American Idol Recap: Crystal Vision
It's safe to say American Idol's five best female contestants outshine and outclass all of Tuesday night's dudes. I don't mean to downplay the fetal finesse of Aaron Kelly or the Kodiak growls of Lee Dewyze, but the ladies have a lock on season nine. Their rankings -- and my confusion with the judges' love of a certain wizardress -- after the jump:
10. Haeley Vaughn
"The Climb" is factory-built for talent show moments, so Haeley's wavering, flat take on the Miley jam is especially bad. Her time has come. Climb down the mountain and jump off the grappling hook into the lifeboat, dear.
9. Lacey Brown
Lacey Brown is a cute little thing who might be 50 years old, but at least "Kiss Me" was an appropriately youthful, whimsical number. Unfortunately, she sounds exactly like Sixpence None the Richer's chanteuse, and she added nothing to the studio version besides some pitch issues. Simon's bearded barley stood on end during the worst moments.