Eight people will perform! 9 of them, presumably, will have come prepared to perform! This is kind of crappy. But this is how they’re doing it this year, so, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Oh yeah, girls can win this show.
I forgot it was Kelly Clarkson week
Can somebody do a Fourier Analysis on that giant noise bomb and see whose name was said the most?
JLo has found the one pair of shorts on earth that make her look fat. That’s an astonishing feat, given how very much the opposite she is.
They “knew” Clarkson was something special, which is why they didn’t show her audition.
Nick is safe.
It’s really convenient that the show went and got Clarkson at the same moment that she needs to promote a record. Coincidence.
So she did not not just say that he should “open his ass”?
This kinda sucks
He’s just shouting parts of this. Also, what song is this?
I’m trying to remember, but I can’t remember any Nick performance that I enjoyed, TBH.
Jax is safe
Jax, put some damn shoes on
That was an acceptable rendition of the schlockfest that is Beautiful Disaster
Nice control on that performance by Jax. I thought it was pretty good for being such a boring song.
This is a flaccid performance by the top 9
I think they turned Daniel’s mic all the way off for this group sing
Tyanna is safe.
A lot of Kelly Clarkson songs just aren’t very good, and this is one that is not.
I always thought this song sounded kind of like an advertising jingle.
That was good. Not as good as Jax, but better than Nick.
I would like Keith Urban to list one tangible way that she could have “connected with the lyric” more. Just one thing. She frowned and everything.
I completely forgot Candice Glover was a thing
Joey is safe. Phew.
I thought that was really really strong. Killer.
Yeah, that was super cool
It was certainly cool, but also the singing was really good. Like some of those notes bending up were dead on. I think the feeling is that Joey gets by on her wits rather than her voice, and maybe there’s something to that, but she can definitely sing.
Oh yeah, she has a great voice, just not one that lends itself to the sort of thing Idol often rewards
Things aren’t looking good for Daniel.
This was posted to the American Idol subreddit the week Daniel sang “Happy”
Quentin is safe.
Good, not great. I feel like Quentin is right up against his limit.
Ok, JLo, I guess all black guys are basically the same to you?
HCJr is obviously right that that was a technically flawed performance. But his criticism does not seem to me to be meted out equally. It seems random which off-pitch performance he’ll criticize.
Qaasim is safe.
Daniel is screwed, right?
This is my yucky face
This fell apart during the chorus, unfortunately. This needed to be about a full step lower for Qaasim to make some of these notes. Sometimes he goes for his chest voice and he’s not even close to the note.
I think that before Qaasim takes the pentatonic scale to the shed, he should learn, um, to sing actual notes.
Like, maybe start with do re mi.
Clarkson is kind of making these contestants look bad.
It does seem a little mean-spirited
Clark is safe. Daniel and Rayvon are the bottom 2.
I did not love that. It was just kind of shouted.
I hated it
But I kind of hate Clark. He’s funny-lookin’
Last week Clark was great. This week not so much. They hyped it so much, and it was just not amazing at all.
So now this is the highly scientific Twitter method of removing somebody.
My sentiment data would suggest that Daniel is screwed if Twitter votes. I don’t know how that’s going to stack up against how Idol computes things.
This is stupid
I am prepared for this train wreck. Let’s do this.
Wow, this isn’t actually that bad!
Can we hear just the backup singers please?
I mean, pitch wise I thought it was kind of decent. Better than some we’ve seen. Objectively it wasn’t done badly.
JUST ELIMINATE THE ONE WITH THE FEWEST VOTES
I am mesmerized by that gigantic harp
#slatepitch: Rayvon should be eliminated. He’s been in the bottom group twice for sure. He isn’t going to win.
I thought that was pretty good.
So I guess only the east coast gets to make this decision.
Yeah I voted for Rayvon WHATEVER SHUT UP
Daniel Seavey is eliminated.