Idol Spotlight Performances – 5/12/09

So the Top 3 performed two songs on American Idol last night, one of which was Judge’s choice, and the other was contestant’s choice. In my opinion, the highlight performances were Adam Lambert’s take on “One” by U2, and Kris Allen performing “Heartless” by Kanye West. Check out their performances right here…all videos are courtesy of American Idol.com

Simon chose “One” by U2 for Adam in the judge’s choice round. Simon received approval from Bono himself which allowed Adam to sing this song. Simon said it was “one of his most favorite songs in the world.” Adam later chose to sing Aerosmith’s “Cryin” for the contestant’s choice round, but I found that his performance of “One” was captivating.

Adam Lambert: “One”
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Randy and Kara chose “Apologize” by OneRepublic for Kris but it was his choice of “Heartless” for which he shined. Randy said he liked Kris’s version better than The Fray’s cover and Kanye’s original cover.

Kris Allen: “Heartless”
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As for the rest of the night…Paula Abdul chose “Dance Little Sister” by Terence Trent D’Arby for Danny Gokey which was kind of mediocre. Danny shined more on his choice of “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker. I must admit…when I heard the song choice – I was a little skeptical, but it turned out to be quite stunning.

Danny Gokey: “You Are So Beautiful”
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Who is getting eliminated? As I reel from last week’s elimination of Allison Iraheta :-(, I am still undecided on who to root for. The better question is which two contestants would make a better final? Thoughts?

It’s a tight race…as DialIdol.com predicts. From the beginning…I wanted to see an Adam vs. Danny final, but now…I think it would be interesting to see an Adam vs. Kris finale. Entertainment Weekly recently asked past American Idol contestants their thoughts on Season 8 and it seems the consensus is for Adam Lambert for the win. Read the full article here. This should be an interesting results show. I think it would be safe to say that if Adam Lambert doesn’t make the finals…it will be shocking!

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