After tonight, we will have the next American Idol tour group. This is the worst week for someone, because they have come so close to making it on the tour, and they fall short by one. Let's find out what happens tonight. That is after the vinette from last night and a group country song.
There was a lot of back and forth tonight about how they feel about the whole thing.
Two down, eleven left. So, how are they going to do this time around? I guess time will tell. What I can tell is everyone needs to get over themselves on the show and stop doing the over indulgent judge entrance. By the way, Happy Saint Patrick's Day to everyone. Idol celebrates the greatest Irish holiday with a very special theme tonight...the Grand Ole Opry. Looking at the cast of characters, I think this is going to be a very interesting night. However, they have a great mentor this week in Randy Travis, but damn he got old.
We had a fun night of good and bad singing. Tonight, we lose two contestants. This season introduces a twist, a new rule as they have been saying. What is the rule you may ask? Well, until they hit the top 5, the judges get one save. So they can veto one eliminated contestant, and that contestant gets another chance, and the next week two will be eliminated. I think this is awesome, because I was just reviewing my Year in Review that I did at the end of Season 7, and I made a list of things I thought they could change to make it a little more interesting, and one of the things I said was:
We are finally through the auditions and pre-show show. Now we have the final thirteen ready to sing their little hearts out for your votes, and soon we will crown a new winner of American Idol, Season 8. I have to say, off the bat, the gratuitous intro for the judges and Ryan was quite ridiculous. The question is, how is this going to work? Will it be a thirteen week show, or are they going to drop two in one week? Well, Simon explains right away, that tomorrow, the bottom two will be going home. As for tonight, the theme artist is Michael Jackson. Not an easy artist to cover, so this will be an interesting night.
It's the top 36 this year. Tonight, we have 12 performing. Now, Ryan explained the new rules to us, and boy was it confusing the way he said it. So to break it down a bit more simply, I think, he said the top boy and top girl of the night will go through. Then the next highest rated person, guy or girl will make it through to the top 12 as well. That brings it to 9 contestants. The final 3 contestants will then be chosen in a wild-card night. I hope that helps. The next change is they have the parents or spouses in the red room to discuss further how they think they did. Not the best idea, but I guess it works. So how did they do? Let's watch together.