Thursday, March 22, 2012

Top 10 Results

Welcome back. Tonight we will learn which contestant will be sent home, as long as the Judge's Save is not used. I can see the Save being only used on Jessica, Phillip, Hollie, Colton and Joshua. I think any of the other 5 would be sent home right away. It's another 1 hour show tonight, and it seems that because FOX has no other half hour shows, that for the entire season every results show will be 1 hour. So that means tons of filler time, tons of Ryan Seacrest "Fake Outs", and tons of performances that they call live but are in fact pre-taped. Last night we predicted, Heejun, Deandre and Hollie in Bottom 3, with Heejun going home. Let's see what happens:

Top 10 Perform:
The 10 contestants sing Billy Joel's "Longest Time". This is actually one of my favorite Billy Joel songs. Casey Abrams sighting in the audience, he kinda looked like a woodsman. I was wondering what he's been up to. I actually liked this performance.  I must be losing it. But it was actually quite enjoyable. Usually this many voices, and personalities don't work, but it did this time.

Ford Music Video:
The Top 10 is playing Hide and Seek in this brand new video. Good stuff. Makes me want to be a brand new Ford for sure.

Results Part 1:
Hollie, Skylar and Elise
Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Thought she would have trouble interpreting the song, and she did. By far her worst night in the competition. Looked beautiful, and has a great track record with the audience, so she should stay.

Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Wasn't her best performance. Has to get more creative to win this thing. Stalling out a little, too good for that. Needs to grow.

Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Something transformed in her. He got goosies. Elise goes straight to the top of the heap this week.

Safe or Not?
Hollie is Safe
Skylar is Safe
Elise is Safe

Lana Del Ray Performs:
This "Live" performance was actually taped after last week's results show. For those who don't pay attention, you can tell these are pre-taped when Ryan isn't near the stage, the contestants aren't on stage, and the camera doesn't pan to the judges. Those are some tips if you are looking to see if the performance is taped or not. The performance was fine though. I'm not her biggest fan, but she's different, so that's a good thing I guess.

Happy Birthday Suprise for Steven Tyler
As a suprise for Steven, Joe Perry, Steven's long time Aerosmith bandmate, comes out a plays "Happy Birthday" on guitar while the Top 10 sing to him. Very cool.

Results Part 2:
Deandre, Joshua and Jessica
Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Tried to have a good time, but he was frolicking too much. Needs to know these songs. Not his best night and it will really hurt him.

Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Didn't understand the song, over-sung it at times. Needs to grow to win this thing. He needs to figure his stuff to go further.

Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Did a great job, took a simple song and expanded it. Totally behind last night's performance. A's across the board. 

Safe or Not?
Jessica is Safe
Joshua is Safe
Deandre is Bottom 3

Haley Reinhardt Performs
Singing "Live", Haley is back. There's no denying or hiding it, Haley was my favorite last year. She's debuting her brand new single "Free". They put her in this enlarged bird cage thing, but her voice is still stellar. She still has that little growl, but you can hear her voice has really matured since last year. Really nice job.

Results Part 3
Erika, Heejun, Phillip and Colton
Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Billy Joel said that Colton did a great job and he did. Everything was right. Colton might be that third horse to win this thing next to Jessica and Phillip.

Jimmy Iovine's Comments
In this competition take all the advice you can get.  The Beatles had a stylist so should Phillip.

Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Bold and brave to cut her hair like that. Erika's singing was at the top of the batch.

Jimmy Iovine's Comments
Thought Heejun disrespected the process. Was like 4 minutes of a bad Adam Sandler movie. He was out of breath. The winner gets a large contract, and the record company isn't giving it to something like that.

Safe or Not?
Colton is Safe
Erika is Bottom 3
Phillip is Safe
Heejun is Bottom 3

First To Safety? :

Deandre is Safe

Bottom 2/Who Might Go Home?

Heejun is Safe
 Erika is Bottom Vote Getter


Is The Judge's Save Used?
No. Erika is Going Home. This is incredibly unfortunate. I liked Erika a lot. I don't think she was going to win, but she deserved another week, especially over Deandre and Heejun.

Final Thoughts?:

*So the audience has had two opportunities to get rid of contestants and they have chosen both times to get rid of a female. If we remember the judges eliminated Jeremy during Top 13, so we'll never know if Elise was the lowest vote getter. We've known for years now that the voting audience is primarily teen girls, and they obviously didn't connect to Erika, since she was in Bottom 3 every week, and wasn't chosen initially for Top 10. The people voting obviously would rather have funny boys(Heejun), or cute boys(Deandre) rather than someone with some more talent.

*Heejun makes a mockery of the competition and stays, Erika gets a new style, changes up her hair, puts her heart into the show, but then gets kicked off. This is just wrong. The way the voting is done needs to change. There needs to be a limit of how many votes per person or computer. Unlimited voting ensures that a certain gender(male) and age(young) will win. There's no playing around anymore, something needs to be done, the show is already a shell of its former self, but now it's just getting unwatchable. If it were up to the judges like the first week, and it was down to Erika and Heejun there's no doubt in my mind that Heejun would be gone.

*I know nothing can be done now about the voting process, but all I can say is that those judges better hold on to that save because those remaining girls are in trouble. Hollie, Skylar, Elise and Jessica are at a disadvantage every week when compared to those guys. They have to almost do 2 times as good as every one guy has to do just to balance out. The judges need to ensure that the save is used at a proper time because any of these girls are in danger, despite if they have a great performance or not.

As always our favorite performance is located below. Please check it out. Come on back here next week for Top 9 week. Hope you all have a great week. Until next time, see ya!

1 comment:

  1. I really don't like the background to the stage. It is very distracting and takes the focus away from the performers. I agree that the better females will go before the males because of the voting audience. Heejun dodged a bullet and should go next week. However, I have a bad feeling that he's going to pull off a decent performance next week as a rebound effort and will survive a few more weeks. We'll see...