'American Idol' - 'Two of 9 Voted Off' Recap
by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 14th 2010 11:22PM
After Big Mike's dramatic save last week, this show is being set up to be super-intense. Not only have the judges used their only save, but as the title indicates, two people are going home. But before that, we need a lot of filler. We have performances by Brooke White and Adam Lambert, which wow -- I enjoyed Brooke when she was on the show, but I can honestly say I haven't thought of her since.
We don't start off the show with any of this. Instead, we start off with the longest Elvis medley ever. It was so long, in fact, that I'm pretty sure they sang every single Elvis song ever written, four songs written by Elvis impersonators, and a verse from "Allison," just to round things out a little bit.
The Ford commercial was up next, and it involved two things: The Polyphonic Spree and the Idols singing in the middle of the road. These commercials are invariably boring, but just seeing them singing in the road made me giggle, just thinking about how hilariously that could go wrong.
We have our first batch of eliminations, and they're switching it up a bit by not having people from the same row stand up. Instead, Ryan has Aaron, Casey and Andrew come onto the stage. Ryan goes on a little bit, but doesn't really mince words, instead getting right to the point:
Casey James: SAFE
Aaron Kelly: SAFE
Andrew Garcia: OUT
Well, based on our poll, you guys had Andrew and Aaron going home. You're half right, and I have to say that out of the two, I would have liked to see Aaron go; I really don't get him. However, I can't say I'm surprised to see Andrew go. He's been living on borrowed time for a while now.
After the break, we get a segment about Kara and Elliot Yamin going to Africa on behalf of 'Idol Gives Back.' There are a few important things about this:
- Elliot looks kind of hot with the big floppy hair that he had in the 2008 video.
- Kara wears tube tops to do charity work at construction sites
- Someone should probably check her house, because I'm pretty sure she stole a baby or two.
Next up, Ryan has the entire bottom row join him on the stage. This group includes Lee DeWyze, Siobhan Magnus, Katie Stevens, Michael Lynche, Crystal Bowersox and Tim Urban.
Crystal Bowersox: SAFE
Siobhan Magnus: SAFE
Lee DeWyze: SAFE
First of all, how awful was it when Ryan made Lee walk with him across the stage? Secondly, the bottom three is Big Mike, Katey and Tim. Wouldn't it be terrible/hilarious if Big Mike got sent home again? I have a feeling it's going to be Katie though -- isn't it about her time?
Before we find out, Adam Lambert is performing his new single, 'What Do You Want From Me.' The amount that he's matured as a singer and performer just in the year since he was on 'Idol' is really impressive. He was always good, but he rarely had it completely together. This performance, however, made him seem as though he's been on the scene for years.
Now, it's time for the final results of the night:
Tim Urban: SAFE
Michael Lynche: SAFE
Katie Stevens: OUT
So Katie's going home, which isn't a huge surprise. She goes out singing 'Let it Be,' which is a great choice, as that song was by far her best performance, and she kills it again tonight. It's also cute how sad Siobhan and Crystal are to see her go.
Are you sad to see Katie go? If so, who do you think should have gone home this week?