Danny Gokey, Matt Giraud and Adam Lambert topped the previous episodes of American Idol season 8 with their “blow-me-away” performances but tonight’s episode belongs to Kris Allen.
The judges were right on when they said that the guys are very strong this year and it’s possible that no girl will make it to the final four. Four male contestants have made their mark already, the latest being Kris Allen for his soulful rendition of Ain’t No Sunshine.
Kris also played the keyboard and was accompanied by a quartet of musicians. Although his outfit was simple (wearing only t-shirt and jeans), his version of the song was powerful.
Randy Jackson said: “For the last couple of weeks you have been slaying it. You are in the zone.” Kara DioGuardi said: “Kris I have 3 words for you – That is artistry!” Paula Abdul said: “You took a 30 year old song and made it like I heard it for the first time.” Simon Cowell said “You brought confidence tonight. Very clever, very cool. Liked to see you behind the keyboard. Best performance so far.”