Former "American Idol" front-runner Andrew Garcia has fallen from grace.
During Wednesday's men's semifinal round of "American Idol," Garcia offered a slow, acoustic version of Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" -- perhaps attempting to repeat the success he saw when he did the same thing in Hollywood with Paula Abdul's "Straight Up."
The judges didn't buy it. "I was disappointed with that, to be honest with you," judge Simon Cowell said. Listen up, Andrew: You can't survive on "Idol" just by making fast songs slow.
That wasn't the only divisive attempt at originality Wednesday night. Todrick Hall got even more criticism for his R&B take on Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone."
The judges were brutal when critiquing Todrick, the first singer of the night. Our reaction: "Huh?"
Sure, he needs a little work vocally, but didn't the judges criticize almost every female on Tuesday for lacking originality? Seems like Todrick got some of the night's most off-key feedback.
Who came out on top Wednesday? Rockers Lee DeWyze and Casey James, thanks to their unique, crowd-pleasing gritty edges.
Here's how I'd rank them, share your thoughts on our "American Idol" blog.
1. Lee DeWyze, "Chasing Cars"
2. Casey James, "Heaven"
3. Todrick Hall, "Since U Been Gone"
4. Joe Munoz, "You and I Both"
5. Aaron Kelly, "Here Comes Goodbye"
6. Michael Lynche, "This Love"
7. Andrew Garcia, "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
8. Alex Lambert, "Wonderful World" (James Morrison)
9. Tyler Grady, "American Woman"
10. John Park, "God Bless the Child"
11. Jermaine Sellers, "Get Here"
12. Tim Urban, "Apologize"