Review: AMERICAN IDOL “8 Finalists Compete”

Tonight the top 8 performed on AMERICAN IDOL season 7. I have to say, it seemed like everyone was tired tonight. Is their hectic schedule taking a toll on them?

But like every week, everyone was on stage to perform. Let’s find out how they did.

1. Michael Johns

AMERICAN IDOL - Michael Johns

Thoughts: It seems that Michael Johns does very well with Queen’s songs. Tonight was a pretty good performance and I think he’s going to stick around for another week.

Rating: 3/4

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2. Syesha Mercado

AMERICAN IDOL - Syesha Mercado

Thoughts: I like Syesha, but as a rule I don’t think American Idol contestants should sing the songs of previous contestants, it never works out because we always compare it to the original. And tonight was not that great.

Rating: 2/4

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3. Jason Castro

AMERICAN IDOL - Jason Castro

Thoughts: Amazing! Jason Castro was the best of the night and his song choice was perfect!

Rating: 4/4

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4. Kristy Lee Cook

AMERICAN IDOL - Kristy Lee Cook

Thoughts: Kristy has been surviving the bottom three for weeks and I always feel like saying give the poor girl a break. I thought tonight she did a really good job and sang very well, so hopefully she stick around for one more week.

Rating: 3/4

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5. David Cook

AMERICAN IDOL - David Cook

Thoughts: Oh no, what happened? David Cook lost it this week. I didn’t really enjoy the song either. Oh well, he’s been doing so good the last few weeks, even Carrie Underwood had a week off, so I’ll forgive him. There’s always next week to make it up.

Rating: 1/4

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6. Carly Smithson

AMERICAN IDOL - Carly Smithson

Thoughts: Not much to say except that I didn’t really liked it. Like the judges, I didn’t feel connected to her at all.

Rating: 1/4

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7. David Archuleta

AMERICAN IDOL - David Archuleta

Thoughts: It was a great song choice and once again a great performance. I will say one thing though, I don’t think that David really got what the full meaning of the song was, but that’s mostly due to his age. I’m still a fan.

Rating: 3/4

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8. Brooke White

AMERICAN IDOL - Brooke White

Thoughts: I like Brooke White, I really do, but tonight was just boring to me. She needs to step back up or she might end up in the bottom three again.

Rating: 2/4

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So who is going to be in the bottom three this week? Here are my predictions:

Brooke White, Syesha Mercado, and (poor) Kristy Lee Cook