American Idol Does Rat Pack Standards


Jamie Foxx guided the Top 5 as they crooned songs from the Rat Pack Era- think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

While vocally he may not have been the standout of the night, Kris Allen once again stole the hearts of girls (and women) across the country. Maybe it’s the way he crinkled his nose and smiled into the camera as he sang “The Way You Look Tonight,” but for a second his pretty blond wife in the front row disappeared and the boy-next-door heartthrob was up for grabs.

There’s no denying Adam Lambert’s incredible voice, but the Kool-Aid is hard to swallow. Always one to make an entrance, he sashayed down the staircase in a crisp white suit and tie, hitting notes never heard before on the show in his rocker version of “Feeling Good.” But sometimes he is just a little too over-the-top, and instead of wooing the audience it seems as those he is singing just to hear the sound of his own voice.

Matt G said he has been eagerly awaiting this particular theme night, having studied jazz in college (he got B). He has been wearing the Fedora since day one and last night was no exception. While Simon seemed to love his version of “My Funny Valentine,” it was bordering on boring and he could be in trouble come tonight.

Danny Gokey has been an early favorite – how could anyone not get choked up as he openly lamented the death of his wife? But since his audition he has steadily lost his charm. Last night, however, he reeled back the audience and judges with his raspy rendition of “Come Rain or Come Shine.”

While this does not seem to be a popular sentiment, it’s time for Alison to go home. Aside from her horrendous black and white feathered skirt and yet another shade of red hair, her giddy teen personality doesn’t leave much to be desired. Alison actually said it best, “I need to be more likeable.”

Paula may think everyone deserves to be in the finale, but someone must leave us tonight. Who do you think we will bid a fond farewell?