Before future Love Boat lounge singer Chikezie "Jacuzzi" Eze was given his walking papers, there was -- as Ricky Ricardo used to say -- a lot of splain'in to do. First, David Archuleta made it clear twice that he had picked that song no one had ever heard of and it was one of his favorites. Uh-huh. I'm not buying it, munchkin. Then, Gaycrest announced loud and clear that David Cook's arrangement of Billie Jean was not his own, but that of Chris Cornell. Blogger pal Lisa said in the comments in the previous post that Gaycrest said this last night before Cook sang, but I didn't hear it. The web has been on fire all day about Cook using Cornell's version without enough credit, Archuleta's dad bullying him into You're The Voice and whether or not Carly is pregnant. She's not, but was wearing Spanx last night, which might have affected her performance. Spanx are those pantyhose the ladies wear to help them hold in their guts and thighs. A little too much information for me.
The bottom three was a bit of a shock. I knew Jacuzzi would be there, but Syesha Mercado and Jason Castro? Wha-wha-what?! I figured Carly would be there, but survive, and it would be a dead heat for the bus home between Chiky and Ramiele Malubay. I think the judges constant picking on her is causing a pity effect with voters at home. I mean, seriously, who is voting for this little no-talent? She's an emotionless drone.
Before Chikiboomboom got the heave-ho, there was the stupid Ford commercial, the call in Q&A and Kimberley Locke from season two singing her pretty, yet pedestrian new single. She's also lost 40 pounds (thanks to an appearance on VH-1's Celebrity Fit Club) and runs a restaurant "outside of Manhattan." Which is where exactly? Jersey? There was also plenty of pimping for Apple, iTunes and MacBook Air. I really can't say much here since I'm part of the Apple cult now. All hail Steve Jobs...may I kiss your ring, sir? The group sing was weird, but tuneful. The girls sang Right Back Where We Started From, while the guys did nearly non-existent back up and danced around like a bunch of clowns. I wonder if Paula is doing the choreography? I'm just sayin...
Next week Dolly Parton "mentors" the Top 9. I can already sense a train wreck.