Those viewers ready to turn the show off and crown front-runner David Archuleta the winner may want to think back to last season. Melinda Doolittle was the one to beat and she ended up in third place. On to tonight's show:
Carly Smithson is first with Heart's "Crazy on You." We weren't crazy about it and it lacked heart.
"Beginning was a little rough for me," Jackson said. Cowell thought it was much better than last week, but still thinks she hasn't found the right song yet. "You haven't chosen that one song that will absolutely get you that moment."
Syesha Mercado was all R&B on Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones" (changing the gender of Jones, natch). Randy hated the song choice. He wants her to belt 100 percent of the time. Abdul like the interpretation. "I thought it was a bit indulgent," Cowell said.
Brooke White played guitar for half of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" (stopping for someone reason on the second verse). "It was a great song choice for you," Jackson said.
"Brooke, I absolutely loved it. It was the absolutely perfect song for you. Felt like the artist genuinely picked the song and it didn't sound old-fashion," Cowell said.