Los Angeles, CA.- The whole crowd was screaming with cheers and jeers as the American Idol’s final four rocked the night wish songs ranging from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, with the contestants performing a new number on stage.
Unlike the traditional 2-song performance for each contender during the final four, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta performed one solo and a duet with one of their co-finalists during rock night.
Adam Lambert, who was surprisingly at the bottom two last week, made his revenge by doing a faithful yet spunky rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”
Judge Randy Jackson had his hands up for Lambert, proclaiming him to be rock star that night. “This is the Adam that I love, dude.” He says. “Let me tell you something right now-nobody is going to think about Broadway or any of that stuff. You’re a rock star tonight.”
Adam’s duet with Allison Iraheta was also lauded by the audiences. The two sang “Slow Ride” by Foghat, and it seemed like they were amidst a rock n’ roll trance-considering their exchange of vocal runs.
Kris Allen and Danny Gokey’s duet, Styx’s “Renegade,” also received some praise.
But while the duets garnered acclaim, not all solos did a good job that night.
Randy was rather disappointed with Allison’s rendition of the Janis Joplin classic, “Cry Baby.”
Simon complained about Kris’ version of The Beatles’ “Come Together”. “It was actually quite a boring song.”
Danny’s “Dream On” by Aerosmith also left the judges in dismay.
“I don’t know if this was the right song for you,” says Paula.
“It was like… ‘Friday The 13th.’ It was like this scream.” Simon said.
But who would make it to the top three? The audience will decide on Wednesday night.