On American Idol tonight, the Super Seven competitors will be going down to the Top Six as one of the remaining competitors gets eliminated. Kevin Bacon introduced the episode, saying “And this is American Idol!” with Ryan Seacrest playfully jostling him out of the way. It will be another fast-paced Results show
Ryan, the host of American Idol, began this half-hour Results episode by introducing the three judges, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Junior. Ryan said that the judges will be tweeting live throughout the show.
We then got to see the contestants talking about last night’s performance as they sat around a table outside and ate. One of the topics was the appearance and comments of Demi Lovato, who was a special guest last night on American Idol. Ryan said that he would announce the first results right after the first commercial break.
After the commercials, Ryan asked the contestants what they would do if they had a Mustang just for a day, as this marked the 50th Anniversary of Mustang. They answered the question, while driving, or being driven, in Mustangs.
“Time to get serious,” R then said, and we saw recaps of the first competitors who will be called onto the stage by Ryan: Dexter Roberts, Alex Preston, and Jena Irene.
“Right now,” Ryan said, “we’ll find out who does belong here.” Going to the big screen where Ryan has been showing the faces of contestants who either stay or get sent home during the Results Show episodes, Jena’s face was the first one there, then Alex’s. Those two were Safe; Dexter, unfortunately, was in the Bottom Two. Will he be the one going home later tonight on American Idol?
After another batch of commercials, American Idol came back with recaps of the performances last night of C.J. Harris, Jessica Meuse, and Caleb, and Sam Woolf. We heard the judges’ comments last night, and also Randy Jackson’s. Of these, Randy seemed to like Caleb’s performance the best, but just gave him an 8.
Ryan said that “The next person to secure himself a spot in the Top Six is -” and then, we saw Caleb on the screen. The next person Safe was C.J. Harris, who gave what may have been his best performance so far of the season last night. Sam Woolf’s face was shown next; Jessica will join C.J. in the Bottom Two, while Caleb and C.J. will be moving on.
Jennifer Lopez said last night that she thought Jessica’s performance wasn’t as good as some of her past ones. Her remarks might have influenced the voting of the American public; who knows? Will tonight be Jessica’s last night on American Idol this season?
Ryan said after more commercials: “The person who will be leaving the competition is — Dexter Roberts.”
This is another sad departure, as Dexter has been a pretty consistent performer, and he’s one of the only country singers (if you don’t count CJ. or Jessica, the only one) who has made it this far in the season. Dexter sang for his farewell song “Lucky Man.”
The audience clapped and cheered as Dexter sang, and the credits for American Idol played on the screen.
These half-hour episodes seem to go by so quickly, but Ryan and the others definitely make use of what little time they have. Of course, someone had to be eliminated tonight, but all of the remaining competitors are great singers, and they have deserved to have come this far on American Idol. Do you think that someone else deserved to go before Dexter? Please leave your comments below!
Written by: Douglas Cobb