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Anoop Desai Nails His Song Choice on American Idol

Bottom 3 regular Anoop Desai outscored the frontrunners by connecting to the audience on his take on Bryan Adam's Everything I Do (I Do It For You).

This week’s theme on American Idol is “Music from the Movies” as the remaining 7 finalists were mentored by famed director Quentin Tarantino.

As usual, Adam Lambert rocked the house with his energetic take of Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild. But it was Anoop Desai who made a moment with his rendition of Everything I Do, trumping frontrunner Danny Gokey who performed a heartfelt version of Endless Love. Jai Ho!

Allison Iraheta opened the show with her take on I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. Matt Giraud, on the other hand, sang Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman by Bryan Adams. Both versions were not pitch perfect with Matt getting the blows from the judges.

Kris Allen sang “Falling Slowly” from the movie Once. He was slammed by Randy Jackson but saved afterwards by Kara DioGuardi saying it was “the best performance” sort of.

Lil Rounds got Simon frustrated with her rendition of Bette Midler‘s “The Rose.” Simon said she’s not the artist that they saw in the beginning. Lil responded by explaining her song choice.

And our “Starmo-meter” for tonight:

SIZZLING HOT: Anoop Desai and Danny Gokey

HOT: Adam Lambert

WARM: Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta

WARMING UP: Lil Rounds and Matt Giraud

Anoop almost got the boot last week and it’s no surprise if he hits bottom 3 again tomorrow. Lil Rounds, on the other hand, could get enough female votes at the expense of Matt Giraud who’s in danger of elimination. Possible bottom 3 are Anoop, Matt and Lil. But if the viewers liked Anoop’s performance tonight, Allison might be bottom 3 again.

Video Links:

Allison Iraheta – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Click here to watch the video)

Anoop Desai – Everthing I Do (Click here to watch the video)

Adam Lambert – Born to Be Wild (Click here to watch the video)

Matt Giraud – Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman (Click here to watch the video)

Danny Gokey – Endless Love (Click here to watch the video)

Kris Allen – Falling Slowly (Click here to watch the video)

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