American Idol Best Performance Semifinals Begin: Kris Allen Vs. Adam Lambert!

We’ve narrowed the field from 64 players down to four stellar semifinalists in TVLine.com’s American Idol All-Time Greatest Performance Bracket Tournament. And for better or for worse, our men’s semifinal comes down to a Season 8 finale redux: Kris Allen vs. Adam Lambert!

One of these fine gentlemen will make it to our finale: Kris with his audacious, acoustic “Heartless,” or Adam with his achingly beautiful “Mad World.”

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It’s hard to imagine a finale without one of these epic performances, but that’s the way the story has to go as our single-elimination tourney enters its final phase. (Tomorrow afternoon, we’ll launch the women’s semifinal, so be sure to come back and vote in that matchup, too.)

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!
Adam Lambert, “Mad World
Kris Allen, “Heartless

Watch those videos now, then head down to our polls to vote for your favorites (voting will be open for 48 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

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And if you’re interested in seeing how Adam and Kris made the semifinals, 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.