The lovely and talented Karen Rodriguez was sent packing tonight on American Idol. Karen was in the bottom three again this week. Unfortunately, even after a great performance of “Hero” by Mariah Carey, she was not saved by the judges. Randy said it was not a unanimous decision so at least one judge wanted to save her. All three judges must be in agreement to use their save.
Lee DeWyze, last year’s American Idol winner, performed a song from his new album titled “Beautiful Like You”. It was a nice song with an alternative feel. Lee’s presence was a reminder of how much has changed on Idol since he was crowned the winner last season. Only Randy Jackson remains on the panel of judges.
The Black Eyed Peas performed their new song, which they dedicated to the people of Japan, titled “Just Can’t Get Enough”. Not sure if it was just me but people did not seem all that thrilled they were making a guest appearance based on reaction from the audience. However, when they finished singing their new song, the cheering was loud.
Rounding out the bottom three this week were Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo. Both received some criticism from the judges after Tuesday’s performances. Haley is not a stranger to the bottom three.
This is an interesting turn of events. Almost sounds like Hillary wants to retire and play with any grandkids that come along. Hillary was asked a number of questions about her future political aspirations and the answer to everything was no.
Now it is official and not just our imagination that money is not going as far as it used to! The Consumer Price Index made its highest jump in two years last month. Gas and food were the biggest culprits attributing to the gain. Without those two items, there was only a .2 percent rise.
Gas prices rose 4.7 percent last month alone! Food costs increased .6 percent. Unfortunately, more prices increases are down the road.
Fleetwood Superintendent of Schools, Paul B. Eaken stated a pay free would cut about $800,000 off the district’s budget deficit of $1.9 million. Putting his money where his mouth is, Eaken and the rest of the district’s administration have also volunteered to forgo pay raises. Walking the talk is critically important at times like these. Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to Superintendent Eaken for leading by example!