By Phil Stacey
After tonight's Idol, who will be "Staying Alive?" Two Idols will be axed due to Matt Giraud's save last week so being left to sing "I Will Survive" is even a harder feat. Enough with the disco puns.
LiL Rounds started off with a performance of Chaka Kahn's "I'm Every Woman" that the judges did not like. I think they are finished with her and nothing she does will make them like her again. I personally thought they were pretty hard on her but after 7 seasons, I'm not surprised she has been donned the whipping girl.
Each week Kris Allen impresses me more and more and this week is no exception. His version of "She Works Hard for the Money" was great. He is quickly gaining momentum and is definitely the dark horse of this season.
Danny Gokey did an amazing rendition of "September." He brought back the Michael McDonald quality that I love about his voice. His energy and vocals were amazing. I hate to say it, but I agree with Simon to a point - Danny started on top so he is going to have to do something to keep himself exciting enough to root for. I loved it and have never been shy about my support of Danny.
Allison strutted her "Hot Stuff" tonight and gave another solid showing. Because of Lil's fall from grace, as the only female left in the competition she will definitely be in the Top 3, and she deserves to be there.
Adam Lambert crooned "If I Can't Have You" from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. Again, it was great and the judges couldn't find enough synonyms for the word great. Guess I couldn't either.
Matt Giraud uses his second chance to sing "Staying Alive" for America. He is working hard to earn votes and it was a fun high energetic arrangement, just not one I could hear on the radio. Only time will tell if it was enough to outlast tomorrow's double kill.
Anoop Desai"s "Dim All the Nights" is missing the smoothness he usually gives us when singing ballads. Simon said it was one of his worst performances taking away all the praise the other three judges gave him. I think he will be in the bottom three, once again but wasn't nearly as bad as Simon led on.
Results night should be a repeat of last week with Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud and Anoop in the bottom. It is tough to make it through a double elimination. Chris Richardson and I are the ones to ask!