American Idol This Week
Wow! That's all I can say about Idol's dramatic results show last week. Here's how it went down according to the official site.
On the heels of that dramatic spectacle, we've learned that this week, the Idols will take on the always dramatic Elton John and his catalog of music spanning almost 4 decades of work. That may pose problems for a few of our frequently-challenged contestants. Not only because many of this year's idol wannabe's were born long after Elton's golden period and may only be familiar with his relatively bad 80's pop ditties, but also, thanks to last week's use of the "Honorary Jennifer Hudson Save" of Casey Abrams, two idols will be voted off this week, leaving us with the final 9. How do you think it will all go down? I believe that Naima, Haley, Thia, and Casey will be in trouble (I say confidently without knowing anything about their song choices).
Haley has been in the bottom of the pack for awhile now with the voting public and Elton's catalog may prove troublesome for her. She really needs a Carol King week, or maybe a Christina Aguilera week to regain some footing. Or, she needs to continue wearing hot pants and hope that the men in the television audience are motivated to pick up the phones. Good luck with that. In the meantime, we can only hope she chooses the right song. I'd recommend "Honky Cat," but what do I know?
I'm personally not a Naima fan and even though she was not in last week's bottom three, she's no stranger to that realm. I'm struggling trying to think of an Elton song that would work for her, but remain curious. She's always entertaining; I'm just not always sure it is in the way she intends it. My advice is please, for the love of God, do not pick "Circle of Life."
I think that Thia gets a lot of votes from younger fans who can relate to her, and they vote in droves (unlike those of us firmly ensconced in our middle age trappings and too high on wine to accurately text or dial by the time the show ends). However, those young voters also tend to listen to the judges who continue to be lukewarm on Thia. I think she'll be tempted to take on another ho hum ballad this week and that will not help her along. God forbid she chooses "Crocodile Rock" and receives a rant from Randy, playing the part of Simon the "mean judge" this year, harkening back to John Steven's sad take on that song in the 3rd season.Continued on the next page