American Idol – Top 9 Week

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American Idol was all about Dolly Parton this week and it was, surprisingly, much better than I think anyone expected. Here’s our breakdown*** of the top nine performances.

    The Top Three

  1. David Cook
  2. Carly Smithson
  3. Michael Johns
  4. Middle Three

  5. David Archuleta
  6. Kristy Lee Cook
  7. Brooke White
  8. The Bottom Three

  9. Syesha Mercado
  10. Jason Castro
  11. Ramiele Mulubay
*** Feel free to rate your top performances, argue our choices, or generally discuss the show below.

There were no “breakout” performance for me this week. All of my top three did very good performances, but none where truly memorable. The middle three were pretty hard to rank as I’d entertain the notion that each of my 4-6 choices could be in some people’s top three. I was feeling it with Syesha until she went Whitney – that sealed a lower ranking for her. Jason’s stoner hippie shtick is certainly has worn thin with many viewers, and even though Ramiele Mulubay deserves to go home (as she has for the last two weeks) I’m betting that either Syesha or Jason will leave.

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

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

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

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