Before we get to the reviews of American Idol‘s Songs from the ‘Year You Were Born’ Night, I want to issue an apology to America on behalf of the 1980s. I was a teenager at the time, but I feel partly responsible for the decade’s popular music catalog. We all made choices we weren’t proud of. Just be thankful you were spared Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up.”
For reviews of the top eight American Idol performers, click on the photos below.