'American Idol' - 'Top 12 Revealed' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 12th 2010 8:00AM
Ryan Seacrest said there would be a few surprises on last night's episode of 'American Idol,' and that certainly proved to be true. You have to wonder if Vote for the Worst came into play, although even the worst contestants are still really, really good to have made it that far. Let's take a look after the jump, and see which four got eliminated.
After a group number with the Top 16 singing Michael Buble's 'Haven't Met You Yet' (which wasn't half bad), we got right into it. Let's list who's in and out, and then we'll talk about it a bit.
Top 12 Remaining:
I wasn't surprised to see Katelyn heading home, as she just never really connected with either the audience or the judges. Her performance of Carole King's 'I Feel the Earth Move' was the finale nail in that coffin.
I've never been a big fan of Lilly Scott, so I wasn't too sad to see her go. But the judges always seemed to fawn over her, so that was a bit of a shocker. Still, my 12-year-old daughter and I were rooting for Katie Stevens, so we're happy to see her in the competition.
But, wow, Lilly just looked completely shocked that she didn't get enough votes to stay in the competition. That's what happens when you get too comfortable and think you're a shoe-in. "I thought I did really well," she said. "I thought I was appealing to a lot of people. I put my heart into every performance and gave it my all every time. I don't know what America wants to hear, I really don't. I just know there's an audience out there for me."
Tim Urban and Todrick Hall ... oy! When they revealed that Todrick was leaving and Tim was staying, I rushed over to my Facebook page and wrote something to the effect of "What?! Tim's in and Todrick is going home?!" I really couldn't believe it, because 1) Todrick has a great voice and a lively personality; and 2) Tim was always a "replacement" in more ways than one, and just seemed to be not in the same league as the other contestants. But, whatever! He could do really well, and I'm sure he's extremely motivated at this point, having gotten several second chances to prove himself.
I felt really bad for Alex Lambert after he got the boot, because he just looked like he wanted to run far away from the stage. He looked so dejected and sad to not be part of "the in crowd." But props to him for bravely singing his last song, which, ironically, was 'Trouble.'
I guess I should mention former Idols Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud singing 'Tell Her About It.' Kind of a nice 'Baker Boys' vibe they've got going with the two pianos, but I sort of forgot about it as soon as it ended.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Top 12 and the four heading home. Did you think Lilly and Todrick were going to be staying? Do Alex and Katelyn deserve to be going home?