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American Idol Recap – Top 6 Performances

It’s Carole King night on Idol.  Should give the final six a wide range of excellent songs to choose from.  Not a bad idea for this stage in the competition.  Babyface joins Jimmy Ivoine this week as a guest mentor.  Also an impressive choice.  Carole King + Babyface – a little weird.  Tonight we’ll have both solos and duets from the contestants.

Jacob – “Oh No, Not My Baby” – Bizarre from beginning to end.  Who dressed him this week?  Totally solid vocal, but not a song that will resonate with anyone, except Steven, of course.  Not a worthy swan song.

Lauren – “Where You Lead” – Umm.  She sounded solid.  She seemed comfortable.  As Randy said, “she came out with a little extra swagger.”  Song was odd and she still hasn’t created a moment.  But she’s safer than Jacob.

Haley & Casey – “I Feel The Earth Move” – That was ROCKIN.  From beginning to end.  They both sounded tremendous and sounded great together and seemed so comfortable on stage.  And Haley looks hot again.  Who woulda thunk she could be the top woman of this season.

Scotty – “You’ve Got A Friend” – Classic song.  Aside from being a bit slow for my taste, I thought it was a very good performance.  Certainly the most coherent and solid solo so far this evening.

James – “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” – WOW.  Best voice on Idol this season.  James did the first verse a cappella and gave me chills.  This guy is the real deal.  Shame on all of you who called him a poor man’s Adam Lambert.  He will have a much bigger career.  And he deserves it.  His best yet, as far as I’m concerned.

Lauren & Scotty – “Up On The Roof” – I feel like I just tuned in to either a “light favorites” station or some Christian station.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Lauren just had no personality.

Casey – “Hi-De-Ho” – Loved it.  So Jazzy.  So different.  So classy.

Haley – “Beautiful” – Another great performance.  Great song for her.  It’s really time to stop punishing her and sending her to the bottom three.  She has earned her space in the top of this season.

James & Jason – “I’m Into Something Good” – Hilarious pairing.  Two superb voices.

My Ranking of Tonight’s Performances

  1. James
  2. Haley & Casey Duet
  3. Haley
  4. Casey
  5. Scotty
  6. James & Jason Duet
  7. Jacob
  8. Lauren
  9. Lauren & Scotty Duet

Who’s Going Home

Barring a big upset, Jacob is going home tomorrow.  I just don’t know who is still rooting for that guy.  He will certainly be in the bottom three.  If there is any justice, it will be with Lauren and Scotty, who both earned their way to the bottom three tonight.  But that would be too clean, wouldn’t it?  Instead of Scotty, I will predict Haley.  And there is certainly a chance that Lauren won’t go there either and will be replaced by Casey.  So pretty much the only person who is safe from the bottom three is James.  My picks would be Jacob, Lauren, and Scotty, but I think it will be Jacob, Haley, and Casey.

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