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'American Idol' Recap: Big Mike Moves To The Front Of The Pack

11 March 2010 5:00 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Wednesday night's (March 10) "American Idol" kicked off with Ryan Seacrest staring into the soul of the remaining eight men. I wonder if he knew that some major shake-ups were about to go down in the boys' talent department. Hard rockers covered pop tunes, a bad singer didn't completely suck and the grand finale left one judge in tears.

Let's break this down.

Lee Dewyze

Song: "Fireflies" by Owl City

Verdict: Ow! City

It's a Christmas miracle! Lee Dewyze looked like he was having fun while performing! And he showed his creative side by turning the twee electro-pop of "Fireflies" into a frat house jam. He probably should have saved original recording's Auto-Tune, because his pitch was as off as Ryan Seacrest's pronunciation of Owl City. (Did the radio DJ really say "Al City?") Kara went so far as to say Lee's guitar-based arrangement was superior to Adam Young's Postal Service-y bleeps, »

- Jim Cantiello

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