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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Kris Allen of 'American Idol'
Singer: KRIS "WHO?" ALLEN
Song: "Ain't No Sunshine"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: I'm not kidding. When they said that Adam was performing eighth, I stopped and thought, "Wait. Who does that mean they gave the pimp slot to?" I scratched my head for two or three minutes and couldn't remember that Kris was the only person who hasn't sung yet. Kris thinks he's on the verge of One Of Those Moments. Other than a few fun synth-pop vamps and the string accompaniment, it isn't the revolutionary reinterpretation of the song Kris seems to be hinting at. It sounds a lot like the original to me, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't do it well. Kris has never boasted about his piano skills or trying showing off, but tonight he blew highly vaunted Piano Men Scott and Matt out of the water at their own game.
Michigan State, Villanova, North Carolina and Simon Say: Randy cals it creative and cool and says he's in the zone. Kara says she has three words, "That is artistry." At least she got the right number of words this time. Paula calls it his best performance to date and Simon agrees.