American Idol: The Top 7 Performance Recap - Page 2
Casey was next; I’m not sure that landing the 5th slot helped his cause. He sang Maroon 5’s “Harder To Breath.” So, I am an unabashed Casey fan and that is one of my favorite 21st century tunes, and I did not love it. I’m guessing that means a lot of others didn’t either. He seemed to scare JLo little bit by walking right up to her singing in her face, and then he kissed her. For real. So naturally, she loved it. Randy gaves him mad props. Tyler says something really profound, but we couldn't hear it because the decency police bleep it out. Interesting. Even Ryan gets onboard the Casey train and (briefly) sported an Amish beard to look like Case. And then, he uttered Idol’s best line EVER, “Is this what it feels like to be a man?” Clearly the producers decided that since they’ve used their one-and-only save on Casey, they need to keep him around for a while and make it count. I totally love that Ryan threws himself under the bus to boost Casey’s street cred. Nice work.
Stefano is the penultimate performer last night and choses Ne-Yo’s hit, “Closer” with a fair amount of swagger. The judges ate him up. I didn’t love it, but I don’t get his whole Boy Band appeal at all. Enough about him, I’m bored already.
Finally, Lauren closed out the evening with Sarah Evan’s “Born To Fly,” and a fiddler. It’s ok, but she seemed overwhelmed on the stage and under-confident. The judges gave her a good pep talk instead of actually critiquing her, but I think she lost a bit of her luster.
Predictions are going to be tough this week, but here goes. I think James and Lauren are totally safe. I’m going out on a limb and guessing that Casey and Haley could both be safe too, which would give us an intriguing bottom three of Stefano, Scotty and Jacob.
If that is how it plays out, then I think Jacob will have hammed it up through his last song on Idol. I’d be totally happy with that result. I could also see Casey, Haley and Stefano bringing up the rear, with Casey going home. Or even Stefano going home. What do you think? I’d honestly be fine if any of those singers departed us at this point.