Cast: Ryan Seacrest, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson
Network: Fox, airs Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 8 p.m.
Original Telecast: March 1, 2012
It’s decision time on the world’s greatest karaoke competition, AMERICAN IDOL.
But why do we need a two-hour results show? Seriously, we have had four freaking hours already of this show why make us suffer through fluff, needless drama and lousy bits? Just give us the results and move along.
Luckily, they went right to most of the results at the beginning but it proved they could have squeezed it into an hour. I’ll spare you the recaps of the shows we just watched four hours of and just do the results.
Phil Phillips, Jeremy Rosado and Chase Likens were the first to get judged. Jeremy is not in the Top-10, neither is Chase. Phil is in the Top-10.
They moved on then to the chicks in the first elimination/choice and again why not freaking move this to one hour? Hollie Cavanaugh, Brielle Von Hugel, Jessica Sanchez and Hallie Day get on the stage for judgment. Brielle and Hallie are not in the top so that means Hollie and Jessica move into the Top-10.
So far America has gotten it right.
Joshua Ledet, HeeJun Han and Adam Brock take the stage. D’oh, this doesn’t bode well for Heejun. Joshua is in, of course, and Heejun does make it into the Top-10. Adam is not.
Next up was Baylie Brown, Shannon Magrane, Chelsea Sorrell and Skylar Laine. It has to be Skylar and Shannon going through. Shannon is indeed through. Skylar is also through.
America continues to make the right choices.
After the break, Aaron Marcellis, Creighton Fraker and Reed Grimm are next to get results. After needless drama, the show throws all three under the bus and no one makes it through in a real douchebag maneuver by Fox/producers/Seacrest.
Finally for the girls are Jen Hirsh, Haley Johnson, Erica Van Pelt and Elise Testone and with only one chick left in the Top-10, Elise takes the spot.
Finally for the guys before the Wild Card are Eben Franckewitz, Colton Dixon, Jermaine Jones and Deandre Brackensick. Colton is in the Top-10 and so is Jermaine.
Mostly, America got it right (and so did I in my picks). But who will the judges’ select?
The Wild Card selections included performances from Jen Hirsh, Jeremy Rosado, Brielle Von Hugel, Deandre Brackensick, Erica Van Pelt and Reed Grimm. Wow, they didn’t give Adam Brock or Hallie Day a second shot seems crazy.
The wild card picks are then Erica, Jeremy and Deandre. I think not choosing Jen Hirsh and Reed Grimm is a big mistake both would provide a totally different type of approach to songs and be fun to watch. Instead they went with pretty safe picks with Jeremy and Deandre the same type of artists and already having a much better rocker in Elise Testone pretty much guarantees Erica will be going in the first few rounds.
The Top-13 performers are:
- Shannon Magrane
- Skylar Laine
- Elise Testone
- Joshua Ledet
- Heejun Han
- Hollie Cavanaugh
- Phil Phillips
- Jessica Sanchez
- Colton Dixon
- Jermaine Jones
- Erica Van Pelt
- Jeremy Rosado
- Deandre Brackensick
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