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Associated Press
David Archuleta sings "Angels"for his top 8 song. Simon Cowell said of his performance: "Best song choice of the night so far ... you are going to sail through to the next round."

Audition

Song: "Waiting for the World to Change"

Randy Jackson: "All things considered, you have an actually really good voice."


Top 10

Song: "You're the Voice"

Simon Cowell: "I didn't like the performance at all. I thought it was reminiscent of a theme-park."


Top 9

Song: "Smoky Mountain Memories"

Paula Abdul: "You have an amazing tone in your voice, you're strong, you have a beautiful aura about you, you're just glorious."


Top 8

Song: "Angels"

Simon Cowell: Best song choice of the night so far ... you are going to sail through to the next round."


Top 7

Song: "When You Believe"

Paula Abdul: "It must feel great for Mariah (Carey) to be able to hear your interpretation of the song, and I know she's beaming because you made her proud, very proud."


Top 6

Song: "Think of Me"

Randy Jackson: "Dude it was the bomb. This boy's the one to beat."


Top 5

Songs: "Sweet Caroline" and "America"

Paula Abdul: David, your voice is so on point ... I love you."


Top 4

Songs: "Stand By Me" and "Love Me Tender"

Simon Cowell: "You didn't beat the competition tonight, you crushed the competition."


Top 3

Song: "And So It Goes," "With You" and "Longer"

Randy Jackson: "You can sing the phone book. It ('Longer') was another hot one from you."


Strangest quote: "David, you are ridiculous. I wanted to squish you, squeeze your head off and dangle you from my rear-view mirror." — Paula Abdul