I wasn't super-excited about the theme (legends of rock), but I thought the contestants made some pretty good choices.
Jason: It's true, it wasn't great. But I actually didn't think it was nearly as bad as the judges did. It was the usual college coffee-house sentimental. You're gone this week or next. Should be this week, but the screaming gaggle of girl voters in your fan base might have the numbers to keep you around.
Syesha: You, too, are gone this week or next. You were fine. You were better than fine. But I just can't get really into you.
David C: OMGOMGOMG, you did NOT just do "Hungry Like the Wolf." OMG. I'm ashamed to admit that Duran Duran was pretty much my reason for living in sixth and seventh grades. And in college, I saw them live in Germany in this tiny little club and I was standing on the John Taylor side of the stage and Simon Le Bon was wearing velour stretch pants and OMG WOW. Oh, wait, this is supposed to be about David Cook. Right. Yes. It was fine. It was solid. It was not that different from the original, just more growly. Rar. As for your other song, I'm not a big Who fan, and I actually didn't know the song. I thought you were good, though—definitely Top 2 material, and clearly just plain talented.
David A.: I just love you. Whenever you sing, I am filled with maternal pride even though you are not my kid. "Hot mad vocals" is right. What else is there to say?
I really, really hope we get a Battle of the Davids for the final. Then I can be happy no matter who wins!