You know exactly what American Idol
wants. They want David vs. David. They want The Youngster vs. The Old Pro. David Archuleta
and David Cook
are completely different singers, appealing to vastly different kinds of American Idol
viewers. We're not to the final two just yet, but it'd take a miracle to stop the inevitable David showdown. Tonight's show did nothing to derail that train. With only four singers left, there wasn't much in the way of results to show on-air. Ryan Seacrest
told two singers at the start of the show that they were safe, and then we all waited forty minutes for the final results. Tonight's Idol was better in terms of the quality of filler, with Maroon 5 and Bo Bice
filling the wait time between initial and final results.
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David Cook and David Archuleta were sent to the couches by Seacrest, safe to no one's surprise. That left Jason Castro
and Syesha Mercado
as your bottom two.
Syesha has turned on in a big way the last few weeks, and is peaking at the right time. Once she realized that she could act on stage, not be herself and really let loose, it's been gravy. Even with her solid performances on Tuesday night and Jason's collapse, Idol fans still weren't convinced that Syesha would be safe. After all, this is the same girl who's been in the bottom two or three countless times. However, she's survived every single time.
Jason was happy to be eliminated from American Idol.
Seriously. Once Ryan hit him and America with the news, Jason let out a big sigh of relief. He would've had to learn three songs for next week – he couldn't even get through two this week. It's definitely for the better that Jason is now gone – both for him and the judge's sanity.
Next week, it's down to three contestants, and each will perform three songs.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image Courtesy of FOX)