'American Idol' recap: The Rock Garden

It was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame night onAmerican Idol, and the judges continued to cherish each of the top 9 contestants nearly as much as Steven Tyler cherishes that terrifying wax figure of himself with a slightly bigger mouth and more feathery hair. (Wouldn't you?)

Even the scant constructive criticism the three Fates provided was preceded by J. Lo APOLOGIZING as she prepared to tear Pia apart like a Gwen Stefani-designed jumpsuit that'd been through one gentle cycle: "It's not that you're not amazing. Please don't ever take me the wrong way -- you are spectacular," she began. "But just keep studying." Oh, J. How could you? That was just lo.

Meanwhile, will.i.am's magnificent world tour of the Idol studios continued as he played guest mentor this week. Why? Because he refuses to leave the set, that's why! Nothing weird about it at all. Let's get to the performances. Read More...



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