Game Changer Announcement
Ryan tells us that there is going to be a game changer on the show. One where each contestant will have to make a very difficult decision. I don't like this kind of announcement. If it somehow saves Sam or someone that should be going home then I am not gonna like this at all. I like that we are getting close to the end, I don't want it to veer off in some weird way.
Keith Urban Performs
He is performing his song "Good Thing". I like that they have him perform it's cool. He is a really good performer and the song was very cool.
Randy Jackson's Reactions
Everyone is trying to win this. He thinks Jena had an amazing night. He is proud of Alex and his performance of "Say Something". He thinks Jessica has an amazing strong voice but didn't have the best of night's performance wise. He thinks Sam had an interesting night of being shaky but got it going by the middle-end. He thinks Caleb really turned the place upside down. The competition is really on fire.
Game Changer Explained
2 options To The Contestants: 1. As always the lowest number of votes contestant goes home. 2. No one goes home tonight keeping everyone together but next week 2 contestants will be eliminated. The vote has to be unanimous or else it goes back to the original Idol procedure.
My Vote: One person needs to go home tonight. It's not fair that 1 person who had a rough night last night gets to stay over someone else that may go home next week that shouldn't.
My Opinion: American Idol is scared of the results. They don't like the way it turned out and are trying to shake things up.
Game Changer Results
Keep Group Together Votes=Yes, Yes, Yes
Lowest Vote Goes Home Vote=-No, No
Results=Not unanimous. Therefore, someone is Going Home Tonight
Going Home Results
Sam Is Eliminated. It was his time to go. I am glad his stay wasn't extended another week. The other 4 deserve to still be here. They each have had great moments, including last night. Sam seems like a nice guy but he needs to work on a few things before he becomes as confident and seasoned as the remaining 4 in the competition.
Bottom 3/2=We Only Know 1 of the Bottom Tonight. 17 of 24 This Season.
Going Home= 1 for 1 Tonight. 4 of 10 This Season.
*American Idol is crazy. I don't care what anyone says, American Idol saw that Sam was the one being eliminated and they tried to save him to get to next week. They must have honestly thought that all of the contestants would have voted to keep the group together. I am proud of the 2 contestants that wanted one person to go home tonight. This show is not about a group, it's not about friends. It's about eliminating one person every week until we get to 1 American Idol. That's it.
*I wonder who the 2 contestants were that decided to keep the format as is because I want to give them a hug. It would make the most sense if it was the 2 people that thought that they were the most safe, Jena and Caleb. They have been at the top for a long time, so they would be my guess. Maybe Alex was the vote and not Jena, because Alex had a nice night. I think anyone that thought they were in trouble voted to wait until next week to be eliminated. That would make sense on both sides of the vote.
*Having 2 people go home next week instead of 1 tonight would have been a shame. I know that it would have been more dramatic and probably would have brought in a few more viewers but this is the right thing to do.
*Sam got to stick around through 3 more eliminations before finally being the lowest vote getter. That's not a bad run. He got to 5th place which is about the average for the "Judge's Save" recipient. Season 8's Matt Giraud got 1 extra week and placed 5th . Season 9's Michael Lynche got 4 more weeks and placed 4th. Season 10's Casey Abrams got 4 more weeks before being eliminated at 6th place. Season 11's Jessica Sanchez got to be runner-up in her season. There was no save in Season 12. Landing at 5th place is not too bad for Sam.
*Our favorite performance last night was Alex's "Say Something". So check it out if you haven't done so already.
That was kind of a crazy night. We are down to our Top 4. The theme next week will be Love: Make-Ups and Break-Ups. So pretty much any love song. Check it and us out next week, and until then see ya!