As expected, Alexis Grace and Danny Gokey make it in. And Michael Sarver snuck in ahead of Anoop dawg. Tatiana looks like she’s about to collapse as Gokey sings “Hero” again. (I can’t help but laugh maniacally at her as she cries and cries and cries and cries…)
Next week: the show is Wednesday and Thursday instead of Tuesday/Wednesday. Pres. Obama has scheduled his first “State of the Union” address next Tuesday at 9 p.m., which would be a major conflict with a two-hour “Idol.” “Bones” will have a special 8 p.m. showing that day.
The performers for the second round of semifinals: Megan Corkrey, Kris Allen. Mishayonna Henson, Matt Breitzke, Allison Iraheta, Matt Giraud, Jasmine Murray, Kai Kalama, Adam Lambert. Jeanine Vailes, Nick “Normund” Mitchell and Jesse Langseth. The favored kids are the two Matts, Jasmine and Adam, while Nick has had the most airtime. Kai, Megan and Jesse have had a little bit of time. Cannon fodder: Allison and Jeanine.
The group sing left me with very little impression beyond Stevie Wright holding a high note and Alexis Grace looking a bit like an extra from a Janet Jackson video circa 1990.
Who’s out first? Casey “wink like Sarah Palin” Carlson. No shock. I bet she had the fewest votes period. Then Stephen “Shouldn’t have done Michael Jackson” Fowler is out next. I bet he probably got the fewest votes among the guys. I don’t expect either to be back for the wild card.
First one in? Alexis Grace. She earned it. I know I wasn’t a huge fan but she was the best female and seems like a sweet gal. And here’s a switch. The winner gets to sing her song. (Her dad who resembles Meatloaf is crying!) And honestly, I did enjoy her the second time around.
Jackie Tohn and Ricky Braddy are up next. Both are goners. I’m sure Ricky will get a shot at the wild card. Jackie? Maybe based on her quirky personality.
Now it’s between Michael Sarver and Anoop Desai. Sarver is in. Dialidol fans rejoice! The site got it right. Don’t worry, Anoop fans. He will be back for the wild card show guaranteed.
Break time: former Buckhead denizens Carly Smithson & Michael Johns from last year are back! Carly gets to talk about losing her luggage (and weave). Michael gets to namedrop his new album out in May and single in a couple of weeks. Then they sing “The Letter.” Kind of random of a song to pick from the Box Tops. But the do it well.
Now they get rid of Ann Marie Boskovich, Stevie Wright and Brent Keith lickety split. They don’t even get to go to the center of the stage. Says a lot about their chances of making it to the wild card. Not.
The producers smartly pair off Danny Gokey with Tatiana Del Toro. As we all know (via dialidol.com), Danny is the man with the most votes. He is through, of course. But we know Tatiana will be back for the wild card. How could the producers resist one more day with her???