American Idol: Elimination Shocker
It was another high drama elimination show on Idol. I’m not sure that my frail constitution can take any more of this! The first thing I notice is that J.Lo looks as if she was also styled by Gwen Stefani this week – she’s dressed like MC Hammer. After the judges’ intro, they kick things off with an Idol medley comprised of several songs we should now be glad they didn’t choose to sing last night.
Then, we’re treated to a video package of Russell Brand as this week’s “charisma coach”. They should consider adding him as a judge for Season 11 – he’d really ring a lot to the group. However, the Idols performances on Wednesday night didn’t suggest that they listened to him much.
Ok, right to results; Stefano, Lauren and Casey are called to center stage. Ok, I know I’ve said this before, but tonight, Stefano is definitely wearing a Members’ Only Jacket. Bold choice. Lauren is declared safe, as is Casey. Stefano is the first in the bottom three.
We get a break from the suspense of the results while Constantin Maroulis, the original Idol Rocker, performs “Unchained Melody.” He does is like he’s doing Eddie Vedder doing “Unchained Melody.” Maybe something is wrong with the sound because I can barely hear the first part of the song. Then again, maybe my husband just turned down the sound to save himself – we’ll never know. Once again, I’m grieving the loss of Simon, because we all know this is his all time favorite song, and I’d pay money for his take on this version. There’s a bit of witty banter with Seacrest and then they show us Gwen Stefani’s time with the Idols this week. This segment answers a lot of questions from last night – it would have been good to see it then, right? She looks great but somehow manages to make all the idols look like bad 80’s throwbacks. Haley might be an exception – she actually looked good on the performance show.Continued on the next page