Alex Lambert does a twangy version of "Trouble" on 'American Idol.'  I really like his tone; he and Lee Dewyze both has this nice quality going on. In a black blazer, jeans, and guitar as well. Not sure it super-stands out, but it's sung well, and an interesting interpretation.

Randy likes the song choice, liked it but not wowed by it, to some loud boos. Ellen says you're becoming "a mushy banana," consistently getting better, likes his sweet, vulnerability.  "The only thing standing in the way of you winning is you right now," says Kara -- don't be stiff, get in it and loser yourself.

Simon says relax, don't be so focused on delivering the performance and staring at the cameras, picture Randy in a bikini.

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