So they start the top 13 show with the first twist of the season. Ryan announced, first thing, that the results show was going to be a little different this week. They were going to reveal the bottom girl and bottom boy and then the judges were going to pick who stays and who goes. I hope this doesn’t happen next week!
With that being said, last night’s show was okay. I love and hate that they dedicated a week to Whitney. Yes, she deserves to be recognized, but I think they could have found a different way to honor her. In the past, whenever a girl would sing a Whitney song, she could never pull it off. Last night wasn’t any different WITH THE EXCEPTION of Jessica Sanchez. ”Wow,” is all I can say. She was absolutely amazing, and is clearly the front-runner this season. The other girl that stood out for me was Erika Van Pelt. I think she is really good, but apparently America didn’t agree!
The boys sang Stevie Wonder. I love Stevie and I was fairly disappointed with the performances. I thought Josh was great and Phillip was outstanding. I can smell a Jessica/Phillip finale. That is, if people don’t get tired of the whole “Dave Matthews” aura Phillip has. I LOVE Dave Matthews and if Phillip can keep up his momentum and show some versatility, I think he has a chance. (Do I sound like Jimmy Iovine?!)
Now for the people who I loathed. I do not like Jermaine “The Gentle Giant” Jones. I think he sounds like he has phlegm stuck in his throat. Next up is Shannon. She was sooo terrible. She didn’t hit the most important note in her song!! I also didn’t like Deandre. I didn’t understand a word he sang and his dance moves reminded me of kids dancing in The Mickey Mouse Club. He needs to go immediately.
The bottom three girls were: Erica, Elise, and Shannon. The bottom three guys were: Jermaine, Jeremy, and Josh. In the end, the bottom two people were Jeremy Rosado and Elise Testone. I can’t be happier that they saved Elise. She’s a Jersey girl!! Yes, she was terrible, but I think that she is a really good singer and that she was just super nervous. She better bring her A game next week, or else it might be sayonara!! Now, for Jer Bear, he was pretty bad, too. Although he was good during auditions and Hollywood week, he wasn’t ready for the big leagues. Good luck Jeremy! You’re a good person with a big heart!
Until next week.
Here are the star performances of the week:
Jessica Sanchez singing Whitney Houston’s famous “I Will Always Love You”
Phillip Phillips singing my favorite Stevie Wonder song “Superstition”
P.S. I LOVE HEEJUN!!
- Finalists Sing Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston Songs On American Idol (wcbsfm.radio.com)
- American Idol – Whitney vs. Stevie (televisionwithoutpity.com)
- American Idol: Jessica Sanchez wows with Whitney Houston ballad (csmonitor.com)
- ‘American Idol’ Report Card: Jessica Sanchez Owns The Night (mtv.com)
- ‘American Idol’: Top 13 Pay Tribute To Whitney Houston & Stevie Wonder (kiss951.cbslocal.com)
- American Idol’s Top 13 React to Judges’ Comments (people.com)
- Phillip Phillips performs ‘Superstition’ on American Idol (bazaardaily.com)
- Teenager Sanchez wows ‘American Idol’ judges (pbpulse.com)