On American Idol tonight, the Top 9 will become the Elite 8. American Idol began with a recap of last night, with the remaining competitors eating their supper after last night’s episode and talking over what happened. The show tonight will be only a half- hour long, but it is sure to be action-packed. Janelle Monae will be singing sometime this episode, as well!
Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol, who had recovered the shoe that Harry stole from him last night, introduced the three judges. Jennifer Lopez was wearing a glamorous, sexy red dress. Ryan then said we’ll hear what Randy had to say about last night.
Randy said that he thought Caleb, Malaya, and Jena gave the best performances of last night’s American Idol show, and should be “Safe.” Any of the others, though, could be sent home.
Ryan Seacrest then announced the names of three of the competitors left on American Idol who are Safe — Jena Irene and Malaya Watson.
When American Idol came back from commercial break, Janelle Monae sang her hit song, “What Is Love.” There were lots of dancers on stage with her, performing a choreographed routine as she sang.
The song is from the newest Rio movie Rio 2, and scenes from it played in the background. The audience were on their feet the entire song, and at the end, confetti dropped from the ceiling and the audience erupted in applause.
Ryan: “The next person moving to the safety of the lounge is — you can see him on the screen –” It was Alex Preston. The next one was Jessica Meuse, then also Caleb Johnson were shown on the screen as being Safe.
Majesty, Sam, C.J., and Dexter were left. Ryan said that the last person who is Safe is — Dexter! Majesty, C.J., and Sam made up the Bottom Three. One of them will have to sing for his/her life in a few minutes on American Idol — but, we won’t hear who the person will be until after another commercial break on American Idol.
After the break, Ryan said that one of them will be sent home in just a few more minutes. He then said that Majesty will be singing for the “Save” tonight. The song that she chose to sing was “Happy” by Pharrell.
Majesty had the audience clapping along and cheering right from the start. She did a TERRIFIC job, and danced as she sang. It’s hard for me to believe that she is int is position, to be in the Bottom Three at all, and having to sing for the “Save” tonight. The audience cheered and applauded wildly as she finished singing. I didn’t find her performance posted yet at YouTube, so it’s not included here.
The three judges all deliberated, and Keith said that “by a narrow, narrow margin, we are not going to use the ‘Save’ tonight.”
Ryan said that “We love Majesty,” and, of course, she will be singing on tour this coming summer with the other top performers left; but, sadly, she will be this week’s performer that’s sent home.
I would not have thought that Majesty would be the one going home at the beginning of this episode of American Idol, nor that she would even be included in the Bottom Three. The competition is seriously heating up, though, and the only way — other than by being Saved by the three judges – that any of the competitors can stay from week to week is by getting your votes, America!
What did you think of American Idol tonight, and the half-hour format? Did you like it, love it, hate it, or were you indifferent? Do you think that Majesty should have been Saved, or that it’s her time to go home? Please leave your comments below, join with me in watching American Idol next week, then come back here to read my Recap/Review of it!
Written by: Douglas Cobb