American Idol: Eight Is More Than Enough

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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With the theme of Tuesday's American Idol being "inspiration," it shouldn't have been difficult for the final eight contestants to find a song they could connect with and secure their spot in the top seven. Alas, failure to accomplish the simple is the fuel on which American Idol runs.Some, including David Archuleta, Jason Castro, and Michael Johns rose to the occasion. Others, namely Brooke White, David Lee Cook, and warmed over former failure Carly Smithson, may find themselves singing a tune of desperation come Thursday night's results show. And speaking of holding on for dear life, it has to be mentioned up top that judge Paula Abdul's breasts were singing their own painful tune, smooshed together and hiked to the sky in a corset-like top not suitable for family television. Paula, if you're reading, never again, please. Ready to recap?

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