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Tonight things get interesting as they've (or America has) cut the two most obvious lesser-lights of the bottom twelve, and it's actually somewhat ard to pick who is the next to go. I think it will be a guy, and it has to be one of Scott, Sergei, Nikko, and Constantine, although Constantine seems to be the one with the voting bloc determined to keep him going, like the Hawaiian girls from last year.

Tonight's theme is "the '90s". Is it just a little depressing that the last decade is so far gone and we're actually closer to 2010 than 1999? Maybe. No excuses for bad songs again this week.

Bo Bice leads off this week with "Remedy", or "the song from the 'TILT' commericals". THANK YOU. Man, that's bugged me for weeks that I couldn't name that, even though I knew it was the Black Crowes. Bo is apparently aggrieved that the other competitors took to his "climb the partition"-routine, so he takes to the judges' table tonight, giving Paula his cowboy hat. Typical good stuff from Bo, although Simon seems to be getting tired of him just a bit.

Jessica Sierra is up next with "On the Side of Angels", a LeAnn Rimes-tune. LeAnn's got eczema, you know. The camera gets up really close on her face because she's standing still, unlike Bo who gives the camera a moving target all the time. She has a hard time dealing with the camera, as she treats it as though THAT's where the audience is, as opposed to Bo, who plays off the crowd and sometimes acknowledges the presence of the camera (he did that nicely tonight, I thought). This isn't Jessica's strongest effort, as it's not a powerful LeAnn Rimes-song (Mrs. JJD thought she should've just went with "How Do I Live") and the judges aren't very enthused.

Anwar Robinson follows Jessica with "I Believe I Can Fly", which seems like it would be right in Anwar's wheelhouse but is kind of flat, typical of Anwar's performances. (I did notice Matt Rogers in the front row, however.) Anwar brings it in the end, like always, but Randy really gets on him about his tendency to suck while doing the lower register of the song, which has bugged me for weeks. Paula seems extra-medicated tonight, giving Anwar all kind of love, while Simon's with Randy in the "eh"-camp.

Nadia Turner returns to her rocker-persona with Melissa Etheridge's "I'm the Only One". She apparently listened to Randy's criticism of Anwar, as she's strong right out of the box. I thought this was much better (Simon: "1000% better) than last week, although Simon questions whether America will hate the song choice. Because Etheridge is a lesbian? He must not have gotten the "Queer Eye"-memo. Or maybe he's offended about the whole David Crosby-surrogate dad-thing.

Constantine Maroulis is after Nadia with "I Can't Make You Love Me". (?!) No, seriously, (?!?!?!?!). What an ABSOLUTELY bizarre song choice, but actually Constantine makes it work. Now I'm just a little annoyed that he's going to go back to his so-obviously-an-act-rocker-persona when he's just settled once-and-for-all that he's just a big fairy boy. This was much, MUCH better than I'd have expected, but Simon's off his rocker if he thinks Constantine was actually better than Bo.

Nikko Smith is up next with "Can We Talk". It's funny to think that Nikko was sitting at home a couple of weeks ago, because this is another strong performance from him. He has been picking the right songs (unlike Mr. Vanilli) that have showcased his strengths the last couple of weeks. He and Bo are clearly the two most comfortable people on the stage, as Nikko's "bouncing in da club"-style actually fits him quite nicely and he doesn't look like he's thinking about what move to do next. It would have been the greatest moment in "Idol" history if he'd dropped the mic when he flipped from one hand to the other, though.

Six mostly solid performances so far really put the heat on Anthony Fedorov to bring it this week, and he knows it. His performance of "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" is just not good. I can't help but notice the traech-thing, and Mrs. JJD notes his accent is very strong tonight and demands "get off my TV, Sergei." Not good, although I'm supremely confident that should he return to the Ukraine to pursue a career THERE, he'd be the next big thing. He'd better hope that tonight it gets worse from here...

...which it won't because Carrie Underwood is up next. Mrs. JJD hears the first few notes of Martina McBride's "Independence Day" and says "this will be good." And of course, it's awesome, one of the few times that an "Idol" contestant has taken on a big-time singer and gotten the job done. Mrs. JJD is ready to hand her the title right now, saying she'd definitely buy her album. Even if she doesn't win, she gotta go SOMEWHERE after this. (Even Josh Gracin will be at the Puyallup Spring Fair in April, according to a poster at the Meridian Taco Del Mar last night. Mmmm...pork burrito... Josh has a couple of songs that are pretty regularly on XM Channel 16.)

