Yes, we're serious. Last night was the genre-busting Grand Ole Opry night on American Idol, and some unexpected performers pleasantly rose to the occasion.
The biggest story? Anoop Desai, who sucked royally last week on Michael Jackson night, turned in a surprisingly sold rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind.”
Said Simon Cowell, “You’ve just managed to go from zero to hero.”
Similarly, Megan Joy Corkrey had a comeback triumph with “Walking After Midnight,” giving it a bluesy turn and maybe taking the heat off herself for a week.
Kris Allen also did a nice job with Garth Brooks’s “To Make You Feel My Love,” while Matt Giraud opted for Carrie Underwood’s “So Small” and came up big.
Here's how we see the field after last night:
The Top Performers
Still Totally Safe
Megan Joy Corkrey
On the Chopping Block
Click to enlarge pictures of all 11 American Idol finalists on last night's episode and chime in with who you think should be going home this evening: