I told you. In my Birth Year Songs Preview I said last night’s show would be a minefield and it was. I am afraid that Scott MacIntyre may have ended his American Idol Season 8 run. Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai may have permantly damaged their chances. Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey probably solidified their place in the American Idol Season 8 Top 3. Kris Allen fell back while Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud rebounded to create a three way race for the final spot in the American Idol Season 8 Top 3. See my full analysis in the Top 8 Performance Review.
Before we get to the results show let’s reflect on the 5 Christian music artists who have made it to the top 8 of American Idol Season 8. Danny Gokey and Kris Allen, both worship leaders, have consistently delivered interesting arrangements and rousing singing performances. Matt Giraud’s mad falsetto and R&B skills have enabled him to deliver some of the best performances of the season. Lil Round’s huge voice has thrilled us. Scott MacIntyre, a true music genius, has captured the hearts of America and the American Idol judges. Other than a couple of sketchy song selections by Matt, this group of young artists have represented our faith with joy, discernment and humility.
Recap of Lie To Me. The mayor did it. She lied. They caught her. They told how they knew she was lying. Face!
Yes, whose dream is on the line? This is American Idol Does it seem Lil Rounds is about to break? Flo Rida in the house and Kellie Pickler. Are they doing a duet? Paula is wearing creepy rubber nurse nightmare gloves. I agree with Randy, last night was a little disappointing.
Okay Paul Anka just showed up a surprise guest! he is singing the number one song form Simon’s birth year, “Venus”. Did Bananarama cover that song? Okay, so it is Frankie Avalon. They all look alike.
The group song is “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” from 2002, the birth year of American Idol. Icky song. Bad choreography. Yuk, make it stop.
Kris Allen is on the bottom of the DialIdol predictions. I think they are wrong, that would be a travesty. Regardless, the judges would have to save him. Let’s get to the results.
But no, first we are getting a Ford video documentary. We don’t like the commercials why do we care how they are made? I wouldn’t spend my money on these videos. Hey, we are spending my money! Stop it.
Results, now. Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Anoop Desai up first. Adam is safe, shocker. Kris Allen is safe, take that DialIdol. Anoop Desai is back in the bottom three. It is bad when you have two good weeks and they both land you in the bottom 3.
This new movie, 17 Again, hasn’t that story been told, every year since I was born! How about a new idea Hollywood?
Ryan is up on the balcony so that must be Flo Rida is up. Who is this guy? I kinda like this. It is kind of hoppy and fun. Where do the judges go during the guest performances? Isn’t that kind of rude? Flo Rida is done? Does that mean no Flo Rida Pickler duet? Disappointed!
Back with more results. Any surprises? Danny Gokey up next and he is safe.
Matt Giraud, I don’t know, but he is safe after Ryan really jacked with him. Scott MacIntyre, he must be in the bottom 3, and he is. First time in the bottom for Scott. Allison Iraheta and Lil Rounds revealed together. One of them gotta be there. Tonight it is Lil Rounds in the bottom 3. What I thought.
Simon says that he thinks the save matters this week and there is one they would consider saving.
Bottom 3: Anoop Desai, Scott MacIntyre and Lil Rounds.
Here comes Kellie Pickler. I think she is funny but I am pretty sure I don’t like her music. Yep, not so much. Time to find out the results.
Let’s send Lil Rounds back to safety. Time to live up to your promise from last night.
Anoop Desai and Scott MacIntyre standing in the middle of the stage. Only 30,00 vote separate these two. It looks like Scott is singing for his life tonight. Are the judges really considering saving him? He is singing pretty well tonight.
The judges are split. I thought this had to be unanimous? Simon decides to pass. Scott MacIntyre is gone.
More than any other American Idol, I think Scott MacIntyre is headed for bigger things. On to your destiny, Scott MacIntyre. Paula says he has been an inspiration and he is a unique and gifted artist.