American Idol Season 8 Episode 29
Top Seven Performance Show
American Idol went to the movies this week. It was an unusual performance show, as director Quentin Tarantino was the guest mentor for some reason; while, due to time constraints, only two judges critiqued performances at a time.
There wasn't nearly enough Simon Cowell.
But there were a few solid auditions. Adam Lambert, as always, blew us away with a rousing rendition of "Born to Be Wild." It wasn't his best, but he's set the bar so high for himself.
Allison Iraheta, meanwhile, went with "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith. She really made it her own, as Simon rightfully replied: "[You're] the girls' only chance [to win this season]."
As for Kris Allen? He chose a random song, "Falling Slowly," from a random movie, Once. Randy didn't like it, but we agree with Kara: it was beautifully sung, and it was cool that he chose a song that clearly had meaning to him.
Here's a rundown of which artist sang which song:
- Adam Lambert -- Born to Be Wild
- Matt Giraud -- Have You Ever Loved a Woman
- Allison Iraheta -- Don't Want To Miss A Thing
- Anoop Desai -- Everything I Do
- Lil Rounds -- The Rose
- Kris Allen -- Falling Slowly
- Danny Gokey -- Endless Love