American Idol Recap: Who Inspired You?

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On a night of inspiration songs, a trio of favorites - David Cook, Michael Johns and Carly Smithson - failed to motivate the judges to give them high marks.

Conversely, Kristy Lee Cook (yes, Kristy Lee Cook!) and Jason Castro basked in the high praise of Randy, Paula and Simon. Oh, and David Archuleta did well. But what else is new?

The Top 8

Who was your favorite performer? Who do you think will be sent home next on American Idol?

Also, remember: tonight is the Idol Gives Back special. Watch. Call in. Donate all you can.

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