I think what Simon ended up saying at the end of the night was what this night was all about: The duets were better than the solo performances.
01 Lee Dewyze sang "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal. Randy found it pitchy and thought he should have stayed true to his rocker self. Ellen loved it. Kara said it was a hard song to sing, but said despite that, she can still hear Lee on the radio right now. Simon said it bordered on karaoke and he was trying too hard to sound like the original. He also added that some parts were out of turn. I have no doubt that Lee is talented but this was the wrong song selection for him.
02 Michael Lynche sang "Will You Be There" by Michael Jackson. Randy said just all right, it never really took off for me. Kara said she wanted him to go back to his special performances on the stage and think about what made them special. Simon said he didn't get the song choice but felt he gave 100%. This performance left Mike the weak one out as far as performances go this week.
03 Casey James sang "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel. Ellen liked that he came back from last week and did something different. Kara said Casey is fighting to stay in the competition. Simon found it a bit lazy. I have to say I disagree with Simon on this, I, like Kara, saw Casey's fight, and I think based on this performance and his skills in the duet, he may squeeze into the top three.
04 Crystal Bowersox sang "I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins. Randy liked how she switched the song up to fit her. Ellen said she "crystalized" the song and made it better; Kara agreed. Simon told Crystal she was back in the game.
Lee and Crystal sang "Falling Slowly"-- Randy said it could be a hit right now, amazing. Ellen called then Captain and Tennille. Kara said it was one of her favorite moments from the entire season. She said they brought out the best in each other and supported each other. Simon said I don't know if I would call that good; I would call it fantastic. Crystal called Lee her musical crush. To me, this performance was magical.
Casey and Michael sang "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman"-- Randy called their voices sultry and sexy. Kara said both duets were incredible and they sounded great. Simon said well done and thought the duets were better than the solo performances.