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Ken Warwick
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Round of 11: Motown
March 24

Chico: Hello... Is it results you're looking for? Because, you know... we have those. It's time for the Idol Roundtable Round of 11... and joining Don and myself this week... Hey, it's Jason!
Jason: Greetings! Best week so far I think
Chico: Very much so. A lot of great things happened last night
Don: Unfortunately, I have to confess that I completely forgot to watch the show last night.
Chico: Uh oh.
Don: I blame the snowstorm.
Chico: Ah. Of course.
Jason: OH no.
Chico: So all you have to go on are second-hand reports.
Don: Pretty much.
Chico: Let's hope they work, because it's Pick'ems time...

Chico: As a reminder, here are the season standings after two rounds...

Gordon: 7
GP: 7
Jason: 6
Chico: 5
Don: 3

Jason: Oh wow :)
Chico: Haven't heard from Gordon or Grandma Pepper yet. I'm hoping that'll change. Right now, let's talk to you two jokers. First...

CASEY ABRAMS - "Grapevine"

Jason: His vocals fell off the vine. TROUBLE.
Chico: He sounded like bitter wine. TROUBLE.
Don: Trouble.

THIA MEGIA - "Heatwave"

Don: Safe.
Jason: Robo-singer, but will be back next week. SAFE.
Chico: For an uptempo song about heat, it was rather cold. TROUBLE.
JACOB LUSK - "You're All I Need to Get By"

Chico: Lock of the week. SAFE.
Don: Safe.
Jason: His restraint was refreshing. Great stuff. SAFE.
Chico: He knocked it into the neighbor's yard.. and I don't think it's coming back.

LAUREN ALAINA - "You Keep Me Hanging On"

Jason: Very good attitude and Country growl. SAFE.
Chico: Has a good growl to her. Not great, but good... SAFE.
Don: Safe.


Chico: Speaking of restraint. He could use some. Still, SAFE, though.
Jason: This was a screaming mess. But he comes back...BARELY. SAFE.
Don: Safe.
Chico: That's the "Hello" of someone who wants to do something... not really nice. Or legal for that matter.

HALEY REINHART - "You Really Got a Hold On Me"

Chico: Couldn't hear her above her boobies. Off the tour bus. OUT.
Jason: We don't want little girls playing dress up. And the vocals sucked too. OUT.
Don: She's been in the bottom 3 twice in a row. That, combined with what I've read, is enough to say OUT.

SCOTTY MCCREERY - "For Once in My Life"

Chico: STarting to become a threat. SAFE.
Don: Safe.
Jason: He is the male to beat. SAFE.

PIA TOSCANO - "All In Love Is Fair"

Chico: Good choice of song, but she needs to learn her some dynamics. SAFE
Jason: What Chico said. SAFE.
Don: Safe.

NAIMA ADEDAPO - "Dancin' in the Streets"

Jason: The dancing was terrible, and her vocals were too. TROUBLE.
Chico: SAFE... but just.
Don: Trouble.
Chico: Finally.. .
JAMES DURBIN - "Livin' for the City"

Don: Safe.
Jason: He's SAFE.
Chico: SAFE...So to recap...

Chico: TROUBLE: Casey, Thia. OUT: Haley
Jason: TROUBLE: Casey, Naima...OUT: Haley
Don: Trouble: Casey, Naima; Out: Haley

