Two men and two women will be sent packing, and while the performances were almost totally underwhelming across the board, I have my theories as to who we may be bidding "adieu" to in the first round of cuts.
Ladies first. Teacher Paige Miles was in the unenviable position of going first Tuesday night during the Top 12 girls’ performances.
The judges claimed to have enjoyed her cover of "All Right Now" by Free. The unwritten rule on “Idol,” however, is that he or she who goes first must blow the viewers away so folks remember to vote for you. She didn’t do that, and I think she might be going home as a result.
Ashley Rodriguez was up next, and her version of Leona Lewis’ “Happy” made the judges anything but. A show of nerves plus some notes that got away from her could equal a ticket home.
Now on to the fellows. Tim Urban was an alternate who made it on to the show at the last minute after Top 24 contestant Chris Golightly was disqualified.
Urban may not have had much time to enjoy it, however, because he really should “Apologize” to fans for his version of that OneRepublic song. It was wrong on so many levels. (Simon was particularly harsh in his criticism of Urban.)
Jermaine Sellers went into the Top 12 men’s group hamstrung by an incident from Hollywood week where he, as Kara put it, “threw the band under the bus.” That show of possible diva-like behavior (or in this case, divo-like) left a bad taste in some fans mouths, as did his crooning of Oleta Adams’ “Get Here.” It might be buh-bye for him.
However it shakes out, I hope tonight’s elimination shakes up the remaining contestants and pushes them to step up their performance game. Otherwise, it’s going to be a v-e-r-y long season.
Join CNN throughout the "American Idol" season as Lisa Respers France blogs live during the performance and result shows.
they should have sent 12 home, this is the worst group ever.
the show needs another Adam Lambert..........
Janelle, Ashley, The 70's dude and Joe got cut.
To CommonwealthVA: I miss Adam, too! He was the best talent they ever had......and everytime I see Kris What's-his-name, I am reminded of that! He's still eminently forgettable!!
Moving on... Please, America: deliver us from having to look at Crystal Dirtysox's brown and missing teeth for another 2 months! she'll get booted off anyway, so let's not force the country to look at her every week. UGH! Not to mention she's mouthy and sasses back at the judges! Nice manners, babe.
America got it wrong tonight...3 of the 4 should have stayed.
What is up with voters??
Miss it tonight who got let go?
I miss Adam...sigh.
Man I really wish they would kill the high school madrigals-esque routines. They are by far the worst part of the show.
LoL S Hankins, you're pretty close to my thoughts there. (As an aside, are you a teacher or were you?)
I agree on Lacey, but I think Katelyn stands in the bottom as well, perhaps low enough to leave.
I think you hit the nail on the head with your prediction for the men – Simon said it best when he said they made the right decision the first time with Tim. And yes, Jermaine was possibly the next worst performer.
I am so anxious to see Allison perform – I've heard her release on the radio, she reminds me a lot of Selena Gomez. She is wonderful!
I agree 100%, maybe keep a couple but this is by far the worst top 24 that I can remember, and I have been watching since season 2.
I hope they at least keep the least offensive performers...I don't know their names yet...or care to...
If the girls had gone second, they would have sounded a lot better compared to the trainwreck that was the boys. Did anybody else throw up in their mouths a little bit when they did the recap at the end of last night? That was PAINFUL!
Vote them all off and let's start over.
Tim Urban, who sang Apologize has got to go. Also, the 16 year old kid was very bland.
I hope they keep Andrew Garcia.
Girls:Ashely R and Lacey Brown
Guys:Jermaine Sellers and Tim Urban or Alex
No one singer has stood out yet as someone who could win it or at least be in the top 3, Casey and Aaron were good but they didn't blow me away, None of the girls did either though Lilly and Crystal were good but not great. Hopefully things improve.
BTW, did anyone find the judges behavior during Casey's performance uncalled for last night?
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