6) Jacob Lusk
Song: Michael Jackson, "Man in the Mirror"
Steven said: "Every time you sing you bring another piece of yourself to the party, and I love that about you."
Jennifer said: "You make everybody know that if you believe in yourself and you stick to what feels right for you, you can do anything this world. That's what you do when you sing."
Randy said: "I'm so proud of you…There were moments all over that. that was hot!
We say: Kudos to Jacob Lusk for singing a song that he believes in, but "Man in the Mirror" just wasn't rock 'n' roll enough to match everyone else's energy on this night. What's more, it's the song that first won over Kris Allen fans, and Jacob didn't turn it into that kind of moment. Like Pia, Jacob is safe for now, but his sameness could start to wear on fans if he doesn't switch it up soon.
7) Stefano Langone
Song: Percy Sledge, "When a Man Loves a Man"
Steven said: "I liked that..you got a great range to your voice, you know, it's beautiful. Keep playing with that."
Jennifer said: "I knew you had it in you! that was beautiful. That had another layer of emotion to it."
Randy said: "I don't know if i was jumping up and down…take your time before you jump in with the quick kind of R&B phrasing. Sometimes you don't need to counterpunch when you sing. you can just let it marinate it for a second, then counterpunch at the end."
We say: More unlikely wise words from Randy here: Stefano Langone hasn't grasped the subtle moves and crowd-command that a really riveting performance requires, and no tricky vocal run can hide it now. He didn't take will.i.am's (also unlikely) good advice and come out with a powerful, attention-grabbing intro, and I wonder if it's because he just doesn't believe he can pull it off. Stefano did his best, but I think he's gone just about as far as he can go on "Idol." Also: that falsetto! Yikes.
8) Casey Abrams
Song: Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
Steven said: "The whole world's watching you because you're not just a singer, man, you're a true musician."
Jennifer said: "That's exactly where you belong. Right there, with your bass. I'm paying top dollar to be in the front row."
Randy said: "Casey is making the upright bass cool, y'all! It's like, wow. Upright bass is not meant for just polkas, or jazz, or country or bluegrass. You've put it in popular music, dude. This is revolutionary. Casey is revolutionary!"
We say: In one stroke, Randy undid all the good will he earned tonight. Casey Abrams is no revolutionary. He is loungey, pitchy, and outstaying his welcome. Also: that falsetto! Yikes.
9) James Durbin
Song: George Harrison, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Steven said: "It's really good to see that not only did your guitar gently weep, but you did as well. That's really a proud moment for you."
Jennifer said: "It's nice to see that other side of you…I loved it, I thought it was a great choice for you."
Randy said: "I loved seeing the emotional, the really true and emotional side of James Durbin. to see you be that sensitive and engaged and emotionally connect with that lyrics.
We say: I feel bad saying this, because James Durbin so clearly felt what he was singing, and so many of his fellow contestants don't…but tonight he just didn't cut it. By going the understated route, James revealed his vocal weaknesses and probably debunked the Adam Lambert comparisons that have done him more good than harm so far. Remember Adam's "Mad World?" Of course you do. Will you remember James' "Guitar Gently Weeps"? Highly doubtful.
Final prediction: I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that James Durbin is going home. Paul can thank his lucky stars, and Stefano and Casey will make it through by the skin of their teeth because they didn't bomb -- and because voters so far haven't consistently disliked any one guy in particular. James, however, went completely out of his strong suit and will most likely pay for it.
What were your favorite and least favorite "Idol" performances of rock 'n' roll night? Share your picks in the comments.