American Idol

Season 5 Episode 18

Top 8 Boys Perform

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Top 8 Boys Perform
The remaining 8 boys sing tonight for America. After the show, the viewers will vote for their favorites. Who will be back next week and who will go home? Performing Tonight is: Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, Gedeon McKinney, Kevin Covais, Taylor Hicks, Will Makarmoreless
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  • I like this show...!!!

    great show....When writing your review, remember to keep the language clean. Reviews must be 100 words minimum. We encourage you to try to get your review right the first time--you may choose to edit it later on, but by doing so, you will lose any positive feedback associated with the review. We encourage you to write your review in a word processor or text editor, save it to your local disk, then copy and paste it in the box below.moreless
  • not the greatest singers in the far.

    Two words: Chicken Little. I am sorry but he needs to go. How could anyone consider him American Idol material of any sort?

    I am just not knocked out by any of these guys. I liked Taylor's performance the most. Because he never shows up nervous and sings from his heart. He is having fun and shows it.

    It is extremely annoying to sit through performance after performance and not see the emotion or heart. Many times it's song selection and these guys just don't put it into the song. They can't even fake a good time.moreless
  • Last night\'s Idol was brutal.

    Somebody can tell these wanna be Idols that the love ballads are getting old and unoriginal. I imagine anybody who thinks these guys are good probably are people who listen to Top 40 radio and think that the Simpson girls sing incredible. The only singer who is even decent is Chris and even he was a disappointment singing Broken. Ace trying to sing M Jackson was absolutely God awful.
  • Great Men

    Wow the guys are so Good, HArd for me to pick who will go I am not a Gedion fan buthe is still great, as much as I find Will and Kevin Adorable, THey should go everyone else is Amazing, Chris is Best, Taylor a close second, and I love Bucky and Ace.. once again to bad we can't have more guys than girls in the top 12
  • Ace hit a high note, Taylor kept us soaring, The boys are proving Randy right.

    Wow. Those boys are talented. For a while, I wondered if Randy Jackson was seeing a different version of the boys/girls showdown. He said all along that the boys had the talent this season. I saw an awful lot of talent in the girls (still do) but last night was fun. A few of the guys can go home and my feelings won't be hurt. Cuteness shouldn't count for too much in a talent competition, right? Will and Kevin are adorable in their ways, but I could probably see a version of them at my kids' school talent show.

    Ace is hot. That song could have been sorry, but he made it hot.

    And I just love Taylor. Sorry, I do. He gets all filled with song-glee and I just like him. None of these guys failed. I managed to vote for six of the eight. My top two were Ace and Taylor.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Simon (To Taylor, after Taylor danced): Taylor, you could single-handedly kill the music-video industry. That was definitely a radio performance.

    • Simon (To Paula Abdul, when she praised Will's performance): Paula, all I can say is that you must have been starved of entertainment as a child.

    • Simon (To Kevin): Look, in the same way that you like watching puppies play, people will enjoy it. I think you've got the granny vote again tonight with that song.

    • (commenting Will Makar)
      Simon: 11 year-old girls are attracted to you.
      Will: (in Japanese) 11 year-old girls unite!

  • NOTES (6)

    • Just like with the women, the men's video clips were about things America didn't know about them.
      Gedeon: Likes to paint
      Chris: Used to have his hair in the same as Ryan
      Kevin: Is a big fan of Kanye West
      Bucky: Has a twin brother
      Will: Can speak some Japanese
      Taylor: Used to have a job wearing a bunny costume
      Elliott: Has 90% hearing loss in his right ear
      Ace: Is very good at construction work

    • We learned that Will is taking lessons to learn how to speak Japanese.

    • We leared that Bucky has a twin brother named Rocky.

    • We learn that Kevin likes Kanye West's music.

    • We learned that Gedeon likes to paint when he is not singing.

    • Song choices for tonight were as follows:

      Gedeon McKinney - "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge
      Chris Daughtry - "Broken" by Seether
      Kevin Covais - "Vincent" by Don McLean
      Bucky Covington - "Wave on Wave" by Pat Green
      Will Makar - "How Sweet It Is" by Marvin Gaye (James Taylor, Michael Buble)
      Taylor Hicks - "Taking It To the Streets" by Michael McDonald
      Elliott Yamin - "Heaven" by Bryan Adams
      Ace Young - "Butterflies" by Michael Jackson