Predicting who the American public will vote for on American Idol is a foolâs game.Â After Tuesday nightâs performance there is no logical reason why Paige Miles is still in it.Â Her rendition of âSmileâ by Charlie Chaplin was one of the most abysmal performances EVER in the round of 16.Â On the menâs side, Andrew Garcia has no star potential whatsoever.Â Like Kara said this week, he peaked in the Hollywood auditions when he did âStraight Upâ.Â His attempt to turn another female Pop song, âGenie In A Bottleâ, into a cool acoustic interpretation seemed like an act of desperation.Â Â âHey, you really liked âStraight Upâ, so hereâs another Pop song just like it.Â Donât you like this one, too?Â Donât ya? Please?â Â Pathetic.Â
Turns out that I wasnât that far off in my predictions, as I had named KatelynEpperly and Lilly Scott as possible boot-ees.Â They both were shown the door last night.Â Katelynâs wooden performance of âI Feel The Earth Moveâ obviously didnât move anybody.Â I feared that Lillyâs song choice might do her in.Â âI Fall To Piecesâ is just too old and her take on it was too kooky.Â Still, one of them should still be in the competition because itâs a joke that Paige is still in.Â And I picked her to win the whole thing!
Song choice probably did Alex Lambert in, as well.Â That âTroubleâ song sounds like something from Hee-Haw.Â âGloom despair and agony on meâŚ.âÂ And my gut was right on Todrick Hall (see yesterdayâs blog).Â Thereâs just something inauthentic about him.Â And in the Hollywood team competitions he came off as petty and catty which canât have helped him.Â
So, hereâs your Top 12 and how I rank âem, like that means anything.Â Whatâs your ranking?Â Would love to see your comments below.
Michael LyncheâHe and Crystal Bowersox are in a dead heat at this point.
Crystal BowersoxâSee above.
Siobhan MagnusâCanât wait to see what she does next.Â Best singer in the competition.
Lee DewyzeâI donât get this guy at all, but the judges love him.
Casey JamesâHis movie star good looks and guitar playing are what keep him in the chase.Â Certainly isnât his singing.
Aaron KellyâCreepy Edward Norton rides again.
Katie StevensâI think sheâs going to have a break-out performance next week; I know itâs in her.Â If she doesnât, she may be out.
Paige MilesâIf she can get back to her up-tempo, belting ways she could be in the Top 10, at least.
Tim UrbanâWhoâda thunk it?Â From afterthought to the Top 12.Â Even heâs surprised.
Didi BenamiâGot back in the competition with her excellent version of âRhiannonâ.Â Donât know if she can pull off two in a row.
Lacey BrownâSheâs adorable and talented, but her performances have been erratic.Â