April 29, 2008 was the performance night of the TOP 5 singing the songs of Neil Diamond. The idols had to pick two songs and here listed below are the songs in the manner of performance:
- Jason Castro: Forever in Blue Jeans
- David Cook: I’m Alive
- Brooke White: I’m A Believer
- David Archuleta: Sweet Caroline
- Syesha Mercado: Hello Again
- Jason Castro: September Morn
- David Cook: All I Really Need is You
- Brooke White: I Am, I Said
- David Archuleta: America
- Syesha Mercado: Thank The Lord For The Nighttime
Randy --An OK performance, in his zone.
Randy --He said he is a huge DAVID COOK fan
Simon -- The 1st song was above average, the second was BRILLIANT!
Paula -- Connects to the audience with her vulnerability
Simon -- The 1st song was a NIGHTMARE, the 2nd was well done
Simon -- 1st song was amateurish, the second was a smart choice, clever
Simon -- the 1st song was old-fashioned, the 2nd she looked like a good actress and singer,however not very memorable compared to the others
After the two hours of voting, America decided. Brooke White was finally sent home. As for me, America had the right choice based on the performance the other night. Syesha gave a better performance than her. She has reached a long way and she even survived the previous eliminations. But not this time. It's her time to leave. Now it's down to the final four. Who's going out next? Will Syesha run out of luck? Who'll be the next American Idol? We'll find out soon.
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