Kris Allen Vs. Chris Daughtry! Clay Vs. Archie! Vote Now for Idol's Best Performance!

As Round 3 of TVLine.com’s American Idol All-Time Greatest Performance Bracket Tournament rolls on, you’re probably asking yourself: How could we be so heartless? Indeed, today we’ve got the Season 8 champ going head-to-head with the franchise’s most successful male grad, and a showdown between the much-revered runners-up from Seasons 2 and 7.

But, hey, it shouldn’t be an easy job to decide which eight Idol Moments will advance to the Quarterfinals of our single-elimination, 64-player tourney, right? For the uninitiated, every day around 1:00 p.m. ET over the next few weeks, we’ll launch a new set of duels to the death, so be sure to keep coming back and making sure your favorites advance.

Elliott Yamin Vs. Adam Lambert! David Cook Vs. Bo Bice!
Idol’s Best Tourney Enters Round 3!

Before you head to the polls, you may want to peruse these memory-refreshing links to the performances entering the ring this afternoon:

Performance Links!
David Archuleta, “Imagine
Clay Aiken, “Bridge Over Troubled Water
Kris Allen, “Heartless
Chris Daughtry, “I Walk the Line

It’s gonna be brutal seeing two of those great Idol moments cut down before their time, no? So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

Kelly Vs. Jordin! Fantasia Vs. Tamyra!
Idol’s Greatest Performance Tourney Continues!

And if you’re interested in the matchups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks and how the early rounds 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.