Relive the performances by Nick Mitchell, Adam Lambert and the rest of Group 2 in photos
Kris Allen of 'American Idol'
Singer: KRIS ALLEN
Song: "Man in the Mirror"
Monkeys as Critics Take: Who? How did this guy get into the Top 36, judges? This is embarrassingly middle-of-the-road, karaoke, talent-show. It's less than middle-of-the-road. At least Nick Mitchell was joking and found ways to get away from his vocal liabilities. Kris just sings earnestly, without distinction or self-awaress, blending into the background before my eyes. Generic. He couldn't make the Top 12 on "Canadian Idol."
John, Paul, George and Simon Say: Kara likes his back-half more than his front-half, telling us that he was much better in Hollywood week. Since the producers chose not to show us anything in Hollywood, that's irrelevant, Kara. Paula went to her happy place, saying that he nailed it. Simon agrees with Paula. Simon's clever and knows that the only way to keep Nick out is to pimp excessively for lesser candidates. Randy says Kris did it without the guitar, praising his "jump off." Wow. I'm liking Kara more and more every second. She's suddenly the only judge making any sense. We seem to be running long, because Kris doesn't get any post-song interview.