American Idol Top 8 : Separating The Artists From the Singers

Tonight's theme was "songs from the week you were born." This is one of those weeks where we typically get to see which of the contestants are true music artists and which are merely great singers. Just because you have a great voice does not mean you can have a career in music!

I think tonight we were got to see who could be a true star - and who is becoming a fallen star.

Rising Stars

Adam Lambert - Mad World by Gary Jules - I must say, I really don't know this song. Usually, when a contestant chooses a song that isn't highly recognizable - they end up in the Bottom 3 or booted. Not Adam. He sang this song like it was written for him. If he doesn't make the finale, something is wrong! Score : 4 Stars.

Allison Iraheta - I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt - Once again, Allison picked the perfect song for her voice. Only 16, she is showing the older contestants how it is really done. If she is in the Bottom 3 again, it will be because the viewers haven't seen her real personality and not because of her performance. Score : 4 Stars.

Matt Giraud - Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder - I know the judges loved his performance but I just can't jump on the Matt bandwagon. Do I think it was horrible - No. I don't think it was that great. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the Bottom 3 again this week. Score : 3 Stars.

Scott McIntyre - The Search Is Over by Survivor - I don't care what the judges say, I still love listening to Scott perform. Do I think he chose the best song? No. I really think he needs to get back behind the piano - seeing him play electric guitar was just too weird. Forget what Paula says ... what the hell does she know anyways? I hope he avoids the bottom again this week. Score : 2 1/2 Stars.

Falling Stars

Danny Gokey - Stand By Me by Mickey Gillie - Normally, I like him a great deal but this one was boring. I'm starting to notice that every slow tempo song he sings sounds exactly the same. Often, that is when we hear the mistakes - like we did tonight. I felt like I was on a cruise ship listening to a bad revue. Score : 2 Stars.

Kris Allen - All She Wants To Do Is Dance by Don Henley - A whole year's worth of songs and this is the one he chooses? What the hell was he thinking?!? All I can say about the actual performance is - Yawn. The song showed off the band really well. That says it all. Score : 1 Star.

Lil Rounds - What's Love Got To Do by Tina Turner - Every week she is told how she chose the wrong song. Every week she continues to choose the wrong song. And she did it again this week. Why the hell does she choose SIGNATURE songs by divas? She can't handle them! One friend described it as a bad drag performance. She started out as a favorite - and she is hanging on only because there are ever worse performers to get rid of first. Score : 1/2 Star.

Anoop Desai - True Colors by Cyndi Lauper - I don't think any performance can save him at this point. The judges gave him good remarks tonight but I don't think it was as good as they thought. He is trying to pull off songs that require awesome vocal skills - skills he doesn't have. The reason he got into the Top 13 is mostly due to his personality. That personality is becoming duller and duller every week. Score : 1 1/2 stars.

My Bottom Three

This is one of those weeks where the three worst performers may not end up in the bottom. That said ... my bottom three :

Lil Rounds
Anoop Desai
Kris Allen

I would love to see Anoop get the boot this week. Unfortunately, the viewers could decide that Allison or Scott should go. Could definitely be a wacky week.

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i agree with alot you said, but i actually did like anoop tonight. Kris allen was the worst IMO, I just dont get that whole, 'girls form a circle around me' thing. Plus, didnt Matt just do that. As for matt, I am with you, i am not on that wagon yet.

I think lil will be going home and the judges will keep her on.

DialIdol is predicting Kris Allen gets the boot.