At this point, I think there’s a little too much American Idol on Fox. They expect me to watch five hours of programming a week? I don’t think so. This is the beauty of DVR. There’s no need for the singing shows to be two hours long and the results show is just one long cock-tease. They could do away with the entire results show and just break into the late news like the lottery does and announce who’s been voted off. But that would never work because they need to sell more commercials and waste more of our time. The point is, I’ll be cutting back to one AI post a week, most likely put up on Thursday or Friday. Maybe some weeks will be so weak that I don’t write anything at all, we’ll have to see how this season plays out. (If Katie leaves before the top 12, I’m gone too. You’ve been warned.)
Michael Lynche was good. At first I didn’t think he could handle the James Brown song, but he ended up being the best of the night. Alex Lambert was better but cut your hair. It’s bad enough that you made up your own language but you look like CAROL BRADY. I’m already sick of Casey James. Wow, you know how to rock a wah-wah pedal. Like Kara said, this is a singing competition. Playing an instrument helps you as a packaged artist but not vocally.
I really liked Katelyn Epperly. The song, the white piano–it just worked for me. I was scared the band was going to kick in, but very happy when they didn’t. Everyone else was sort of just eh. Siobhan was kind of awkwardly funky and Crystal/Lilly combination was strong but all three should have saved those songs for later in the competition. Unfortunately Katie Stevens failed to connect again. She did go younger but “Put Your Records On” is more fucked out than that Gavin DeGraw song. She can sing. She just needs to take a deep breath and relax.
Insult of the Week
“Looks like Purple Haze will be getting their lead singer back” — Simon Cowell to John Park after his pre-roll package mentioned his Northwestern a capella group.
Who Will Go Home
John Park, Jermaine Sellars, Haeley Vaughn or Lacey Brown. But who knows. I was way off last week. America is dumb and at this point in the competition either vote on personality or looks.
Edit: Who went home: John, Jermaine, Haeley and Michelle. Hey, three out of four ain’t bad!