Sunday, April 3, 2011

American Idol -- Two Leave

America is Watching
11 Beautiful Voices
Tonight, Two Must Go
And You Won't Believe Who Is Going Home

Here are your judges.  Jennifer Lopez is wearing a short, black sequined dress.  Makeup nice and subtle, and she's got my banana clip from high school in her hair.  Man, I loved that thing!  Steven Tyler has on black and white vertical striped pants, with a tan open shirt.  Not sure this matches, but then again, I'm not a rock star, so what do I know!  Randy Jackson is dressed down tonight in jeans, a black tee with the word CARE on the chest, and chains.  Ryan Seacrest is in his typical uniform suit, white shirt, black tie.  Way to put some effort into it, Ry. 

Ryan introduces the Top 11, and the kids are told to go "relax" on the couches. 

Instead of the Group Song, tonight we are treated to duets, a trio and a band.  Me likey.  First is Lauren and Scotty, singing "I Told You So", a pretty country ditty.  I don't know if Miss Lauren ever expected to find herself in the country genre, but there she has landed.  She wears a cute black jumpsuit and platform wedges.  Scotty joins her on stools to sing in a burgundy dress shirt with black embellishments, jeans and boots.  For two newbies not even out of high school yet, they sound effortless together, and are pronounced SAFE at the end of their song.  Yea!  They go back to the couches. 

Our Ford Video this week features our contestants in a dark and stormy city, singing "Kriptonite" by 3 Doors Down.  Several of them have superpowers, but Scotty's is special.....he can move a car by driving it.  Hehe. 

Ryan calls Naima and Jacob to centerstage.  They sing Ashford and Simpson's "Solid (As a Rock)".  Jacob wears a silver jacket, red dress shirt, red hanky and jeans.  Naima has on a brown fringy dress, gong earrings, and 200 gold bangles.  Truthfully, this is probably my favorite song either of them has sung on the big stage.  Unfortunately, since I finally like her, Naima is asked to be the first to sit on the Stool of Shame.  Jacob is safe, and joins the others on the couch.

Ok, I have to be honest with ya.  Fantasia only got my attention long enough to write down what she wore, and laugh at her hairdo, shaved, blonde sporting one giant Ho-Ho on her forehead.  Attractive.  She sounded, well, like Fantasia.  Moving on. 

A trio of Haley, Thia and Pia (!) take the stage to sing "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry.  Haley is wearing a very cute royal & navy striped dress.  Thia wears a very light mauve flouncy dress with a gold necklace and a matching ribbon in her side braid.  Pia has on a nude top, black skinny pants with a black belt.  Pia is the first to be told that she is safe.  Duh.  Our youngest contestant, Thia, is in the bottom 3; Haley is safe.  Two head to the couches, and one joins Naima on the Stools of Shame.

We endure a long look at the past week.  Day by day-- they record, go to a charity event, do a Ford video shoot, have to move because their mansion floods, select songs for next week, get styled for a photo shoot, have rehearsals and have a live AI show.  Then we see Casey's defeat, save, reaction again.  Poor guy. 

Last to perform is the newly formed band, consisting of Paul, Casey, Stefano and James.  They sing Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run".  Paul is playing a 12 string acoustic guitar, wearing black skinny jeans, a leather jacket, grey shirt and his bolo.  Casey is on a Hofner bass, and he wears a grey hoodie, burgundy tee shirt, jeans and Vans.  James also plays a 12 string acoustic, wearing a grey leather jacket, jeans, chains, and his tail.  And Stefano is on keyboard, and wears a black jacket over a white graphic tee and jeans.  I LOVE the band.  Steven tells them they can tour with Aerosmith.  Casey is the first to be sent to the couch, then is joined by James.  Paul is told to move to the final Stool of Shame, while Stefano can rest easy...he is also safe.

Jamie Foxx and take the stage with various dancers, acrobats and a drum corp. I enjoyed all the troups they brought with them more than the music, I must say.  Several of the dancers did what looked like Synchronized Swimming without the water, a la "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.....", the commercial with the girls in yellow swimsuits selling contraceptives. 

FINALLY, we get to the votes.  The person who will go on is ...................... Paul!
Thia and Naima have the two bottom spots.  This is the end of the road for them. 

Well, I guessed two of the ones in the bottom three correctly, and one of the two going home.  They do get to go on tour, though, so their time on Idol is not over by a long shot! 

Did you guess Thia and Naima would be the ones leaving tonight?  Tune in next week for more AI fun....til then.....

That's All I Know!

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