Our Five Favorite Season-Eight 'American Idol' Performances

Adam LambertBy Rya Backer

Have you taken a look in the mirror recently and asked yourself, "What will become of me on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting next week?" Well, so have we, but we're padding our "American Idol" withdrawal with a good dose of reflection.

Today, we're looking at season eight's top performances, and with a group of pipes from the likes of Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta and Megan Joy (OK, maybe not Megan Joy), there were so many numbers to choose from.

Here are our top five performances — feel free to disagree below!

5. Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta's "Slow Ride"

If for nothing else, their hug at the end was so heartwarming.

4. Danny Gokey's "Come Rain or Come Shine"

Hi, Gokey fans! Are you happy? Will you stop berating Jim Cantiello now?

3. Adam Lambert's "Mad World"

It was a toss-up between this and his tender performance of "Tracks of My Tears," but his rendition of the Gary Jules cover had a strong, convincing fanbase in our trusty editor Joe DeShano and the "Idol" experts Jim spoke with on Friday.

2. Allison Iraheta's "Cry Baby" (elimination performance)

Oh, Allison. Why did you have to leave? You're like America's favorite little sister! While we're convinced that all of her performances were outstanding, it was her swan song, Janis Joplin's "Cry Baby," that packed the strongest vocal punch.

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We're not giving that one away so easily. Check out the video to see what we thought was the season's pièce de résistance!


What are your thoughts? Who do you think should have been #1?