American Idol: Who goes home?
I love the movie Flashdance, so I got all excited when the Idols started singing "Maniac" for their group number. But then I quickly deflated when I realized their version is nothing like the movie version with Jennifer Beals doing her butt dance. I'm not a lesbian, but watching that scene always makes me wish I was. Bring on the leg warmers and ripped sweatshirt.
After that, we had some footage of the Idols attending the red carpet premiere of 17 Again and getting to meet Zac Efron, Leslie Mann and the other stars of the film. Zac was in the Idol audience, too, wearing some goofy ski hat and looking like nine miles of bad road, but whatever.
Allison is under the gun first, and she's safe for another week. Then Adam is next, wearing mega-amounts of eyeliner. He says he wasn't insulted by Simon's comment that his performance was like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. "Did you mean it as an insult?" laughs Adam. "No," says Simon. Alrighty then.
Anoop, however, isn't so lucky. He's in the bottom three and has to take that long walk across the stage.
Then we get a little break, and Jennifer Hudson sings "If This Isn't Love," from her self-titled debut album. It's amazing how she's grown from her American Idol days. She's not only taken every opportunity that came her way, but went out and grabbed those opportunities. Way to go, Jennifer.
Kris Allen is in the spotlight next. Ok, Ryan's teasers are just getting weird. He'll tell someone to take a seat, and it's unclear whether he's talking about a seat on the save-couch or a seat on the bottom-three stool. Anyway, Kris is saved this week, and Lil ends up in the bottom three with Anoop.
Next up, we learn that Danny is safe, while Matt is in the bottom three. Ryan immediately sends Anoop back to the couch to savor another week of Idol-dom.
Then Miley Cyrus sings "The Climb" from her new movie, "Hannah Montana: The Movie." She's wearing this movie-star dress and looks darn nice, even though her performance seems a little off. She's probably wiped out from all the non-stop movie junkets.
Then the moment of truth: Over 36 million people voted, and Lil is safe. Matt Giraud is going to have to sing for his life as the judges confer and whisper in the pit. After he performs, there's a lot of chaos in the judge's area, and Simon starts to say he doesn't think Matt could ever win, but ... the judges save him, and he bursts into tears.
Unfortunately, that means that two people will go home next week, and ... it's disco week!
So what do you think? Should the judges have saved Matt?