American Idol, 3/1-3/3

Boys tonight, girls tomorrow, results Thursday.

Song spoilers will be in the next post in order to avoid the mouseover problem.

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All spoilers are listed in performance order from first to pimp spot. The semifinal performance shows are taped, so this is legit.



  1. Clint Jun Gamboa – Superstition by Stevie Wonder
  2. Jovany Barreto – I’ll Be by Edwin McCain -
  3. Jordan Dorsey – OMG by Usher
  4. Tim Halperin – Streetcorner Symphony (Come On Over) (Rob Thomas)
  5. Brett Loewenstern – Light My Fire – Doors
  6. James Durbin – You Got Another Thing Comin’ by Judas Priest
  7. Robbie Rosen – Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan
  8. Scott McCreery – Letters From Home – John Michael Montgomery
  9. Stefano Langone – Just The Way You Are – (Bruno Mars)
  10. Paul McDonald – Maggie Mae by Rod Stewart
  11. Jacob Lusk – House is Not a Home
  12. Casey Abrams – I Put a Spell On You[/spoiler]

And girls:


  1. Ta-Tynisa Wilson – “Only Girl (In The World)” by Rihanna
  2. Naima Adedapo – “Summertime”
  3. Kendra Chantelle – “Impossible” by Christina Aguilera
  4. Rachel Zevita – “Criminal” by Fiona Apple
  5. Karen Rodriguez – “Hero” by Mariah Carey (sung half in Spanish)
  6. Lauren Turner sings “Seven Day Fool” by Etta James (Jully Black’s version)
  7. Ashton Jones – “Love Over Me” by Monica
  8. Julie Zorrilla – “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson
  9. Haley Reinhart – “Fallin” by Alicia Keyes
  10. Thia Megia – “Out Here On My Own” from Fame
  11. Lauren Alaina – “Turn on the Radio” by Reba McEntire
  12. Pia Toscano – “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders[/spoiler]


I’d have to say the boys win that battle.

Could be. I don’t recognize about half of these songs by their titles, but I’m sure I’ve heard them in passing. I wish people wouldn’t sing the same songs every season!

Here’s my weekly pitch for Robbie Rosen (aka Fonzie) who will help raise awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy!

So what do we think of the new format to make the top 12? I’m not so sure yet.

Whoops, last post was me, forgot to log out of my mom’s account.

Top 5 boys, top 5 girls, then judges pick 2 more to round out the top 12.

Doucheglasses didn’t suck. :frowning:

Jovany and Jordan: ugh. Could be a song choice problem.

I’m relieved that the judges are comfortable being critical. For a minute there I was worried that it was going to be an unwarranted love fest.

Wow, rather boring night. Jordan appeared to have an attack of nerves. Jovany & Tim both kind of gave me a “decent voice but no big deal” feeling. I’m so anti-Clint that I just didn’t care (plus I don’t like shrieking and felt he was bordering that quite a bit)>

Tim: pitchy, dawg.

Brett: someone get the hook!

Just started watching via DVR. Did Seacrest just say that only 5 are going to the next round?

edit, Maybe I should have played a couple more minutes.

I heard 7 guys will be cut this week

Seacrest later said that the top 5 go through, plus a judges choice. so 6 boys and, I suppose, 6 girls.

Whoa, James was great!

Woo-hoo! James!!!