Along the same lines of taking on a big-time singer, Scott Savol goes for Brian McKnight's "One Last Cry", and he tries hard enough but he's not really that good, either. It wasn't really his kind of song, and he could've really done something different with a whole decade of songs to choose from.

Vonzell Solomon gives Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" a go, and she really does a nice job, especially with the "big" half of the song. She certainly has had a couple of good weeks in a row, and she seems to have elevated herself up a level or two the last couple of weeks. She could probably be undone by one bad song choice (like Nikko), but she's got to be safe for a couple more weeks.

Running through the reprises, it struck me how good Bo was and how much he benefits from going after people, as he's always better than the last person. Jessica elicited a "she could be in the bottom three" from Mrs. JJD. I'd expect she'll be joined by most likely Scott, but they'll be watching as Anthony Fedorov takes the Ukraine Train out of the competition.





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This wasn't nearly as good a show as last week...but some shakeups are starting to happen. Bo is starting to wear on me, mostly because I'm not into that Southern Rock thing I guess. Con was the worst for me....again, but won't get voted out, so Anthony or Anwar goes home tonight.



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This was really the first time I've noticed Paula being heavily drugged, and boy, was she ever. Bo and Carrie are easily the class of this season, with Nikko becoming a favorite of mine, even though I don't think he'll win. My mom and sister are smitten with Connie. I'm hoping the Russian guy that butchered the Elton John song got voted off tonight (haven't checked the results yet.)



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Thanks for a great season, Pick of the Week fans...see you this fall at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI!

Looks like America suprised you guys.

And the loser is... (IdolonFox.com)



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Looks like Anwar gets a reprieve. I was hoping that this was his week to get the boot, but I guess I'm not that lucky.




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Jessica was bound to go sooner or later but I think that Scott or Sergei Fedorov should have gone before her - Anwar has the whole school in Newark where he teaches music showing up back at the school auditorium every Tuesday night to vote for him - There is some major Carrie Hating going on on the AI Message board and Paula should just be euthanized.



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Jessica's problem seemed to be lack of uniqueness. She was pretty good most of the time. She never really had a real stinker of a week, but she didn't stand out very much either.

This week Anthony, Scott and Anwar were all worse than her. I am a huge fan of Anwar, but he really needs to step it up big time.



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it's only been in the last couple of weeks that i've gotten back into the show this season (I too got re-hooked by Carrie's awesome performance of "Alone"). I wasn't expecting Jessica to go, I totally thought Anwar or Anthony were gonna get the boot.

I like Bo, and he's cool and all, but I just don't see the huge appeal in him. I guess i'm in the minority. Constantine has had some interesting song choices and has this charm that makes him shine on camera, so I can see his appeal especially to the ladies.

I'm amazed no one has mentioned the strange puppet music video for "Cool Like That" from last night. It was cute, yet very odd at the same time. That was a "WTF?" moment for me.



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Looks like Scott might be going sooner than we think too, either from lack of votes, or the producer's choice:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0331051_american_idol_scott_1.html


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Well, it wouldn't be "lack of votes", otherwise he'd already be gone. Hasn't he only been in the bottom three once?

If this is a done deal and he told them about it, he should still be safe (following the "Trenyce precedent" in season two). If he lied about it of if somehow he's still dealing with it (though that seems a stretch, given that the incident happened over four years ago) he might be in some trouble.



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The Scott thing sounds very similar to what happened to Corey Clark in season 2.

I didn't like seeing Jessica go, as I felt Anwar, Anthony, and Constantine all sucked a whole lot more than she did, and even Nadia as well...but this can only help Carrie, since she'll be the only one left who will be singing any country songs.



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Well, it wouldn't be "lack of votes", otherwise he'd already be gone. Hasn't he only been in the bottom three once?

    If this is a done deal and he told them about it, he should still be safe (following the "Trenyce precedent" in season two). If he lied about it of if somehow he's still dealing with it (though that seems a stretch, given that the incident happened over four years ago) he might be in some trouble.


Well, a lot of his support comes from people who feel sorry for him. That comment that his dad 'never thought he'd amount to anything' he made in the first audition has stuck with him, even though he's backtracked and said it's never been that bad. I think if he loses the sympathy vote, he's in a lot of trouble, especially if his last preformance is any indication. It certainly wasn't his singing that people were voting for.


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    Originally posted by Jay Jay Dean
    If this is a done deal and he told them about it, he should still be safe


According to the wires, he had in fact already informed Fox/Idol about his arrest record.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7352849/

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