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So, I wonder which guy is getting the ax tonight? Seriously. Because all the girls were in mighty fine form last night. Which means, well, maybe one of the girls will be eliminated instead?
However, we will find out soon enough and, in the process, will be treated to some mighty fine entertainment as well.
Scheduled to perform is Season 5 Runner-Up and star of the NBC’s series, Smash, the great Katharine McPhee. She will join “One Republic” to perform their new single, “If I Lose Myself”.
Also scheduled to perform is Season 11 Finalist, Colton Dixon who will showcase his new single, “Love Has Come For Me”.
And, Keith Urban and all his awesomeness will hit the stage as well.
That’s a lot of filler but this week it is great filler.
Last evening’s show was better than expected and I thought Smokey Robinson generally guided the singers in the right direction. He was a very caring and supportive mentor.
Regarding the performances, it was mostly highs with a smattering of lows and I found myself enjoying this show more than I thought I would.
If you haven’t read my Top 8 Vocal Masterclass article, you can catch it here. It will pass the time before the show airs at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on Fox.
I will be live blogging the Results Show so join the party in the comments section, would you?
The Top 8 just performed a rocking version of “Old Time Rock And Roll
The Idols are going to be involved in missions. How cool is that? Mission 1 involves working with children where, of course, they work with the children singing Phillip Phillips’ Home. Nice mentoring job Top 8!
Candice is featured first. Jimmy says she was natural, had feel and was true to herself. She is going to stay. Janelle and Kree‘s duet is featured and Jimmy says Janelle was weak. Whatever! Lazaro, says Jimmy, did better this week than last. Jimmy said that Janelle really redeemed herself with her song and took the house down with her version of the song. Devin, says Jimmy, was very good but he came up short compared to some of the others. Jimmy loved the trio and they had a unique sound and look and he would make a record with those girls tomorrow. Jimmy said Burnell. Was very impressive. He went inside the song, discovered it and delivered it. Jimmy went on to say that Angie got it wrong. The presentation, the feel, the whole package was wrong. Jimmy also said that Amber was great and she will not be in the Bottom 3 this week. The boys’ trio, said Jimmy, was terrible. Pfftt. I thought it was cute! Kree has a unique gift in the top register. That top end will take her to the finale. Jimmy says the boys will be in the Bottom 3.
Aretha Franklin phoned in and complimented Kree. Boy they really are pimping Kree, aren’t they?
Colton Dixon is featured in performances from last season before he makes his singing appearance tonight. He has done well with his singles and his success is growing. Bravo! He premieres his single Love Has Come For Me. His performance is very strong. Good for him. I really like this kid.
He complimented and thanked Angie for covering one of his songs a few weeks ago. Very nice and a boost for Angie after last night’s dismal performance. Poor kid. She will be back on track with a great song next week
One Republic and Kat McPhee are on next. I won’t lie – I just want to hear Katharine. Haha. The OR band starts first and they really are terrific. Katharine starts her solo seated with the Top 8. Her soprano voice just soars. She is gorgeous and oh so talented. One of the best singers to emerge from Idol.
Commercial break? No interview? Well, that just is, well, not good!
Keith Urban is rocking the stage with Long Hot Summer. I never realized how light his voice is – a true lyric tenor, in classical terms. He is a great performer but his vocals sound a tad shaky a maybe nerves? I still love him like crazy though. Not to worry.
He is an amazing guitarist. And knows how to sell a song at all costs. This is a very strong performance now that he has settled in.
Keith said that they will be touring across the country doing small towns and huge amphitheatres. Covering all the bases, I guess!
Elimination time. Kree is safe. Candice is safe. Janelle is safe. Angie is safe. Amber is safe. There guys in the Bottom 3
Lazaro is leaning across the seats like he doesn’t give a rat’s whatever! Too funny!
Burnell, Devin and Lazaro are in the Bottom 3. Results after the commercial break
Burnell is safe. Lazaro safe. Devin sings for the save.
Devin is reprising It’s Impossible and he is knocking it out of the ballpark.
Mariah is in tears and I am almost there as well. Standing O from the judges except Nicki. And they decide not to use the save and Ryan is shocked to the gills. Me too. Nuts!
See you next week!! I am depressed!