When the seven "American Idol" finalists sang movie songs Tuesday, the night was hardly a blockbuster. Kris Allen and Adam Lambert delivered memorable performances with director Quentin Tarantino's mentorship, but the remaining singers were just mediocre.
Allen sang "Falling Slowly" from "Once" and delivered the night's top performance, despite criticism from judge Randy Jackson. Lambert continued to thrive with his standout vocal range, though his take on "Born to Be Wild" was shrieky enough to alienate some fans.
Lil Rounds and Matt Giraud, meanwhile, offered the least impressive performances of the night. Rounds sang "The Rose" and Giraud sang "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman." Both singers were criticized for picking tunes that didn't suit their vocals.
Due to last week's time snafu, each performer only heard comments from two judges. It was an attempt to stay on schedule, but show still went past 9 p.m.
Here's how I'd rank them:
1. Kris Allen
2. Adam Lambert
3. Anoop Desai
4. Allison Iraheta
5. Danny Gokey
6. Matt Giraud
7. Lil Rounds