Friday, February 26, 2010

Reality Check: 'American Idol' results: Who goes home? - A reality


As American Idol opens, we learn that 24 million votes were cast and we're reminded that four people are going home.
Ryan Seacrest asks Simon Cowell about "the buzz of the nation" that Simon was harsher than usual this week. Um, Ryan, it's because a lot of the performances were bad.
According to your votes on the poll on last night's recap, you think Tim Urban and John Park are in trouble, and voters on the poll from Tuesday night think Haeley Vaughn and Lacey Brown are most likely to go home. We'll see if you're right pretty soon.
But first, there's the group sing of "American Boy. And by group sing, I mean group lip sync.
After a break, some results. Siobhan Magnus is safe. Haeley Vaughn is, surprisingly, safe. Well, I guess realizing that she got a lot of back-story time, maybe it's not that big of a surprise. Michelle Delamor is safe, too. Katelyn Epperly is as well, leaving Katie Stevens and Janell Wheeler the last two standing in their row, and one of them is out.
And that person is Janell. I think she really sabotaged herself by interviewing so many times during Hollywood Week about how she had screwed up. That made her look like she lacked confidence, and it didn't play out well. Anyway, she gives her final performance, reprising Heart's "What About Love." She sounds better tonight than Tuesday.
Next, Allison Iraheta and her giant red and purple wig come out to perform their new song, "Scars." She sounds good, but I don't understand why they have her going the ballad route instead of something rockier. She asks Ryan if they should have an awkward interview now, and then they do.

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