American Idol's Rolling Stones night wasn't quite the train wreck I expected. There have been worse things done to the Stones' catalog -- sometimes by the Stones themselves (ever hear the group's 1986 album Dirty Work?) -- than what most of the 12 managed to do with songs like Paint It, Black, Angie and Play With Fire.
But America says someone has to go and tonight we'll find out who. Follow live commentary here and on Twitter. Thursday's print version of The Miami Herald will have the season's first Idol Watch Booted! column on the People page, 8A.
Idol plans to bring back the Judge's Save again this season, Simon explains as Kara all but sits in his lap. That is the deal in which the judges can override the public's voice once by unanimous decision but only if all agree. Last year they wasted the save on Matt Giraud.
Meantime, David Cook returned to the Idol stage two years after winning the title and offered a credible 80s-style hard rock version of the 60s Stones classic Jumpin' Jack Flash. He also told Ryan he couldn't wait to finish his second CD for release later this year. One hopes it's not as generic as the first. Problem with Cook is that though he can sing well and on key he lacks a sound he can call his own.
Something is totally wrong with the voting this season when someone as terrible as Andrew Garcia manages to survive a perfomance like last night's. Bottom two so far are Paige Miles and Tim Urban. Andrew should be in Paige's chair, no question.
Meantime, Lee Dewyze totally doesn't get what "to have a moment" means judging by his rambling response to Ryan. Dude's not capable of big moments.
Ryan, why is this generic Orianthi person "a pioneer?" Because she can play guitar? Dude, you need a history lesson in rock music.
Not surprisingly, Lacey Brown winds up bottom two as Tim is sent to safety. Tho Tim was truly lame last night he lights up Twitter whenever he's on screen so he has a fan base that will save him into the Top 10 for the tour. My fervent hope is that Lacey leaves and not Paige.
Can pop music get any worse than what this Ke$ha bimbo just did on the Idol stage?
American Idol's Rolling Stones night wasn't quite the train wreck I expected. There have been worse things done to the Stones' catalog -- sometimes by the Stones themselves (ever hear the group's 1986 dud Dirty Work?) -- than what some of the 12 managed to do with 12 classic rock and roll songs. Siobhan Magnus' dramatic Paint It, Black (she's this season's Adam Lambert), Aaron Kelly's affecting Angie and Didi Benami's Dixie Chick'd Play With Fire proved surprisingly good.
But America says someone has to go home and though Andrew Garcia, Tim Urban and Lacey Brown were so bad they just might have had whatever it takes to finally kill off Keith Richards, the charmless Andrew got enough votes to remain safe and Paige Miles took his seat in the bottom three. When all was done, Twitter-fave Tim and his abs of steel is safe and the photogenic but off-key Lacey found
herself booted. Some suggested she try country, Lacey said in her exit speech. "I'll keep singing for