Like I said a few weeks ago, the A-I title is Adam’s. But the perfect scenario now would be for Kris to be No. 2. That probably won’t happen.

Here is a rundown of Tuesday night…

Danny Gokey – “Dance Little Sister Dance” by Terence Trent D’Arby

Judges choice from Paula

RJ: “Let the games begin. Lots of energy. That was dope for me.”
KD: “The dancing was a little too gyrating for me. Am I going to remember that performance tomorrow?”
PA: “I think you did really good. You let that magic part of your voice carry through.”
SC: “I thought the dancing was desperate. Vocally, very very good. I wouldn’t have put the saxaphone solo in. Wrong song.”


Kris Allen – “Apologize” by OneRepublic

Judges Choice by Randy and Kara

RJ: “Here’s what I love, you could have a song like this on the radio. Nice very nice.”
KD: “I think it was a really competent performance, but you need to hit it out of the park. I wanted you to make it more of your own.”
PA: “It sits in the right place in your voice. There was a bum note there that was loud, but I’m so proud of you.”
SC: “You can’t choose a song for him, and then blame him for doing the song. It was a competent version of the song. You should have worked out the arrangement. You aren’t holding up your responsibilities.”


Adam Lambert – “One” by U2

Judges choice by Simon Cowell

RJ: “Dude, let me just say, you are definitely still in the zone. Unbelievable, but I didn’t like you going off the melody. You are a really talented guy.”
KD: “Adam you are a strategist. You can change up the melodies change up the instruments and make it unbelievable. See what I mean Simon.”
PA: “You don’t know how miserable I am with Simon gloating. It was one brilliant song, one brilliant performance and one American Idol I’m staring at right now.
SC: “I thought it was a brilliant song choice. You worked out what you wanted to do with it. Brilliant, brilliant performance. If you aren’t in the final next week it will be one of the biggest upsets.”


Danny Gokey – “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker

RJ: “Amazing song, but you showed you’re here because you can really sing, mad vocals.”
KD: “Everything you didn’t do in the first performance … you just did. Stunning.”
PA: “You left all of us breathless. By changing the chords and infusing the gospel part you nailed it.”
SC: “I wouldn’t have re-arranged it. This is a singing competition. I would call that a vocal masterclass.”


Kris Allen – “Heartless” from Kanye West

RJ: “This is gonna be one of the toughest voting nights. Better than the Fray, better than Kanye you are in it to win it.”
KD: “It was bold, brave fearless. Why didn’t you do that with Apologize? The tone, pitch, phrasing … amazing.”
PA: “This is what keeps you relevant. Bravo.”
SC: “I had written you out of this competition. but that has all changed after that performance.”


Adam Lambert – “Cryin” by Aerosmith

RJ: “You’re one of the best we’ve ever had on this stage. You should be a rock star that’s who you are.”
KD: “Who hits those notes? Amazing. We’ll see you at the finals.”
PA: “You set the bar so high in the sky. We’ll be seeing you next week and many years after that.”
SC: “I’m not going to suck up as much as the other three. It’s easy to assume you’ll sail through. I want everyone not to assume you’ll be there, but to vote for you because you deserve to be there.”