Well folks, we’ve reached the Final Four of “American Idol,” and we’re now just a few weeks away from finding out who this year’s champ will be. Are you all bored with the season and the fact that the talent is way watered down than in previous years? Apparently the ratings have dropped a bit too, as people miss Paula Abdul’s unpredictability and Adam Lambert’s screams.
Last night, the results show was excruciating. And if it weren’t for our DVR, I’d have pulled out what hair I have left on my head. Really, FOX? Did that show HAVE to be an hour long? There was enough banter between Ryan Seacrest and the judges to last an entire season.
But here is your recap….
First, the Top 5 did a Frank Sinatra medley, and then Lee Dewyze was declared safe. I’m not sure what the producers of this show are thinking, but this was like 5 minutes into the show, and then the rest of the results were held for like 50 minutes.
First, Lady GaGa performed her new single, “Alejandro.” As Mrs. Mike correctly pointed out, she totally stole things from that Ace of Base song, “Don’t Turn Around.” Seriously, will someone tell me who buys Lady GaGa’s music? I’m not saying she’s not talented, she’s just mostly hype and overproduction.
Then the Top 5 came back out with this week’s mentor, Harry Connick, Jr., and performed a medley of his songs. Seriously, two medleys in one show? At least the material was good this week. They also showed some outtakes from the mentoring, and Connick was hilarious, even telling Aaron Kelly at one point to “wipe that stupid smirk off your face…no, really!” Classic.
Finally, results time. Seacrest had Crystal Bowersox and Casey James form one pair, and Mike Lynche and Aaron Kelly the other pair. He declared Crystal and Casey safe. I was really surprised, as I thought this was Casey’s week to get sent home. So it was down to Mike and Aaron. Aaron Kelly, you are going home. The judges pat themselves on the back once again as saving Mike seems to have been the right decision a few weeks back.
But let’s face it…it was Aaron’s time to go home. This kid has hung around for far too long. In fairness, he really did peak recently and has been sounding better and better. But he surely wasn’t going to win it all.
So we’re down to the Final Four–Mike, Casey, Lee and Crystal. I’m still sticking with my prediction of Lee and Crystal. What do you all think? See you next week!