Well, it’s been a week of interesting show results, but I think Idol Top 7 Results gets the win on the most surprising this week. Or…do they?
First, a few observations on the show: What the hell happened to Steven Tyler’s hair? It was like he did an aging rock star Trump combover. Whoever thought that was a good idea? You’re fired! There were two musical performances last night. JHud looked great and though songs like that, with a repetitive hook that just gets sung over and over (and over, and over) are a lot more fun to dance to than to watch, I let the tape roll and didn’t FF. So, that was a major accomplishment. Same couldn’t be said for James Durbin. Oh, he Durbin’d up the stage all over the place and I even think I’d like the studio version of the song, it was just…a lot. So, yeah…FF. Sorry. But he’s still cute with his naive let-it-all-out-there kind of way, and I like the guy…so am happy to see him happy and doing well.
Okay, enough with that. Let’s get on with the results. So, last night they finally had results that were topsy turvy enough to play the “Put Them In Groups” game, along with the “Choose The Loser Group” game, which, thankfully, Skylar (who was announced as safe), the unlucky victim, was having no part of.
When it was all said and divided, we had Hollie, Philip, and Colton in one group and Joshua, Elise and Jessica in the other. Now, I knew as soon as Hollie was paired with Phillip, she was safe, despite Jimmy wanting us to believe that Phil2 sang so badly the night before that he was Bottom 3 material this week.
First off, oh no he di’int. It might not have been Phil at his most powerful, but he’s locked and loaded his fan base now, and they ain’t going anywhere. When Colton was added to the group, then it was a slam dunk who was safe. While I thought Hollie would go home after having the bus repeatedly driven over her poor, little body for the past few weeks, maybe America was tired of her being piled on without even a hint of positive balance. Because, I think we all agree that she’s adorable and can sing like no other, and, yes, needs to mature…but we also, apparently agree that they were way too harsh on her, even with all those things considered.
So…that leaves us with Joshua, Elise and Jessica. Now, Elise in the bottom didn’t surprise me at all. It’s clear she can sing, but it’s equally clear that a whole lot of us just don’t like her much. Something about her personality rubs a lot of us, myself included, in a really wrong way. And she can only sing Zepplin so many times. Okay, once. So…no shock there, at all, and I felt, she was the one going home, fo sho.
Until…it was Joshua sent to safety first, and not Jessica. THAT? Was the only surprise of the entire night for me. Because Joshua has been in the bottom and, as I’ve said in my recaps, I don’t know if he’ll build the necessary fan base. And, frankly, we’ve all been agreeing of late that while Jessica has a voice that’s amazeballs, she, personally, isn’t really drawing us in. So her landing in the bottom three wasn’t entirely surprising, either.
But, Jessica landing in the Bottom 2? Definitely more surprising. And I knew as soon as it was her and Elise that the only reason they’d have that clearly oddball pairing, was if it were Jessica as the one in danger. And? Yeppers, that was it.
Now…one additional aside: as soon as they showed the Bottom 3, Steven goes on record saying they were using their Judge’s Save, no question. I get they only have two weeks left to use it. But, honestly, Stevie? You’d have used it for Elise? Really? I somehow doubt that. And, frankly, I’d even be surprised if they used it for Joshua, though, with Jimmy now back firmly in his camp, maybe they would have. Jessica was, honestly, the only one up there with a guarantee save. The other two I could see them using it on? Phil2 and Colton. That’s it.
So…fortunately Johsua and Elise will never have to find out just where they’d have rated,because it was Jessica. Judges didn’t even let her get through her sing out. They storm the stage, take the mic away, and tell her to go have a sit down in the Seats of Safety.
Now, did they do the right thing with that save? Well, sure they did. Obviously she’s one of the most talented, if not the most talented, purely vocally. If not her, than who, right? BUT! Does this mean two go home next week? Cuz, girls, I’d be gettin’ real nervous right about now! Just sayin.
And? I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find Jessica right back in there again. Because, honestly, it’s not happening to her because she doesn’t sing well. Or didn’t sing well. So….what could she do at this point to earn the votes she’s not getting? Nothing. Unless it was one of those things where folks voted to save the on-the-brink singers and just didn’t vote for her….. Do you think that’s it? I’m not so sure.
So, I’ll go out on a limb and say next week? Jessica, Elise, and Hollie? Be careful. Joshua…. mmm. Maybe you as well. Phil and Colton? Sit back boyz. You don’t have to worry until it’s Final 2 time. Just sayin.
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