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American Idol Recap – Road to the Top 24

Unfortunately there was no recap last night, as I was celebrating Maggie’s birthday (which apparently is more important that blogging about Idol), then watching the end of Carmelo’s debut and the Terps big win over FSU.

But before tonight’s revealing of the rest of the Top 24, here’s a recap of last night’s two hour show.

– 61 contestants remain, put in groups of 2 or 3, singing Beatles songs in Las Vegas. Very happy to finally see Idol show this portion finally. Usually it goes from after Group Week when they put the contestants in 4 rooms straight to announcing the top 24.

– Good to see Lauren Alaina finally showing some nerves, was afraid she’d get too arrogant.

– My favorite moment (even though it involved my least favorite contestant) was when Ashley Sullivan got married, because it was at the The Little White Wedding Chapel Of Love, the exact same place Maggie and I got married four-plus years ago!  I’m a little disappointed that Ashley didn’t opt for the drive-thru wedding like we did.

Paul McDonald, Tim Halperin and Pia Toscano might have sounded the best doing the Beatles.  Was a little disappointed with Chris Medina and Casey Abrams duet, didn’t really mesh well.

– Sad to see Sophia Shorai get cut after her performance.  Probably her own fault for partnering with Ashley Sullivan.

Thia Megia may have an incredible voice, but I think it’s confirming that 15 is too young of an age minimum for this show; she looks like a frightened puppy out there.

– They need to cut Scotty McCreery already, he’s a one-note low pony, plus John Wayne Schulz should be this year’s resident cowboy. Also if Rachel Zevita makes it thru to the Top 24, I may boycott.

– Not making the cut after Beatles performances include Ashley Sullivan, Molly DeWolf, Carson Higgins, Caleb Hawley, Denise Jackson and Melinda Ademi.  Not sad about any of those cuts.

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American Idol Recap – Nashville

In case you missed it, click here for last night’s recap of the 2-hour Milwaukee show. Same format as always, I’m going to give you a recap of all the performances shown in ten words or less. Sometimes I cheat and go over, but who are you, the blog police? Hopefully no one is writing a nine words or less blog.

Tonight we’re in Nashville, and we get Darius Thomas belting out a 20 second long high note while both BIFF and Blanche are looking like they might want to jump thru the TV and punch Darius.  I’m gonna allow it.

Christine McCaffrey – Maggie – “She can’t even speak right.” Me – “She can’t even see straight”

*Rob Bolin / *Chelsee Oaks – this qualifies as one of the strangest things on Idol.  Ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend who duet together but can’t get along even as friends right now.   Best part was Chelsee’s current boyfriend there as well looking incredibly awkward.  Move over Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston, I’m now rooting for Rob and Chelsee to get back together.

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