American Idol 8 Episode 15 added three more people to the top 12: Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, and Adam Lambert.
This week, we’ll know the complete list (three tomorrow, three Thursday), with 12 more contestants singing tonight.
Song: You’re All I Need to Get by by Marvin Gaye
Randy: This is the way to kick off the show. Very hot performance. Better than in Hollywood.
Kara: Coming into your own.
Paula: Memorable first. Quite the showman. Seasoned.
Simon: Reminiscent of Clay Aiken. Look appaling but sang very well.
Song: If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
Kara: It’s obvious you’ve got a voice, but left a bit cold by the lack of personality.
Paula: Talented, but why the same song again?
Simon: No idea who you were from earlier. Generic. Bland. Trying to be older than you are.
Randy: Great voice but kind of boring.
Song: I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues by Elton John
Paula: Certainly are the showman.
Simon: Fun to watch. Not fun to listen to. Ridiculous. Stupid. Like a hamster trying to be a tiger.
Randy: Crazy in a buck wild sort of way. Kind of screamed the song.
Kara: At least you do you.
Song: The Winner Takes It All by Abba
Simon: Certain irony to that lyric. Absolutely terrible in most parts. Song was way, way, way too big. Dreary. Like being at a funeral. Too old.
Randy: Really not the song I would have ever chose.
Kara: Not a beam of sunshine. Dark. Depressing.
Paula: Some bright moments… but.
Song: Hey There Delilah by Plain White Ts
Randy: Switched it up. Loved it.
Kara: Smooth. Fluid.
Paula: Sang the same song as in Hollywood but changed it up.
Simon: Better than expected. Safe.
Song: Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman
Kara: Much better hair. Great singer. Great tone. Needs a little more rock edge.
Paula: Kelly Clarkson’s Because of You was a better choice, but the vocals were great.
Simon: Puzzling. Good voice.
Randy: Not sure who you are. A little karaoke
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Song: I Would Do Anything for Love by Meat Loaf
Simon: Verging on excruciating. Weird. At least it was memorable.
Randy: Hard to imagine as a recording artist.
Kara: Pick a song that shows the more serious side if you want to be taken seriously. Want to go to karaoke with you.
Paula: Boy George version of the song.
Song: No One by Alicia Keys
Paula: Unbelievable talent. Hope we bring you back again.
Simon: Certainly came back to prove a point. A bit copycat.
Randy: Amazing voice. Go with what’s different.
Kara: Best look. A few problems with some of the notes but noticeable.
Song: Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby
Randy: Not the most perfect vocal, but the parts that were great were really great.
Kara: Move mountains when you step on the stage.
Paula: Happy and proud that you’ve made it.
Simon: Not crazy about the song, but you’re starting to believe in yourself. Memorable, relevant.
Song: This One’s for the Girls by Martina McBride
Kara: Big personality, right lane, but some issues. Likeable personality.
Paula: Prize on the best outfit. Good job. Adorable.
Simon: Probably did the right thing. Couldn’t wait for it to end half way through.
Randy: Not the best vocal performance, but everything else was good. Told us who you are.
Song: Don’t Let the Sun Go down on Me by Elton John
Paula: So proud of you.
Simon: Very good singer. Like that you sound different.
Randy: Not perfect but really really good.
Kara: Born to sing.
Song: Be Without You by Mary J Blige
Simon: Brilliant. Favorite by a mile. Sounds too much like the original. One of the best singers so far.
Randy: Unbelievable vocals.
Kara: Still a powerhouse. Steady boat going the same way.
Paula: First class.