American Idol – Top 10 Week

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American Idol was back on track after last week’s Beatles disaster. Here’s our breakdown of the top ten performances.

    The Top Three

  1. Michael Johns
  2. David Cook
  3. Kristy Lee Cook
  4. Playing It Safe

  5. Carly Smithson
  6. David Archuleta
  7. Syesha Mercado
  8. Brooke White
  9. The Bottom Three

  10. Jason Castro
  11. Chikezie
  12. Ramiele Mulubay

Once you’ve seen all the performances feel free to rate your top performances, argue our choices, or generally discuss the show.

Idol producers seemed to have learned something from the Daugherty controversies of the past, clearly identifying David Cook’s “Billie Jean” as the Chris Cornell version. If you remember fan favorite Chris Daugherty wowed judges and fans alike with innovative versions of his song, but it turned out that he was nearly always covering a cover version of his song. This is a vein that David Cook is mining again this year, but at least producers have to smarts to inform viewers, since the actual origins of the arrangements would become public knowledge on the Internet soon after the show.

Kristy Lee Cook might have saved her cute little behind by playing the patriot card and actually performing well, and Michael Johns finally showed some life by belting out Queen’s “We Are The Champions.” and not getting e. Yet again Ramiele Mulubay (voice or no voice) deserves to have her ticket punched, and it’s pretty much anyones guess who will join her in the bottom three. If there’s any justice she’ll be the one to leave.

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Here’s our running tally of where the Idols stand for the entire season.

  1. David Cook
  2. Carly Smithson
  3. David Archuleta
  4. Brooke White
  5. Michael Johns
  6. Syesha Mercado
  7. Jason Castro
  8. Chikezie
  9. Kristy Lee Cook
  10. Ramiele Mulubay

And, as always, we offer up these embarrassing Idol pictures of the week:

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Carly Smithson’s devil face (Via Rickey.org)

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Kristy Lee Cook and Britney Spears together (Via E! Online

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