>Can you believe we only have 3 Tuesday’s left with Paula and all of her medications? What am I going to do with myself?

David Cook
Hungry like a wolf by Duran Duran.
With this song choice David proves that once again he is one of the smartest Idols to ever grace the stage. It’s a great song because it’s one of those familiar songs….you’ve heard it but you aren’t committed to the original so it’s easy to accept David’s version even if it wasn’t all that exciting. I think he’s probably saving up for his second song.

Bubba O’Reilly by The Who
I know David had something up his sleeve and this great arrangement of the song is exactly what I was talking about. I mean sure it’s really just a slowed down version of it but I’m sold. And the two blonds in the front are apparently willing to be sold too!

Syesha Mercado
Proud Mary-Tina Turner
WOW! Are you kidding me? She is going to that song? That is crazy big. And I can’t agree more with Randy, Syesha is in it to win it. She did a wonderful job and she is playing her underdog card perfectly. Is she the next American Idol? No, but if she is going to go down she is going to be entertaining while she does it.

A Storm is Going to Come
Nothing like Syesha comparing the 60’s cultural revolution for Black rights to making the Top 4 of American Idol. Seriously, I freaking love how competitive she is. She is obviously going after (and getting) the so-called red states votes. While some might consider the ballad song a boring a safe choice, I consider it a stroke of strategic genius. Richard Hatch who?

Jason “send me home” Castro
I Shot the Sherrif-Bob Marley
Jason has a lot to prove tonight. Everyone knows that he doesn’t really want to be in the competition and right now he is limping out instead of going out on a classy high. At the very least he is in his element by singing a Bob Marley classic. He seems to be putting more into this than the last couple of weeks combined. Too bad it was still probably the worst of the night. Not that he’ll remember it if you know what I mean.

Taborine Man -Bob Dylan
If Syesha is fighting to stay alive, Jason Castro is killing himself. First he forgets the lyrics to a song he has probably gotten high to hundreds of times and then he butchers the rest of the song. There isn’t much to say. If he didn’t want to go him, he certainly is now.

David Archuleta
Stand by Me-Roy Orbison
The only reason I’ve decided to put up with Archuleta is because David Cook is obviously going to win this thing. His version of Stand By Me was the same as the past four weeks. I don’t know what is worse the fact that American teens actually like this kid or the fact that Randy Jackson embarrasses himself every week with his completely over the top and influencing praise.
Love me Tender-Elvis Presley
So your David’s Dad and you want to make sure your son wins American Idol. What are you going to do? You need to sing a song that will appeal to teenage girls, lonely secretaries and grandmothers. What do you choose? Elvis Presley. Maybe I’ll make him my manager. Stroke of genius again.

Tonight was like watching a game of Survivor. So many twists and turns. I guess if we already know who is going to win it it might as well make it exciting and hilarious!

I would like to think that America will put Castro out of his misery. However, I feel like I must share with you the major Déjà vu I had while watching American Idol tonight. I’m probably really wrong but I have a feeling despite Ryan’s warning we might be bidding farewell to Archuleta. I know, I know it doesn’t make sense. But I just got a feeling.


Mike Morrison