It’s down to the Top 9 in American Idol!

They have been given the choice of any song that is a popular download from iTunes.

Anoop Desai performing Usher´s Caught Up

Randy Jackson said vocals were good but not the right song choice.

Kara DioGuardi gets lots of boo’s when she said that it seemed like a bunch of frat guys dared him to do Usher.

Paula Abdul said she loved that he went back to his playful side.

Simon Cowell thought “it was a complete and utter mess.”

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Megan Joy Corkrey with Bob Marley´s Turn Your Lights Down Low.

Kara DioGuardi really likes her but she thinks she may be in trouble.

Paula Abdul thinks that at this stage of the competition she needs to dig deeper.

Simon Cowell thinks the problem was the song was boring, monotonous and indulgent. It just wasn’t her.

Randy Jackson says just because she loves a song doesn’t mean she can sing it.

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Danny Gokey performing  What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts.

Paula Abdul says this performance left her wanting more.

Simon Cowell thought it was his best performance of the season.

Randy Jackson says he brought it with the vocals.

Kara DioGuardi said that he moved everyone in that room emotionally and he really connects with the audience.

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Allison Iraheta singing Don’t Speak by No Doubt.

Randy Jackson started with what mad love for her but he didn’t like her outfit.

Kara Dio Guardi says she didn’t need to put all that on because she can sing.

Paula Abdul thinks her vocal prowess rivals those twice her age and she thinks she is skating right to the finish line.

Simon Cowell can’t ignore the outfit either. The judges basically agreed that the outfit was distracting, so they lost the vocals.

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Scott Macintyre singing Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel.

Kara Dio Guardi thought he made some very smart decisions tonight by coming from an honest place with such a moving performance.

Paula Abdul said she´s proud of Scott not because of his challenge but because he makes her forget about his challenge.

Simon Cowell thinks it is his best performance so far by a country mile.

Randy Jackson thinks it is one of the best performances of the night.

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Matt Giraud performing The Fray’s You Find Me.

Paula Abdul thought he abandoned the riffing and falsetto that make him who he is and this song just didn’t do it.

Simon Cowell felt it sounded very put on like he was trying to be someone else.

Randy Jackson said the problem for him was it just wasn’t the right sound for him.

Kara DioGuardi says he needs to commit and quit going back and forth between rock and R&B.

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Lil Rounds singing Celine Dion’s I Surrender.

Randy Jackson wouldn’t have picked this song but she sang it well. Young it up.

Kara DioGuardi didn’t like the song either but the potential to “wow us” is there.

Paula Abdul doesn’t want to see an adult contemporary Lil Rounds she wants to see the joy that she brought when she first saw her.

Simon Cowell thinks she chose a safe song to stay in the competition and he compared it to a wedding performance.

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Adam Lambert performing Wild Cherry’s 1976 Play That Funky Music.

Paula Abdul says “true genius doesn’t fulfill expectations, true genius shatters it. There are artist in this business who have longevity because of their unique and riveting performance. I’ll name a few, Mick Jaeger, Stephen Tyler and Adam Lambert.”

Simon Cowell says that was pretty brave and he was glad that they got rid of some of the karaoke of the night, it was original and he had a great time.

Randy Jackson was afraid this was going to be corny but he worked it out.

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Kris Allen performing Aint’ No Sunshine by Bill Withers.

Randy Jackson said he was definitely in the zone tonight. One of the best performances of the night.

Kara Dio Guardi has three words for him…that was artistry.

Paula Abdul thinks this could be the first cut from his album. It was his best performance to date.

Simon Cowell reminded him that last week they wanted him to bring some confidence and that’s what he showed tonight. Very clever, very cool and his best performance so far.

How to vote for Kris Allen on American Idol April 1st?

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So.. who are you going to vote on American Idol? Who should go home?