While Big Mike Lynche and Lee DeWyze showed off their soulful side and established themselves as contenders on Tuesday's American Idol along with Crystal Bowersox, plenty of other performers left the stage in mediocrity ... or worse.
Before this season, the judges touted the quality of the female aspirants. Well, we're three weeks into the finals and three women have been kicked off so far.
The latest victim: Didi Benami.
Her inconsistent performances, including Tuesday's "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted," were her undoing as American Idol voters issued her a pink slip.
As for Tim Urban, that guy keeps on sliding unscathed despite a third straight visit to the bottom three. Katie Stevens also made a return trip to the bottom three.
ADIOS, DIDI: America make the right call?
Next week, the group performs songs from The Beatles' John Lennon and Paul McCartney, which should provide great variety and be a real treat.
Which of the remaining nine do you see going all the way to the end, and who do you think is a candidate to be sent packing next Wednesday?
Here's how we see the remaining finalists in three tiers of three ...
- Crystal Bowersox
- Michael Lynche
- Lee DeWyze
- Casey James
- Siobhan Magnus
- Andrew Garcia
- Aaron Kelly
- Katie Stevens
- Tim Urban
TOP 9: One of them will be the next American Idol ... but who?