Relive the best (Crystal, Siobhan) and worst (Lacey, Haeley) of Wednesday's 'Idol' performances from the Top 10 Women
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Lilly Scott of 'American Idol' preforms
Singer: Lilly Scott
Song: "Change Is Gonna Come"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: If Lilly plays the Moog this season, she automatically becomes the "American Idol" winner, at least in my book. Lilly says she spent a week training to improve her stage presence. Her most important learned lesson? Keeping her eyes open. If you know me, you know this is my pick as the greatest song every written in the history of American popular music and I hold it mighty sacred. There's only a little lyrical connection to the song, but at least she's not grinning her way through it. It's been interestingly arranged and, once again, I'll ask if this is an arrangement that anybody knows. I like what Lilly does with it, even if she breaks into a smile at the end. I think Lilly topped Crystal in Week One. I think Crystal topped Lilly in Week Two. But unless Didi figures out how to use her flipping guitar and unless Siobhan blows stuff up tonight, I'm putting Lilly and Crystal laps ahead of the rest of the competition.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy says this is the season of the most unique contestants the show has ever had. Randy thinks she worked it out and she did her thing. Randy calls it his favorite performance of the night. Ellen says Lilly has it and also calls it the best of the night. Kara calls it Lilly's first "moment" in the competition, warning that Lilly is going to change the game. Simon wasn't crazy about it, saying that Crystal was better.