Seriously, are the producers just making the rules up as they go?
First there was the (supposedly) spur-of-the-moment Top 13. Now comes the Judge’s Save, in which they can overrule one of America’s votes during the season. Yet another way for the judges to push through their favorites.
You’d think it would be easy to mock a Jackson 5 medley but honestly … who doesn’t love the Jackson 5? Now Ford music videos, that’s another story. Wouldn’t the Idols‘ time be better spent learning -- I don’t know -- how to sing?
But on to the important stuff.
The first elimination of the night was Jasmine Murray, who was pitted against Megan Corkrey. Megan Corkrey? I mean, she actually yelled, “Caw! Caw!” at the end of her “Rockin’ Robin” performance! The one thing she had going for her? The backing of the infamous Vote for the Worst website.
Seacrest forced Murray to sing while the judges mulled over whether they wanted to save her. Of course, this being the first elimination show of the Finals, they did not. We then got to watch her goodbye video set to Carrie Underwood’s cover of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home.” I kind of miss “You Had a Bad Day.” That one dug the knife in a little deeper.
Break. And Kanye West performed, even jumping up on the judge’s podium. Kanye, if you want to be the New Elvis, that’s sure not the way to do it.
Kelly Clarkson also performed her hit single “My Life Would Suck Without You.” Oh, and her new album just dropped yesterday. What a weird coincidence!
The final reveal came down to Jorge Nunez and Anoop Dawg. Pobrecito Jorge! How did this happen? There are about 4 million people in Puerto Rico! (Plus I also threw three votes his way.) Could there really be that many more Scott MacIntyre or Kris Allen fans out there?
Again, the judges chose not to use their “save.” Let’s hope to God they don’t use it on “Caw Caw” Corkrey.
The word on the street is that next week’s theme is Grand Ole Opry. Can’t wait to see Glambert do George Strait.