Who will make it to the American Idol Season 9 Top 5? Join us tonight as we live blog the Top 6 results show.
Shania Twain mentored last night with insight, compassion and grace. That did not transfer into a night of great performances. After a strong start by Lee Dewyze and Christian music artist Michael Lynche, the show went south in a hurry. Michael and Lee both reinterpreted Shania Twain‘s songs, making them current and stretching them out of the country pop genre, without trashing the original beauty of the songs. Casey James made a valiant but bland attempt to deliver a country ballad. Crystal Bowersox, Aaron Kelly and Siobhan Magnus all three fell into the hokey cotton candy that is country pop.
Michael Lynche is the last of the Christian music artists remaining on American Idol Season 9. Unfortunately, I think he is in trouble tonight. For some reason America haa not connected with his R&B balladeering. I have said for several weeks that he needs a big time, mind-blowing, change of pace performance that only he is capable of, imagine Kanye West but on key with appealing tone. Michael Lynche has not chosen to take that risk and I think he pays for it tonight.
We believe the bottom three tonight will be Michael Lynche, Lee Dewyze and Casey James. We believe Aaron Kelly should go home tonight, but we think Michael Lynhce will leave American Idol Season 9 tonight.
Wow, Lie To Me is back. I thought this little bug faded away last year.
Wow, only 33 million votes last night. Has America lost interest?
We start the night with Rascal Flatts. It is time for me to go refill my drink glass. Talk to you in a bit.
Back to the results, but first we sell some Ford automobiles. Then we go to the movies. Wow, American Idol Season 9 has cornered the market on filling time. Finally, the lights are down. We are pairing the Idols up. Siobhan Magnus is paired with Lee Dewyze, Aaron Kelly is paired with Crystal Bowersox and Michael Lynche is paired with Casey James. If our predictions are true Michael Lynche and Casey James are the Bottom 2. Well add Siobhan Magnus and you have the Bottom 3.
Just in, Harry Conick Jr will mentor the Idols next week in singing the songs of Sinatra.
Who is this band Sons of Sylvia? They are someone Carrie Underwood likes, she introduced them tonight. It is hard to describe them because you can’t actually hear anything but the vocals and the drums and occasionally the piano. It is sort understated arena rock. The poor mandolin players is just tearing up his little mandolin and we can’t hear it all. That was better than Rascal Flatts.
Time for another performance. Lady Antebelum is performing “Need You Now”. Is this the country version of “Rhiannon?” Stevie Nicks should sue them for sampling her song without giving her credit.
Rascal Flatts performing with Shakira? Is this the final step in her fall from critical grace? Shakira was a wildly successful world pop star with a rabid following in Europe and South America. She then decided to remake herself in the style of Britany Spears and now with Rascal Flatts. I am prepared to be disappointed. She eprfrormed her hit “Gypsy” That was not bad.
Dream crushing time. Michael Lynche is safe. I was so wrong and I am so glad. Casey James or Siobhan Magnus, who is it. Siobhan Magnus is done tonight. It is the end of the Siobhan Magnus run on American Idol Season 9. Crystal Bowersox is the only remaining girl.