Marty, you're right: dreadlocks are not blonde locks wink . Definitely a finger slip or a "duh!" moment.

There were some interesting comments on the AI site last night about Kristy's "seat marker" joke. Some people felt it wasn't appropriate; others thought it was a joke that wasn't funny. However, my respect for Kristy went up a notch when she said that being in the bottom three was better than not being there at all. I thought that was a very mature statement and it seemed to be genuine.

Another interesting set of opinions was brooding about Brooke always talking back to the judges and interrupting them. Quite a few people thought it was inappropriate for her to talk back to Simon about his comments to the violin player and to Carly. Personally, I thought it was kind of tacky for her to bring up. Most of the contestants just nod or simply thank the judges for their opinions without getting cocky, correcting them, or otherwise justifying their performance. I think Brooke lost her "sweet and innocent" affectations last night - and no doubt some fans. She did not seem to handle being in the bottom 3 very well at all.

Next week is "Inspirational Songs".

This was posted by the moderator on the AI site regarding next week (3 nights next week):

On Tuesday, April 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 8 finalists (Brooke White, Carly Smithson, David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns and Syesha Mercado) will return to the Idol stage for a special performance show that features inspirational songs.

The following night, Wednesday, April 9 (7:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), the Emmy Award-winning IDOL GIVES BACK returns with an illustrious group of celebrity participants to help raise awareness and funds to benefit various U.S. and international charities. The one-of-a-kind philanthropic special will feature appearances by incredible international artists and sports figures including Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Mariah Carey, Robin Williams, Celine Dion, Forest Whitaker, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Kiefer Sutherland, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Maroon 5, Heart, Gloria Estefan, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Connolly, Elliott Yamin, Fantasia and Amy Adams.

One more finalist will go home and IDOL winner Jordin Sparks and recording sensation Chris Brown will perform "No Air" on a special results show, Thursday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).