American Idol – Top Four revealed
Is an eliminated Idol’s final song an opportunity to say thank you to your fans and your last opportunity to show any watching record execs what you can do? Or is an a time to have a complete physical, spiritual and emotional breakdown?
Personally I thought it was the former, but clearly Brooke White takes the latter view.
It was probably the worst elimination song performed ever with Brooke sobbing before during and after her performance. Syesha got into the spirit of things and had a bit of a cry too, but David Cook just looked stunned and tried to push her forward on the stage.
Then when it finished she ran to the back of the stage and Ryan Seacrest went to comfort her.
Hey what about a wave to the crowd and to all those people who have voted for you for weeks at home.
The other person in the bottom two tonight was Syesha, I was very surprised that Jason Castro avoided this ignominy last night.
However he did not avoid the ignominy of the group number which was a Neil Diamond medley.
The top five just lumbered through it with very little enthusiasm or energy. Honourable mention must go to David Cook who did try to inject some charisma into his solo moments.
The only other highlight of the elimination show was the viewer call in, now I know most people hate this segment, but I find it vaguely amusing. Tonight apparently Simon’s first kiss when he was nine years old in the back of his garden called in. Simon handled it with his usual aplomb.
I couldn’t help wondering if it was a Nigel Lythgoe set up.
So it is now down to three guys and one girl and next week it is songs from the Hall of Fame.
Jason and Syesha are probably guaranteed bottom two next week.