1. Syesha Mercado - Her best performance. She exuded confidence and charisma, something she hasn't done the last few weeks.
2. Carly Smithson - She could have done more on the chorus. The verses was where she shined, but she did a terrific job. She's got great stage presence too.
3. David Archuleta - The most radio-friendly of the performances tonight, but I doubt any radio station would be playing it. It sounded like something on Radio Disney, which I guess would be a station that would play it. With that said, he sang it well and made the song work to his strengths.
4. David Cook - He sang it well but it was drained of any real charisma. The need to hit notes seemed to preoccupy him. I've heard this song performed just like this many times and while it does it justice, it is hardly memorable.
5. Brooke White - I didn't mind the do-over so much, but as Simon pointed out, it made her tense. She's a trooper for getting through it, but it was like cheering on a third grader at a Spelling Bee.
6. Jason Castro - Bad song choice. What made him think he could sing this? The song didn't work as a simplified song. It's all about the big emotional end, which he stripped off. It almost sounded like he was trying to do "Hallelujah" again but this time the Rufus Wainwright version. I cringed throughout.
By the way, I'm in New York today. Check out this picture. Craziness!