I am shocked that after her horrifying performance of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” that Paige Miles was voted into the Top 12 over Katelyn Epperly. Katelyn was one of my picks to possibly leave this week, but I truly thought she was going to make it. But, good for Paige; I hope she gets her act together and shows us why Simon called her the best female vocalist in the competition during Top 24 week.
Todrick Hall was the other contestant eliminated this week, and I had a feeling that his time was running out. His elimination did not come as a huge shock to me.
There was a burst of sunlight that broke through the apparent dark cloud hovering over Idol last night, that being the return of season eight contestants Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre. The former contestants performed their piano duet, Billy Joel’s “Tell Her About It.” The song was originally meant to be performed at last season’s Idol finale, but was cut for time.
I enjoy Idol bringing back former contestants from last season. It’s a good reminder to the current contestants as to what level they should be performing at. And that it is possible to sing an entire song without major pitch problems.
We now have our Top 12 for season nine. Next week they will be performing the music of The Rolling Stones.
So, how do you feel about this week’s results? Who are you going to root for in the Top 12? What do you think the contestants should sing next week?
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