Please tell me that I’m not the only one who got a little choked up watching teary-eyed 17-year-old Allison Iraheta perform her American Idol swan song, Janis Joplin’s Cry Baby. I suppose it was inevitable that she’d get the boot last night, but I, for one, am really sad to see her go. She’s got pipes, she’s got presence, and she’s got the chops to stand up to Simon. I sure hope she gets a hero’s welcome when she goes home, even it isn’t under the auspices of American Idol’s official top three hometown send-off next week.
We’re down to an unprecedented three male finalists: Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert. Who’s your favorite? Be sure to voice your choice in today’s featured poll. They’re all worthy contenders, but I sure would love to see a Kris/Adam final. Is that so wrong? Adam’s Whole Lotta Love performance on Tuesday night was perfection, and Kris’s take on Come Together earned him the first chair of safety in last night’s results show. Speaking of last night’s show, what did you think about the performances by Paula Abdul, No Doubt and Daughtry? Discuss amongst yourselves.