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.
Last night we sat through an utter disappointing night of bad performances. Tonight, somehow, America narrowed it down to the best three. The question that remains is who are the three that get to go on, and who was to wait till tomorrow to find out if they get that second chance. He are just around the corner to the main stage and the top twelve. I guess all that remains is to find out who makes it and who doesn't. However, before that, I have to make a point to say that if you look at the top six so far picked, you can already tell there will be a big distinction this year. The rules are the top boy, the top girl, and then the next top voted person makes it through every week. Right now, there are two girls and four guys. That means, by default, there should be two and two with two more spots to fill. They were both filled by guys. I have a feeling we will have a guy win this year.
Twenty four have sung so far, and six were chosen by you. Tonight, we hear the last twelve sing to earn a spot, and tomorrow only three of them will go through by American vote. Finally, Thursday we will have the Wild Card night. From what I understand of how the Wild Card works, the judges will decide those three spots to be filled. How they will do that, I don't know, we'll see Thursday. Until then, let's focus on tonight performers.