Score! We're in for our first sing-off. This is sooo Britney Spears/Justin Timberlake and I love it.
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Cody sings "Love Remains the Same," in a performance that's definitely not his best. Think underage emo kid doing karaoke at an all-ages club. Bam.
Big surprise: Turns out Cody and Alex are really good friends. Aww. This is getting very emotional.
Alex sings "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," and definitely pulls out a more solid effort than Cody.
Moment of truth: It's Alex!
Aww. The pair locks arms on their way out. Man, this is brutal. Cody says he'll still vote for Alex. He even adds, "He was the best friend I ever had." Talk about ripping out somebody's heart.
Wow. I'm glad that's done. Time for Adam Lambert, of "Wicked" fame. No sing-off required here. I say he'll get the OK. The judges praise his Hollywood performances, and then go for a master fake-out.
Simon: "It's not good news...it's great news." He's in, and this is the cheesiest show in the world.
Semifinalist count: Anoop Desai, Von Smith, Adam Lambert, Alex Wagner-Trugman