Through all the years that I have been watching American Idol, Ihave never seen such a spectacle as what was displayed on the Wednesday, April 15th Performance show. Whether it was scripted or spontaneous, it was quite a ride. I still giggle like a school girl when I think about it.
In a nutshell, one of the contestants, Quentin Alexander, called the show “wacked” upon realizing that two of his contestant buddies were in the Bottom 2.
To my eyes and ears, it appeared to me that he felt terrible that singers Joey Cook and Rayvon Martin were doomed to sing for the Twitter Save at the end of the show. Maybe it was the pressure of the moment or maybe he felt one or both were more deserving than he to nab that 5th spot in the Top 6.
Who knows? And did it really matter? He just seemed to verbalize what – I am sure – all the singers were feeling at this point. They are a family and it has been obvious that they all enjoy each other’s company.
And yet, before I knew it, Harry Connick Jr. was calling Quentin disrespectful and ungrateful for the opportunity given to him. It was quite the tirade and everyone in my house was very confused. Not over Quentin, but over Harry’s meltdown.
Well, Quentin was having none of this. He marched quietly over to Harry and explained that he was not frustrated with American Idol but with the predicament of the situation. He has great respect for all that American Idol has done for his career. It seemed to last forever but, in reality, was about a minute of exchange. Maybe two.
Have you ever seen this happen before? Not me! And it happened twice, as Quentin once AGAIN apologized and clarified his situation after his second performance. Oy! The drama!
Seriously, if I was Harry, I would have looked for the nearest hole and crawled in to it. Overall, he seemed frustrated and antsy all evening with his critiques, almost insinuating that he had better suggestions than the vocal coaches. It definitely was not his best moment.
And, it hasn’t helped that record mogul/mentor, Scott Borchetta, has applauded Quentin for speaking out. Uh oh! This can’t sit well with Harry.
Have a listen below. Are you Team Harry or Team Quentin? Do you agree with Scott?