Arena anthems. Goody.
Seriously: arena anthems?
The thing about “arena anthems” is that they refer to a few songs that you’ve heard thousands of times.
Oh wow. This should really be something.
The people have spoken.
Like the rest of the season, overall it’s meh.
This season is basically a lengthy coronation rather than a contest.
Unless somebody here turns into a Kris Allen. But Allen pulled Gokey votes to best Lambert.
Oh good, I still root for Tyanna. She has such a sympathetic backstory!
(Tyanna is safe)
This is an odd song choice
(Tyanna is singing Why Do Fools Fall in Love)
That was… competent?
Nothing special about that. Can’t believe somebody voted for that song.
Yeah she was really hampered by that super cheesy song
Clark is safe
What crappy song will he be singing?!?!?!
Hm. Superstitious. I don’t know that I would have chosen this for Clark.
Like ugh America what were you DOING?
That was bland and whatever.
A workmanlike performance
That song has been sung so many times.
Jax is safe and singing Piece of My Heart
I thought that was pretty good. I’m not jumpin up and down, but it was good.
Yeah, that was good, and especially in comparison!
Jax did seem to be kind of stomping around in a weird way, but the theatrics really don’t matter. I just found it distracting.
I admit to perversely hoping that Joey will be in the bottom 2 just to see if Twitter would save her. Joey has a lot of haters, but also a lot of people (like myself) who love her.
Nick is safe.
Scott Borchetta seriously asked a white guy with guitar if he could win.
Oh and Nick is singing American Girl
This is a decent cover band in a nicer bar rendition
Wow, he sang both verses and two choruses. This is kinda country-fied compared to the original. Like 7/10 for me. Not amazing, but nothing wrong with it.
America is making TERRIBLE song choices for these poor kids
Like music their parents would love
Quentin is safe. Joey and Rayvon are the bottom 2.
Lenny Kravitz’s Are You Gonna Go My Way is a fairly obvious choice for Quentin
I do love his outfit
Yeah, pretty much
Kravitz’s original is already basically just talking, but this is even more like that. Screaming in no particular key.
Nice interjection from Quentin there. Class.
Gee we kept two WGWG, leaving one woman and one black man in the bottom two. Shocking.
Quentin’s right, and it’s cool that he said so.
I think Quentin is scolding America
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Oooh Joey is doing My Funny Valentine
The only thing is, I don’t know to what extent this will endear her to Twitter
Well, it wouldn’t be a season of Idol unless my favorite was voted out less than halfway through.
Does Joey kind of look … hot … tonight?
As a technical point, I can’t actually ascertain the Joey’s or Rayvon’s sentiment to any degree of certainty. It would take a much larger data set than Twitter allows me to collect. So far I’ve just settled for positive or negative tweets. But that’s not the same thing.
Rayvon was singing the doobie brothers because apparently my mom was choosing everyone’s songs
In reality the sentiment (very positive, mildly positive, negative, very negative) could also be judged from tweets, but it’s tricky.
As a technical point, I can’t actually ascertain Joey’s or Rayvon’s sentiment to any degree of certainty. It would take a much larger data set than Twitter allows me to collect. So far I’ve just settled for positive or negative tweets. But that’s not the same thing.
That was the longest commercial break that ever happened.
Joey elected not to go with “Hi, tweet for me, screw that guy.”
Can I throw out Clark and keep Rayvon and Joey?
Clark is singing Moon River, which I actually love, but still. So old.
I fell asleep. What did I miss?
He is screwing up this second verse pretty badly in my opinion
There’s a third verse but it’s the same as the second so…
Me, during that
Joey would’ve done it better
Wait, if arena anthems is next week, wtf is this week?
Songs Old People Love?
Tyanna’s thigh gap is pixelated. I’m just saying.
Oh actually yes: “American Classics” is the theme
Tyanna is singing Proud Mary
A rousing romp of a performance by Tyanna there. Maybe her best so far.
She was definitely channeling her inner Tina Turner
Incidentally I can barely distinguish Clark and Nick
I’m getting a weird psychoanalyst vibe from Scott Borchetta tonight. It’s bizarre. I wonder if he’s hoping one of them will open up about a secret trauma.
Nirk is singing Only the Good Die Young
This song is supposed to be a grimy guy talking a chick into bed. Doing it this earnestly is stupid.
Not Nirk? Click? Clack?
Oh, f**k that.
His jacket has stupid 3/4 sleeves
Which I did not appreciate: I thought they were normal sleeves rolled up. Nope.
Harry just went up a couple points in my book. Don’t cover a song in a way that undermines its central point. Almost as bad as David Archuleta doing Imagine as a christian song (when the song is actually an atheist, communist anthem).
How do they count it if I tweet #screwRayvon?
Hmm they have Quentin singing The Sound of SIlence
Man, it sucks to be someone in the Mountain/Pacific time zones, or not to use Twitter. Your opinion is not valued.
And it’s actually pretty good
Aside from some REALLY bum notes
I don’t get this at all.
Sounds of Silence to me is primarily a song about alienation, not despair. That was maudlin. Bleh. And the guy is just not a good enough singer now.
I kinda dug it
“No disrespect”, that’s New Jersey for “go f**k yourself”.
Jax is bringing back those tattoo necklaces from the 90s, of which I approve. I never had one in the actual 90s. I should get one now.
Wow, Jax is doing Beat It
Did Jax touch a Tesla coil during that performance? Why is her hair so staticy?
Wow that turned into a big hairy mess
That was pretty mediocre.
This is going to be a controversial decision either way.
It’s still kind of amazing that they wasted the save on Qaasim. Think about that.
I think Scott Borchetta might have delusions of grandeur. Taylor Swift was a model who could write songs. He didn’t make that.
NO Alway On My Mind
This is a lovely rendition of a CRAP song
If Votefair is anything like an accurate bellwether, Joey’s fans are fairweather. When she’s up, they vote. When she’s not, they abandon her.
Joy is singing Jefferson Airplane’s Sombody to Love with a mandolin
Oh oops, only four nylon strings: that’s a funny-lookin’ ukulele
Joey wasn’t able to put her best foot forward tonight.
That was actually super fun
I liked it. I’m not saying it was bad. I’m saying that Rayvon might have a leg up.
And I loved her Texas dress
I mean not that I would ever wear it but on her, you understand
But yeah I dunno that that will work for The People of Twitter
Neither hashtag is trending here in Atlanta. Idol might have a deal with Twitter to suppress it, though.
“Must be 13+”. How the hell do they enforce that?
Twitter saves Rayvon with 52% of the vote.
Children of America YOU HAVE FAILED YOUR PARENTS
This season is in freefall at this point.