Ryan Seacrest began the night by proclaiming that tonight would hold the most shocking result in the history of American Idol
. Did the actual results live up to this billing? Not really. The twist wasn't really shocking. In fact, by the end you could sort of guess what the twist would be.
For those of you who have not yet watched tonight's episode or do not want to know what the twist was, read no further.
No one got sent home tonight.
That's the twist. Don't worry, those 70 million people who voted yesterday will still have their votes count. They will roll over to next week, when two people will be sent home. Now, in the aftermath of tonight, I think that is going to be the most overlooked (and interesting) aspect of the twist, that two people will be eliminated. It's kind of cool.
However, I can't help but feel that the whole thing was a bit disingenuous on FOX's part. They basically lied to viewers all week, telling them to vote and that their vote would be rewarded with the instant gratification of an elimination tonight. I'm sure there are a significant portion of viewers out there disappointed that no one is going home tonight. If you're under the impression that someone is going home, and you watch an entire two-hour episode with that thought in mind, to come to the end and be told that you've been waiting for a result that won't come for another week, it must be frustrating.
Then again, I have absolutely no problem with it. The whole night was for a great cause, maybe the best cause, and I'm also intrigued by the double elimination we'll see next week.
But, what do you think? I'm curious to know how everyone feels about tonight's twist. Feel free to comment below and let yourself be heard.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer