Adam Lambert Rules the Night on American Idol

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Last night was Michael Jackson night on American Idol. Each singer auditioned with a hit by the King of Pop.

In actuality, though, it was Adam Lambert night.

The theatrical performer caused Paula Abdul to cry - and Simon Cowell to label him as being in a league by himself - following an incredible rendition of "Black and White." The crowd gave him a prolonged standing ovation.

Also impressive, and a lock for next week: Danny Gokey and Lil Rounds.

Sadly, previous fan favorites such as Anoop Desai and Jorge Nunez were let-downs last night, failing to impress with their versions of "Beat It" and "Never Can Say Goodbye," respectively. We're afraid one of them might be sent home tonight.

A Rousing Rendition
An Amazing Performance

Who is your preferred finalist: Danny Gokey or Adam Lambert?

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