The second round of "American Idol" semifinals was a night of strong vocals overshadowed by one prevailing criticism:
"You should have picked a better song."
Artists like Jasmine Murray and Matt Giraud, who stood out during the early audition phases moved to the bottom of the pack after choosing songs that didn't do anything for the vocals.
Even singers the judges praised -- say, Megan Corkrey and Kris Allen -- seemed to choose songs that lacked that token power note.
Then, of course, there were the two singers who perhaps had too much power. Nick Mitchell continued to divide viewers by performing as his comedic alter ego, Norman Gentle.
Theatrical Adam Lambert, meanwhile, capped the show off with a performance that boasted spot-on vocal range -- but also an over-the-top stage presence that likely rubbed some viewers the wrong way.
Here's how I rank them:
1. Allison Iraheta
2. Megan Corkrey
3. Adam Lambert
4. Mishavonna Henson
5. Kris Allen
6. Nick Mitchell/Norman Gentle
7. Kai Kalama
8. Jesse Langseth
9. Matt Breitzke
10. Jasmine Murray
11. Jeanine Vailes
12. Matt Giraud
Simon, by the way, is 49. He'll be 50 in October.