American Idol Recap: Motown Madness!

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A slew of singers wowed viewers and judges during last night's Motown-themed American Idol.

At the end of the evening, though, the overall favorite hadn't changed: Adam Lambert put on his best performance yet.

Here's a complete rundown of the top auditions:

  • Adam Lambert was almost unrecognizable singing “Track of My Tears.” He sat on a stool, hair slicked back and went acoustic for the rendition. Simon said it was the best of the night.
  • Kris Allen strapped on his guitar and put his own spin on “How Sweet It Is.” Simon encouraged more confidence, but Kara said: “You did everything right."
  • Allison Iraheta put on another far-beyond-her-years performance. She sang “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone" and earned the highest of compliments from Randy, as he referred to her “one of the dopest singers” in the competition.
  • Matt Giraud made many women's fantasies come true with "Let's Get It On." Kara looked ready to jump him on the spot.

Who was your favorite contestant? Click on the pics below for enlarged images of each finalist last night...

Megan Joy Photo
Not Hurrying Love
Hunky Guitar Player
Acoustic Adam
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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]