Relive the Top Three performance by Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and Kris Allen in photo form
Kris Allen of 'American Idol'
Singer: DANNY GOKEY
Song: "Dance Little Sister"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: What a very strange song choice courtesy of Paula, who thinks Danny has the same magical quality as Terrance Trent D'Arby. While not exactly an obscure song, I'd still bet this will be one of the least recognizable tunes we hear tonight, which puts Danny at an immediate disadvantage. Danny sounds fine when he's singing, but he really embarrasses himself with some soulless scatting with a nearby sax player. Actually, after the last note of "Dream On," is Danny capable of embarrassing himself anymore? Probably not. He's reasonably energetic and tuneful, definitely better than last week.
Ginger Spice, Baby Spice, Sporty Spice and Simon Say: Dude, Randy is telling us that Danny was performing like crazy and sounded good. It was dope for Randy. Kara didn't like Danny's dancing, which was "too gyrating for me." Paula whips out her choreography credentials and says Danny's dancing was "really good," and that he did a fantastic job vocally. Simon makes a snide comment about "Dancing with the Stars," mocking both Danny's dancing and the sax solo. He suggests a different Terrance Trent D'Arby song might have been better. Danny is feeling spirited and excited about his performance, though the commentary devolves into Simon attempting to wrestle Paula to the floor.
NOTE: This photo was taken during Kris Allen's trip home to Arkansas over the weekend.