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James Durbin, Scotty McCreery your likely 'American Idol' finalists

The Final 6, from left: Haley Reinhart, Scotty

The Final 6, from left: Haley Reinhart, Scotty McCreery, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Casey Abrams and Jacob Lusk. (April 21, 2011) Photo Credit: Fox

"American Idol" didn't have a great night with the songs of Carole King, with the duets they threw in mostly dragging it all down even further.

James Durbin and Scotty McCreery were the only ones who stood out -- at this point they're the two to beat, with none of the others having any real chance of winning. 

Here's how I rated everyone. Put in your thoughts in the comments, below.

1) The solo start of James Durbin's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" was one of the best moments of the finals so far. It wound up being great, not amazing, but as Randy Jackson yelled, "This guy just might win the whole thing!"

2) Super-popular Scotty McCreery may have wrapped up the title with what Randy Jackson called his "flawless" version of "You've Got a Friend" -- slow, sultry and non-country!

3) Jacob Lusk choose "Oh No, Not My Baby," which was an OK song. He brought a ton of energy and his usual great performance to it, but it didn't wow me.

4) Lauren Alaina got praise for trying to hit the big notes on "Where You Live" -- I mean, why are they praising her for finally pushing herself, but failing?

5) Haley Reinhart was not memorable on "Beautiful," showing once again how inconsistent she is. Some nights she's great, other nights you just tune her out.

6) Casey Abrams's "Hi-De-Ho" was as growlingly self-indulgent as ever. Just not my cup of tea and I wish the judges hadn't saved him.


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