On American Idol, it’s the Results Show! WOO-HOO! Yes, tonight we will learn who you, America, have given enough votes to, the five guys and five girls who will be moving on to next week, along with the three Wild Card competitors that the three judges have saved, for a total of the lucky number 13. So, who will the lucky 13 be? Read on, and find out!
The host of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest, introduced the ten guys and girls left, and then he recapped the awesome performances from the guys last night, to refresh our memories.The judges gave a mixed bag of comments, not liking all of the performances that they saw, though they loved some of them. Did what the judges say have any influence over the voting of the American public? We will soon find out!
The audience gave Ryan a standing ovation; then, he introduced the three judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. Ryan said that the 13 chairs on the stage were for the 13 competitors who will move on at the end of the show.
Ryan then read off the names of the competitors who will be moving on. Malaya Watson was the first name he said. Then, Ryan said the next person to be moving on is Ben Briley. The third name he mentioned was Emily Piriz.
Ryan: “The next person to move through, based on your votes, is Alex Preston. Congratulations!”
Then, Ryan said that Jessica Meuse would also be moving on to next week, and also Dexter Roberts! Four more spaces — Ryan said that Caleb Johnson would also be moving on! Caleb ran up to Ryan, picked him up, and hugged him enthusiastically.
“Up next, based on the votes, is — Majesty Rose!”
“The ninth spot –” Ryan began to say “–we’ll find out after the break!”
After the break, Ryan said the names again of the guys and girls who America voted through. Then, he aid that “the next person to go on, based on a nationwide vote, is MJ Nobilette!”
“The last person into the Top 13 is Sam Woolf!”
Now, who will the judges chose? The judges chose five to be in a sing-off. Each one of the five who sing will have a shot to move on, according to J-Lo.
Harry: “The first performer for the Wild Card tonight is C.J. Harris.”
I really thought that America would have voted C.J. to move on without it coming down to the Wild Card selection process. The song he chose to sing was by “Bring It On Home to Me” by Sam Cooke. He sang it so well, it was an AWESOME performance! He had everyone in the audience standing and swaying their arms as he sang. They gave him a standing ovation.
Harry: “Either the band screwed that up or you screwed it up. That wasn’t your best performance. I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt.”
Keith: “It sounded like your voice was drifting in and out emotionally.”
Keith got to introduce the second of the five competitors who will sing tonight. He said: “We would like to hear — Jena Irene!”
Ryan said we will take a quick break before we hear her sing. I’ll take this brief moment to say that I thought that C.J. did really great, but unfortunately, the opinions of the judges are what matters, so unless one of the other people the judges select to see again don’t do very well, C.J. might not get to move on to next week.
Jena Irene played the keyboards as she sang “Unbreakable Me.” She has a lot of range in her voice, and she showed off her powerful pipes with this song choice.
Keith: “That was a really big use of that moment. You showcased your singing and playing ability.”
Ryan said that three more people will get to sing on American Idol, but first there will be another commercial break.
“Jennifer, who will sing next for the Wild Card spot?” Ryan asked.
J-Lo: “The next person to sing for his life — not to be dramatic — is Spencer Lloyd.”
Spencer sang “a song about ordinary girls.” He played the guitar as he sang the song “Ordinary Girl.” the audience clapped along right from the start of the song. He did an AMAZING job. The audience really loved how he did — he ROCKED it out! Keith was smiling as he finished singing, and the crowd erupted with applause.
J-Lo told him she wasn’t sure that was what they really wanted to see. She said, though, “Sweetie, you did a really good job.”
Harry then introduced Bria Anai! Ryan told her to use her heart to “bring out the very best performance of her life.” She sang “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown. She knocked it out of the park! I think that on song choice alone, she would likely be moving on. She sang it very emotionally, and gave a powerful, moving performance.
Harry: “I don’t applaud most of the time. I was really very focused on you. You definitely sang for your life, but Bria, it was really all over the place.”
I would beg to differ with Harry, but then, again, I’m not a professional singer with years of experience under my belt, like he is, so…maybe the other judges will vote her on, though.
Ryan said that one more person would get the shot to move on, but it would be after the next commercial break. Blah.
Ryan: “Keith, who will it be, buddy?”
Keith: “The last girl will be Kristen O’Connor.”
Kristen sang “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry. She started of a little subdued, but then RAISED THE ROOF as her voice soared to the rafters and kept getting more and more powerful. Methinks she will be moving on!
Keith: “That was a really good performance of that song.” But, he said that she could have sang it “a bit higher.”
Ryan gathered the Wild Card singers on the stage with him, and said “I don’t know how this is going to go.” They three Wild Card performers to move on will be announced after another commercial break.
Ryan: “Up first, Keith. Who will be moving on through?”
Keith: “The first person will be Jena Irene.”
Harry: “You have to have a knock-out performance to be moving on,” he said. Apparently, he thought that Kristen O’Connor gave one, because he said that she would be moving on!
J-Lo: “C.J., C.J., C.J., you will be moving through!”
That wrapped up American Idol Rush Week Results Show. I definitely agreed with many of America’s choices, and somewhat with a couple of the choices of the judges, like C.J. Harris. Still, many very talented performers will not be moving on to next week. Did you agree with or disagree with the choices of the judges? Please let me know in the comments area below!
Written by: Douglas Cobb