Another Idol watcher mentioned how long last night’s show seemed. I’ll say ditto to that. So it has to be good news to know that next week, the performance show drops from two hours to an hour and a half. That should speed things along. Unfortunately, the results shows remain an hour long which means lots of filler and time wasters.
They are promising us another SHOCKER of who’s going home. My guess it is not Casey. In past years, the person saved hasn’t been sent home the following week. Voting was up 25 million more than last week. I guess Casey almost going home stirred up the voters.
May I just mention, before the night goes any further, that after one of the rainiest and wintery Marches I can remember, Boise is basking in warmth and sunshine today (with cold and nasty returning for the weekend). I have my dining room window open now, and Poppet doesn’t want to come inside. Pretty, pretty day.
Rather than a whole group sing, they put the kids into smaller groups, beginning with a duet from Scotty and Lauren. Two teenagers (17 and 16), and gosh, they did a great job with I Told You So. Younger version of the duet from Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis (a favorite song in my iTunes library of music). Very nice, kids. And to make it better, they were both safe.
Next up were Naima and Jacob to sing Solid. Okay, I didn’t mind Jacob as much this time and Naima was in key. Jacob stays. Naima is the first in the bottom three (and my money is on her going home this time).
Fantasia returned to the Idol stage to sing something from her latest album. Very old school. I liked it okay.
Haley, Thia, and Pia were next to perform Teenage Dream. Great job, girls. I particularly enjoyed Haley and her growl. Results: Haley and Pia were safe. Thia (whose performance last night wasn’t memorable despite her very lovely voice) joined Naima in the bottom three. Since two will go home tonight, at least one of these girls will have to say goodbye. And there will be at least one boy in the bottom three as only boys remain to perform.
Note: I wish they would do these smaller groups every week; it brings the show back to these kids and not just whoever is plugging their latest albums.
Paul, Casey, Stefano, and James formed a band in the mansion, and tonight they debuted with Band on the Run. James and Paul had guitars. Not sure what Casey was playing. Didn’t look like a guitar (smaller) but not a ukulele either. Stefano was on the keyboard. Very nice. Loved it. Results: Casey was safe (got LOTS of votes). James and Stefano, too. Paul was in the bottom three.
More filler, this time from Jamie Foxx and will.i.am. Ho hum. Yeah, yeah. They wanna party. They wanna samba. We get it. Sing and get off the stage ’cause all we want is to know who’s going home.
And the answer to that question is … Naima and Thia. I can’t quibble with those final results. I think they were properly next in line to go. I don’t think either of them ever caught fire with the audience, even in their best performances. And somebody good has to go home every week because there aren’t any clunkers in the mix.
Best of luck to you, young ladies. You’ve both got plenty of talent.
See you next week.