Dim the lights! Bring on the melodrama! Watch as I continue to NOT recap this season of American Idol!
Jimmy Iovine makes for a great Monday Morning QB with a script prepared. He’s the Simon this judging panel needs, dead on right about everyone. Even the judges agreed with him, though they soft-peddled it because, well, they’re all afraid of being the mean one.
Steven Tyler only needed to be bleeped once.
I nailed the list for the six female contestants to go through: Jessica, Hollie, Shannon, Elise, Erika, Skylar.
The guys were a lot shakier. To whit:
- Reed Grimm did not make it through. As entertaining as he would have been from week to week as a truly wild card, he wasn’t worth giving a spot to.
- Heejun got through on America’s vote and Jimmy I is right: He’s not good enough. He shouldn’t be there.
- Creighton and Aaron both missed the list.
- The country kid did not get the Country Vote, and we got spared Eben, in the end.
Who did make it through? Philip Phillips, Jeromy, Deandre, Joshua, Heejun, Colton,Jermaine.
We cleared the Hollie Decks, but the guys have Jeromy, Jermaine, and Joshua. It’s still better.
Both Deandre and Jeromy did a better job singing for their lives tonight than they did on Tuesday night, but I still think Deandre is not long for this contest.
Props to Erika for singing a Lady Gaga song, which you know Gaga only lip synchs to in live shows. Too much stuff going on in that song, and Erika vocalized it all. Impressive.
They laughingly said that Jermaine’s telephone number wasn’t 13 so it wouldn’t be unlucky. Yet they have a Final 13. Go figure. (Yeah, I know, giving him a telephone number of 36 instead of 13 was likely a limit of the telephone company’s and not the TV show’s…)