February 24th, 2010
08:04 PM ET
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It was as if body snatchers had descended upon the majority of the 12 female contestants, spirited them away and replaced them with mediocre pods. The contestants weren't the only ones who were off: the judges seemed like they were critiquing through molasses at times. Generally the whole night just felt wrong.
I'm counting on the Top 12 guys to remind me why I love this stage of the show. After suffering through some of the foolishness that goes on during the auditions and the tantrums, drama and stress of Hollywood Week, the time has come for some serious entertainment.
My friend Jack commented that the ladies usually set the momentum for the show. Lord knows I hope that's not true, because if so we are in for some serious trouble.
Ryan says tonight will "separate the men from the boys." We shall see.
Here we go.
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