American Idol Top 8 Results - April 14
It’s country night on Idol….Oh wait, no it’s not, I’s just Lauren and Scotty opening up the results show with a country duet. Tonight we find out who goes home after Wednesday evening’s movie soundtrack performances. I thought it was a rocky night for many of the Idols so we’ll see how this goes down. We’re also served up a heaping of Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson for good measure.
Ryan tells is it was a big week for voting, which is no surprise given Pia’s somewhat shocking exodus. Surprise eliminations always seem to drive large voting numbers.
I’m looking forward to getting some results but first we hear Casey and Haley do a jazzy throwback duet, which while not my taste in music, does a surprisingly good job of highlighting both of their strengths. The newly crowned “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” and her two co-judges give them a standing ovation and love it. Too bad that neither of them did as well last night (at least not in my humble opinion). But, now we’re down to business and all set learn the fate of Casey, Haley, Scotty and Lauren. First, we learn that Scotty is safe, as is Lauren. Did anyone NOT already know that? We then learn that Casey’s ascot and jazzy approach to the movie song list was a winner with voters and that Haley is the one in the bottom three.
The Idols have some good fun with Rob Reiner, who called Casey “Seth Rogan’s bass-playing, younger brother.” Is Rob Reiner reading my blog? Uncanny! Then, there’s a surprisingly good country duet (“Don’t You Wanna Stay?”) between Kelly Clarkson and some cowboy-hat wearing singer I don’t recognize. I believe his name is Jason. I really need to pay more attention. This is followed by the four of the remaining Idols, Paul, James, Stefano and Jacob, doing a medley of Simon and Garfunkel. Something is wrong with the sound apparently, which is too bad because they sound great! Even Jacob doesn’t annoy me and in that medium, Paul cannot move around as much as usual. I like it!Continued on the next page