On this results night, rather than identifying the bottom three one at a time, Ryan sent contestants to his right and his left. By the break we had Jason and Carly on his left and David C and Kristy Lee on his right. Hmm. Which group is at the top, which at the bottom? Kristy Lee is so often in the bottom three that I couldn’t help expecting that those to the right of Ryan are the bottom group. Then again, both Jason and Carly have been in the bottom three at least once so…
Elliott Yamin sang. He looks so different these days. Dental work and a different hairdo and a beard. He was one of my favorites from the past. I’m delighted that he seems to be doing so well. But a sad note: he just lost his beloved mom.
My guess, as they returned to the results, was that they would send out David A last because wherever he went would give things away. I was right. Syesha joined Jason and Carly on the left. Brooke went to the right. Now I decided that the left would be the bottom group. But the show was only half over so plenty more waiting to do.
Next Mariah Carey sang. Fine. Fine. You’re a super star. But I want the results!!!
So they called David A from the back, and the questions were racing through our minds. Which way would he go? But he wasn’t sent to either side. He was safe. Now what? Oh, Ryan pulls a switcharoo. Syesha traded for David C. Ryan tried to get David A to join the group he thought was safe, but he did a sit down. Then Ryan announced that the guys plus Carly were all safe. (Carly tried to smack Ryan in disbelief but he moved out of the way in time.) So I was right (as were countless others) about last night. It belonged to the guys.
Would Brooke, Syesha, or Kristy Lee go home? My guess as I waited was that it would be Syesha. Would I be right or wrong? Wrong. After one of her strongest performances of the season, Kristy Lee was sent home (and Brooke breaks down in tears, again).
Kristy Lee has had a rocky season, and I sure hope she gets her horse back. I’m wishing her the best. And here’s a thumbs up for the moxie it took to sit and sing her exit song to Simon.