There was a lot of drama before tonight’s show as Crystal Bowersox went to the hospital and under doctor’s orders could not perform. The show then moved the boys who were scheduled to perform on Wednesday to tonight.
The standouts tonight:
Michael Lynche (don’t forget to vote for him as the Vote for the First pick!) – The judges loved him.
Alex Lambert – The banana has begun to ripen and is still rockin’ the mullet. All-around praise from the judges.
Lee Dewyze – Simon said that he could be the one to beat even if he looked a bit nervous.
Ellen DeGeneres and the judges – Ellen really picked up the judging tonight! Loved, loved, loved it. I thought even Kara DioGuardi was able to step up her game a bit. I felt that everyone was making sense — which has been RARE for the past 8 seasons on American Idol with Paula Abdul on the panel. Ellen’s winners included her long running romance with the banana that is Alex Lambert, and offering to get a neck tattoo.
Unfortunately, the judges still did not look favorable on some of the guys tonight which include Andrew Garcia. They said that he set the bar so high for himself he just looks blah now. Also, Todrick Hall and Jermaine Sellers just can’t catch a break. Jermaine specially… he obviously is clueless as to what is going on and ended up asking the judges what he should sing next week.
Kara DioGuardi kinda threw Casey James under the bus and had really harsh comments for him tonight. When Simon said he sounded like “sand”, she added that he sounded like “dirt”. Ouch!
I really do hope that Aaron Kelly is safe — so everyone vote for him! He likes Justin Bieber!
Who was your favorite?
Recaps around the Internet:
The ‘American Idol’ Top 20 Night, Part 1: Crystal Falls Ill, But The Boys Recover (Lyndsey Parker) – Once again, some of the boys didn’t fare so well, and sadly they couldn’t use illness as an excuse for their not-so-siiiiiick performances.
American Idol top 10 men recap, rankings (Rodney Ho) – After last week’s horrendous opening week, the men improved. That’s not saying much but considering they were supposed to perform Wednesday, they held up okay.
Rocking the Onesies and Lithe Mullets: AI9 Top 20 (Melinda Green) – Why do you see 10 guys on stage for this evening’s American Idol? Because Crystal Bowersox is sick. This makes me sad, but at least Ellen DeGeneres kicks things of by being her naturally funny self.
Ann Powers: The men, in their own world (LA Times) – Tuesday night’s “Idol” felt like a save, if only a partial one.
‘American Idol’ Is Full Of Surprises (Maura Johnston) – “… tonight, everyone was improved: There were some singers who could be called “decent” — including the singer who was last week’s laughing stock, who was actually pretty good!”