Adam Lambert Leads a Strong Rat Pack

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What an impressive evening of American Idol auditions.

Faced with songs from the 1960s, sung by the Rat Pack, all five finalists were at their best last night. Even guest mentor Jamie Foxx was on his game, showing enthusiasm and attentiveness to each singer. (And he didn't mock Miley Cyrus once!)

As always, though, we must give the top spot to Adam Lambert.

Wearing a white suit, the season-long favorite began his performance of "Feeling Good" by coming down the the on-set staircase, lit up in neon pink. He proceeded to deliver a powerful rendition of the ballad, marking the end with a trademark, soaring high note.

"It's like watching the Olympics and you're our Michael Phelps," Paula Abdul said, in her most coherent critique of the night.

Feeling Good
  • Kris Allen, The Way You Look Tonight
  • Rat Packer
  • My Funny Valentine

The other singers (pictured above; click on each photo to enlarge it) also impressed:

  • Simon Cowell may have compared him to a "well-trained spaniel," but we could listen to Kris Allen sing "The Way You Look Tonight" for hours.
  • In response to Allison Iraheta's rendition of "Someone to Watch Over Me," Kara DioGuardi said: "If that doesn't land you in the finals, I don't know what will."
  • Matt Giraud is likely in the most trouble. He received mixed reviews for "My Funny Valentine."
  • The judges loved how Danny Gokey closed his performance of "Come Rain or Come Shine." We'll let Randy Jackson explain: "You are the only one I've heard so far tonight that actually could have an album of songs like that - and win!" 

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO VIEW THE PERFORMANCES OF OUR TWO FAVORITE FINALISTS ON THE EVENING.

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This is my oipnion Stormy.. even if it resounds like many others.. you could make this comment about any of the posts we all love Queen.. and it seems we all love Adam yay for us

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From South Africa. We all love Adam Lambert here and wish we could vote for him. Adam is a superstar already. Amazing voice, super sexy, incredible charisma, stage presence. Adam has everything going for him. I agree, he is the next Elvis. Please America, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE for Adam.

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ATTENTION: ADAM FANS!!! Please buy a Go Phone!!!
Vote by text for 2 hours for Adam. NO BUSY SIGNALS!!!. It's price is $20 only. Danny’s & Kris’ have Group Meetings every Tuesday just to vote through 2 hours for them. They’re united solid blocks. Let’s do it for ADAM! DO NOT SPLIT YOUR VOTES! Pass this around. Spread the word. You can still do dial vote simultaneously. Spread the word. ADAM deserves all our efforts when he has so much to offer, so much to give. He has changed our lives. VOTE FOR ADAM!!!

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I'm frustrated because I can't vote in the UK, so I hope all the fans in the States vote for him next week. Adam is by far the best artist out of the pack and I believe he has the biggest pool of fans globally. I can't wait to see what he will do in his next performance -- I have to wait for Wednesday evening, UK time! The live versions of Track of My Tears and If I Can't Have You are much better than the studio recordings, however vice versa for Feeling Good -- the recording is fantastic! His singing is so captivating!

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I am another Adam Lambert fanatic that is furious with American Idol for what they did last week. Both with the on stage stunt Ryan pulled to try and humiliate Adam as well as the obvious "funny business" going on with the voting. I also ran into trouble voting but luckliy when I switched to texting my vote i had no problem. Adam will be a superstar with or without them, but if he leaves so will my viewer-ship.

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I am also in the UK and we love Adam here! No way that Adam was in the bottom 3 last week. The show must have pulled a stunt. Adam is a genius and most gifted of the idols that we've seen, that includes the X Factor in the UK. I'd watched previous AI and X Factor shows half-heartedly, if not skipped them totally. Adam have captured me with his outstanding talent in watching this season so extensively. He will be big after this show. However, to make a point, I believe many of us will switch off the show if Adam is voted off! If the vote reflects the true number giving Danny, Kris or Allison the most vote then I afraid to say many Americans truly do not know what GENIUS means! Good luck America!

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I THINK SOMETHING LIKE A COMPUTER HACKER IS AT WORK HERE. WHEN I TRIED TO VOTE BY PHONE FOR THE FIRST NUMBER IDOL-10 I GOT CONNECTED TO ANOTHER NUMBER WHICH ICALLED THAT SWITCHED TO ANOTHER NUMBER THIS WENT ON FOR AT LEAST 10 MINUTES. GOD KNOWS HOW MANY THOUSAND VOTERS DIDN'T GET THROUGH.

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I am in the UK and we absolutley love Adam over here. Me and my daughter watch his performance online and then on thursday nights when we get the show over here.
I haven't been this excited over a new idol since we had Leona Lewis on X facter (our version of American Idol)
I've watched previous seasons but never to the extent like we do now. We only watch for Adam, and if he's not in it then we won't bother to watch it.

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Matt Giraud revealed in his exit interview, US Weekly & on Seacrest's radio show that Adam was unhappy with his performance on Tuesday. He knew he was in the B2. When Ryan asked Adam to pick the group he felt he belonged in that night without declaring him safe, he picked Allison & Danny. "I was definitely surprised that Adam was down there with me but he didn't like his own performance. We were both goofing off from each other waiting for Ryan to call our name out to try & make it all less serious, y'know? That's what we do. It was a cruel twist for him to have to pick who he thought was in the bottom 3. Me & Kris were giving him a hard time backstage, like, "Why didn't you pick US!! Because we were almost certain WE were the Bottom 3. We love Adam so that was uncomfortable. But you know Adam, he'll be ok, he'll bounce back."

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If I were Adam I would leave Idol and give another record company a chance to make millions of of him..He is awesome and it was very dirty to to that to him. After this season, probably won't watch Idol anymore.

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]
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