American Idol Recap: Who Rolled and Who Cracked on Rock Night?

Now we're getting serious.

American Idol is now down to a nifty nine, and there's no time like the present to bring it, especially when the name of the game is artists who are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Casey Abrams, for one, chose tonight to start slapping his bass again. But what did the others do?

Jacob Lusk chucked "Let's Get It On" at the last minute in favor of "Man in the Mirror"—and we're so glad he did. Not only did Randy Jackson praise him for his convictions, for knowing that the racy tune wasn't right and the righteous tune was, but Jennifer Lopez called his performance "perfect in every way."

Decent praise. But Jacob had already predicted that he wouldn't be in the bottom three tomorrow for singing the Michael Jackson hit "bad" or "wrong."

"It'll be because everybody in America wasn't ready to look at themselves in the mirror," the 23-year-old from Compton, Calif., said.

Or they liked other contestants better, but...OK.


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