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The dreaded lip-synced Idol group number this week is Wham!'s 1984 No. 1, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. Here's hoping Andrew and his plaid shirt go-gos home stat. And yet again, these clueless judges blast the kids for singing old songs or irrelevant songs, and yet the group number is a 26 year old song that is older than all but one or two of the contestants? Can you say, unfair, Idol?
Not surprisingly, Tim and Paige find themselves in the bottom three, Ryan reveals. My guess is that Andrew, still in the untouched bottom row, will join them. First, we'll hear a Miley Cyrus performance.
Poor Miley. She's fun on her bubbly Disney pop hits from Hannah Montana, but on this overblown Kelly Clarkson-styled ballad tonight, she looked as if she were about to pass a gallstone through the whole number. The song was in a key way too high for her meager voice to manage. Producers and songwriters: Miley is not Celine Dion. Remember that next time you give her a lung busting ballad to sing on TV.
Katie inexplicably winds up in the bottom three (meaning soul-suckingly bad Andrew goes on tour) but Ryan doesn't leave the youngest girl on the ledge long. She's safe, meaning our bottom two are Tim and Paige.
Paige goes home. No judge's save. Simon tells the lovely young woman he wasn't going to prolong the suspense.
Here's Thursday's print column from page 8A:
American Idol said goodbye to Paige Miles and so Paige, who once showed promise, comes
painfully close to the summer tour and all of the benefits: the paycheck, the exposure and
the road experience. But since only the Top 10 tour, Paige becomes instant also-ran.
Perhaps fitting because Paige mysteriously deflated Tuesday with her off-key Phil Collins cover. Simon Cowell once said she ''had the best voice of the girls'' but she gave up. Odd.
But who gave up first? The judges put through contestants with no voices, charm or X-factor -- with the exceptions of clear standouts Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox.
The finalists, all 28 or younger, are then saddled with dated theme weeks like Billboard No. 1s and then they are blasted for song choices.
Billboard No. 1s? Come on, Idol. What teenager reads Billboard on their Blackberry?
"I'm not sure what it is you all want,'' finalist Didi Benami asked the judges during
Wednesday's results show.
Judges, Idol, Fox, can you please answer?