American Idol: 1 of 10 goes home
This being the results show of Motown Night, the Idols sang a montage of Motown hits against a backdrop of classic Motown stars. Very nice. I also liked the Ford commercial, with the contestants putting together giant puzzle pieces while singing "Take Me Away." They look like they're having a blast.
Then the Velvet Teddy Bear Ruben Studdard sang a tune, and Ryan mentions that he was recently married. Congrats to Ruben!
And then the countdown begins with Adam Lambert up first. I can't imagine that he'd be going home, and sure enough, he's safe. With his ability to show such vastly different sides of his artistic talent, Adam has launched himself straight to the top of my favorites list.
Kris Allen and Lil Rounds are safe, but Matt Giraud and Michael Sarver aren't so lucky, and end up in the bottom three. But before we can learn who the third person is, we hear a duet by Smokey Robinson and Joss Stone, singing "You're the One for Me." Joss sounds like she buzzed on something, and it's all a little creepy, like Smokey's wooing his granddaughter or something.
After this, we learn that Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Danny Gokey, and Megan Joy Corkrey (really?!) are safe, but Scott Macintyre joins Michael and Matt in the bottom three. Randy Jackson said Matt's been "rockin' the mike," and didn't deserve to be there. Then Ryan immediately sends Scott back to safety.
It's sweet how they all look after Scott, and I still think it's ultra-cool that a blind guy is on the stage. Actually, TWO blind guys because Stevie Wonder does a medley of popular favorites. I never get tired of hearing him sing. He just gets better all the time, and the Idols are having a blast rocking out on the sidelines. Of course, Stevie has to throw in a political PSA and yell out, "I love you, Barack Obama!" It seems a little weird, but whatever.
Then Ryan gives the results. Matt is safe, while Michael has to sing for his survival. The judges take their sweet time deciding whether he should stay, and they seem mixed on the ruling. But Simon steps up and makes the decision. "Michael, you're going home."
I'm not surprised, though I thought Megan might be the one. Still, it's awesome that Michael made it this far. What did you think of tonight's results?