Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!
This night was not the trainwreck we expected because most of the contestants avoided the cliches inherent in the genre. There were no utter disasters tonight. And yes, as Randy said, this is probably our strongest vocal top 7 in the show’s history.
And they finished the show on time! (Like that should even be noted but it has to after the past two weeks.)
Who should go home: Lil Rounds Matt Giraud
Who will go home Wednesday: Lil Rounds, Matt Giraud
Bottom three: Lil Rounds, Allison Iraheta, Matt Giraud (because Anoop should be okay given his pimp spot locale. But I’m getting busy signals for Allison at 9:07 p.m. That’s a good sign for her. Then again, Lil is getting busy signals, too.)
Ranking: 1- Kris 2- Danny 3- Anoop 4- Allison 5- Matt 6- Adam 7- Lil Rounds
Note that Dialidol has tended to underestimate Kris’s support (no text messaging) and overestimate Lil Rounds. Very tight on dialidol in the early minutes.
With four judges, time seems to be an issue, especially now that the show is down to an hour from a luxurious two.
In an AP story about Kara DioGuardi, a producer said they are trying to make the judges aware that time is of the essence:
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, an executive producer on “Idol,” said producers envisioned a fourth judge could create a time crunch.
“It’s hard for (the judges) to figure out whether they’ve spoken for 30 seconds or 45 seconds, so … we’re going to try and help them with that and give them a sense of their timing so that we keep it under control a bit more,” Frot-Coutaz said.
Who do you think is the biggest rambler among the four judges?
- Kara DioGuardi
- Paula Abdul
- Randy Jackson
- Simon Cowell
The story also noted that DioGuardi would get long winded and over-use industry jargon (e.g. “artistry”). But the producers say they support DioGuardi and have no plans of dropping her.
-The weekly odds from
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