Tonight's American Idol had the great Alicia Keys as the mentor for the contestants with the theme of inspirational songs. Alicia offered her help and a few of them took her advise, like Lee and Mike.
Casey James opened with Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" and played his guitar as usual but missed tonight's theme and didn't impress the judges.
Lee Dewyze did a great job with Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer" and the judges agreed Lee made the right song choice, gave a great performance, and has grown into a great artist.
Tim Urban did a karaoke version of the Goo Goo Dolls "Better Days" and the judges didn't care for Tim's performance.
Siobhan Magnus took on Whitney and Mariah's "When You Believe" and her vocals were good and a lot of inspiration for her in her performance, but somehow she always sounds the same. The judges were confused.
Aaron Kelly sang R Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" and it was ok but Aaron has no charisma. The judges said he has a big voice and I think the girls will keep him in the hunt but he doesn't have a chance.
Big Mike Lynche strummed the guitar and sang "Hero" good enough that he probably will move on.
Crystal Bowersox who will be the next American Idol (unless Lee beats her out) did another phenomenal job with a stand alone version of "People Get Ready" and of course got all the judges to agree she hit it out of the park. Crystal finally showed some emotion and let the tears flow at the end of her song.
Bottom three: Casey James, Tim Urban, and Soibhan Magnus. Guess it doesn't matter who goes home because this contest is down to Lee and Crystal. My guess Casey cause he's the oldest of the three.
We'll see tomorrow night on the two hour American Idol Gives Back.