Idol chatter

Seriously. Was there any doubt last night that Lil and Anoop -- the most overrated Idol contestants in the history of my Idol-watching -- were going home?

Ok. Maybe there was one teenie, weenie moment of doubt that Allison might go when Ryan Seacrest did his dramatic stall-until-the-last-possible-second-before-TV-viewers-need-a-bathroom-break thing. Man, I hate that.

After Tuesday's round of disco performances, it's clear Adam Lambert and Kris Allen will be facing off in the final.

Actually, I thought Kris got the better of Adam this week with his sweet take on Donna Summer's ''She Works Hard for the Money.'' The bongo-guitar arrangement totally sounded like a mash-up of a Jack Johnson song and the Doobie Brothers' ''Long Train Runnin''' — which, yes, Slezak, should be titled ''Without Love'' — and I liked it!

On the other side, I thought Adam's version of ''If I Can't Have You" was just ok. But his voice still soars.

And for the rest of them: I'm willing to bet viewers are getting tired of Danny Gokey. No way he's got, what Paula called, the "sexiest voice ever."

I like Allison, and I really liked her arrangement of "Hot Stuff." But she doesn't stand a chance against Adam and Kris.

And Matt, while I was totally glad to be swept up in the joy of his save last week, he's in the same boat as Allison.

More Idol reading ...

a Last Wednesday's elimination show

a Last Tuesday's Best of Cinema performances

a 'Idol' Math: 2 Judges + 2 Judges = A Big Fat Zero ... Allowing "American Idol" star Simon Cowell to critique only half the show's competitors will go down in the history books as the dumbest idea ever hatched to "tweak" the most watched television show in the country ...

a 'Idol' loses some flash this season ... The emergence of a clear front-runner has sucked a lot of the drama out of the show. At this stage, it's hard not to view this season of "Idol" as Adam Lambert versus everyone else.

And the sensation that is Susan Boyle continues ...

a Susan Boyle: America, what's your problem?
a Why can't America have 'Britain's Got Talent'?

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