'American Idol': Disco Night...not nearly as bad as anticipated!

Why the heck am I not getting busy signals for Kris and Allison? (Gulp.) (Did I just type that out loud?) (Yikes, I did!) Anyhow, while I spent the last week dreading tonight’s Disco Extravaganza on American Idol, in reality, the telecast was…pretty interesting. [SPOILERS ahead, West coast readers!] Five of the seven singers radically rearranged beloved dance-floor classics, and while their attempts met with varying degrees of success, at least I don’t feel like I spent the last hour trapped in a karaoke bar in the Seventh Circle of Hell. (No thanks to Lil and Danny, of course.) Not surprisingly, the judges’ praise of Kris’ fantastic "She Works Hard for the Money" was coated in a light layer of freezer burn, Paula’s upper lip quivered with emotion during Glambert’s rendition of "If I Can’t Have You," and Anoop sported a jaunty new haircut and stubble that was labeled "growth" by The Lady Abdul. Also: The judges were so tough on Lil, I kinda felt bad for her. Until, that is, she opened her trap and declared herself an artist of great originality and surprise. Or something like that. Anyhoo, I am off (and running!) to write my full TV Watch recap. Share your thoughts on Disco Night below, and don’t forget to sign up/make your picks in this week’s EW.com Idol Prediction Challenge. And if you feel wistful for season 7, there’s a Michael Johns interview and performance embedded below!

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  • Mel

    What about Simon declaring Allison an “underdog” after last week telling her she was the girls’ only hope??? ARGH!!!
    http://www.gingerfilesofmel.blogspot.com/

  • justjack

    Kris was MONEY. He deserves to win, hands down. And gawd is he cute!

  • Lupe

    I think Kris was the best tonight. I’m totally buying that on itunes. Adam was just bleh. I’m getting tired of his performances. They all sound the same.

  • Redeye

    Adam is in a class by himself–SUPER!!! He will be a SUPERSTAR of radio, TV, Movies, Theatre, Concerts, Commercials–anything and everything. When Simon was laughing and said that that he did not feel Adam’s passion, the camera went to Adam’s very sad face!! Kris was very good as well, as was Allison! Most of these 7 are really talented. I hope last week’s save does not backfire. If people think that Adam does not need their votes, it could be a shocker. Let’s hope it is not a double schocker. I still believe that most of them will get offers once the idol tour is over. Good Luck to everyone!!

  • ina

    u better vote folks, lil is 3rd on dialidol u better vote for chris and rocker because she is down toward the bottom to. votr vote vote send lil home

  • amielee

    Kris, again was amazing…such a talented guy!!!

  • Meghan

    I’m not a fan of Adam when he’s in his manic mode, but I have to admit he’s very good when the song is slow. Apart from a few screechy moments and not enunciating very well (I swear he said “if I can’t you” a few times,)he and Kris were easily the best tonight

  • Michael

    My rankings:
    1. Kris was the best of the night. He was totally relevant and current as an artist tonight. When are the judges going to give this guy his due?
    2. Allison’s arrangement was not bad at all. I actually dug this version.
    3. Adam’s vocals were strong but this was the arrangement that I wasn’t too fond of.
    4. Why do the judges’ comments always make it seem like Danny is better than Kris and Allison? Danny struggled through the song and all Simon can come up with is that he lacks star quality. He’s saved by worse performances.
    5. I appreciated Anoop’s attempt of making Donna Summer’s Dim Out All the Lights current but it paled in comparison to Allison and Kris’ efforts.
    6. Again, I appreciated Matt’s attempt more than the execution.
    7. The judges said all that needed to be said about Lil’s train wreck of a performance.

  • stevenjaba

    I’m votin’ my fingers off for Kris!

  • amielee

    don’t worry Michael most people are voting like crazy via text…so don’t trust Dial Idol or the busy signal too much..kris allen fans unite!

  • Nix

    Chill out, Ina, it hasn’t even shown on the West Coast yet. Of course, if people would like to post the numbers for this week, we could start voting early …

  • moochie7

    No, it wasn’t his best, but Paula as usual was right: Danny has a sexy voice. Whatever meds Paula is on this season is working!

  • lila

    loooooooove glambert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!he is truly the best. I was screaming like a lil school girl everytime they showed him…

  • Nettie Gamble

    Adam, Adam, Adam! He should be #1. He has talent that knows no bounds. And he is so gracious when complimented. Tired of Lil, Matt and Danny. Kris is nice looking but all his songs seem the same now. I like Anoop more and more. Allison can belt it out but I can’t understand a word she sings. I hope someone will help her to articulate better. Adam stands out the most.

  • Brittany

    The only reason why some people like Kris is because he’s simple and all-american. Adam is talented and complicated and he’s not mainstream. Adam obviously has the best voice, performances, look, and charisma this show has ever seen. He should win hands down.

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