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American Idol - Top 9 Week


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.

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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Comments (6)

Still completely unmemorabl... (Below threshold)

Still completely unmemorable for me to even bother knowing who is who. I've actually removed Idol from my Tivo now. It's just sucking to a whole new level.

I'd put david in the top th... (Below threshold)

I'd put david in the top three and carly in the bottom three this week. I'm sure the judges know what they are talking about with her singing, but I found her pretty boring and forgettable (As simon says).

So i'd put three guys in the top this week, David C, then David A, then Michael. Middle three i'd say were Brooke, Jason and Kristy. Final three were Carly, Syesha and Ramiele.

I think the top three might be David A, David C and Brooke. Carly is a better singer but not as pretty and not as charismatic, nor as all around talented as Brooke.

Agree with Baggi, except I'... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Agree with Baggi, except I'd rate Carly above Brooke (but then, I'm a sucker for an Irish accent on a gal).

I generally like your top 3... (Below threshold)

I generally like your top 3 all the time. Most disconcerting to me is Simon's preference for tarts and tart performances. Been a big Simon fan but when he doesn't know that the Beatles "Michelle" has French in it, when he doesn't understand Paul hated "Long and Winding Road" done as a sappy love song and when he doesn't know that "that weird violin instrument" is actually called a fiddle in country music then he lacks any depth I thought he had.

Guess randy is the rocker on that panel

oops....I meant Brooke in t... (Below threshold)

oops....I meant Brooke in the top 3....Carly SHOULD listen to Simon's fashion advice....cover the sleeve ONCE please.

I agree Ramielle was awful ... (Below threshold)

I agree Ramielle was awful and should go after weeks of poor performances, but she has a huge following among Asian-Americans and gets a huge vote bump on the west coast. I actually think Kristy might be in trouble; I thought she sung well. But, its was a country night and people might assume she would be safe and not vote. Also, the other contenders for the bottom spot like Ramielle and Jason have good bases of support. jason was in the bottom last week and I think the girls will save him. Syesha would normally be in Whitney trouble, but with Cheikzie leaving last week she might get a solid number of his votes.

Brooke and Carly could also be in some trouble, mainly Brooke because of getting the opening spot.






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