It’s the annual three songs per contestant round — judges’ choice, contestant’s choice, producer’s choice. Once again, there are some odd choices foisted upon the contestants (via conspicuous iPhones), who then give themselves some rather odd song selections.
Anything I type here is likely to agree with something the judges said tonight. And given that I’m dragging already this evening, I’m not going to stay up late typing it all out. I’ll just say this: If I were Archuleta or Mercado, I’d be ticked off that the producers gave Cook that song to close the show while handing me such drivel.
It was a foregone conclusion going into this night — Syesha was going home this week. The judges stuck by that play book, too.
It’s the Battle of the Davids next week: The youth with the voting bloc versus the slightly creepy-looking guy who’s too good for Idol. He should be on a pro-level competition like ROCK STAR: INXS, where he could be judged by creepier looking guys with lots of tattoos.
What did you think? What song stood out to you? I’ll give a nod to David Archuleta for “And So It Goes.” It was a disastrous song in the second season, but worked very very well for David in this season, I thought.