BWW Recaps: IDOL Says Goodbye After Surprising Bottom Three
For the first time in AMERICAN IDOL's 13th season, I can honestly say, that I don't know that any one (or five) contestant deserves to go home. Sure, not all of the songs last night were perfect, but they all were marked improvements from each previous live performance. In fact, the contestant who was by far the worst last night (Majesty), had been one of the favorites coming in, so I am torn, and a little nervous.
As Ryan noted, this week's elimination is especially heart-breaking because those that survive get to be a part of the nationwide summer tour, but the one who is eliminated has to go back their day-job. Before we get to the results, here are the other highlights from this week's show.
In place of an alum performing on this week's results show, IDOL's resident star of stage and screen, two-time Tony-nominee Harry Connick Jr., took to the stage and performed a pair of songs. While he mumbled his way through his first, his second was a little more upbeat and showed his personality. Even though he wrote both songs, I think he could have taken a few more risks to make each his own. While he was great on the piano, I'm not sure that Harry's performance would have kept him safe this week. Be careful Harry, Randy might try to vote you off and take back his chair!
In this week's "Tastemakers" segment, Jennifer Lopez introduced us to hip-hop artist, Mali Music. Mali sang his single "Beautiful," which involved singing, rapping, and a little piano playing. Not my cup of tea, but a fun performance.
In years past, IDOL has been used to pimp products from Coke to AT&T to Ford (I'm so glad we don't have to watch those ridiculous music videos anymore), but this year, they are using their still formidable powers to promote musicians instead, and I must say that it is a welcome change. Keep the focus on the music Mr. Blankens.
Alright, enough of all that, now for the results:
Bottom-Three (in order of announcement)
Ben was probably the only one of the Bottom-Three that wouldn't have gotten the save this week, but ultimately, there are still too many good contestants left to risk using the save with a month left before it expires.
Was the right contestant kept off the summer tour? Let me know in the comments below, or hit up on Twitter @BWWMatt. I will be back for the Top-10 performance show next Wednesday, so check back next week for a complete recap of AMERICAN IDOL.
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