Relive the iTunes Downloads Night performances by Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and the rest of the 'American Idol' Top 9 in photo form
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Adam Lambert of 'American Idol'
Singer: ADAM LAMBERT
Song: "Play That Funky Music"
Monkeys As Criticis' Take: Wow. This is a song choice, alright. I mean, every song available on iTunes and you're picking Wild Cherry? It takes a certain sort of mind to think that way. That's why I like Adam. He thought this was a good idea, so he did it. Of course, it's a ridiculous idea and if you tuned into "Idol" for the first time, you'd have no idea of what to make of Adam. And you've be right to being baffled. He's the first person tonight to entertain me. This is a problem with this season's "Idol" crop. Too many mediocre singers aiming for safety and boredom. Adam looks like a brilliant mad scientist compared to them. Every week, you wonder what he's going to do next. Is there anybody else this season whose choices and performances are even vaguely worth looking forward to?
Michigan State, Villanova, North Carolina and Simon Say: Paula compares Adam to Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. Simon calls it brave and praises him for clearing out the karaoke nonsense. Adam was in the Star Zone for Randy. Adam gives props to the band. Kara says it was like Studio 57. I'm not instantly sure what Studio 57 is. I know Studio 54. I know Area 51. I know Heinz 57. So Adam's performance was like a mix of Studio 54, Area 51 and Heinz 57? You know what, Kara? You're brilliant.