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Another Two Bite The Dust!

Naima Bites The Dust! (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

After last week’s shocking vote on American Idol, the stage was set!  We knew, headed into Elton John week, that two contestants were going home this week thanks to the fact that the judges used their lone “save” for the season on Casey!  So which two contestants bit the proverbial dust?  Which two potential American Idols were sent packing by the public?  And what does our Idol expert Steve Thompson think about it all? 

From Steve Thompson:

I wonder if there’s any way to possibly nip these seasons of more guys than girls in the bud before we get stuck with yet another season of a male singer who doesn’t fill the coffers of 19 Entertainment.  I have seen the future and it was the past–  see Lee DeWyze, Kris Allen and, to a certain extent, Taylor Hicks.

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Granted, Thia was an emotionless robot whose soul had been removed by participation in talent shows all of her life and Naima may have been too unorthodox for the unwashed masses who actually vote.  I seriously believe it would have taken an act of God for one or the other to have actually won.  However…

Deliver us from Stefano.  Amen.

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After ten years of longsuffering with the heinous group sings on the results show, tonight we saw duets, trios and a band.  The producers say they’ve been listening to the viewers.  Well, heck I’ve been in favor of making the results show better since back in season one.  At this rate, perhaps Seacrest will be replaced by year 20.

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I rather liked the duo of Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery.  As if you didn’t get this at home, the producers would like you to think of them as Underwood and Travis: The Next Generation.  I was pleasantly surprised at how well their voices blended.

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As for Jacob and Naima?  I wasn’t sure “Solid” was solid enough.  Frankly, I thought Naima was okay as Simpson but Jacob can’t hold a candle to Ashford.

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The trio of Thia, Pia and Hayley was pretty good on the Katy Perry track– but Pia may have fired the first salvo in the non ballad singing sweepstakes.  Thia was the weakest link in this performance.

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As for the guys in the band?  Somehow I think if this band was on the run, the county judge’s only grudge would be that they called themselves a band.  Four guys in search of cohesion.

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Currently, next week’s theme is listed as The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.  Does this mean Scotty gets to sing Johnny Cash?

We’ll see, won’t we?

@March 31, 2011  Stephen W Thompson

 

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