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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 – Top 100

After two-hours of group performances last night filled with drama, tension, tears and probably a mild case of diarrhea for some of these contestants, we’re left with 100 hopefuls hoping to become one of the 50 hopefuls to make it to next week, who will then become one of the 24 hopefuls to make it to the preliminary voting rounds to become one of 12 hopefuls to make it to the Kodak Theater to become one of 10 hopefuls to make the Idol summer tour to become one of 3 hopefuls to get to go home and celebrate with their family and friends to then maybe become an average-record selling Idol winner.  In other words, we’ll still mixing the Idol batter and this cake has yet to bake, but damn if it ain’t fun to lick the batter (unless it involves Tiffany Rios, shudder).

Last night saw one of my hopefuls, Rob Bolin, crack under the pressure and be sent home, so here’s my new Top 10 after Group Week.

CURRENT TOP TEN (Previous ranking in parenthesis)
1. Lauren Alaina (1)
2. Stefano Langone (2)
3. Deandre Brackensick (NR)
4. Casey Abrams (4)
5. Pia Toscano (NR)
6. Chris Medina (5)
7. Brett Loewenstern (10)
8. Clint Jun Gamboa (NR)
9. Denise Jackson (NR)
10. Matthew Nuss (NR)

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American Idol Recap – Austin

Any chance FOX would be kind enough to only give us one hour of Idol tonight so I can watch the Maryland/Duke game in full?  Nope, didn’t think so.  Hopefully I don’t get confused what I’m writing about while flipping between the two.  The judges, Jennifer Lopez and Coach K were really tough on the contestants tonight.  I can’t believe they didn’t put Jordan Williams thru to Hollywood, he’s got the voice and rebounding skills to be a superstar.

Whoa, everything’s coming up Millhouse tonight, Idol’s only one hour…hooray!  So it’s a mostly 10 words or less recap (especially for the terrible singers) followed by me swearing at the TV for the basketball game (for which there won’t be a blog about, since there’s a likelihood I toss my laptop into the fire by then).

We’re live coming from Austin tonight (that’s Austin not Boston, Tom Green – btw, where the hell is Tom Green now, should we be concerned?).  We get a black screen intro saying Idol apologizes for Steven Tyler’s outlandish behavior last week and promises that it won’t happen again…but guess what happens???  Yep, more outlandish behavior, who woulda thunk it.  On a side note, I’d like to apologize for my outlandish behavior last week.  True story, a relative of one of the failed contestants that I might have poked fun of last week, took offense to my comments, for that I’d like to say I’m sorry…I’m sorry you’re such a stupidhead.  I’ve got a very high maturity level.

Oh good, a Marc Anthony sighting…although he looked more like Skeletor in HD

*Corey Levoy – didn’t find his sister until he was 21 even though she lived right down the road.  hopefully he’ll find his singing voice some day soon.  Judges liked him for some reason, I guess sounding like a muppet gets you a ticket to Hollywood.  Maggie says “he’s got a big butt”  Good insight all around.

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