Monday, January 17, 2011

American Idol Recap (Season 8-The Year of Awesome Idols)

The eighth season of American Idol premiered on January 13, 2009 and concluded on May 20, 2009. This was last season of Paula Abdul and the debut of Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge on the panel. American Idol introduced the Judges Save for first time during the show history.

Top 13-Michael Jackson
Lil Rounds-The Way You Make Me Feel
Scott MacIntyre- Keep the Faith
Danny Gokey -PYT(Pretty Young Thing)
Michael Sarver-You Are Not Alone
Jasmine Murray-I'll Be There
Kris Allen-Remember the Time
Allison Ireheta-Give in to Me
Anoop Desai-Beat It
Jorge Nunez-Never Can Say Goodbye
Megan Joy-Rockin Robin (Bobby Day)
Adam Lambert-Black or White
Matt Giraud-Human Nature
Alexis Grace- Dirty Diana
Eliminated: Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nunez

Top 12-Grand Ole Opry
Mentor: Randy Travis
Michael Sarver-Ain't Goin' Down ('Till the Sun Comes Up) (Garth Brooks)
Allison Iraheta-Blame It on Your Heart
Kris Allen-Make You Feeel My Love (Bob Dylan)
Lil Rounds-Independence Day (Martina McBride)
Adam Lambert-Ring of Fire (Anita Carter)
Scott MacIntyre-Wild Angels (Martina McBride)
Alexis Grace-Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Danny Gokey-Jesus, Take the Wheel (Carrie Underwood)
Megan Joy-Walkin' After Midnight (Patsy Cline)
Matt Giraud-So Small (Carrie Underwood)
Eliminated: Alexis Grace

Top 10-Motown
Mentor: Smokey Robinson
Matt Giraud-Let's Get It On (Mavin Gaye)
Kris Allen-How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You)(Marvin Gaye)
Scott MacIntyre-You Can't Hurry Love (The Supremes)
Megan Joy-For Once in My Life (Jean Dushon)
Anoop-Ooo Baby Baby (The Miracles)
Michael Sarver-Ain't Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations)
Lil Round-(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (Martha and the Vandellas)
Adam Lambert-The Track of My Tears (The Miracles)
Danny Gokey-Get Ready (The Temptations)
Allison Iraheta-Papa was a Rollin' Stone (The Undisputed Truth)
Eliminated: Michael Sarver

Top 9-Popular iTunes Downloads
Anoop Desai-Caught Up (Usher)
Megan Joy- Turn Your Light Down (Bob Marley)
Danny Gokey-What Hurts the Most (Mark Wills)
Allison Iraheta-Don't Speak (No Doubt)
Scott MacIntyre- Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Matt Giraud-You Found Me(The Fray)
Lil Rounds-I Surrender (Celine Dion)
Adam Lambert-Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Kris Allen-Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Eliminated: Megan Joy

Top 8-Year They Were Born
Danny Gokey-Stand by Me (Ben E King)
Kris Allen-All She Wants to Do Is Dance (Don Henley)
Li Rounds-What's Love Got to Do with It (Tina Turner)
Anoop Desai-True Color (Cyani Lauper)
Scott Macinytre-The Search is Over (Survivor)
Allison Iraheta-I Can't Make You Love Me(Bonnie Raitt)
Matt Giraud-Part Time Lover (Stevie Wonder)
Adam Lambert-Mad World(Tears for Fears)
Eliminated: Scott MacInytre

Top 7-Songs of the Cinema (Part 1)
Mentor: Quentin Tarantino
Allison Iraheta-I Don't Want to Miss Thing (Aerosmith) Armageddon
Anoop Desai- (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Adam Lambert-Born to Wild (Steppenwolf) Easy Rider
Matt Giraud-Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman (Bryan Adams) Don Juan DeMarco
Danny Gokey- Endless Love (Lionel Richie & Diana Ross) Endless Love
Kris Allen-Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglov) Once
Lil Rounds-The Rose(Bette Midler) The Rose
Judge's Saved: Matt Giraud

Top 7-Disco (Part 2)
Lil Round-I'm Every Woman (Chaka Khan)
Kris Allen-She Works Hard for the Money (Donna Summer)
Danny Gokey-September (Earth Wind & Fire)
Allison Iraheta-Hot Stuff (Donna Summer)
Adam Lambert-If I Can't Have You (Yvonne Ellman)
Matt Giraud-Stayin' Alive (The Bee Gees)
Anoop Desai-Dim All the Light (Donna Summer)
Eliminated: Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai

Top 5-Rat Pack Standards
Mentor: Jamie Foxx
Kris Allen-The Way You Look Tonight (Fred Astaire)
Allison Iraheta-Someone to Watch Over Me (Gertrude Lawerence)
Matt Giraud-My Funny Valentine (Mitzi Green)
Danny Gokey-Come Rain or Come Shine (Sly Oliver with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)
Adam Lambert-Feeling Good (Cy Grant)
Eliminated: Matt Giraud

Top 4-Rock Music
Mentor: Slash
Adam Lambert-Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppeln)
Allison Iraheta-Cry Baby(Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters)
Kris Allen-Come Together (The Beatles)
Danny Gokey-Dream On (Aerosmith)

Kris & Danny-Renegrade (Styx)
Adam & Allison-Slow Ride (Foghat)
Eliminated: Allison Ireheta

Top 3-Judge's Choice and Contestant Choice
Danny Gokey
Dance Little Sister (Terence Trent D'Arby) Paula Choice
You Are So Beautiful (Billy Preston)

Kris Allen
Apologize (OneRepublic)Randy & Kara Choice
Heartless (Kayne West)

Adam Lambert
One (U2) Simon Choice
Cryin' (Aerosmith)
Eliminated: Danny Gokey

Top 2 -Contestant Choice, Simon Fuller's Choice & Winner Single
Adam Lambert
Mad World (Tears for Fears)
A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
No Boundaries

Kris Allen
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)
No Boundaries

Winner: Kris Allen
Runner-Up: Adam Lambert

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