By Michael Slezak
Updated April 08, 2009 at 05:37 AM EDT

Well, not much could’ve been worse than last week’s “Top Downloads” debacle, and thankfully, this week’s Songs That Give Us an Excuse to Show Contestants’ Baby Photos theme worked out a heckuva lot better. [West Coast readers beware: Lite and fluffy spoilers ahead!]

One happy development was that the two surviving members of last week’s bottom three performed remarkably well; better still, the judges didn’t mistake themselves for Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, and Zac Posen, and stuck to a critique of Allison’s a-MAH-zing vocals, while leaving her rock-star frock alone. What’s more, at-risk crooner Matt Giraud stepped up his game, giving his best performance of the season — and almost the best of the night … until Adam Lambert took the stage, bathed in a glorious blue pimp light, and delivered a remarkable, haunting performance. All of which means Scott MacIntyre and Lil Rounds should (and most likely will) comprise the bottom two tomorrow night, with perhaps Kris Allen (le gasp), Danny Gokey, or maybe ‘Noop Dawg rounding out the troika of uncertainty for tomorrow night’s results show.

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