Review: Results Are In!
Four more contestants made their exits from “American Idol” last night, three of them accurately predicted by the poll on this website. John Park, Jermaine Sellers, and Michelle Delamor all received the lowest number of votes from our readers. Only Haeley Vaughn was thought to have at least one more week in her, although I’m happy that the sweet singer from Ft. Collins, Colorado (“Go Pooter!”) was shown door, if for no other reason than to keep her from becoming this season’s Sanjaya. Also, as “Idol” super-fan Lucila Massey pointed out, the flowers in Haeley’s hair were strengthening her resemblance to Niecy Nash, and we just can’t have that. But what I’d really like to discuss was the return of last year’s 3rd place finisher, Danny Gokey…
He certainly performed his new single “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” well enough (although I don’t really “get” him as a country artist), but after he was done singing, Ryan came over to talk to Danny and that’s when the real show began. Mr. Gokey displayed a certain, ahem, speedy energy that I’d never witnessed from him before, and I think we should all just pray that it was, as my friend Karissa Noel suggested, “just a couple of venti lattes and a red bull.” Seriously, Danny was talking so fast and so much that even I was starting to feel nervous and sweaty towards the end.
Here are a few more observations from last night:
* When Simon proclaimed “We all know which girl is leaving tonight,” do you think he was really talking about Haeley? Personally, I thought it was going to be Lacey!
* Has anyone else noticed Randy Jackson’s change of wardrobe this season? Those sure are some colorful frocks he’s been wearing lately!
* It’s bad enough that the group numbers are lip synched, but some of the contestants aren’t even bothering to move their lips! Yes, I’m talking to you Alex Lambert…
* Ryan got in another great zinger last night! “Simon said it sounded like an audition he could have heard 20 years ago…when he was 40.”
* Does it make you uncomfortable that Danny continues to use the story of his wife’s death?