It's been a long road, hasn't it? At the outset of the Hollywood rounds, these are probably not the three you would have predicted to make it to the finals. Since American Idol
hasn't yet aired on the west coast, I'll refrain from mentioning who was eliminated until after the jump.
However, tonight's show was almost entirely filler and Seacrest even admitted as much. We got one of those terrible Ford commercials, a blatant Fantastic Four cross-promotion, and a somewhat depressing guest performance by Barry Gibb. On the other hand, Jessica Alba was in attendance, which is never, ever a bad thing. But, what about the results?
was eliminated. Not a huge surprise. In fact, I thought it was going to happen last week. That being said, I feel bad for her, because Lakisha can be a great singer, although she isn't one just yet. She does have a huge voice, and if she can ever learn to harness it and add some subtlety to her performances, she could turn into a something pretty great.
Did she deserve to go instead of Blake
There's no right answer to that. It's all a matter of taste. Do you prefer raw talent, or polished style? Lakisha is certainly a better pure singer, but Blake brings something unique to the table. Lakisha didn't stand a chance against the other two ladies, however. Blake, on the other hand, could conceivably pull off a huge upset and make it to the finale...if he pulls off an incredible performance next Tuesday.
It was a nice run, Lakisha, and I wish you luck. Next week, the concesus will be that Blake is on his way out the door. He is surely the favorite for elimination, but I still think he has a chance to make it into the finale. What do you all think?
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer