Tuesday, January 18, 2011

American Idol Recap (Season 9)

The ninth season of American Idol on January 12, 2010 and concluded on May 26, 2010. This first season without Paula Abdul and Ellen DeGeneres make her debut on American Idol as the fourth judge.

Top 12-Rolling Stone
Michael Lynche-Miss You
Didi Benami-Play with Fire
Casey James-I'll All Over Now (The Valentinos)
Lacey Brown-Ruby Tuesday
Andrew Garcia-Gimme Shelter
Katie Stevens-Wild Horses
Tim Urban-Under My Thumb
Siobhan Magnus-Paint It, Black
Lee DeWyze-Beast of Burden
Paige Miles- Honky Tonk Woman
Aaron Kelly- Angie
Crystal Bowersox-You Can't Alway Get What You Want
Eliminated: Lacey Brown

Top 11-Billboard Number 1 Hits
Mentor: Miley Cyrus
Lee DeWyze-The Letter (The Box Top)
Paige Miles-Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) Phill Collins
Tim Urban- Crazy Little Thing Called a Thing (Queen) Stevie
Aaron Kelly- I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)
Crystal Bowersox-Me and Bobby McGee (Roger Miller)
Michael Lynche-When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge)
Andrew Garcia-I Heard It Though the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Katie Stevens- Big Girls Don't Cry (Fergie)
Casey James-The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and The News)
Didi Benami-You're No Good (Betty Everett)
Siobhan Magnus-Superstition (Wonder)
Eliminated: Paige Milles

Top 10- R&B/Soul
Mentor: Usher
Siobhan Magnus-Through the Fire (Chaka Khan)
Casey James-Hold On, I'm A Comin (Sam & Dave)
Michael Lynche-Ready for Love (India.Arie)
Didi Benami- What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (Jimmy Ruffin)
Tim Urban-Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
Andrew Garcia-Forever (Chris Brown)
Katie Stevens-Chain of Fool (Aretha Franklin)
Lee DeWyze-Treat Her Like a Lady (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose)
Crystal Bowersox- Midnight Train to Georgia ( Cissy Houston)
Aaron Kelly- Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Eliminated: Didi Benami

Top 9- (First Week) Lennon/McCartney Songbook
Aaron Kelly-The Long and Winding Road
Katie Stevens-Let's It Be
Andrew Garcia-Can't Buy Me Love
Michael Lynche-Eleanor Rigby
Crystal Bowersox-Come Together
Tim Urban-All My Loving
Casey James-Jealous Guy ( John Lennon)
Siobhan Magnus-Across the Universe
Lee DeWyze-Hey Jude
Judge's Save: Michael Lynche

Top 9- (Second Week) Elvis Presley
Mentor: Awesome Adam Lambert
Crystal Bowersox-Saved (LeVern Baker)
Andrew Garcia-Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton)
Tim Urban-Can't Help Falling in Love
Lee DeWyze-A Little Less Conversation
Aaron Kelly- Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
Siobhan Magnus-Suspicious Minds (Mark James)
Michael Lynche-In The Ghetto
Katie Stevens-Baby What You Want Me to Do (Jimmy Reed)
Casey James- Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Lloyd Price)
Eliminated: Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens

Top 7-Inspirational Song
Mentor: Alica Keys
Casey James-Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)
Lee DeWyze-The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)
Tim Urban-Better Days (Goo Goo Dolls)
Aaron Kelly- I believe I Can Fly (R. Kelly)
Siobhan Magnus-When You Believe (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston)
Michael Lynche- Hero (Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott)
Crystal Bowersox-People Get Ready (The Impressions)
Eliminated: Tim Urban

Top 6-Shania Twain
Mentor: Shania Twain
Lee DeWyze-You're Still the One
Michael-It Only Hurt When I'm Breathing
Casey James-Don't
Crystal Bowersox-No One Needs to Know
Aaron Kelly-You're Got a Way
Sioban Magnus-Any Man of Mine
Eliminated: Siobhan Magnus

Top 5-Frank Sinatra
Mentor: Harry Connick, Jr
Aaron Kelly-Fly Me to the Moon (Kaye Ballard)
Casey James-Blue Skies (Belle Baker)
Crystal Bowersox- Summer Wind (Wayne Newton)
Michael Lynche- The Way You Look Tonight (Fred Astaire)
Lee DeWyze- That's Life (Frank Sinatra)
Eliminated: Aaron Kelly

Top 4- Songs from Cinema
Mentor: Jamie Foxx
Lee DeWyze-Kiss from a Rose (Seal) Batman Forever
Michael Lynche-Will You Be There (Michael Jackson) Free Willy
Casey James-Mrs.Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel) The Graduate
Crystal Bowersox-I'm Alright (Kenny Loggins) Caddyshack

Crystal Bowersox & Lee DeWyze-Falling Slowly (Glen Hensand & Merketa Irglova) Once
Casey James & Michael Lynche- Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman (Bryan Adams) Don Juan DeMarco
Eliminated: Michael Lynche

Top 3-Contestant's Choice and Judge's Choice
Casey James
It's Alright with Me (Eric Hutchinson)
Daughters (John Mayer) Randy Jackson & Kara DioGuardi

Crystal Bowrsox
Come to My Window (Melissa Etheridge)
Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney) Ellen DeGeneres

Lee DeWyze
Simple Men (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Halleujah (Leonard Cohen) Simon Cowell
Eliminated: Casey James

Top 2-Contestant's Choice, Simon Fuller's Choice & Winner Choice
Lee DeWyze
The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)
Everyone Hurt (REM)
Beautiful Day (U2)

Crystal Bowersox
Me and Bobby McGhee (Roger Miller)
Black Velvet (Alannah Mylers)
Up to the Mountain (MLK Song) Solomon Burke

Winner: Lee DeWyze
Runner-Up: Crystal Bowersox

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