David Archuleta picked Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and actually made an attempt to win the contest with it. His best performance in the past six weeks.
"[That was] one of the best performances of this whole season," Jackson said. "You picked the right time to peak. That was flawless."
"Tonight's performance was arguably the best you've done so far," Cowell said. "Taking everything into account, round one goes to Archuleta."