Relive the Country Night performances from Anoop Desais, Adam Lambert, Matt Giraud and the rest of the 'American Idol' Top 11 in photo form
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Matt Giraud of 'American Idol'
Singer: MATT GIRAUD
Song: "So Small"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: I said this last week, but I keep repeating it: When Matt plays the piano, he's strong enough to musically drive the arrangement, while Scott invariable gets drowned out. The boy's got piano moves and nobody's going to tell him to ditch the piano for a while, because it helps him, rather than just propping him up. In fact, I continue to like him more as a pianist than a vocalist. Matt's got the gruff thing and the rough falsetto thing, but not much else. He's better tonight than last week and he absolutely redefines the Carrie Underwood song.
Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Simon Say: "There ain't nothing small about you," Kara leers. If Paula said that about a male contestant, we'd call in the authority. Paula doesn't praise Matt's girth, but she does say he pierced her heart. Simon says Matt deserves more credit for his vocals and says that Matt outsang Danny tonight. For Randy, it was his favorite performance of the night. You know what's interesting? Matt's got it going on.