Results night. Who will be in the final three? Could be any one of these four, IMHO. All are talented and have something to offer. I got so wrapped up in computer stuff last night that I totally forgot to vote after I posted my blog. So if I don’t like who goes home, hope it wasn’t my fault. Last night Ryan reminded us that Daughtry went home at this point in the competition. Must have worried a lot of voters because he reported they got almost 72 million votes last night. (Guess my ten or fifteen votes weren’t missed too much.)
Back to duets tonight. This time Scotty and James are paired. They did a decent job, but nothing to write home about. Fun seeing both with guitars though.
Next up were the girls. Much better song choice and it played to both of their strengths. Super duet. Smoked the boys, I’m afraid.
Lauren is the first into the top three. After her scare in the bottom two last week, that’s got to feel super good. I guess of the four, Scotty is now the only one who has never been in the bottom three. What a shock it would be if he were voted off at this point.
Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias were up next. Lady Gaga is … rather disgusting. Not the song. Her … uh … costume. Or rather lack thereof. Nobody should have to look at that. Gross. I mean, she’s performing in pointed bra, leather panties, and boots over fishnet stockings. At least Enrique had clothes on.
More filler (Ford ad, Jordin Sparks sings and then we get the Steven Tyler video). Man, could they drag this show out any more? Just checked the clock on my laptop. It is 49 minutes into the show and we only know that Lauren is safe. The Tyler video is still going on and on and on. Groan.
Finally back to the results. Next one safe is Haley. Holy cow! Two girls made it to the final three after they were dropping like flies at the start of the season; a girl is guaranteed to be in the finals now. But this means one of the two guys—both of whom I was convinced would be in the finals—is going home tonight. No matter whose name is announced before the end of the show, I’m not going to like it. I just did not see this coming tonight.
From the look on his face and the tears in his eyes, James didn’t see it coming either. James Durbin is going home. I feel bad. Even though I’m not a metal rock fan, even though I’m a country music girl, James has been so consistently good. More so, possibly, than any other contestant this season. Even when I haven’t liked his song choice or his scream, he still could win me over. He’s got such a great voice, such a great stage presence. I really am stunned. I have to believe that his fans thought he had it in the bag and so slacked off last night. Because I’m sure he has a boatload of fans. (And oh his wife and little boy and the way he loves them; got to admire this young man.)
James, you have overcome so much. You shine at so much more than just music. You are an inspiration and will remain one to fans of American Idol Season 10. I am wishing you all the very best in your career.