Chico: Bus to Hitsville USA only has room for 10 though. For one, the dream ends tonight.
Jason: Yup!
Chico: And Mark Thompson just exercised his golden pipes meaning we are live! Tonight, Jennifer Hudson's new one.... over 30 million votes... and Sugarland.
Jason: And no save I think BTW
Chico: Nope. Remember, Idol is a marathon, not a sprint, and everyone looks like Ryan. Why? We'll find out in a moment, but first, did you know that the Idols were helped along by someone this week? Someone who knows about performing under pressure... someone sleeping with one of the judges...
Jason: Hey!
Don: lol
Chico: And clearly Marc Anthony was needed because... hey. Looked what happened last night. And "he wants no (^_^)ing excuses, damn it."
Jason: And we have a group sing!
Chico: Right now, though... Time for a group number. It's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
Jason: And they are live!
Chico: It isn't too bad.
Jason: Its ok
Don: Sounds alright.
Chico: ... that leads into "Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours"
Jason: Sung by STEVIE!
Chico: ... with STEVIE WONDER on the keys!
Don: Nice!
Jason: (standing ovation!)
Chico: That's a nice surprise.. And we're not done yet! Happy Birthday, Steven!
Jason: With a little "Happy Birthday" thrown in! How old is Steven?
Chico: Doing the check right now... He turns 62 Saturday
Jason: 62? Hot damn.
Don: Wow.
Chico: Looks good for 62. Back on the show... and Ryan promises "surprising results". I promise a Ford Music Video
Jason: All about recycling and being green
Chico: The song, "All This Beauty." Surprised there aren't more Coca Cola bottles VIP trip and 2012 Ford Focus still up for grabs at AmericanIdol.com .... SERIOUS LIGHTS... SERIOUS MUSIC. Here.... we go.
Jason: Lauren, Pia and Scotty. I sense Lauren in the bottom...maybe
Chico: They're all pack their bags..... and someone said something bad.
Jason: Yeah they did!
Chico: ... but they pack their bags... for the BUS!
Chico: More results in a second. The other eight... on pins and needles. Okay, let's get to a song time... For the first time on the AI stage... with "Stuck Like Glue", here's SUGARLAND!
Jason: Nice.
Chico: I feel like I'm on the back porch. :-)
Don: Sounds nice.
Chico: Very nice indeed. Last night, we saw Scotty's incredible balcony shot... Now we see James... and Stefano... wrestling fans.
Jason: We are talking about wrestling
Chico: You know a little about wrestling, J?
Jason: A scoche :)
Chico: Yeah... you announcer boy you... Crazy James is awesome, by the way.
Don: Well, that was interesting.
Chico: Smackdown here continues... SLSM. James and Paul are down next.
Jason: He was channeling the Miz.
Chico: Of course. James was serious.... Paul was seriously fun... Both are NOT safe tonight..
Jason: WHAT?
Chico: And They're REALLY ... not safe tonight..
Don: Whoa!
Jason: OH GOD! (BARF)
Chico: Hulk Hogan would like a word with EACH OF YOU. The good news... they're on the bus. The BAD NEWS... Ryan... ISN'T safe.
Jason: (PUNCH)
Chico: That was random
Don: I definitely wasn't expecting that.
Chico: So to recap... Lauren, Pia, Scotty, James, and Paul are all safe. They're on the bus. And Ryan.. can apparently take a punch. SERiOUS LIGHTs, SERIOUS MUSIC. Jacob, Thia, and Stefano, front and center. Jacob... is on the bus!
Jason: Not a surprise.
Don: Of course.
Chico: Thia... Stefano... ... Stefano... Thia... Thia.... IS IN THE BOTTOM THREE. ... so is STEFANO. Saw Thia coming, didn't see Stefano coming. ... except that I should've.
Jason: I did somewhat.
Chico: You know... the thing with the other thing. Finally, Naima, Haley, and Casey. I can see EACH of them in the B3. BUt not NAIMA. She's safe. But stick to singing.
Jason: Boobs or beard?
Chico: Haley's been B3 in two weeks. Casey has NEVER been B3. Casey... IS B3 tonight. Boobs is going on the tour,
Jason: Told you so.
Chico: So B3 tonight...
Thia, Stefano, and Casey.

Chico: I don't see a save tonight.
Jason: Nope.
Don: Not a chance.
Chico: And Stefano's probably going home tonight. Unless, you know, Casey or Thia does. Before we find out who does... we have NASCAR racers.... and a woman who won a Grammy... AND an Oscar. Her latest single is "Where You At".. ... JENNIFER HUDSON! Looks great.. sounds great...
Don: I'm liking this.
Jason: Me too.
Chico: That's worth a download on iTunes.... and hey, George Huff is singing backup! A micro-reunion. Back to the Bottom Three. THIA... is safe this week!
Jason: THIA is safe.
Chico: That leaves us with Casey and Stefano. I wouldn't be surprised either way.
Jason: Yup.
Chico: After all, Casey was good... not great. Stefano... forgot one of the cardinal rules of reality TV... make sure your nose is clean. Just saying. Okay, let's do it. In danger of leaving tonight...... CASEY.
Jason: YES!
Chico: Someone said something bad again. Do you see a save tonight?
Jason: Nope.
Don: Nope.
Chico: Me neither. Right now, it's time to SING FOR YOUR LIFE... the song... "I Don't Need No Doctor"
Jason: Ray Charles
Chico: And Randy stops the performance mid-performance..... and SAVED!
Don: Whoa.
Don: I'm shocked.
Jason: Are you kidding me.
Chico: And there's the bad again.
Chico: VERY EARLY! I don't think it should've been used yet.
Don: It most definitely should not have been used so soon.
Chico: Agreed. They used their one and only save to save CASEY.
Jason: So Double Elimination next week.
Chico: That is the price to pay for the save. Is that next week, TWO people go home.
Jason: So the bus is still empty.
Chico: Not so.
Jason: Yes. No one is on the tour yet.
Chico: ... WAIT. We have an announcement. There will not be a Top 10 Tour. There will be a TOP 11 TOUR.
Don: Interesting.
Chico: That was the rule in place since the beginning, I believe
Jason: I think so
Chico: So to recap... B3 tonight: Thia, Casey, and Stefano. Casey in the bottom... Judges vote to use their ONE save. As a result, no one goes home tonight, two people go home next week... AND the Top 10 tour becomes a Top 11 tour. And... perhaps the best news if you're either Gordon or GP... this is a NON-SCORING ROUND. Because I didn't hear from either =p Surely we'll be talking a great deal about this on WLTI this weekend. Stay tuned to this frequency for that. In the meantime. We're going to count our losses and return next week full force. Remember to support local and independent music. Until next week, Good night Jason...
Jason: Good night Chico. Good Night Don
Don: Good night, Jason. Good night, Chico.
Chico: Good night Don. Good night everybody, we'll see you next week. *rips card up, throws it away*

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