“One star must fall” is what the intro says tonight. That seems apt. Last night was a good night and after thinking about it, I think I could put Heejun, DeAndre and Skylar in the bottom – based on how I think America will vote. I think it was too little to late for Heejun and that he is the one that will be saying good-bye tonight. Let’s see how I do, I’ve been dead wrong the last couple of weeks.
Ryan tells us that Nicki Minaj and Scotty McCreery will be performing tonight. He also announces that Aerosmith will be going on tour and tickets will be going on sell this Saturday.
Lots of singers tweeted about the contestants performances, but Eric Benet came out specially to sit with DeAndre on the couches. He also told him that Sometimes I Cry was tailor-made for him. We were also treated to the Ford commercial.
Elise Testone, Phillip Phillips and Hollie Cavanagh get called up first. Elise’s performance was one of my favorites last night and I think that she gained some fans – I feel certain she will not be in the bottom three. Jimmy agrees with me. He says she was a dark horse, but not anymore. Phillip was really good last night – Jimmy thinks he could go all the way. Hollie was the weakest of this group, but was good last night, I think she will be in the bottom. Carrie Underwood loved Hollie’s rendition last night – but America put her in the bottom.
Nicki Minaj performs her new single Starships. I am glad she moved past that crazy Grammys outfit and performance and brought the fun and silly Nicki.
Next batch of contestants to learn their fate: Colton Dixon, Joshua Ledet and Heejun Han. Jimmy thinks Colton was good but not good enough. I’m sure he’ll be safe. Jimmy thinks that Joshua delivered only 85% of the song as he let emotion take over. Heejun made a come back and says it was good to see that but he does not believe he sings as well as the other 8 contestants in the competition. I have to agree. Colton is safe and so is Joshua. Heejun is in the bottom.
American Idol 10 winner Scotty McCreery is back on the stage to perform his new single Water Tower Town. Scotty was presented with a platinum album by Jimmy.
Finally, Skylar Laine, DeAndre Brackensick and Jessica Sanchez learn where they land. Jimmy did not love Skylar’s song choice this week. He says she needs to choose more melodic songs – but he enjoyed her performance in the trio. DeAndre is just meh for Jimmy – he says he is sitting right in the middle. He thinks there is still something missing and he needs more experience. Jessica, on the other hand, seems to have plenty of experience. I keep forgetting she is 16-years-old. She is pretty amazing. Jessica is safe and so is DeAndre. Skylar is in the bottom. I got 2 out of 3 this week. I did not expect Hollie to be in the bottom.
Moving quickly Ryan announces that Skylar and Hollie are safe. Heejun sings A Song For You again. He does it justice again, but this is Heejun’s night to go I think. I can’t imagine the judges will use a save on him. It is sad that he may be booted after one of his best performances. He should have gone last week and Erika should still be in the competition.
I think America made the right decision and so did the judges by reserving their save for another time. What do you think?
Next week the Top 8 will be performing songs from the 80s (most of them weren’t born yet in the 80s).