'American Idol' Recap: Night Full of Apologies
Rocker Colton Dixon voted off in yet another surprise elimination
By Carla Patton
Kicking things off with a terrible, bucket-drummer laden group number are the top 7 singing "Dancing in the Street." This song is wrong for all seven of them, and the background vocals are just way too loud. In a possible homage to "Flashdance," or just dancing in the street in general, a guy spun on his head behind the contestants.
Poor Elise. She is really trying so hard to smile and "have fun." It's too little too late. We already know she hates this.
Balloon drop! I don't care what anyone says. Anything can be saved by a well-timed balloon drop! I love the group number now.
Ryan says we find out who will go home on this night as we "inch closer" to the finale -- "inch" being the operative verb here! The Ford music video was typically strange and useless. Was this one some kind of homage to "Xanadu" and/or "Clash of the Titans"?
Joshua and Hollie go center stage first, and everyone goes, "Aww!" because they are totally buddies! What will Jimmy say? The crazy person inside me wonders. Jimmy thinks that Joshua was great and that Hollie was good but not safe from the bottom three. She is not finale material in Jimmy's mind.
Ryan tells Joshua that he "didn't get the right number of votes ... to put you in the bottom three!" You're safe? Yes, Joshua is safe. And without any teasing, Ryan puts Hollie in the bottom three.
Skylar and Elise are Ryan Seacrest's next victims. Will anyone tell us why Elise changed back into the orange dress at the end of last night, though? Jimmy thinks Skylar delivered and Elise fell flat. Jimmy thinks Elise will be "at her vacation home" in the bottom three for her performance of "Let's Get It On." He thinks Skylar is the best performer they've got! Ryan asks Skylar and Elise some questions, and Elise takes it as an opportunity to show off that camera-ready personality (hmmph!) yet again. Elise is in the bottom three. Skylar is safe.
Phillip, Colton and Jessica get their results last. But I thought we loved them all? My gut says it will be Colton, but only for a moment. I think Jessica's Save bought her another two weeks here, including this one, and people just love Phillip "Fifty Shades" Phillips. But what of Colton and his jacket that was "too weird" for my parents? Backstage, Colton said, "I don't want to sound cocky, but I don't care." Not cute, Colton. Not caring got Elise where she is on this night -- in the bottom three practically permanently until she is eliminated (later in this episode, perhaps).
Jimmy apologizes not only for party rocking, but also for mentoring Jessica and failing to see that she was choosing songs that were not age-appropriate. He thought Phillip just had a pass and Colton's "Bad Romance" was all wrong. "I'm disappointed about that," Jimmy says of Colton's jacket. Jimmy says Phillip should be in the finale (and probably will be!) because he is picking the best songs for himself. Yeah.
Jessica is safe (after some typical Ryan Seacrest drama), and on this night Colton will take his first trip to the bottom three. Phillip is safe. Ryan asks Randy if the voters got it right, and he can't really say yes. But they pretty much did.
Ryan creepily holds Elise's hand and calls her "baby." He tells her she is safe. Well, I was wrong! Hollie and Colton remain. Who will it be? Do you mean to scare the teenage girl within all of us into voting for Colton like crazy next week? Oh, but remember how Colton doesn't care? I bet he does.
Are you OK? Can you breathe?
What do you think of Thursday night's results? Did America and the judges get it right?
"American Idol" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
I've never watched this show and never will, so I guess I missed all the excitement.
Colton said, "I don't want to sound cocky, but I don't care."
Colton sings very well. That's for sure. His attitude Wednesday night showed all of America, the voters, that he is a jerk when instead he should have been showing he is appreciative for being where THEY put him. He showed the voters that a side of him he should never have revealed and America told him what they thought of him for it. He is a great singer but he got exactly what he deserved. Good job voters!
No shock here. His performances Tuesday were so-so and that outfit for the first number was awful. He was getting weirder and weirder with his music picks,his changing hair color and choice in clothes,too Adam Lambert-y and I think that's what turned voters off to him. Even Jimmy I. said he was in danger of going home. Besides rockers never do well on Idol,Adam being the exception and making it to the finale. They seem to fair better after their voted off al a Daughtry and James Durbin. The surprise for me was Hollie being in the bottom rather than Jessica. Hollie had her best night Tuesday and Jessica has been making poor song choices and not doing her best. Well,I'm glad Josh was safe,he's still my favorite.
Show= exalting yourself as a false identity and business= the love of money & commerce and idol= idolatry or being worshiped as an idol. The world is so buried under all the technology and false information. The world is deceived by mans lust to exalt himself above God.
Hello.... This isn't 'Country Idol' (Skylar), 'Knock-off Dave Matthews Wanna-be Idol' (Phillip) or an 'I think i can sing or SCREAM Idol!' (Holly) You people need to clean the crap out of your ears and get over your stupid hang-ups already! We don't need anymore Rock-a-billy's out there and we certainly don't need a guy who looks like he's in excruciating pain or like he's trying to take a dump, (let alone try to sing)...and you call that 'talent?' Please... Spare me!!! Elise may have a little bit of an attitude b/c i'm sure she knows she's a better singer than some of the screaming mimi's on there! We NEED someone different like her or Colton in the music scene, not the same old riff-raff! You see where your last few pickens' has gone....Nowhere!