American Idol - Top 7 Results
Dial Idol, the website that attempts to track who's in the bottom three each week by the busy signal for each contestant, has totally gone of the boil the last couple of weeks. They had Allison, Matt and Kris as the bottom three. They got one right: Matt. The other two were Anoop and, as expected Lil Rounds.
After a cheesy opening to pay tribute to guest mentor Quentin Tarantino (who didn't bother to show up...and who can blame him?), the Top 7 did a so-so version of "Maniac" from Flashdance and we had to sit through another Ford commercial. Jennifer Hudson returned to gloat about being kicked off early and then winning an Oscar and Grammy, but her song "If This Isn't Love" is terrible and she seemed to be having trouble with her ear monitor (or maybe it was her giant earring). Simon would have surely called her final few notes "shrieky" because they were.
Let me riff on Miley Cyrus for a minute. This girl simply cannot sing. She makes Lil sound like Aretha. Tonight she was singing that awful "The Climb" that all the tweens think is like omigod the greatest song EVER! She was dressed and gesturing like she was in a high school production of Evita, and I couldn't help but laugh at the fog machine nearly obscuring her on many occasions. Too bad it couldn't have choked her to death.
Anoop was sent to safety early, leaving Lil and Matt. Shockingly, Lil was safe and then the judges wasted their save on Matt. Seriously? That means next week two go home, so Matt and Lil shouldn't bother to unpack. And, as Simon reminded us, it's disco week. Only Adam will get out of that show alive.