Random thoughts and then we’ll give you our rankings for the night and finally the judges’ comments on all seven…

– Ryan Seacrest opens the show with this: “This time no one one will be saved!” OMG the humanity of it all…
– Seacrest again: “There is an unprecedented amount of pressure tonight.” OMG the humanity of it all part II…
– Lambert is shown. Question – Is there any makeup left in Hollywood tonight? I am thinking Adam has it all on his face…
– Lil’s performance – the show simply has passed her by..
– Kris – plain, no pretenses, talented, becoming somewhat “Cook-esque” and that is a high compliment.
– Danny – yes, he can sing but he forces and strains when he does and he never, ever should try to dance, not even close…
– Allison – she has a big fan here but she has performed and sounded better. More than enough to get her through to the Round of 5…
– Adam – the singing and theatrical talent are obvious. But he was so made-up he looked like a mannequin, the pinkie snake ring was outrageous and at times he was screaming, but no one seems to care any longer. Let the coronation begin…
– Matt – sang just well enough to make it through… maybe. His moves will never be disguised as Justin Timberlake but dancing he looks like Michael Jackson compared to Gokey…
– Anoop – the arrangement of “Dim All The Lights” was woeful and the final note was awful. Otherwise he did…OK…


Rankings for the night:

1 – Chris
1-A – Adam
3 – Allison
4 – Danny
5 – Anoop
6 – Matt
7 – Lil

So, going home on Wednesday night – Matt and Lil and we’ll be down to 5….


Following are their songs and the judges’ comments:

Lil Rounds – “I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan –

RJ: “You definitely got the party started, it sounded so wild. It still didn’t really show us what kind of artist you could be.”
KD: “I think America has been waiting for you to sing Chaka Khan, but it wasn’t worth the wait. I still didn’t know who you are as an artist.”
PA: ?
SC: “You look so sad Lil. I think this is the last week we’re going to see you. There was no originality. This is absolutely your last shot. Sorry.”


Kris Allen – “She Works Hard For the Money” by Donna Summer

KD: “So Kris, you took a real risk with that arrangement, it paid off big time. I’m so impressed with you. It sounded like it could go on your record.”
PA: “There aren’t many men who are willing to shop in the woman’s department.”
SC: “That was a complete polar opposite to the first performance. That was not karaoke. And listening to Paula’s comments sometimes I need a translator on this show.”
RJ: “You know who you are. You come out every week. You are ready for the big-time. Amazing.”


Danny Gokey – “September” by Danny Gokey

RJ: “This is a great song, you turned this into something that really worked for you tonight. I was worried that it didn’t have enough melody.”
KD: “You are an incredible vocal. Your pitch is so right on. You never have an issue.”
PA: “You chose vocally to show your agility and brilliance. You have one of the sexiest voices ever.”
SC: “I agree with everyone. As a performance I didn’t get any star power. At this stage you have to do something special. A bit clumsy, awkward.”


Allison Iraheta – “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer

RJ: “I didn’t love the arrangement. You’re one of the best singers in the competition. It was a little over-indulgent.”
KD: “You were in the right lane. From a singing perspective that was a 9/10 for me.”
PA: “The word compromise doesn’t belong in your vocabulary.”
SC:”I think you were always going to come into this week as an underdog. But, that was a brilliant performance.”


Adam Lambert – “If I Can’t Have You” by Yvonne Elliman

RJ: “You should show us your range, you are ready right now dude. He is a hot one tonight.”
KD: “Adam you’re brilliant. Most memorable performance. The emotion, the way you connected it’s inspiring.”
PA: “You chose to pick a disco song and not make it cliche. I feel your vulnerablity. You will be in the finals.”
SC: “You did something we weren’t expecting, it was original. You’re going to remember it. Your vocals were immaculate. And I would have bet $10,000 that you would have picked a Donna Summers song.”


Matt Giraud – “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees

RJ: “Didn’t love the song choice or the arrangement. You can really sing dude. This is the most talented group of 7 we’ve ever had.”
KD: “You brought disco back. I like to see you move.”
PA: “You sing the way I bowl. You’re staying.”
SC: “I didn’t like that performance. I think you have to put yourself in the real world. It came across as desparate. The vocals weren’t great, not original. It’s time for you to get out of the Idol World.”


Anoop Desai – “Dim All the Lights” by Donna Summer

RJ: “Rough last night. Didn’t love this one. But dude you can sing also. Anoop – nice baby nice.”
KD: “I thought it was a great song choice. It sounded like it could be on the radio. Last two weeks your best performances.”
PA: “You look fantastic. Real men know how to wear pink. Smile more.”
SC: “That was mediocre at best. It was horrible version of that song. Genuinely that was your worst performance by a mile.”