Starting out, we get a group number. Our last terrible group number until the finale, which is sure to be chock full of them. Jessica looks cute in that little dress with the cutouts. Phillip is really into the music, Jessica and Joshua are just phoning it in. Do they know they're bound to lose this thing? The group number ends, and that was the best thing that could have happened for it.
But the torture's not over. We have to watch this Ford Music Video in which the contestants play silent movie characters. Well, Joshua and Jessica played silent movie characters. Phillip was, once again, excused. I guess he got a doctor's note.
The Top 3 contestants say that they've already won, and they're excited for whoever wins. They're very nice to each other. Joshua Ledet
is up first to hear what Jimmy thought of him. Jimmy said it was not Joshua's best night, but it was a good night and the judges over-praised "I'd Rather Be Blind." He over-compensated on "Imagine," which didn't work. He called it overblown and over-emotional. I agree, and I think I also over-praised that first performance in the rankings. Jimmy thought there was something missing last night and criticized himself for giving Joshua a song with not enough melody.
Oh my god, then Jennifer Lopez, whose devil-owned soul is being sold for $1 a minute, had to take part in a product placement for whatever Ice Age
movie is happening now. She was a voice in it, so I guess there's a joke there somewhere. Then the Top 4, which Phillip was NOT excused from, had to "check out" some songs from Ice Age - Continental Drift
. Then they had to sing the most boring part of this stupid song about being family before the dawn of man. Wow, that was no fun at all! Thanks for giving us that little glimpse into the exciting life of American Idol
Then Lisa Marie Presley performed, inspired by Lana Del Rey. I hope the Idol
set designers don't get too many ideas from this set, or from Ice Age - Continental Drift
. They already have too much stuff up there. This performance was recorded RIGHT before Dracula came to collect his bride.
Up next, Jessica Sanchez
will hear what Jimmy thought of her "triple play." Jimmy thought everyone needed a "shock and awe" moment at this point, and "My All" didn't come together enough for him. He also thought it didn't all come together for "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing." And what did he think of his own choice? He is doubting himself again, because Michael and Jermaine both sang that song so how could one person possibly? He said she was good enough to sing in the Grammys, though.
The producers are making the signal for Ryan to stretch the show out, so he asks Jimmy and the women sitting next to him what they think of Donna Summer's passing. And with that somewhat awkward introduction, it's Adam Lambert singing "Never Close Our Eyes." Adam has really developed the type of artist he wants to be, which I think he knew from the beginning, so his glitter rock modern throwback is working. He couldn't give less of a rat's ass about returning to the Idol
stage, I'm sure, but it was nice of him to throw Nigel a bone and come back. Overall, with this plus Lisa Marie Presley's performance, it's turning into a somewhat creepy show. He sounded just like Freddie Mercury, and I think it was a great showing for him.
Now let's hear about Phillip Phillips
. If we can hear over the screaming. Jimmy thinks "Beggin" was very good and proved once again that Phillip is original. Jimmy likes that Phillip is "willing to risk everything" to take a risk, but thought "Disease" was a snoozefest. And "We've Got Tonight"? Jimmy congratulates himself with Phillip's win of the night. Jimmy called it his best performance, flawless, and thought he dug deep down into the emotion of the song. Alright, Jimmy.
Jessica and Joshua hit the stage to join Phillip. It's about to happen ... any moment now! Randy wishes them all luck. I just hope Joshua Ledet doesn't have to go out of this competition in that shirt. Jennifer talks a lot, then Steven talks a lot. Anybody else have anything they want to say? (The producer is still making the "stretch" gesture).