American Idol 2010 Season 9. Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The judges are Randy Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGuardi, and Simon Cowell. The host is Ryan Seacrest. This week’s mentor was Jamie Foxx. The songs sung last night by the Top 4 contestants were songs of the silver screen. Tonight’s guest is Bon Jovi. The contestants are one girl and three guys: Crystal ‘Mommasox’ Bowersox; Casey James; Lee DeWyze; Michael ‘Big Mike’ Lynche. Who will be voted off the singing competition?
Soul singer Fantasia started the show by singing ‘Bittersweet’, from her new album. As Randy might say, “I don’t know, Dog. It was sleepy for me.” He didn’t say that, of course. But it was a flat beginning to the show.
With the Top 4 seated on stools center stage, host Ryan announced that the Top 3 singers after tonight would return to their hometowns to receive a hero’s welcome. Clips were shown of past American Idol Top 3 contestants experiencing that. Each of the current Top 4 talked about what a hero’s welcome would mean to him. Their friends and family sat on left stage (audience right).
American Idol Elimination Results Time: Ryan said, “Dim the lights.” He asked all four singers to stand- Michael Lynche; Casey James; Lee DeWyze; Crystal Bowersox. After the usual chitchat, Ryan pronounced Casey James as safe and in the Top 3!
Chris Daughtry sang ‘September’. No wonder American Idol is losing viewers left and right. The Top 4 were overall disappointing last night. And then there’s a performance like Chris’s- whiny and boring.
Some people opine that Paula Abdul would raise the ratings again. Some people say Ellen should go. But Ellen is far more interesting than the boring and repetitive Kara, who does however make some constructive criticisms. Randy is ever predictable. Simon at least can repeat himself but still be interesting. Yet, the bottom line is this- American Idol needs more singers like glam man Adam Lambert.
Bon Jovi performed “Superman Tonight’. The crowd was excited. Yet, the climax will be when we learn who the third songster is to enter the Top 3.
American Idol Elimination Results Time: Ryan and the three singers talked about the songs they had sung. After the nationwide vote, Lee DeWyze is heading back to Chicago, for a hero’s welcome. He is safe! At this point, we can imagine that Michael will be the one to leave the show and Crystal will be pronounced safe.
American Idol Elimination Results Time: After the votes, Crystal Bowersox will go home for a hero’s welcome and Michael Lynche, who was voted off, is just going home. For his swan song, he reprised Michael Jackson’s ‘Will You Be There’, from the film Free Willy.
Season 9 is now left with two guys and a girl- Casey James, Lee DeWyze, and Crystal Bowersox. Here are the Top 3 singers listed with their ages, hometowns, and the songs from movies that put kept them in the competition:
Safe: Casey James, 27, Fort Worth, Texas. – ‘Mrs. Robinson’ from The Graduate –
Safe: Crystal Bowersox, 24, Elliston, Ohio. – Kenny Loggins’ ‘I’m Alright’ from Caddyshack –
Safe: Lee DeWyze, 23, Chicago, Ill. – Seal’s ‘Kiss From a Rose’, from Batman Forever –
Crystal Bowersox could win the whole shebang-she’s been a frontrunner since her first audition. Yet, there could be an upset à la Adam Lambert.
American Idol 2010 Elimination Results May 5: Aaron Kelly Voted Off;
American Idol May 4 : Harry Connick Jr. Mentors; Top 5 Perform Frank Sinatra Songs; It’s a Disaster;
American Idol 2010 Elimination April 28: Siobhan Voted Off; Top 5: Crystal, Lee, Aaron, Casey, Michael;
American Idol April 27: Top 6 Perform; Shania Twain Mentors; Siobhan Magnus Brings Down House;
American Idol 2010 Elimination April 21; Tim Urban Voted Off; SAFE: Crystal, Lee, Siobhan, Michael;
American Idol Top 7: Undisputed Queen Crystal Bowersox Breaks Down; Siobhan, Lee, & Tim Inspire;
American Idol Elvis Night with Adam Lambert; Crystal, Siobhan, Jedi Tim, Lee Rocked!;
Hot Tween-Appeal Tim Urban- Check Out His Abs- He Doesn’t Need American Idol;
Glassblower Beauty Siobhan Magnus- American Idol’s Exciting & Unpredictable New Star;