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American Idol Season 9 Top 6

Published April 28, 2010 in Television
By J Rodgers | Image property of Fox
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Get on Board the Love Twain - Ryan thanked all for their generosity to Idol Gives Back. $45 million were raised for children in the U.S. and around the world.

Tonight’s mentor/songbook was Shania Twain. She made country hot. The winner of 5 Grammy’s, Shania is Country’s biggest cross-over artist. “Come on Over” is the biggest selling female album of all time.

Let’s break it down from the best to the rest.

American Idol: Season 9 Top 6

Casey James – “Don’t” – with acoustic guitar, back lit, nicely done, more emotion, standout performance – Randy said for me one of the best Casey James performances ever, nice job – Ellen said Bob Seeger sound, your best performance to date – Kara said didn’t hide, vulnerable, raw, keep doing that and you will be in the front of the competition – Simon said last week was a wake-up call, best performance so far, suggest you kiss Shania.

Michael Lynche – “It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing” – took it pop/R&B, not Country at all, good job, false at end nice touch, Shania teary – Randy said found your zone, balladeer R&B, great job – Ellen said tiny bit nervous when heard you were doing that song, but very Luther Vandross, beautiful – Kara said feel connection from you, put your mark on it, great job – Simon said performance a little bit wet, like in a musical, girly for you.

Aaron Kelly – “You’ve Got a Way” – another serious ballad but was his best vocals in many weeks, knew Country would be the best genre for him – Randy said your wheel house, really good job – Ellen said tough because everybody is doing well, emotion, depth and maturity great (wasn’t he told to be young – such mixed messages) – Kara said you felt those works – Simon said struggled last two or three weeks, tonight like a different artist, felt sincere and believable, well done.

Crystal Bowersox - “No One Needs to Know” – took it Grand ‘Ole Opry, good vocals, not a ‘big’ performance, safe in a way – Randy said not my favorite performance, glad someone did a Country version – Ellen said not my favorite performance (didn’t Randy just say that), great voice – Kara said impossible for you not to be good, believable – Simon said shocker we don’t like Crystal this week, coffee shop performance, forgettable compared to other songs performed tonight.

Lee DeWyze – “You’re Still the One” – straining to reach some notes, good but not his best effort – Randy said love this song, started pitchy, made it your own, pretty good job – Ellen said better than good, your version, couldn’t look cuter – Kara said sound of your voice makes it sound relevant, good job – Simon said perfect song, started off hesitant, weird faces.

Siobhan Magnus – “Any Man of Mine” – didn’t like the running around during the performance, breathy in spots, hit the high note again, liked it didn’t love it – Randy said loved it, punk Country – Ellen said good way to end show, fantastic – Kara said guess who’s back – Simon said really like song, perfect choice, scream like giving birth, fun, good.

Who will go home? Will Country bring the demise of one of the front-runners? Pull on your boots and grab your cowboy hat for performances by Rascal Flats, Sons of Sylvia, Lady Antebellum and Shakira (three of these things are not like the other). American Idol results Wednesday night on Fox.

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