"Almost" because with Jermaine's forced elimination this week for his failure to reveal outstanding warrants this means two contestants went home leaving 10 but 11 weeks to flesh out the season. No word yet on how Idol will make up the final week. My guess is the judges will use their save at some point and the following week will eliminate just one contestant, rather than the usual 2, when a Save gets used.
Shannon's dismissal wasn't unwarranted. She's young and needs more practice to grow into her talent. What proved distressing is that the bottom three was populated by Shannon, Elise and Erika, three of the girls. The far more deserving HeeJun should have been sent packing. HeeJun has fast become this season's Sanjaya but, unlike Sanjaya, HeeJun has no flair, charisma or penchant for the outlandish. The dull young man has no voice, a rather unappealing personality and a passion for the dullest of ballads. Alas, HeeJun makes the summer tour. Bad move, viewers.
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