'American Idol' - '1 of 11 Eliminated' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 25th 2010 6:27AM
Last night, we learned the Top Ten who'd be going on the 'American Idol' tour this summer. Out of all the contestants who made it into the Top 24, I'm ok with who's left. There are really only a handful of standouts for me -- Crystal Bowersox, Michael Lynche, and Siobhan Magnus -- but all of the contestants have their moments.
What I love about this season is there's such a diverse group of singers, each with their own fan base. We've got Crystal's bluesy-folksy vocals, Katie Stevens' teen pop, Michael Lynche's soulful blues, Casey James' guitar rock, Aaron Kelly's mad vocals (I'm convinced he can sing anything well), Tim Urban's Zac Efron vibe, and Siobhan's edgy pop-rock. Lee DeWyze, Didi Benami, and Andrew Garcia don't really pop out at me, but there's still time.
Did the right person go home last night? Let's talk about it after the jump.
Who went home: Paige Miles
Top 10 who'll be touring this summer:
Ok, I'm going to go out on a limb here and tell you that I actually like Tim Urban. And I'm with Miley Cyrus on the little slide he did during the performance show this week. I thought it was fun. Didn't the judges say to connect more with the audience? So he does, and they slam him for it. Besides that, there's a ton of potential for female tween and teen fans there, and Tim's come a long way since getting his second and third chance on the show. I'm not saying he's going to win the competition, just that the potential is there.
The Ford video: Eh, whatever. Balls in a fountain. Lesson: Never leave an Idol behind!
Ryan's little chat with the contestants at the beginning of the show was boring. I get that they're trying to ease into the show and help us connect with the Idols, but Casey's story about goofing up in rehearsal didn't seem that ground-shaking. Although it was funny that Siobhan's boss was in the audience vowing not to shave until she wins. First of all, that's some boss to show up and support her that way. And second, shave the beard, Rob Zombie.
Then again, he could be like Katie's dad and be across the street slugging down drinks because he's afraid he'll jinx her. I'm with Ryan - being across the street would be more nerve-wracking than being in the auditorium.
Did you like Miley Cyrus's performance? it's probably a good thing she wasn't getting judged by Simon, et al, because it was a little pitchy. But good promo for her upcoming movie, 'The Last Song.' And I'm ok with Miley being a mentor to the contestants. Yes, some of them can sing better than her, but she has a lot of years performing under her belt, and she carries herself really well for being only 17. It's amazing what she's accomplished in her life so far. Sure, she's had her slip-ups, but she seems fairly well-grounded, for the most part.
I guess it was Disney Channel night, since Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato performed their duet 'Make a Wave.' I asked my 12-year-old daughter if they're an item and she had no idea. Apparently, she's grown out of the Disney Channel demographic. Their performance was ok, but nothing earth-shattering (although they had plenty of screaming fans in the audience).
How do you guys feel about Paige Miles going home? She seemed like the obvious choice to me, as she really wasn't in the same league as the other contestants, even Tim Urban. I felt bad, though, when Simon said it wouldn't matter if she sang for her life, because the judges were going to send her home anyway. Simon never minces words, but that had to hurt.
I look forward to your comments.