The Top 9 sang their hearts out to the music of Dolly Parton, now it's time to figure out...who's going home?!?
Green Zone - Safe by a mile!
David Archuleta, David Cook, Michael Johns
The three boys spend their second consecutive week in the Green Zone -- all three gave above-average performances (Archuleta was especially impressive in re-finding his groove), and none are in danger of elimination this evening.
Yellow Zone - On Shaky Ground!
Brooke White, Jason Castro
Brooke's blah take on "Jolene" and Jason's slightly more inspired rendition of "Travelin' Thru" stayed close enough to each performer's comfort zone that both should have no problem making it to the Top 8.
Red Zone - Danger, Danger, Danger!
Syesha Mercado, Ramiele Malubay, Carly Smithson, Kristy Lee Cook
First of all, Syesha -- what were you thinking? Could she have made a more predictable song choice than "I Will Always Love You"? She may have just written her own exit ticket right there. Carly, once again, sounded great, but, again, something was missing, and I'm afraid it may result in another trip to the Bottom 3 for my Irish gal. Kristy Lee Cook was in her country zone, but sometimes when the audience expects you do well, the votes don't turn up. And what words are there left to describe Ramiele Malubay, aside from boring, uninspired, insipid, karaoke-esque...
Bottom 3: Ramiele Malubay, Syesha Mercado, Kristy Lee Cook
Thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Let me know!