American Idol – Top 4 Week

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American Idol went without a mentor this week, instead going with The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock as the catalog for the week. That’s a pretty impressive catalog, the real question will be how well the final four pick from that varied list.

Here are my notes on all eight songs in order…

David Cook – With a list full of great rock songs why try and turn a Duran Duran song into a hard rock song? Not so good.
Syesha – Well knock me over with a feather, Syesha picks Proud Mary by Tina Turner. Anyone NOT see that coming? She doesn’t really score.
Jason – Stoner picks a Bob Marley song, and Bob rolls over in his grave.
David Archuletta .- The midget singing robot is back. The best of the first four, but that’s not saying much.

David Cook – He really had to butcher up “Teenage Wasteland” to squeeze it into the time limits. Better than the first, but he really should have done better this week.
Syesha – Holy crap, she busted out the puppies and the big vocals… Top three here comes Syesha…
Jason – To stoned to remember the lines…
David Archuletta .- Finally the awesome David from the shows before the final 12 has returned…

That leads to this breakdown*** of the top four performers.

    The Top Two

  1. David Archuleta
  2. Syesha Mercado
  3. The Bottom Two

  4. David Cook
  5. Jason Castro
*** Feel free to rate your top performances, argue our choices, or generally discuss the show below.

Finally this may be the week (Vote For The Worst be damned) that Jason finally goes…

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Here’s our running tally of where the Idols stand for the entire season. The ratings are weighted toward the most recent performances (using the “what have you done for me lately” principle) but reflect the entire season of song choices and connection with the voting public.

  1. David Archuleta
  2. David Cook
  3. Syesha Mercado
  4. Jason Castro

This week’s embarrassing Idol picture of the week.

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