Whoever gets eliminated Wednesday will not be a part of the American Idol Tour that rolls around from city to city across the nation during the summer months starting after 4th of July until mid-September. That was the hot topic for the show’s opener. It started off with the Top 11 performing a group number by the 1980s pop duo group, Wham. This was something they hadn’t done since the semi-finals. I’m probably one of the few who enjoy watching the Ford commercials featuring the American Idol finalists. Those are always interesting to me. Now it was time for the nitty gritty results of who is safe and who will be landing in the Bottom 2 or the Bottom 3.
Siobhan was called first. Ryan chatted with her for a bit. Her boss was in the audience along with her friends who call themselves Siozombies. Whatever floats your boat as the saying goes.
Siobhan…..likes……to……talk……real…….slow………and……a……lot. I’d hate to be in the audience if she had to give a very long speech. Needless to say she was safe. It’s not like that was rocket science to figure out. Lee Dewyze and Casey James were deemed safe. Unfortunately Tim Urban and Paige Miles were in the bottom two. Isn’t that déjà vu? They were in the bottom two during the first half of the show last week.
I must say I was a bit stunned she was the mentor this week. It seemed too awkward for me since Miley’s not paid enough dues in the music industry, unlike the other mentors who have gone through so much in their music careers for decades on end. However, she is the hottest overall entertainer there is. She performed her latest single “When I Look at You.” I was pleasantly surprised by her performance. Miley has improved on her vocals and stage presence. Afterward, Ryan conversed with her for a bit. He asked what she thought of the finalist performances Tuesday night. She said she enjoyed Tim Urban’s slide that reminded her of Zac Efron and High School Musical. Also, Miley stated the judge’s feedback would make her nervous and later on cry.
Aaron Kelly, Didi Benami, Michael Lynche, Crystal Bowersox were all safe as if that was no surprise. Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia were left. That meant one of them would be in the bottom three. Earlier Ryan had a lengthy dialogue with Didi. She was annoyed by the fact she’s trying to please the judges and whatever she does they still criticize her. The bottom line advice given to her by Simon was she overthinks too much. Even Andrew admitted trying to please the judges too. Crystal stated she only listens to herself, which is why she is at the top of the pack week after week. All of these other contestants are trying way too hard. This was a very good discussion that was brought to our attention. The finals have not gotten off to a very good start at all. It is to the point of outright embarrassment. At any rate I digress. Katie Stevens was in the bottom three. Ryan would be sending one back to the other finalists who were saved. That of course ended up being Katie Stevens as being safe and on the tour.
Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato Duet
When Ryan Seacrest announced Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato all the tween and teen girls in the audience were screaming at the top of their lungs. They sang “Make A Wave.” This song will be featured in the upcoming Disney film, OCEANS, which opens on Earth Day, April 22nd. Ryan spoke briefly with Joe because he had been a judge at the Dallas auditions. He mentioned he had seen Tim Urban’s audition that day last summer. Joe and Demi each gave some advice to the finalists regarding the upcoming tour and for the bottom two contenders.
The Elimination & Are they Saved By the Judges?
After all that was said and done it came down to the wire. Paige Miles would not make the tour and was eliminated Wednesday night. To add insult to injury Simon and the rest of the judging panel didn’t even waste their time with a judges save because they were all unanimous she should go home. Tim Urban completed the Top 10 who will then go on tour this summer. The Top 10 will now move on to next week’s theme of R&B Soul with Usher as their mentor.