Last night, the top ten did better than I expected with Motown, but in my opinion, there were some very clear losers. The question is did America agree with me? We will find out tonight, even though we will waste a whole hour before we find out for sure. I can just hope the performances tonight will be worth watching.
Now we are into the tour group, and tonight they are doing the songs from Motown. This is going to be fun to watch some of these people who have no swagger or funk doing Motown. I expect a night of bad renditions of great songs tonight. The mentor tonight is Smokey Robinson, one of the greatest artists to ever walk the planet, so I can only hope he can influence them enough to do a good job tonight.
Matt Giraud opens with "Let's Get it On" From Marvin Gaye, one of my all time favorite songs. I don't say this that often, because this doesn't happen that often, but that actually gave me the chills. That was so unbelievably good. That was a great way to start the show, and I just hope the rest can keep up.
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.
We are finally at the end of the road. Nine have received their spots in the top twelve. Tonight, we have the eight more contestants competing for the last three spots. Will it be all girls? Will they break the normal mold and maybe put more guys in than girls? Is this just a sick twisted game for the guys who will compete for nothing? Let's find out.