What a shock we had last week. Although she had never been in the bottom 3 before, we sadly had to say goodbye to Pia Toscano. Now American Idol is down to the Top 8 and it’s Movie Song Night. Will we get another shocking boot tonight? Let’s see how they did.
Paul McDonald: “Old Time Rock And Roll” from Risky Business. His drunk uncle dancing act seems to be back now that he is not using the guitar. This could hurt him. It was kind of goofy and he did go first, which is sometimes the death spot. And his crazy outfit probably won’t help.
Steven: I love your crazy wild abandonment.
Jennifer: It’s like watching a diamond in the rough and every week, a little bit more polish. So great to watch.
Randy: You’re doing it hard up there. Dude, I love it. You’re definitely an artist.
Lauren Alaina: “The Climb” from Hannah Montana Movie. Wow they really dissed Miley Cyrus saying that Lauren is much better singer than Miley. Lauren has a great voice but she did not blow me away with this. I think this song choice was just a little predictable for her. And I am not so sure if Lauren will be stealing Pia’s votes. But she does seem to have a lot of fans.
Jennifer: I love the tear in your voice. You sang it so beautifully.
Randy: The Lauren that we first saw in Nashville is roaring back.
Steven: I am moved beyond tears.
Stefano Langone: “End of the Road” from Boomerang. Stefano is ready to start fresh with the audience and boy did he do it. This boy is back. He sounded so much better and put on a much better performance than I have seen in weeks. He may have just saved himself.
Randy: You just slayed this song. That was your best vocal to date! You are in it to win it.
Steven: You know how to milk a song. This is so not the end of the road fore you. This is just the beginning.
Jennifer: You’ve got it. You did it tonight! That was the S***!
Scotty McCreery: “I Cross My Heart” by from Pure Country. Going back to your country roots, Scotty? When did you leave? You are great, you are an amazing country performer, I get it. But Scotty needs to something different. Take a chance, Scotty.
Steven: I think all of America is falling in love with your voice. It’s a voice for America.
Jennifer: Everybody wants us to be tough with you guys but you are all so damn good. But all I want to say is WOW.
Randy: I love you singing George Strait. I love when you stay at your roots. A star is born on this stage.
Casey Abrams: “Nature Boy” from Moulin Rouge. This was just really weird and kind of back to the old Casey that I did not like at all. He should have taken Jimmy Iovine’s advice. Casey could be in the trouble again.
Jennifer: At the beginning, I was nervous. I hope that American got that. You bring that special thing to music.
Randy: We have real true artists on this show. I don’t think we’ve ever had an artist like you ever. It’s about embracing who you are. I thought it was brilliant.
Steven: You are an artist in the truest sense of the word.
Haley Rinehart: “Call Me” from American Gigolo. Oh Haley, you took a little step back tonight. It was a little too screamy, but I still enjoyed it. And why is Haley the only one they are criticizing tonight?
Randy: Sounded very karaoke to me.
Steven: I agree but when you nail the chorus….you sang it great.
Jennifer: I don’t want to lose any of the girls!
Jacob Lusk: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” from The Pursuit of Happyness. Um, just No and No. Clay Aiken slayed this song in Season 2 and Jacob came nowhere close to that. It’s the same thing week after week with him.
Steven: You sound angelic and the last three notes were incredible.
Jennifer: You are gifted and it comes from another place. Chills.
Randy: It was perfect. Great job.
James Durbin: “Heavy Metal” from Heavy Metal. He went against Jimmy Iovine’s advice and boy did he ever! Wow. Wow. Wow. That was crazy good. I am no heavy metal fan, but James can really put on a show. But will many people get it? Will they pick up the phone for James? I think they will.
Jennifer: I loved that. That was crazy.
Randy: I’m happy that you stuck to your guns.
Steven: Outstanding! I’m glad you went with your feelings.
This was actually a really slow episode of Idol to watch. The contestants just need to be criticized from these judges. Every one is not that good. Tell them how to improve. Tell them something.
I think bottom 3 should be: Casey, Jacob and Scotty. But it will probably be Casey, Jacob and Paul or Haley. Jacob should say goodbye… but it could also be Casey or Paul. We could be in for another shocker.
We will find out tonight at 8 p.m.
Written by Rana Meyer