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"American Idol" - Final Two Performance Show - May 19, 2009
Theme: Three songs each: Contestant's choice of a favorite from the season; producer Simon Fuller's choice; the song co-written by Kara which will be the first single.
Contestant #1: Adam Lambert
Song: "Mad World," Tears for Fears
Performance: Adam reprises his season favorite and this time he gets a stage full of dry ice and the staircase to work with. He sounds lovely and understated and it is very dramatic and windswept.
Randy: Gives him an A plus
Simon: Says it was all a little too "Phantom of the Opera" for him.
Contestant #2: Kris Allen
Song: "Ain't No Sunshine," Bill Withers
Performance: Kris' season favorite is very quiet and earnest. And then the band kicks in. He acquits himself nicely, emotional but not overwrought. (I would've voted for "Falling Slowly"). He gets a big ovation.
Randy: Calls it one of his best performances ever.
Kara: Agrees and says if you can't feel a Kris Allen performance there's something wrong with you.