Turns out two is better than one on this season of "American Idol."
The duets were the best part of Tuesday's show, which featured a movie theme with mentor Jamie Foxx.
Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze teamed for an engaging, emotional rendition of "Falling Slowly" from "Once." Season eight champion Kris Allen sang that song during last year's movie night.
Michael Lynche and Casey James exceeded expectations with their take on "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" from "Don Juan DeMarco."
The individual performances? Well, for better or worse, the most memorable effort was a "Caddyshack" tune.
Bowersox regained her front-runner status with a bluesy take on Kenny Loggins' "I'm Alright" from "Caddyshack."
The guys, meanwhile, fell into a giant pool of average. Lee DeWyze was pretty pitchy while singing "Kiss From a Rose" from "Batman Forever." Casey James' rendition of "Mrs. Robinson" from "The Graduate" was good, but a little sleepy.
And Big Mike? Well, at least his performance of "Will You Be There" made me Google "Free Willy."
Here are my rankings:
1. Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze, "Falling Slowly"
2. Casey James and Michael Lynche, "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman"
3. Crystal Bowersox, "I'm Alright"
4. Casey James, "Mrs. Robinson"
5. Michael Lynche, "Will You Be There"
6. Lee DeWyze, "Kiss From a Rose"