David Archuleta picked David Foster and Jeff Pescetto's cover of "You're the Voice." Ok, he's stretching things on a technicality. The song was originally released in 1987. Foster and Pescetto released a cover of it in 1990.
"You know what, it was a strange song choice for me. It proves if you can sing, you can sing whatever," Jackson said.
"I actually didn't like the performance at all," Cowell said. "I thought it was reminiscent of a theme park performances. It's one of those ghastly songs you sing when you have animated creatures dancing with you."
Kristy Lee "don't vote for me and the terrorists win" Cook sang "God Bless the U.S.A."
"The most clever song choice I have heard in years," Cowell said. It looks like she'll be around to torture us next week, y'all.
David Cook has the coveted final spot. "Billie Jean" is not his lover. Nor are standard arrangements. This cat is the most original thing to happen to "Idol" in ages.
"I got to say, you're the most original and most bold contestant we've ever had," Jackson said. "You might be the one to win the whole lot."
"That was brave. It could have either been insane or amazing and I have to tell you, that was amazing," Cowell said.