1. Michael Lynche. The first "Idol" performance to bring Kara DioGuardi (who, in a moment of overwhelmed vulnerability, said she was moved as a woman without a child) to tears. I had grown tired of Lynche's goofy, big guy schtick, so thank God he dropped it (momentarily) for a truly touching rendition of Maxwell-via-Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work." As Sean Fennessey pointed out at the GQ blog, Lynche knew he had a winner and couldn't help smugly smirking while the judges showered him with praise. He should cut that out, but more importantly, build on this performance. Ellen said, "You are the one to beat. It feels like the show just started now."