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.
Buena suerte, Karen!