American Idol

Season 5 Episode 28

Top 8 Perform

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 11, 2006 on FOX
8.3
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Top 8 Perform
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Tonight on American Idol the Top 8 finalists will perform live for the nation. The contestants will perform their hearts out to the theme of Queen in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week. This Week's Theme is: Queen Performing Tonight: Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett, Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, Elliott Yamin, and Taylor Hicks.moreless

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  • Queen

    10
    I love Queen and I was excited to see what everyone would do with this theme. They certainly didn't dissapoint. Except for maybe Ace.

    As much as i love him this was NOT his night. His voice just wasn't right for the song. He took too much of a chance. it was just bad. Kellie did suprisingly well with Bo Rhap. It was great! Katharine did a fabulous job too. Her voice is amazing!! Taylor did alright too, I was honestly not suprised at his song choice though. I would've loved him singing "Don't Stop Me" though! Chris should've sung a more known song. And I didn't like Bucky's "Fat Bottomed Girls". And Paris' outfit scared me.moreless
  • Bucky gave his best performance. Kellie and Ace butchered Queen's songs.

    8.0
    It's ironic that Bucky gave one of his best performances in his last round at AI. The song was energetic and matches his country vocal well. Nevertheless, his stay is long overdue, and I'm still mad that Mandisa was kicked out before him. But I'd rather see Ace go actually: his slow version of We Will Rock you is easily the worst of the night. Kellie is the second worst: she totally BUTCHERED Bohemian Rhapsody with her mediocre vocal and her tiresome routine of circling the stage and throwing seductive looks to the judge. And the wink at the end of the song is hair-rising enough to make Freddie Mercury rise from the grave. I think the judges really want her to make it into the top 3 at least. Elliot & Taylor were good, with Taylor returning to his old hilarious self. As for Chris, well...I begin to get rather uncomfortable with his screaming rock voice. Katharine was very brave, but her vocal wasn't strong enough for the song's glorious moment and she ended up screaming than singing. Mandisa would've done it better...I miss her :((. Paris was a nice ending to the show...her rendition of Show Must Go On was quite powerful and original. My favorite of the night are Paris, Taylor, Elliot and Katharine. Kellie and Ace should've been gone.moreless
  • nothing happened

    7.9
    why are all the themes so old for the contestants? its weird because they did barry and then the fiftys and now queen. i would think that they would choose some more contemporary artists this season. and on top of that, the episode was a let down again cuz there werent that many good performances, just a whole lot of butchering
  • great

    9.4
    my top 4 did great all of them Ace, even tho wass critisized, Bucky even tho I am furious he was voted out Taylor Even t simon didn't like it and Chris, the best completely rocked the house, On th other hand Kellie and PAris were both patheyic paradies, they were awful butI loved the theme long time queen fan, one of the better episodes
  • Always a Queen fan!!!!

    7.9
    I thought Taylor did Queen the proudest, Paris and Elliot were pretty good and Kellie and Bucky were not bad. I felt Ace with his high voice could have done Freddie justice but chose the worst song for him yet. And I am soooo disappointed with Chris not singing anything I like,not highlighting his range. Katherine showcases her voice but songs are 50/50 duds. Several could win, not sure who I would like to win....confusing. But still can\'t miss. :)moreless
Ace Young

Ace Young

Seventh Place (Season 5)

Bucky Covington

Bucky Covington

Eighth Place (Season 5)

Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry

Fourth Place (Season 5)

Elliott Yamin

Elliott Yamin

Third Place (Season 5)

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee

Runner-Up (Season 5)

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler

Sixth Place (Season 5)

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino

Audience Member

Guest Star

Micky Dolenz

Micky Dolenz

Audience Member

Guest Star

Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim

Audience Member

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