American Idol Recap: Three Men Do Dolly Parton Proud

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It was Dolly Parton night on American Idol this week. But, let's face it, this meant little to anyone under the age of 30.

The contestants acted enamored by the country singer, but we've known Parton for years by the size of her breasts more than the reach of her songs. And our views didn't change much after a lackluster evening, highlighted by only three noteworthy performances. They were:

David Cook: While the finalist-in-waiting couldn't top last week's rendition of "Bille Jean," Simon Cowell made the salient point that Cook still entertained us singing about a sparrow (thanks to the song, "Little Sparrow"). Randy Jackson said:

"You made your own arrangement which was very cool, and once again another hot, consistent performance."

David Archuleta: This version of "Smokey Mountain Memories" was a typical David Archuleta performance: beautifully sung, emotional and, in our view, boring. We've lost interest in this contestant, though Simon said the song choice this week was "right on the money."

Michael Johns: The best of the night. Michael Johns went with "It's All Wrong, but It's All Right" (see, told you no one under 30 had heard of these songs) and was told by Paula Abdul: "I just want to say one thing ... You're a star, a rock star, a blues star ... and you look gorgeous." That's four things, Paula.

So, who is in danger of going home tonight? Despite less than ideal performances, Brooke White and Carly Smithson are safe.

It's gotta be time for Kristy Lee Cook to finally say goodbye, unless the consistently average auditions of Ramiele Malubay do her in.

What do you think?


There has been something going on between Ryan Seacrest and Kristy Lee Cook for weeks. On Tuesday night, he leaned in to her when he announced the next song "And I... Will always Love you!" And, now, last night, he was rubbing her back and hinting about how she had no idea what was on the card, as if we would think that she would know in advance because something is going on between them. And, then, as they went to break, she patted the seat next to her, and he started walking over towards her. And, when they were about to send Brooke over, Kristy Lee had to move the seat because Ryan was obviously sitting and facing her. Wonder what that live audience saw, huh?


I enjoy Kristy, she has a good voice. Ramiele should be leaving.


I didn't think KLC was that bad...Ramiele is going home tonight! By the way, I'm 32 and I had never even heard of those songs the 3 guys sang. I am looking forward to the day they finally have a genre where people younger than 50 know the songs!


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]