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American Idol Review: Guitars, Bagpipes and Didgeridoos!

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Tim Urban has advanced to the top nine on American Idol due to a nice smile and fantastic attitude.

But we have a feeling he'll stick around this week for another reason: a great performance. Covering "All My Loving," Urban took a page out of the Plain White T's catalog and earned wide praise from the judges.

In our weekly recap, we actually ranked Tim in our top three. First time that's happened all year.

Does this mean Urban was the best? No, that honor belonged to Casey James. His version of "Jealous Guy" was heartfelt and emotional. He's certainly proven at this point that he's more than a sexy face.

Casey on Stage

On the other end of the singing spectrum? It may be time for Andrew Garcia to go.

The judges referred to his rendition of "Can't Buy Me Love" as "corny" and we agree. He's lasted this long due to his cover of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" from the pre-Hollywood rounds, but now viewers need to do the right thing: let that Andrew go.

As always, Crystal Bowersox stood out; this time for actually playing a wind instrument called a didgeridoo. We also gotta give Lee DeWyze props for pulling out the bag pipes. Creativity, when done by someone talented, is always a good thing.

So, who might go home this week? Our money is on Katie Stevens or Aaron Kelly. The former actually did a solid job on "Let It Be," but it's all relative. She still seems overwhelmed by the moments and isn't experienced enough for this stage.

Kelly, meanwhile, didn't put an original spin on his interpretation of "The Long and Winding Road." We bet his time is up tonight. What do you think?

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