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Adam Lambert was his usual theatrical, entertaining self on the American Idol results show last night.

But he wasn't the only past Idol finalist to return to the stage that made him famous: season seven contestant Brooke White also performed, which would have been exciting and memorable - except that she brought Justin Gaston with her.

Yes, the same Justin Gaston that's famous for posing in his underwear and formerly dating Miley Cyrus.

The pair put on a strange duet of the single "If I Can Dream." Is Gaston even lip-synching it? Watch and grade for yourself:

Next week, meanwhile, the show airs its charitable Idol Gives Back special on Wednesday night.

Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, the Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox and Jeff Beck are all booked to perform on it. Tune in, call in to make a donation, and try to forget that Justin Gaston was ever a part of this show.

by Mischalova at . Comments

For someone without an overwhelming voice, Brooke White survived for a long time on American Idol. This folk singer ought to be proud of her showing.

Last night, however, White faded to black on the series, as she was voted out following a pair of lackluster Neil Diamond renditions on Tuesday. Writing lyrics on her hand couldn't have helped, either.

Do you think Brooke White deserved to be eliminated last night?

by Mischalova at . Comments

Awww, poor Brooke White.

Our second favorite American Idol finalist couldn't stop crying last night, according to a behind-the-scenes report from People Magazine.

Absolutely the Best

After being named one of the bottom three vote-getters, White leaked tears during the break. She had to be comforted by David Cook, who walked down the couch to give his fellow singer hug. Then, Carly Smithson stepped in with assistance, using her hand to fan cool air on Brooke's face and assuring her, "It's going to be okay."

Heck, even producer Nigel Lythgoe offered sympathy, rubbing White's back as David Archuleta wrapped his arms around her. Even after Brooke received the news that she was safe, the tears kept coming.

Just like our challenge to debate Perez Hilton!

by Mischalova at . Comments

Sorry, David Archuleta lovers, but you cannot forget the lyrics to a song and hold on to the top spot in our American Idol Power Poll.

Feel free to write in and voice your complaints about your favorite singer dropping in the rankings - just make sure not to forget the words when you do...

Lee in the Finals

1. Brooke White: Every time we see White strumming the guitar or fingering the piano, we can't help but think of folk sensation Patty Griffin. White is an American Idol original with a huge career ahead of her.

2. David Cook: Chris Daughtry proved that an Idol rocker can have a bright future. Cook has a serious shot at being the first to actually capture the show's title.

3. David Archuleta: He's still cute. He still has a great voice. But fans must ask themselves: can you actually see Archuleta as a best-selling artist?

Stage fright got the best of David Archuleta last week. Can he recover?

by Mischalova at . Comments

With American Idol having chosen its top 12 singers for the finals, we need to make our weekly Power Poll more of a challenge.

Choosing the top five contenders at this point in the competition would be listing almost half the remaining singers. And that's too easy.

Pic of Lacey Brown

Therefore, here's a look at the three American Idol hopefuls we think have the best chance of winning season seven:

1. David Archuleta: Can this 17-year old wonder kid go wire to wire as the favorite? He's given us no reason to think otherwise. Remember Melinda Doolittle last season, though, fans.

2. Brooke White: This might be wishful thinking, but White is a breath of fresh, folksy air. We've seen enough loud, diva-like singers over the year on Idol to get behind a pretty face who just sits on a stool, strums a guitar and makes beautiful music.

3. Carly Smithson: We could have placed either Michael Johns or Jason Castro in this spot, too, but Smithson gets the nod for her consistency. We also have a feeling the best is yet to come from this Irish crooner.

Who do you think will win American Idol?

by Mischalova at . Comments

The top two spots on this week's American Idol Power Poll hold healthy leads over the rest of the field. That's what happens when you make Paula Abdul cry and sing Simon Cowell's theme song with such restraint and beauty.

Here are the current rankings:

1. David Archuleta: Imagine him as American Idol champion. It's easy if you can. No hell below us. Above us only sky. Imagine all the people. Living for today, and this 17-year old singer.

2. Brooke White: Given a guitar, a stool and the Carly Simon hit song "You're So Vain," White sky-rocketed to this ranking after last week's performance. We hope viewers reward her relaxed vocal stylings over other, louder singers.

3. Michael Johns: Bit of a complacent audition last week, but Johns still has the look and the talent to remain in the top three. No one else stepped up to take it from him.

4. Asiah Epperson: The young beauty chose a difficult song last week, but her version of "All By Myself" wasn't nearly as atrocious as Simon made it out to be. Still has the look and personality to go far.

5. Carly Smithson: Sang "Crazy On You" last week, but we still can't say we're too crazy about Smithson. The talent is obviously there, but is yet to break through. Might be saving epic, David Archuleta-like performance for later rounds.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Last night on American Idol, the issue of which female put on the best performance was far from grey. In fact, it was black and white.

Brooke White!

Grady on Stage

The quiet crooner sat on a stool, strummed her guitar and performaned a perfect version of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain." Consider what Simon Cowell - the judge about whom that song could have been written - said about the audition:

I absolutely loved it. The absolute perfect song for you. It was one of the rare occasions where I felt the artist had genuinely chosen the song. It absolutely connected; I thought you sang it very well. The song didn't sound old-fashioned. This is why we put you through into the latter stages.

Take a look and a listen for yourself and let us know: is Brooke White now the female favorite? 

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Also earning praise last night from the judges were:

  • Kristy Lee Cook: Bounced back from last week with a rendition of "You're No Good" by Betty Everett that was a "100% improvement" from the prior week, according to Randy Jackson.
  • Carly Smithson: Simon didn't love the song choice of "Crazy on You" by Heart, but did tell the Irish singer that "I don't think any of these girls can touch you vocally."