Last night's American Idol showed off the contestants' skills on songs by members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  This top 9 is really making it a competition.  At least it seems that way without Simon to bash at least one performer.  As I've said all season long, these judges are just too nice.  That being the case, let's get to the predictions.  For the record, I got it right last week, just sayin'.

Safe for sure - Pia (She picked up the tempo and her game by tackling Tina Turner "River Deep, Mountain High),  Scotty (I keep thinking he's gonna have it rough eventually, but it hasn't happened yet.  His Elvis was great, and he didn't even try to sound like him), Haley (Once again, I can't say she's going home, though she's my choice to do that.  She won't leave this week after her "Piece of My Heart" Janis Joplin style growled her way into the judges' and probably America's heart)

On The Fence - Lauren (I still like this lady a little more everyday, but her performance of "Natural Woman" wasn't impressive enough to put her above), James (Showing a softer side just didn't work for James.  Without him jumping around and using pyro, his Beatles tune was kinda sleepy), Jacob (Going first is always a negative, but so is showing some arrogance in your video package.  Did he scold us for having bad morals?)  Paul (I still think he's a niche artist, and his niche didn't work on Johnny Cash.  I expect a trip to the bottom 3 for him, but not a trip home), Casey (One week after his save, he stepped it up...and got the compassion vote, but he's sinking fast.  After his "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" he may wind up back in the bottom 3)

Going Home - Stefano (I really like this guy.  I don't want him to go home, but I think it's time.  He's flirted with elimination before, but his "When A Man Loves A Woman" was only okay compared to other contestants who've done it in the past)