American Idol 9 - Top 8 Guys Perform

After an eye-roll inducing opening with dramatic lighting and Miss Seacrest inspecting the troops, the Top 8 boys got down to business on “American Idol” and actually did a better job than the girls.

Still, two more guys are going home tomorrow—along with two girls—so we’ll finally be down to the Top 12. Note to Simon: Button up that shirt because those sun burnt moobs are not sexy. Ugh.

Lee DeWyze: (pictured) “Fireflies” by Owl City is still in the charts, and Lee’s stripped-down version was like a bar band cover at last call. It wasn’t bad, just not very memorable. He could be cursed by going first.

Alex Lambert: He has a great, raspy voice, and I thought he did a fine job with Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble.” The judges said he was still too nervous, stiff and needed to loosen up. The mullet definitely needs a trim.

Tim Urban: No one is ever going to top Cohen’s original or Buckley’s masterful cover of “Hallelujah,” but Tim was restrained and mostly on pitch. The judges were a little too enthusiastic (Ellen ran up on stage and hugged him), but it was his best performance so far. Maybe Tim and Alex can get a two-for-one at Supercuts.

Read the rest of the recap at Project Q Atlanta now!


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