Here are the rankings after Tuesday’s show:

1. Crystal Bowersox – “Come Together”

2. Casey James – “Jealous Guy”

3. Siobhan Magnus – “Across the Universe”

4. Katie Stevens – “Let it Be”

5. Michael Lynche – “Eleanor Rigby”

6. Lee Dewyze – “Hey Jude”

7. Tim Urban – “All My Loving ”

8. Andrew Garcia – “Can’t Buy Me Love”

9. Aaron Kelly – “The Long and Winding Road”


Here are some of the judges’ comments on the Top 9:


Aaron Kelly – “The Long and Winding Road”

RJ: “You have a beautiful tone, but I didn’t like the arrangement, it needed to be changed up. The song was sleepy. You could have done a country version.”

ED: “It’s a big song to take on, it felt like a long and winding song.”

KD: “When it comes together for you, it works, but for what you are trying to do, you have to be great. How about something up-tempo next week? We’re just seeing the same side of you.”

SC:  “It was very old-fashioned, very boring. You’ve got to become young and relevant, you’ve got to have moment. You should have done some research on that song.”


Katie Stevens – “Let it Be”

RJ: “This is your best performance ever. Those were hot vocals. That’s why you’re in the Top 9.”

ED: “Perfect example of changing it just enough to make it your own while still respecting the song. There’s no way you’ll be in bottom 3. That was amazing.”

KD: “You’re blossoming on that stage. Your attitude, you are confident considering you’ve been beat up for two weeks. You never looked or sounded better. I’m proud of you.”

SC: “Tonight, you got it right. You were absolutely leaning in the direction I hinted at. That’s more country.”


Andrew Garcia – “Can’t Buy Me Love”

RJ: “Solid performance, interesting arrangement. A little corny at times, it was OK.”

ED: “First of all, you can buy love, right Simon? Perfect song choice for you, I loved it.”

KD: “I wanna love it, I just don’t think I’ve seen anything new from you. You should have done more with the interpretation. I thought the breakdown was hot.”

SC: “The band behind you completely overpowered the arrangement, making it irrelevant. You and the band got this all wrong tonight.”


Michael Lynche – “Eleanor Rigby”

RJ: “The parts that worked were great. You’ve got that license that you can do what you want. That could be a song on your record. I love watching you blossom.”

ED: “There so many different sides of you, I thought that was a huge risk, I thought that was incredible. I loved it.”

KD: “I thought that was fire. Those vocals were amazing, the drama, the passion. You made that song commercial and relevant. That’s what this show is about.”

SC: “I didn’t love it as much as the other three. This was the sort of thing you see in musicals. I don’t think it made you contemporary at all. It was too over the top, I’m slightly confused now the type of artist you’re going to be.”


Crystal Bowersox – “Come Together”

RJ: “Another solid performance. Don’t know if it’s your best. At the end you started to change things up…. You’re in the zone.”

ED: “I thought that was cool. I need a new way to tell you how great you are, you never cease to amaze me. I could hear that on your album.”

KD: “This is one of my favorite performances, it kind of had a Bonnie Raitt feel, it was slinky, sexy playful. I thought you were more accessible tonight.”

SC: “That’s a song I could hear on the radio. It just worked. You talked about staying true to yourself, This is why you are working. It was quirky, it really helped prove a point. Terrific, much better than last week.”


Tim Urban – “All My Loving ”

RJ: “You’re in your own category. Is it a good Tim performance? Much better than the last couple of weeks.”

ED: “That was the perfect song choice for you, you have that look, you did very well.”

KD: “Best performances are when you have a guitar. I like that you came out here today. You took our criticisms.”

SC: “We have to judge you on what we’ve seen and heard tonight, and you did really well tonight. There were no gimmicks, it really suited your voice. It sounded really current. You take the criticism like a man. This is a shortcut to fame. You’ve handled yourself really well.”


Casey James – “Jealous Guy”

RJ: “I love that you were playing acoustic, love the sensitive vibe, impressed that you took that leap. You’ve got this blues exterior. It wasn’t the perfect vocal, but I really felt you.”

ED: “That to me was your best performance to date, so soulful. It was a beautiful arrangement. I wanted to feel you pour yourself into a song, and you did.”

KD: “You showed vulnerability. It was tasteful. It’s showing depth. That’s what I wanted to see. I think you can do more still.”

SC: “I think it was the best performance of the night so far. Week-to-week change has been ginormous. You put your stamp on the song. I’m very, very impressed with you tonight.”


Siobhan Magnus – “Across the Universe”

RJ: “Nobody screams artist more than you. It was little sleepy for me, but I love seeing the tender side.”

ED: “I think you really should always honor who you are, you are special. You cooled it on the high notes. I thought it was beautiful.”

KD: “You hit the notes, it was very controlled, very restrained and polite. I’m trying to process it. I’m not sure you’d hear that on the radio. I’m a little confused.”

SC: “I think you came back much, much stronger. You are unpredictable. If someone would see you for the first time, they’d be confused. But that’s what I like about you.”


Lee Dewyze – “Hey Jude”

RJ: “That guy was funny man! I loved that! You always seem like a bundle of nerves. You don’t have to be nervous. You’ve got this, believe!”

ED: “The confidence that you showed tonight, I loved it.”

KD: “There were some good moments, there were a few off moments. I can hear you on the radio.”

SC: “I wouldn’t have done that. I think you were doing great … then the bagpipes. It was like he turned up on the wrong show.”