From Africa to Louisiana to Kentucky to Arizona, American Idol is giving back to those in need. I am excited about what is being done through this week's show to help those less fortunate. The outtakes from the different places were heartbreaking. Take time tonight to thank God for the blessings you have in your life –– we are very blessed.
Tonight the remaining six contestants chose inspirational songs. How did they do?
Chris R. - He brought it tonight. I thought at the beginning he was a bit pitchy, but his performance just warmed my heart. Eric Clapton was a perfect fit for him. I'm glad to see the Chris I loved from the beginning back.
Melinda - Can she ever sing a bad song? Too bad she didn't take Simon's advice last week to heart and lose the "surprised" look.
Blake - I'm not sure if I liked it or not. I liked the simplicity of it, but it just didn't "wow" me. I am hoping he stays around and next week brings back the Blake we know.
Lakisha - While everyone else has seemed to improve through the weeks, she seems to have been going in the opposite direction.
Phil - He is one that has shown improvement through the weeks. I think country is a good market for Phil. And who can go wrong singing Garth? Warm fuzzies, warm fuzzies.
Jordin - Talk about bringing back memories. "You Will Never Walk Alone" was what we sang at my high school graduation. I have to admit when I heard her song choice I was worried at what "Broadway feel" she was going to have. But she did awesome.
Best of the Night? Jordin... in fact unless something changes, she will win it all.
Who will go? Laksiha