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American Idol Final Four: Archuleta Crushes The Competition

May 06, 2008 06:19 PM by Joe Reality

David Archuleta And Ryan SeacrestFor the American Idol final four performance show, the theme was songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For his first song, David Cook sang “Hungry Like The Wolf.” Randy Jackson said, “That was just ok for you.” Paula Abdul said, “Well, I think your ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ has left me with a big appetite.” Simon Cowell said, “It was a little bit copycat. You didn’t do what you’ve done in previous weeks where you’ve chosen a song and made it your own.”

For her first song, Syesha Mercado sang “Proud Mary.” Randy Jackson said, “This is the third week in a row that Syesha has shown up, and she’s in the zone.” Paula Abdul said, “You look like a star.” Simon Cowell said, “For me, I thought it was just a bad, shrieky version, a bad impersonation of Tina Turner.”

For his first song, Jason Castro sang “I Shot The Sheriff.” Randy Jackson said, “For me, that was a really karaoke Bob Marley.” Paula Abdul said, “I wasn’t crazy about the performance or the song actually.” Simon Cowell said, “That was utterly atrocious.”

For his first song, David Archuleta sang “Stand By Me.” Randy Jackson said, “At least there’s one guy, every time he hits the stage, he’s trying to win the whole thing.” Paula Abdul said, “We all forget that you are way beyond your years.” Simon Cowell said, “The truth is that you could have whistled a song, and it would have sounded better than the last song.”

For his second song, David Cook sang “Teenage Wasteland.” Randy Jackson said, “That’s more like the David Cook that I’ve grown to love, right there.” Paula Abdul said, “I just want more.” Simon Cowell said, “Welcome back, David Cook.”

For her second song, Syesha Mercado sang “A Change Is Going To Come.” Randy Jackson said, “The first song I loved. This one I did not love as much.” Paula Abdul said, “You’ve turned this into a superstar performance for me.” Simon Cowell said, “I have to be fair, and I’m going to agree with Paula.”

For his second song, Jason Castro sang “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Randy Jackson said, “Jason’s not in the zone tonight.” Paula Abdul said, “Obviously, it didn’t blow us away, but you blow me away.” Simon Cowell said, “Jason, I’d pack your suitcase.”

For his second song, David Archuleta sang “Love Me Tender.” Randy Jackson said, “Another great performance for you.” Paula Abdul said, “That was one of my favorite performances from you.” Simon Cowell said, “You didn’t beat the competition tonight. You crushed the competition.”

While Jason Castro could have had a shot with a couple spectacular performances, he stumbled on both of his songs. While his second song was better, he unfortunately forgot a couple of the lyrics of the song. Jason Castro is very likable and has a huge fan base, but it likely won’t be enough to save him this week. Then again, as Ryan Seacrest reminded viewers, “Remember this is the week where we lost Tamyra Gray and Daughtry because perhaps some people thought they were safe.”

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