‘American Idol’ Recap: It Will Take A Miracle To Beat Bo Bice

Southern rocker steps up in a big way with a capella showstopper.

It seems everyone has something to say about “American Idol,” and MTVNews.com is no different. Here’s the latest edition of our weekly performance-night roundup:

May 10 – Theme: Clive Davis’ pick/contestant’s pick/judges’ pick

Surprise performance: Someone needed to step up with this season’s answer to Fantasia’s show-stopping “Summertime,” and Bo did just that — but topped it tenfold with his goosebumps-inducing a capella rendition of Badlands’ “In a Dream.”

Fashion hits and misses: Mirroring the music, it was a night of hits, with each exemplifying their image. Vonzell was fun. Bo was cool. And Carrie was cute.

Judging the judges: Simon delivered one of his best lines of the season after “In a Dream”: “You may have just put 34 musicians out of work.” Does Randy know that Arsenio Hall actually started the Dawg Pound? Paula seemed back to normal. Clive Davis reminded us how boring guest judges are, but at least he criticized Vonzell — even if it was for the wrong song. The judges were unanimous about Bo making it to the finale, an easy pick, but seemed partial to Carrie.

Best audience sign: “Bo Is Pure Southern Comfort.”

Who will go: Carrie failed to step it up, but she’s been a favorite for so long, she’ll edge out Vonzell.

Who needs to step it up: Carrie would be lucky to be in the finale. To beat Bo, she’s going to need a miracle.

Who is the one to beat: Bo not only gave the performance of the season, he gave arguably the second and third best, and all of the songs were completely different. He’s got versatility, personality and on top of that, he seems genuinely humble.

You told us:

Bo Bice and Vonzell Solomon should be the final two. No offense to anyone who likes Carrie Underwood, but I don’t think she has what it takes to be the next “American Idol” winner — and her being a country singer has nothing to do with why I feel this way. Carrie needs to find herself a little bit before she takes on a singing career.

Celeste, 28

Bo’s a capella on Tuesday night’s show sealed the win for him. That was a bold choice, and it paid off in the biggest possible way.

Janiece, 20
Marysville, CA

Vonzell or Carrie should take it home this year. I am personally voting for Vonzell. And can I mention how relieved I was to not have to hear Anthony on Tuesday? He should have gone home sooner.

Danica, 24
San Antonio, TX

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