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May 12, 2009
'American Idol': What others are saying about the finale

OK, so Simon Cowell tells Oprah Winfrey on Monday that Adam Lambert has "swagger" and should capture the Season 8 title of "American Idol."

First of all - DUH! And second of all - it was Kara DioGuardi who said Adam had "swag" and then "swagger." Simon stole her compliment.

Tonight, the three finalists - Adam, Kris Allen and Danny Gokey - will perform for a spot in next week's finale. They'll sing one of their personal favorites and a song the judges have selected for each of them.

Of course, tonight we'll get to see footage of the three guys visiting their hometowns for the TV interviews, the singing of the National Anthem, kissing babies, listening to women squeal and then watching them swoon. (Adam, above, was in San Diego for his trip.)

The bottom line is each guy's fan base has got to come to the rescue of their favorite performer - and hope they don't bomb (aka, Danny with "Dream On"). Kris hasn't done anything to really irk anyone. And yet there are rumblings on other blogs that he's got no chance against Adam. For exmple, says Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini believes Kris and Danny will be competing against each other for the finale spot. But he says all three must step it up.

That goes double-double for Danny, who may have run out of gas - and fans - after last week's show.

Here's my wish: If Adam does make it to the finale next week, I'd give my Dolce & Gabbana Beatle boots (I got 'em on major sale) to go shopping with him for his outfits.

Tonight's show is at 8 p.m. (FOX40).

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