The final three on Idol sang three songs tonight; the first was a judge's choice, second was contestant's choice, and third was producer's choice.
01 David Archuleta sang "And So It Goes" made famous by Billy Joel (Paula's Choice)-- I liked the performance but I didn't think there was anything special about it.
02 Syesha Mercado sang "If I Ain't Got You" made famous by Alicia Keys (Randy's Choice)-- I thought she sang this song well, but I think that I expected more than what she delivered. She did change quite a few notes, but as Simon said, it wasn't enough.
03 David Cook sang "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" made famous by Roberta Flack (Simon's Choice)-- This was an awesome song choice by Simon. I was impressed with how Simon changed this song, and to quote Simon, "Round one goes to Cook and Cowell".
01 David A. sang "With You" made famous by Chris Brown-- I appreciate David singing a song this is very different from what he is used to stylistically. It did sound good in his vocal range, but was it believeable? Not really. It was like a "chiwawa trying to be a tiger," according to Simon.
02 Syesha sang "Fever" made famous by Peggy Lee-- Syesha chose the perfect song for herself and worked it. The song was vocally fierce and I loved it.
03 David C. sang "Dare You To Move" made famous by Switchfoot-- I thought this was a cool choice of song, and it made me really happy to listen to him sing it. I kept wishing I could hear the whole song; Paula made a good point. It's tough to take a three and a half minute song and cram it into a minute thirty.
01 David A. sang "Longer" made famous by Dan Fogelberg-- This song is more David's type of song stylistically. He sang the song well, and I believe it was his best vocal of the night. Simon was right in the respect that it was too mature for him.
02 Syesha sang "Hit Me Up" made famous by Gia Farrell-- I did not like the song choice at all, and I think the producers did her a great diservice by asking her to sing this song.
03 David C. sang "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" made famous by Aerosmith-- David sang this song better than I thought he would. Simon proclaimed it, and I agree: David won the night.