Well, we finally managed to get it down to 7 contestants. Evidently the contestants have chosen each other’s songs, so with any luck they’ve all tried to sabotage one another with hilarious results. Unfortunately the producers probably wouldn’t let that happen. Oh well.
I wish Dexter would be in the bottom 2, but yeah, CJ is more likely. And Sam. Sam was just so meh.
CJ and Sam are the bottom two.
Keith: I don’t have time to say anything but I’m sure I’ll get to say more next week [or something to that effect]
JLo: It was so beautiful! You’re gonna be here for the long haul!
Harry: You are a phenomenal talent. Unquestionably the best performance of the night.
Look, I don’t think Thom Yorke is going to love that. But that was the shit right there. Wow.
Jena is performing Radiohead’s Creep
I will vote 50 votes via VPN for Jena for every f-bomb she accidentally drops.
I think I’m going to make a Double Facepalm shortcode for just that one image
That trio was everything wrong with American Idol.
I’m pretty sure Alabama Power is a white supremacist group.
Harry: You are a work in progress. You’re making progress every week. I think the biggest issue with this performance was song choice. Sing a song that everyone can sing along to.
Keith: I agree with Harry; progress is good. Just keep doing what you’re doing.
JLo: I think you did a great job tonight [and some stuff about feelings]
And his hat looks stupid.
It’s a crap song, granted. But he’s actually not on pitch on passing notes, and the rest of it is really colorless and bland.
Even CJ’s solo performance was better than this
This is really really weak.
Sam is singing Sail Away by David Grey
I’ve been an Alex fan since almost the first week. But I find myself gravitating more and more to Jena. It’s weird. She was annoying at first, but I kinda dig the whole thing now.
JLo: You deserve that applause
Harry: I was wondering if you could win with small performances. That was my favorite of the night.
Keith: That was great [and lots of other words]
Again. Boring song sung well.
Alex is just such a good singer (of this sort of thing)
Alex is singing Ed Sheeran’s The A Team
That may have been the only good duet ever on Idol. Probably the best performance of the whole season right there.
I dunno, that chick can blow. I think she’s good.
Is Jena saving anything for her actual performance?
This duet of Gimme Shelter is amazingly good.
Clena? Jaleb? Duet time.
My choice of Dexter as Vote-for-the-Worst pick a few weeks ago has been vindicated many times over.
Keith: That’s cool, I liked that song. Don’t let the adrenaline pull you out of the key.
JLo: I liked this for you. It had a darker quality to it. I actually liked it. You did a good job with it.
Harry: You didn’t really do anything differently than the original vocal. There’s not a whole lot of melody there. I want to hear you sing other things than singing along with the radio.
So this is in English?
Well this sure is country
Dexter Roberts is performing Muckalee Creek Water by Luke Bryan
Nobody cares about the rando “celebrities” in the audience
I feel special when Harry agrees with me
Keith: [to CJ’s baby] I THINK YOUR DAD DID REALLY GOOD! Good song for you, good performance for you.
JLo: You’re getting more comfortable up there. You have to start looking for The Moments. Think about making it exciting when you come out here. One of your best performances.
Harry: You have the ability to connect with an audience; you always connect. I think that was your best performance to date.
I mean that was still a John Mayer song, but CJ actually sang it pretty well for once
This might be as in-tune as CJ has ever been
I want to point out that the song Jena is supposed to sing has the line “You’re so fucking special” in it.
CJ is singing Gravity by John Mayer
Could we not have commentary from random old dudes who used to play football?
Wait, they’re reviewing duets now?
This does not need Sam.
We have random celebrities on performance nights now? What?
JLo: You were off a little bit vocally. It didn’t seem natural to me.
Harry: I agree with Jennifer. Go back to the hotel and put on some funk or hip-hop and just dance. You have to drive it rhythmically.
Keith: Your voice is the thing I’ve always loved about you. It dissipated and my attention was drawn everywhere else. Commit that lyric because you can really do it.
Remember this gem?
Gee I never would’ve picked this for her OH WAIT THIS WAS THE MOST OBVIOUS THING EVER
Ohhh this song. Ok.
Jessica Meuse is performing Miranda Lambert’s Gunpowder and Lead
To a certain extent, people watch TV shows that show them something unpredictable. But this is the opposite.
These themes are basically variations on “do whatever you already are”. So Caleb does a hard rock song, Alex does an indie acoustic joint, Dexter does a country tune, etc. What happened to Kelly Pickler doing “Bohemian Rhapsody”?
I just miss the shoehorn nature of “Andrew LLoyd Webber” week, with David Cook doing “Music of the Night”. That was just hilariously bad, and so delightful.
I bet the LA Forum literally does still have a roof, because it was not literally blown off by the Kings of Leon.
Keith: You’re such a consistent performer. Great job.
JLo: Pretty amazing. Good job.
Harry: I like the way you changed the melody up. Great way to start the show.
Not sure what to say. That song sucks. He sang it fine.
Well that was a lot of loud sounds and yelling.
Apparently this song didn’t chart. The first couple of seconds certainly aren’t hooking me.
Caleb will be singing Family Tree by Kings of Leon
So each one gets a choice between 6 songs, each of which was chosen by a competitor. Presumably there were 6 distinct ones.
That would be AWESOME but probably not
Like, can somebody choose that Dexter has to sing “Like a Virgin”? I’m unclear on the rules.