Week after week, Adam Lambert has turned in electric performances that leave the judges gleefully declaring him the second coming of Elvis and The Beatles all rolled into one.
Which makes the fact that the 27-year-old Los Angeles native finished fourth in a five-horse race -- after a season-high 47 million viewers dialed in their opinions -- all the more surprising, particularly after the judges appaulded his rousing performance of Feeling Good on Tuesday's show.
"Frankly, he doesn't deserve to be in this awkward position," Newsday's Jamshid Mousavinezhad wrote. "He's put his all into the competition every week, has always done something creative and interesting, has a great voice."
The final four contestants -- Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and Danny Gokey -- will duke it out during rock 'n' roll week, starting Tuesday at 8/7c on Fox, while No Doubt and Daughtry are slated to rock next Wednesday's results show, starting at 9/8c.