Kristy Lee Cook is the first up. She sold a horse to try out for "American Idol." She seems to need rescuing from her rather generic version of Aretha Franklin's "Rescue Me."
Randy Jackson said it was not her best performance. Paula Abdul said despite the bronchitis and flu Cook shouldn't "let it get in the way of your shine or what you emote" (whatever that means). Simon Cowell put it bluntly: "Bronchitis, flu, whatever. It was the wrong choice of song for you."
Plus size-model Joanne Borgella was next with Burt Bacharach's "I Say a Little Prayer For You." She seemed
to be off key for the first part of the song. I loved the shot into the crowd that showed Danny Noriega singing along with her, though.
Randy thought it was a "little weird in the first part." Paula liked it, but didn't love it. Cowell thought it was "an average cabaret performance of a cabaret song."