We’ve reached Day 8 of TVLine.com’s American Idol All-Time Greatest Performance Bracket Tournament — the final quartet of first-round matchups. The eclectic lower half of the Pop/Rock/Country Divas division contains two memorable Janis Joplin covers, two terrific renditions of Heart’s “Alone,” and a couple of piano-playing troubadours tackling classic British bands.
Yes, folks, we’re taking you back to “Cry Baby,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Let It Be,” and “The Scientist,” among others, as part of our 64-player tourney, which is composed of the most electrifying moments in the 10-season history of Fox’s ratings behemoth. It’s your job to vote in these single-elimination faceoffs, and decide which 32 Idol Moments advance to Round 2.
Every day around 1:00 p.m. ET over the next few weeks, we’ll launch a new set of duels to the death that will have you joyously reliving your favorite Idol moments and biting your nails wondering how in the heck you’re gonna choose between ’em.
Before you head to the polls, you may want to peruse these memory-refreshing links to the performances entering the ring this afternoon:
Allison Iraheta, ”Cry Baby” (Exit Performance)
Allison Iraheta, “Alone“
Crystal Bowersox, “Me and Bobby McGee“
Nadia Turner, “Try a Little Tenderness“
Brooke White, “Let It Be“
Katelyn Epperly, “The Scientist“
Carrie Underwood, ”Alone”
Carrie Underwood, “Independence Day”
It’s gonna be brutal seeing four of those great Idol moments snuffed out in Round One, no? So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks. And if you’re interested in the matchups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks and how the first four days of matchups played out, click here to check out the entire 64-player bracket (then click again for a zoomed in view), and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.