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'Idol' Tears for Lil Rounds


Soulful singer Lil Rounds fell short on "American Idol" with her rendition of Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It" -- while fellow competitor Adam Lambert continued to shine, receiving a standing ovation as the show ran out of time!

Rounds, 24, received some tough criticism for her performance, which Simon deemed "a second- or third-rate version of Tina Turner." The Memphis mom fought back tears as Cowell said, "I have no idea who you are. You're not making the impact you should be making on the show... you've got to start becoming more original."

Lambert continued his momentum in the competition, earning a standing ovation from tough judge Simon Cowell for his performance of "Mad World" by Tears for Fears. The 27-year-old has emerged as the front-runner in the past few weeks.

Sixteen-year-old flame-haired Allison Iraheta received flack from judges for her punk rock outfit last week, but made up for the costume debacle by nailing Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me." Iraheta was once again compared to "Idol" alum Kelly Clarkson, with Randy Jackson declaring, "She could sing her face off and so can you!"

While Allison did well with her vocals, Simon criticized her for not having enough personality. "Start being talkative and likable," Simon suggested, "because I still don't know much about you."

Scott McIntyre picked up an electric guitar, causing the judges to ask him to stick to the piano. Anoop and the others delivered adequate but mostly unremarkable performances.

Which singer will be the next to fall? Find out tonight when "American Idol" airs tonight on FOX.