Thu, 19 March 2009
After a night of outstanding performances, I said the results could be very close and practically unpredictable, and I was right. In fact, the results seemed to be based mostly on reputation and popularity than they were on actual talent.
My predictions for the bottom three were based on performance, and I picked Michael Sarver, Lil Rounds, and Megan Joy Corkrey. Tom hoped for Adam Lambert, agreed with Michael Sarver, thought Lil Rounds could be in trouble, and thought that Scott MacIntyre could possibly be in trouble.
Well, after 31 million votes (a lower total than last week, incidentally), the bottom three were:
After performances by Brad Paisley, and a duet between Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood--Season 3 winner and newly-inducted member of the Grand Old Opry--Ryan announced that Alison would be sent back to safety.
Then, the big question: would either Alexis or Michael be worthy of using the one-time "Judges' Save?" Simon's answer was that one of them would be. Ryan then announced that Michael was safe, leaving Alexis at the mercy of the judges. Simon informed Alexis that she was the one who they would deem worthy of saving--but only if she gave them a good final performance.
Unfortunately, nerves got the better of her, and her performance was horrible. Simon then delivered the predictable news that her performance was "good, but not good enough." So, Alexis became the latest person to leave the show.
Frankly, I found the results mostly surprising. In my opinion, Alexis' performance was solid enough and good enough that she didn't deserve to be voted off. Alison's definitely was worthy of her being on the show for one more week. Michael deserved to go home, and he likely rode through on popularity.
Next week's performance show will move to Wednesday night, due to President Obama's speech. Naturally, that means that the Update episode will move to Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
We'll be talking with you next week!
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00am EDT