Whatever’s On Recap: American Idol Elimination, 4-14-2011

14 Apr

Well here we are at the first elimination after Pia. Okay, enough of that. Gotta move on. Tonight, after a semi-lackluster night of movie songs, another hopeful gets sent home. Is it a shocker once again? Read on to find out.

Wow, 53 million votes. I wonder who everyone voted for. Tonight, instead of a group number the contestants are split up like they were a couple of weeks ago. I hope they stick to this format, since it seems to work so much better than everyone all at once.

Lauren and Scotty – American Honey

Again, the country pair take on a country song, and sing the heck out of it. Lauren is obviously the better singer, but tonight they seem well matched.

Before the next group, we get a behind the scenes of the next “Music Video,” as well as the final product. Being a fan of Zombies, I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit. It was cute, and the singers made for some rather charming Zombies.

Haley and Casey – Moaning

A Jazz duet, and as much as I love Casey, Haley ran away with this one, using her signature growl to her advantage. Is it me, or does everyone do better when the pressure is off?

The first four line up, with Haley being sent to sit on the stools for the bottom 3. I’m not too surprised, especially since slipping a bit last night, but I certainly thought she was on an upswing.

Rob Reiner comes in for a few wise for the contestants. This segment is forgettable, except when Reiner gives lyrics to the theme to “Chariots of Fire.” That was hysterical. Well, that and “From Justin to Kelly” being overlooked at the Oscars.

Speaking of Kelly, the first Idol takes the stage with Jason Aldean to sing a beautiful duet. I miss Kelly. She will always have a place in my heart.

Jacob, James, Stefano, and Paul – Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson

This one is okay, but doesn’t quite grab me. James and Jacob are safe, while Stefano and Paul join Haley. No surprises there, except I was hoping America would reward Stefano for his powerhouse performance yesterday.

Rihanna comes to the stage and sings a rather nice ballad, and in the end, America has sends Paul home. It’s no secret that I thought Paul has the weakest voice, and that I predicted him to go home, but even I have to give him props for originality. He was a true performer, and held your attention even when the vocals just weren’t there. He honestly will be missed.

So “Idol’s” female troubles seem to be over, at least for this week. See you again next week, same time, same channel.

P.S. Wasn’t it cool to see Chaka Khan and Anita Baker in the audience?

“American Idol” airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox.

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