Relive the Motown Night performances by Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta, Megan Joy and the rest of the 'American Idol' Top 10 in photo form
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Megan Joy of 'American Idol'
Singer: MEGAN JOY
Song: "For Once in My Life"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: I like Smokey Robinson's description of Megan as half-jazz/half-cabaret. I do wish, though, that the costumers would stop dressing her like she's some sort of curvy seven-year old. Did she steal her outfit and necklace from Wilma Flintstone tonight? And given her vocal persona, should she really be pacing around the stage? She's got a good enough voice that she should be bringing the audience in to her, rather than coming out to them. Megan has a problem, because the goofiness is beginning to detract from her musical capabilities. Shouldn't the "Idol" performance coaches be steering her in a less damaging direction? Last week, perhaps because she was too sick to do anything else, she performed within herself. She concentrated on the singing, on just getting the notes out. Tonight, she's concentrating on her heels, on her jaunt around the stage, on the camera, on the judges. Finding a melody and sticking to it is tertiary. The voters seem eager to eliminate women this season and this is the sort of performance that will certainly endanger her.
Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Simon Say: You know Randy has mad love for Megan, right? He does. But the song was a trainwreck for Randy. The boos from the audience are half-hearted. Kara wants to sing, so she launches into a version of "My Guy" that she thinks Megan should have done. Megan's beauty takes Paula's breath away. The camera loves Megan, but Paula does not. "The good news is you look good... The bad news is, it was horrible," Simon says, urging her to fire whoever's advising her. He warns that she may be in serious trouble after tonight's performance.