The overall mood is ugly with many people over James Durbin’s shocking departure from American Idol last night: http://www.tvguide.com/news/american-idol-backstage-1033032.aspx Many people are swearing they are done with American Idol. There was a similar outcry over Pia Toscano, however, James Durbin was expected, by many people, to win the competition. Durbin’s consistency every week and his ability to pick the right songs to showcase his talent were making him a standout with the judges and fans.
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.
BOO HISS! Michael Lynche went home tonight and Casey James survived another elimination. However, after this week, his luck runs out. I will be shocked beyond words if he beats out Crystal or Lee next week.
Great performances tonight. Good advice for the contestants. Chris Daughtry is living proof you don’t have to win Idol to make it big!