Who sang soul so poorly they just have to get the boot? Or, better yet, who did America just decide they didn't want to see for another week on American Idol no matter how they sang? The results come in the 9 o'clock hour tonight. Follow for commentary on Twitter and here.
Ruben Studdard returns to the Idol stage seven years after winning the title to sing a forgettable, tuneless song. Michael Lynche, I hope you were paying attention. If you win, this could be you. Find better material than Ruben has and you won't have to suffer the indignity of winning Idol only to find yourself having to go back on the road with Clay Aiken.
Best line: "Ryan, this is not the Oprah Winfrey Show," as Simon puts that nattering little pest in his place. Ryan Seacrest continues to overstep his bounds on this program. He is the host, not a judge. He needs to stop challenging Simon and getting in his face. Simon's next best line of the night soon followed when he said, "Ryan, you're getting on my nerves tonight."
Simon, he's getting on ALL of our nerves.
Meantime, in a predictable moment, Katie Stevens finds herself in the bottom three.
Wondering why radio is turning a mostly deaf ear to the latest Usher singles, despite his high profile? Listen to the tuneless and hookless mess he just left on the stage with Wil.I.Am. That OMG song is a total nonentity, autotuned to within an inch of its life.
The two photogenic Idols, Tim Urban and Didi Benami, find themselves bottom two. Katie sent back to stands in safety for another week. Gotta say this much about Tim, he might not be Sinatra, but compared to the verbally challenged Lee Dewyze and the others, he can at least offer a lucid answer to a host's question. He was the only one who answered Ryan's question with any intellect.
Diddy returns from wherever he was to rap a song with three words, Hello. Good morning, amid strobe lights to disguise the fact there's nothing really there. Diddy's on the Idol stage but will Didi still be next week...
Alas, no. Even the good Welsh witch Rhiannon couldn't save her... sweet Didi doesn't net a judge's save. She's going home. Teflon Tim lives to sing another week.
Americans got the bottom two wrong again. The correct bottom two would have seen Andrew and Katie standing there and Andrew would have received the bad news. Didi was off last night but not as off.
Next week, Lennon-McCartney Songbook. Let it be? What do you think, Idol Watchers?