This season of "American Idol" is shaping up to be one of the best ones yet, and tonight, the Top Nine will be pared down to eight.
On last night's show, there were some good performances and some painful ones, as the contestants took on songs that have graced the iTunes top downloads list.
Megan Joy Corkery is my pick to go home this week, she absolutely destroyed a tuneless Bob Marley song with her guttural voice and just plain awkward dance moves. We get it, she's pretty, but someone please put her out of her misery.
Here's hoping that dueling pianist Matt Giraud will pull through this week, his up-close-and-personal rendition of The Fray's "You Found Me" got panned by the judges, and he was in the Bottom Three last week (undeservedly).
ASU graduate Scott MacIntyre sang "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel, and kicked his performance up a notch after two weeks of bad song choices. Last week he landed in the Bottom Three, but his return to the ballad will likely keep him out of danger this week.
Sixteen-year-old phenom Allison Iraheta sang No Doubt's "Don't Speak" well last night, but her unfortunate outfit choice was all the judges could talk about. But come on, who dressed well at 16?
The best performance of the night by far was the closing number by Kris Allen, who sang "Ain't No Sunshine" in a Jason Mraz-like performance that was definitely DVR rewindable, so he'll be safe.
Front-runners Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert did enough to get by this week's elimination just fine, too, but were nothing special.
The oddly-named Lil Rounds for some baffling reason sang a Celine Dion ballad, and may be in trouble tonight, as well as North Carolina college boy Anoop Desai, who made an Usher song more boring than it was already.
On a brighter note, last year's winner David Cook is slated to make an appearance tonight, so at least one of the performances is bound to be good.
The State Press will be live-blogging tonight's results show every step of the way, so stay with us to get up-to-the-minute reactions on Ryan Seacrest's smarmy outfits, Paula Abdul's drunken banter and the soul-crushing defeat that tonight's castoff will inevitably experience at the close of the show. And after an hour of drawn-out time filling, here's hoping it's worth the wait.
Bottom Three - Anoop Desai, Lil Rounds and Megan Joy, who will finally head home.