Chico: Last night, we sang the songs of our favorite idols... but for one,
it's going to prove nothing but false idolatry. Your votes are in... and
someone's out. We'll find out who in a moment, because this... is your first
season 10 roundtable result recap... of AMERICAN IDOL!
Chico: Alongside Don Harpwood, I'm Chico Alexander... Round of 13, best talent
in recent memory. Thoughts?
Don: It was a nice night. Heard some good singing.
Chico: Great singing. Then there was some NOT so good singing. We'll get to that
as we start our first round of...
Chico: AS a reminder: it's one point for every one of your picks in the bottom
3. Then a bonus point if one of your "trouble" picks is picked off. A bonus 2 if
you're "out" pick gets the boot. Kinda like the Stanley Cup playoffs, only
Gordon wins all the time. Got it?
Don: Got it.
Chico: K. First.
LAUREN ALAINA - "Any Man of Mine" (Shania Twain)
Don: It wasn't perfect, but I liked it. Safe.
Chico: It was safe, and you could've made a case for her leaving, but she's
CASEY ABRAMS - "With A Little Help From My Friends" (Joe cocker)
Don: I really enjoyed Casey's performance. SAFE.
Chico: Me, not so much. He was just all over the place on this one. OUT.
ASHTHON JONES - "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (Diana Ross)
Don: I think she'll be safe.
Chico: I think she'll be in TROUBLE.
PAUL MCDONALD - "Come Pick Me Up" (Ryan Adams)
Don: I don't know... Something inside of me is saying trouble, but I'm not
Chico: Same here. I mean, he was bad and last night I had him in trouble. But
thinking about it, you can make a stronger case for others. Stilll... TROUBLE.
PIA TOSCANO - "All By Myself" (Celine Dion)
Chico: One more before the break.
JAMES DURBIN - "Maybe I'm Amazed" (Paul McCartney)
Chico: Okay, we'll continue on the first break, but now... WE'RE LIVE! Tonight:
Diddy-Dirty Money, Adam Lambert, and your results. But first... 30 million votes
last night. Reports of the demise of American Idol... widely premature. Back in
play for 2011: The Judges' Save. The judges can veto one viewer result, but only
one. And it has to be unanimous. Unfortunately, Casey is sick and in the
hospital. Feel better. We start in the Idol Mansion, which is, to say the
Don: Very nice place they have, there.
Chico: It comes fully loaded... with an army of Fords and a piano. Why would
they use the piano. Check out the kitchen, dude... That was crazy. And there's
an echo. That brings us to group performance #1, "Wanna Be Startin' Something"
by the late great Michael Jackson kicks off a medley. It's synched, daddy.
Don: Definitely synched.
Chico: The other songs, "Rock With You", "Black or White", and "Man in the
Mirror" Back to the picks...
HALEY REINHART - "Blue" (LeAnn Rimes)
Don: Honestly, I felt kinda bored by this one. Out.
Chico: SAFE... but just. I mean, it seemed like she's going for ever female in
the last 20 years.
JACOB LUSK - "I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly)
Chico: SAFE, but not the best of the night.
THIA MEGIA - "Smile" (Michael Jackson)
Chico: Back to the action. The first Ford MV of the season... "The World", the
song. We're ripping the world apart and plastering it somewhere. Making a stage
out of it. Next, a red carpet premiere of "Red Riding Hood"... and in the crowd,
Red Riding Hood herself Amanda Seyfried. And while they're partying up, back to
STEFANO LANGONE - "Lately" (Stevie Wonder)
Chico: SAFE, but I didn't like the arrangement.
KAREN RODRIGUEZ - "I Could Fall In Love" (Selena)
Don: I'm thinking there could be some trouble here.
Chico: Better song choice, but she can't do this every week. SAFE... for now.
SCOTTY MCCREERY - "The River" (Garth Brooks)
Chico: Again, best of the night. He was my STONE COLD LOCK OF THE CENTURY (five
note sting)... of the WEEK. (three note sting) SAFE.
Don: I'm not a country guy, but he sounded great. SAFE.
NAIMA ADEDAPO - "Umbrella" (Rihanna)
Chico: So to recap...
Gordon: Haley, Paul, ASHTHON out.
Don: Trouble: Paul, Karen; Out: Haley
Chico: Ashthon, Paul, CASEY
Block: Paul, Haley, ASHTHON
GP: Haley, Paul, ASHTHON
Chico: First results coming... Jacob, Karen, and Stefano are called down.
They are all... safe.... except for KAREN. She's in the bottom three. So
Don and GP already have a point. So... Back to the show... and an
unplugged version of "Aftermath" from Idol alum made good... ADAM LAMBERT! ....
That's the note, by the way. BTW Don, did you know that all of the Idol's
performances are available in full on iTunes?
Don: I've heard about that.
Chico: "Aftermath" is going to be a centerpiece of the "It Gets Better"
campaign. Nice. And Adam & J-Lo do the dougie. More results... Someone ELSE is
in the dougie-house. Serious lights... SERIOUS MUSIC. Lauren, Ashthon, and Haley
are next. Lauren is... going to have to endure more stress. She apologizes...
It's okay, you go to next week. ASHTHON... is in danger... and SO IS HALEY. So
the bottom three tonight: Ashthon, Haley, Karen. Surprises?
Don: Not really.
Chico: Yea, didn't think so. Next up, Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey
with "Coming Home". He was on the stage last year, you know.
Chico: And so was fire. His advice: "You get out of life what you put into
it." True. And now... someone's gotta go. Serious lights... SERIOUS MUSIc.
Don: Here we go...
Chico: Karen... is SAFE. The first person in the danger zone tonight... ASHTHON.
Haley is safe, but for Ashthon Jones, it's time to... SING FOR YOUR LIFE.
Don: I don't see the judges using their save here, frankly.
Chico: She's trying for the save with "When You Tell Me That You Love Me". I
honestly think she's going home tonight. They're going to cut her loose. This
was actually better last night. And it wasn't even that good to begin with. But
let's hear from the judges panel. Jennifer delivers the verdict... "Not this
time, baby. I'm sorry." So Ashthon gets the David Cook montage. And we get our
Chico: So far, the defending champion is in the lead, but that can change over
the next weeks. Remember to support local and independent music... Say
Don: Goodnight, Don.
Chico: Goodnight, everybody, we'll see you next week! :-)