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American Idol Recap – Top 7 Results

Show opened with Jacob, Stefano, Lauren, & Haley singing “Hey, Soul Sister”.  I’m still surprised to find that Haley is the only one I care to watch.  Then it’s off to Casey, Scotty, and James singing Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida”.  Definitely some cool moments on this one.  Seeing the three together makes James stand out as the star and diminishes Casey a good deal.

Casey is SAFE.

Jacob is in the bottom three.  And I’m one for one.

David Cook performs the first single from his new album.  Good to see him again.  I’m glad he has had decent success since he won.  He was always such a mensch and he is tonight as well.  I remember being so happy when he won.  He is certainly the most successful male winner so far.  This year could finally change that.

Lauren, James, and Stefano then take the stage.  Stefano is in the bottom three.  And I’m two for two.  James is SAFE.  Lauren is SAFE.

Haley and Scotty take the stage.  Scotty is SAFE.  Haley is in the bottom three.  And I’m three for three.  As I said last night – neither Stefano nor Haley gave the worst performances last night, but both were sent to the bottom three over Lauren and Scotty.

Thankfully, Ryan pretty much immediately sends Haley back to SAFETY.

Katy Perry performs ET.  Thankfully, she lip syncs.  I never need to hear her sing live again after the Grammy’s this year.  Like her or not (and I like her), you can’t escape the fact that she churns out monster hit after monster hit and is constantly covered on Glee.  As an added bonus, Kanye makes a surprise live appearance.  They are clearly trying to make Wednesdays on Idol into a weekly concert you can’t miss.

In the end, I called it wrong, as Stefano is sent home and Jacob is safe.  It’s an outcome that is ultimately the most just, though I am shocked that the teeny-boppers couldn’t push Stefano any further.  So at long last, the Sanjaya/Tim Urban/Kristy Lee Cook of this season is sent packing.  You were the best of your peers to make it this far.  Thank you also for reminding us all not to be too sad by giving us an encore butchering of Stevie Wonder’s “Lately”.

The next few weeks should be very interesting.  Scotty and James seem to be locks for the top two.  Lauren and Casey will likely round out the top four.  But both Jacob and Haley are capable of giving performances that are strong enough to propel them through next week and beyond, so nothing is certain.

Wertheim out.

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