The time is already upon us. You know, the time when the second consecutive day of American Idol’s two-hour movie (uh, I mean episode) starts to seem like a bit too much for one week. Last night’s show lacked spice. I’m pretty sure Nigel Lythgoe was praying for a young teen to faint, but unfortunately, it just didn’t happen.
The theme of the night was fifties music. A terrible choice, as none of the contestants are old enough to identify with the music and frankly, neither is the audience. What a snore!
First up is Skyler Laine’s group. Her, Colton Dixon, Cari Quoyser. and Chase sing some doo wop song. They sound terrible, but only Cari goes home. I can’t help but feel like the judges cheater her a bit, considering the entire group was a mess.
Next is David Leathers Jr.’s group. I love this child. He looks like he’s ten and he has the voice of baby Michael Jackson. The group sings “Rockin’ Robin.” They all get through.
So far, almost everyone shown performing on air gets through. The ones eliminated are shown only for a clip and I don’t even recognize them. Where’s all the drama?
Reed Grimm’s group gets a standing ovation from the judges. I knew he was my favorite! Team Grimm FTW.
A group of three girls- wait, no, two girls and a guy, perform. I’m so distracted trying to figure out what made me think Deandre Brackensick was a girl for the first half of the song that I can’t tell if he’s a good singer. The judges say he is. The whole group is in.
Day two! The judges tell us if some of the performers on day two sing better than performers on day one, some who thought they were safe on the first day will be cut. I think Nigel is doing this to get someone new to faint.
We meet Peggi Blue, a vocal coach instructor and monster from hell. She screams at poor Lauren Gray for crying, because there is no crying in singing. When Lauren performs with her group she gets through, Ryan says Peggi’s torture paid off. I think Lauren could have gotten through without help from that evil woman. What kind of name is Peggi Blue anyway?
Heejan Han’s group is the second-to-last to perform. The group consists of Heejan, Neco Starr, Jairon Jackson and Phil Phillips. I’ll always love Heejan from what can only be described as “The Cowboy Incident.” Plus, he has a great voice. When he inevitably gets through, he cries tears of joy. My heart melts. Team Heejan FTW.
Everyone in Heejan’s group gets through….no surprise.
Finally, it’s time for the cuts. Sixty-nine people line up onstage as the judges claim to have to cut the group down to forty- and they do. Well, to forty-two, which I suppose is good enough. Twenty-seven people go home including Gabi Carrubba, Colton’s little sister Schyler, Candice Glover, Jairon Jackson, Britnee Kellogg and Johnny Keyser. Ouch!
To Be Continued.