Another Wednesday evening. Another night of American Idol. Next week we find out who the winner will be. The odds on favorite, I've read, is Scotty, but long time fans of the show know that the odds can mean nothing. I'm hoping all three will blow us away tonight and make it really, really hard for voters.
We're back to a two hour show tonight. I think we'll get to see them go home, which is always kind of fun. And they will sing three songs each (one of their own choice, one chosen by Jimmy Iovine, and the third picked by the judges). Still, there must be a lot of filler if we are back to two hours with only three contestants. Hope Idol makes it a good 120 minutes. Beyonce will be helping with their personal picks.
Scotty (Amazed): Way to go, Scotty. Great ballad that showed his range. I'm amazed that he is only 17. Randy said there were some pitchy spots but I sure didn't hear them. He gets a 4.9.
Lauren (Wild One): Great song choice. Didn't measure up to Faith Hill, but really really good. Fun performance. I'll give her a 4.5.
Haley (What Is and What Should Never Be): A trip on the stairs didn't trip up our rocking Haley. Accompanied by her dad on the guitar, she performed the stuffing out of her song choice. Now, I must be honest. I didn't love the song, but I did love her performance of it. I believe the round goes to Scotty but not by much. Haley gets a 4.85.
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Scotty (Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not): Perfect, perfect song for Scotty. Country strong! Great job! 4.85.
Lauren (If I Die Young): This starts off with a wardrobe malfunction. This wasn't a perfect performance. She flubbed and knew she flubbed. With the other two contestants giving very solid performances (so far), this could really cost her. 4.4
Haley (Rhiannon): Perfect song for our Miss Haley, and it comes complete with a wind machine blowing her hair and dress. Loved it. Gentle and romantic and just enough growl at the end. This round goes to Haley by a smidgeon. 4.95
[LOL! Judges gave the first round to Haley and I gave it to Scotty. Judges gave second round to Scotty and I gave it to Haley.]
Scotty (She Believes in Me): Goose bumps moment! Scotty does a fabulous job with this old Kenny Rogers song. Yes, yes, yes!!! Whoop! Whoop! 5.0
Lauren (I Hope You Dance): Beautiful performance by Lauren, the strongest of her three tonight by far. And she looked beautiful too. J-Lo got goose bumps; I didn't. But it was lovely. She gets a 4.95.
Haley (You Oughta Know): The judges didn't do Haley any favorites with this song. It didn't show off her voice in the best light. She owned the stage, but she didn't own the song, IMHO. I'll give her a 4.5.
I think the night goes to Scotty as he was consistently good in all three performances. And if the voting goes according to who deserves to be there with Scotty next week, I think it's gotta be Haley, despite her third song not being as spectacular as her first two.
So what did you think of the night? Who was your favorite?