Crystal vs. Allison! Melinda vs. Diana! Vote Now as the Idol Bracket Tourney Continues!

TVLine.com’s American Idol All-Time Greatest Performance Bracket Tournament rages on today with a head-to-head matchup of Janis Joplin classics, a battle between Season 3’s runner-up and Season 6’s third-place finisher, and a couple of talented upstarts trying to score TKOs against Idol’s Oscar winner and reigning country queen.

Yes, folks, time to rip off the band-aid and get voting in the latest set of single-elimination faceoffs to decide which 16 Idol Moments advance to Round 3 of our 64-player tourney. 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 weeping into your clenched fists over the fact that you have to choose between ’em.

Kris Allen vs. Jason Castro! Archie vs. Taylor! The Idol Bracket Tourney Rages On!

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

Melinda Doolittle, “My Funny Valentine
Diana DeGarmo, “Don’t Cry Out Loud
Alexis Grace, “I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)
Jennifer Hudson, “Circle of Life
Allison Iraheta, “Cry Baby” (Exit Performance)
Crystal Bowersox, “Me and Bobby McGee
Brooke White, “Let It Be
Carrie Underwood, ”Alone

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It’s gonna be brutal seeing four of those great Idol moments snuffed out before the Round of 16, 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.

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