Thursday. Results night.
I love these smaller group sings. It showcases the kids better. The first group is Lauren and Haley with Jacob and Stefano singing Hey, Soul Sister. They did a great job, but I'm betting the bottom three are all in this group.
Next group is Scotty, Casey, and James. All sounded great individually, although the harmonies weren't spot on all of the time. Scotty didn't have a bit of a country vibe to his performance, proving that he doesn't have to limit himself to that genre.
A bit of chatter with the contestants and then we learned that Casey was safe and Jacob was in the bottom three.
Next up was David Cook returning to the Idol stage, debuting The Last Goodbye. Pretty good song from his sophomore album.
There was a bit of filler of the contestants going to a Dodgers game and then going bowling and then going to a spa. Scotty's comment about having the best looking nails (among his friends back home) was funny.
Have you noticed that James' tics seem to be growing worse in recent weeks? He seems to be doing a lot of funny things with his face. Don't think that's related to Asperger's but I guess it could be to the Tourette Syndrome. I hope the strain of the competition isn't worsening things for him.
Stefano joined Jacob in the bottom three followed shortly by Haley. (Yep, all three were in that first group sing; all three have also been in the bottom three, a couple of them several times.) But Haley isn't forced to linger there long. She is safe. Well, I was pretty sure it would be Stefano or Jacob who went home tonight, and there they are, the bottom two. I'm fine with whichever one it is.
Katy Perry and Kanye West performed next. Hmm. Okay.
It turned out that Stefano's performance of Ne-Yo's Closer last night was not enough to carry him over for another week. So we bid him goodbye. He lasted the longest of the judges' wildcard picks. While he was never one of my picks to win the season, I always enjoyed his humor and smile.
Stefano, wishing you all the very best in this new career.