It's Country Week on American Idol, with songs from members of the Grand Ole Opry.
Overall, a night of solid performances, with only one or two that were rather poor. The theme of the night was the "Music of Michael Jackson". I was going to ask how much MJ paid for this promotion, but I doubt he could afford the price. The contestants entered from alternating staircases, which led to a nauseating back and forth with the camera. Try something else, Fox. And I have to ask, did Paula strangle a bird with the strap of her dress?
Tonight was the Group 3 Results show. The slots in the Top Twelve went to Lil Rounds, Scott McIntyre, and Jorge Nuñez. Scott making it was a little bit of a surprise, but the other two were obvious locks. With that reveal done, they quickly turned to naming the wild card contestants.
Heading into this week, my expectations were rather low. None of the performers tonight had particularly impressed me during Hollywood Week. While it was a bit of a roller coaster with some horrendous performances, there were a number that were quite good, and predicting who makes it through is going to be tough. At the beginning of the show, they talked about having a week where Simon Cowell picks the songs for everyone. I really hope they do this. He always critiques people on their song choice, and I'm curious to see if he could do better. I expect that he would do well.