is a long piece on Carrie Underwood and Idol gives back. She was in Africa recently

  • Danny Gokey – “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker – He changed clothes. He’s got a string quartet. “Breathy, strained and awkward.” “It started off syrupy then he “took it to church” at the end.
  • Kris Allen – “Heartless” by Kanye West – “He appeared magically on the side of the stage…just him and acoustic guitar. very mraz. very very good. definitely could create a moment.” Kris broke a string on his guitar.
  • Adam Lambert – “Cryin” by Aerosmith – “Adam is looking “bombalicious, big boots, rocking rhinestone t-shirt, leather jacket…”

The crowd seemed to like Kris and Adam the best.   From the other side of the theater yelled, “Kris’s family loves you Adam!”   Adam answered back, “We aren’t feuding?”   Adam rocked like a lot…both his arrangements seemed sort of clipped? But he made “Cryin” his “filthy bitch”.

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Thanks to everyone who responded to my blog reporter post!   It looks like we’re in good shape for spoilers tonight!

I’m going to keep this post pinned up top.   I’ll edit in the spoilers as they become available!

This is intriguing. One of Jordin Sparks’ backup singers attended rehearsal yesterday, and she tweeted this:

Does anyone who know who should win idle I’m here at there rehersal, Not sure kidzzzz I need more!!!

Danny singing “you are so beautiful”!!

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Adam Lambert – Simon’s Judges choice: Either “One” by U2 or “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak (Adam got two texts at his homecoming. In an interview today, Paula Abdul says “U2 will be represented” tonight.
  • Danny Gokey – Paula’s Judges Choice: “Dance Little Sister” by Terence Trent D’Arby. Personal Choice: “You Are So Beautiful” (?)
  • Kris Allen –   Randy and Kara’s Judges Choice: “Apologize” by OneRepublic – “just him and acoustic guitar. very mraz. very very good. definitely could create a moment.”
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