American Idol Lip Sync? Part 9 Rock Results Night

final-four-with-slashThe idol group performance was Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out”. Slash played lead guitar. Slash is an impressive player and rocked the song.  It was definitely a live performance. Allison kept singing the wrong words during her solo–she never would have gotten away with that in a lip sync performance.

The Ford “Move Along” cutout video was cool.

Paula Abdul performed a song from her new album. The choreography with her male dancers was top notch.  It was very entertaining and fun to watch. She lip synced the entire song!  The vocals were just too crisp, it had to be prerecorded. 

No Doubt was in sync and Gwen Stefani was definitely live and en fuego! Her energy engulfed everyone in the front rows as she intertwined herself in the crowd and even did some push-ups! It was the hottest and most entertaining performance of the evening.

Everyone was shocked when it was announced that Kris Allen was the first of the American Idol contestants to be safe. The results were announced in random order, so he wasn’t necessarily the top vote getter. Kris’ performance last night of “Come Together” by the Beatles was just awful. But America voted over 64 million times, and Kris got enough of those votes to come back next week.

Chris Daughtry’s season 5 journey was chronicled. It was emphasized that he had the fewest votes in the final four vote 2 years ago. The shock on his face and Simon Cowell’s was evidence that no one thought he would be out of the contest at that point of the contest that year. In his interview, he said that it was probably a good thing, because he didn’t want to be a solo artist–had he won, he would have been required to do so for a least a year. His band, Daughtry, performed a song form his new album. They were definitely live and did an excellent job. If the rest of the album is as good as this song, he should sell another 5 million copies.

Adam Lambert was sent to safety, leaving Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheta as the last two to sweat out the results.  It was announced that Danny was safe, meaning Allison was going home. She cried during her going-away video but got to sing again. She did Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby” one more time. She started out a little shakey, but found some confindence and finished very strong.  I will miss Allison as I thought she was good enough to make it at least one more week based solely on her previous night’s performance.

Next week, the Idols get to enjoy a hometown parade before they return to Los Angeles to sing 2 songs: one of their choice and one of the judge’s choice.  I’d like to see Danny do a Joe Cocker song, Kris a Def Leppard ballad, and Adam a Sammy Hagar/Van Halen song.  I’ll be watching next week from the couch at the Munro House with another ice cold beverage in my red Coca-Cola judge’s cup.

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