Carmen What’s-Her-Name is just awful. And finally two of the AI2 judges said it, although they were a bit brutal. I laughed when Randy say, “You know you aren’t the American Idol,” or something like that. And when Simon agreed, you know he had to be cringing inside that she was his wildcard pick. Sadly, last night’s song wasn’t her worst, but I’m hoping all her past transgressions will finally be realized and America will vote her out.
Kimberly Locke was great – I didn’t think she was GENIUS like Randy and Simon did, but she did a great job and doesn’t deserve to be in the bottom three tonight. So if she is, then America sucks in their obvious dislike for a larger woman as American Idol. Despite the fact that she’s obviously lost some weight since getting into the Top 12 and dealing with that stress.
Clay and Rooo-ben were hands down the best of the night. For once Clay didn’t make all those goofy faces, and Rooo-ben went for a different style. They both succeeded with their slight changes. I agree with Simon that Clay will be great on Broadway – I think I’ve said that here many many times. Glad to get validation on that opinion. And the fact that Rooo-ben sang that well despite having a head cold shows he’s a true performer!
The Bottom Three for tonight. Josh Gracin – poor guy may love singing that to his wife, but it was awful. Carmen What’s-Her-Name – Please, America, I’m begging you. And simply because SOMEONE else has to fill out the bottom three, I’ll put Trenyce in there – she forgot the words at some point, and despite a quick recovery, the song just wasn’t that good.