This week on American Idol, the theme is “Then and Now,” or “Now and Then.” It’s a relevant theme because we can look back on “Then,” when this competition started, and see how much older and more frustrated we are “Now” that American Idol still has five contestants left. I’m still not totally used to Casey Abrams being gone, and I sort of forgot Jacob Lusk was still here. As long as the theme isn’t “Sometimes” or “Now and Later,” I’m good.

This week Jimmy Iovine must face the music, both literally and in terms of facing the contestants after he weighed in on their performances last week in the results show. Iovine must pay! I approve of the sign declaring a fan’s love of Ryan Seacrest‘s side part. I love it, too.