Round of 24: Results - February 23
Welcome all to the first recap show of the
season. As you can clearly see, we are not doing Roundtable, thanks to the fact
the results show is on Thursday and quite frankly, everyone is working on
Thursday. Damn Idol Ratings Munchers.
However, never fear, as we will be doing the Roundtable Idol on Wednesdays
starting in the Top 12. Also never fear, because I do have your Idol results.
Of course, we can't have a Idol show without my predictions, so here we go...
Kings of the Jungle - Ace (He's got the voice. He's got the Charisma.
It's Constantin with the versatility and without the angst) Chris (Nailed Dead
or Alive. He even sounds like a younger Bon Jovi), Elliott (He can sing fast and
slow. A great opening song selection), Gedeon (THIS is what I'm talking about.
Popular song that's not sung often and peformed well. Textbook great choice of
song. Good job).
Sly Foxes - Bucky (He did a solid job on a song that you don't hear that
much of), Taylor (A very nice job, but not a good choice of song. Not only is it
too safe, but it also could alienate some audience because of the religious
Skunky - David (Ok. He can croon. He better be able to do something else
or he's going to find himself in Jon Peter Lewis territory). Will (Ok. Pitchy.
Eh. Needs to give me something different), Sway (This isn't Roshambo in the nuts
and then sing Idol. Like David and Will, you need something different as well)
Llamas to go - Patrick (Generic song that's been sung 50,000 times and
did nothing to get rid of his massive ego that he showed to us during Hollywood
week) Kevin (Shaky and pitchy all over the place. Bad choice of song), Bobby
(What? Was? That?)
Lionesses - Mandisa (Now THIS is what I was talking about when we spoke
about genre Crossovers), Lisa (She's 16? Wow. I think she's better than Paris),
Katharine (I didn't like the song choice, but wow, did she sing the snot out of
Vixens - Paris (Too much bounce for me, but still a solid performance),
Ayla (not the best song selection, but she brought it) Kellie (Not perfect, but
she has the voice and she displayed the potential nicely), Kinnik (Did a decent
job with a song that's been selected far too many times)
Skunkettes - Brenna (She was ok, but ok this year isn't going to get you
in the Top 12), Heather (So thoroughly disappointed by the lack of fire on 'Tell
Me That You Love Me' very wrong song choice),
Llama Mamas - Becky (Mangled lyrics, wrong spacing, and bad toning is not
very good), Stevie (Opera? OPERA? Since when is thie American Opera Idol? Wha?)
Melissa (Power vocals don't work if you are not on tone or on pitch)
I will say this year - this may be the best week 1 that I have EVER heard. If
the singers continue to improve, then this could be the hottest top 12 ever.
But in order to get to 12, we have to get rid of 12. We start by getting rid of
4 and we talk to the judges about said elimination. Judge Randy Jackson talks
about what it takes to be the Idol - singing, performing and charisma. Judge
Paula Abdul says that the audience has grown which attributes to the larger
votes, while Judge Simon Cowell says that the people who are leaving would be
obvious, because they were terrible. He is also concerned that Ryan Seacrest
keeps talking about his blue sweater. Creepy...
We start the musical part of the show with our first group medley - 'Take It
Easy'. For the most part, they did take it easy on my eardrums, except for the
Bobby and Kevin duet. Are they going to be the two guys leaving?
We'll find out in 45 minutes, but first, we get a recap of what both the females
and the males have done for the past 2 days. After the recap, we see the 12
ladies in front of Ryan sitting on the happy couch. We get some moments with
Brenna, who feels like a duck trying to paddle her way into the next week. Paris
has a dream about the American Idol Finals - but she doesn't know who won it.
Heather says that it's hard to eat food (though they do get a lot of muffins).
Ryan asks if anyone is very nervous, and Becky raised her hand. Based on what I
thought, she has good reason to worry.
Ryan will make 11 of them worry less, as we find out the girl with the least
number of votes. Mandesa, Paris, Ayla, Lisa, Katharine and Kellie are all in the
back row - and they are all safe. Heather, Stevie and Melissa...are all safe.
Brenna, Kinnik and Becky all join Ryan up on the stage. Sitting down to the
happy couch will be...Kinnik, which leaves Brenna and Becky. The girl with the
lowest number of votes is...Becky, and her fears are justified. Brenna tearfully
goes back to the sofa as Becky hears the judges comments. Randy tells her to
bring it every night, while Paula sees a career for her, as does Simon - as a
model. Uhhh...ok. Becky sings her reprise (actually quite well - if she sang it
this way yesterday, then she's not going home) as we say goodbye to the first
woman in the Top 24.
The guys are next up as we have our first pruning. Elliott loves the judge's
comments, but says that he can always improve. Kevin loved getting his cheeks
pinched by the ladies, but he's looking for kisses next (heh). Is Kevin getting
the kiss-off? He could be, because the back row (Patrick, Gedeon, David, Taylor,
Will and Bucky) are all safe. The corner guys of Ace and Elliott are...safe.
Chris and Kevin...are also safe. That leaves Sway and Bobby, who come up to the
center of the stage. Ryan tells Bobby that he's out, and he replies that he
knew, because of what he did. He's happy for getting there, and his reaction to
me means that this was the right choice, because you don't want someone up there
who isn't going to take it seriously. Paula gives him some words of support as
he sings "Copacabana". Too bad that Bobby crapped out.
Back out come the women as we get to elimination #2. The back row, who was safe
last time...is safe again. Brenna, who was up there with Ryan last time...is now
safe (as is Kinnik). Melissa...is also safe, which leaves us Stevie and Heather.
Ryan asks both of them to come up, and then tells Heather to...sit back down.
Stevie is out and says that she had fun. Paula tells us what we all knew - the
choice of the wrong song doomed her stay on the show. He get one more hearing of
Stevie singing the wrong song as we get to...
...the guys for one more elimination. Will a front row be safe this time? Yes
they will, which leaves the back row of Patrick, Bucky, Taylor, Will, David and
Gedeon). Ryan tells Patrick and Bucky to stand to the side, while telling
Taylor, Will, David and Gedeon to take a seat. Either Patrick or Bucky leaving,
and Ryan tells Bucky...that it's not him. Patrick is out, and as Paula and Randy
tell him that he has a bright career ahead of him, Simon tells him that he needs
to stand out in the crowd in future endeavors. With that, Patrick sings his
reprise and we are out.
We are now at 20 Idolists left. Join Chico on Tuesday and Wednesday as he sets
them up and join me on Thursday as I knock them down.