Even more credit where credit's due

Dolly reminds us that she wrote  "I Will Always Love You" (and sang it long, long before Whitney Houston did).

Unfortunately, that gives Syesha Mercado an excuse to take on a song that demands more voice than she might actually have.

Considering how many hours the "Idol" judges have spent listening to that song murdered in the cattle-call audition rounds, I'd say it's nice of them not to have taken it out on Dolly.

And then it's Michael Johns with "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" (a song whose title sounds like Randy Jackson rendering judgment).

Simon pronounces it "an interesting night" (though God knows he hasn't looked very interested) and tells Johns this was his best performance so far.

Which is probably not what either of them expected to hear on Dolly Parton night.