American Idol

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Rating: 3.9 / 5.0 (26 Votes)
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WOW. Did anyone see that coming? We always knew Michael Lynche had personality and a solid voice... but his rendition of "This Woman's Work" was one of the most memorable in American Idol history. Don't believe us?

Just ask Kara DioGuardi. If she ever stops crying from it, that is.

Sadly, aside from Big Mike, the rest of the guys were mediocre at best. Here's a rundown of our favorite five:

  1. Michael Lynche: His wife was in the front row for the first time, witness to this masterful performance.
  2. Casey James: We agree with the judges: the Keith Urban decision was playing it safe. But he's clearly the most consistent male at least.
  3. Andrew Garcia: The poor guy tries so hard every week to remix a song along the same lines as "Straight Up." We give him props for the effort and hope he just focuses on singing next time.
  4. Todrick Hall: We're not major fans of his schtick overall, but will always give someone credit for trying something different. His best performance of the season with Queen's "Somebody to Love."
  5. Aaron Kelly: Brought the right amount of emotion to Lonestar's "I'm Already There."

Who did you like the best?

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Kara is getting on my nerves, also. I agree with Catie. Kara is absolutely lacking in class, and Simon was great when he interrupted her last night calling her remarks "rubbish". She said the singer was too young to sing such an old song - does that mean the Beatles' songs are off limits for anyone young? Kara needs to take a COLD shower before going to work. Maybe she would leave Simon alone.

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I did not like Michael Lynches performance. The judges probably praised him so he wouldn't break their hands or pick them up and slam them down. They continue to praise him, but Michael is not much of a singer. His arrogant attitude doesn't help either, and I got tired of hearing about his baby being born. He used that to get more sympathy and votes. Eventually, the "baby thing" will become old news, reality sets in and he will be voted off.

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Lee DeWyze is the best. I wish he would do Kings of Leon. Kara is getting on my nerves. She's always in Simon's lap and reducing the panel to a sort of high school-type format. These people want to be taken seriously and she goes over boundaries in immaturity and flirtiness - Idol could have found someone a bit more polished. I think she thinks she has more experience than she actually has...I had not even heard of her until Idol and even now I don't know her last name. Ellen is a GREAT addition.