Will the “American Idol” judges be forced to use the save tonight? We shall see.
But first! Group sing! Janelle sounds very pretty on “You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)” and … is that “Always Something There to Remind Me”? Huh. The arrangement threw us off, we’ve never heard that version. Learn something new every day.
Candice and Amber singing together on “One Less Bell to Answer” is a joy to hear, they should duet every week. So good. Um, on “That’s What Friends Are For,” Lazaro is holding the mic comically far away from his mouth. Hmph.
Then we’re treated to a ridiculous Ford ad where they play soccer with cars. Uh huh.
Scotty McCreery is there to perform — the guy who rode “Baby, Lock Them Doors” all the way to a win. Fingers crossed this isn’t what Lazaro does this year. Anyway, Scotty performs “See You Tonight” and it’s just as milquetoast as he was on the show, plus he sounds off-key. Moving on.
When we get to some results, Seacrest puts the Idols in pairs. Angie and Janelle, Lazaro and Amber, and Kree and Candice. So, we aren’t sure what’s going on.
They’re paired best, middle and worst, so Kree and Candice are definitely the top, but who are the bottom two? We would put Lazaro in the bottom, but the voters have never done that, so it’s probably Angie and Janelle. Hmm.
But first! Ms. Kelly Clarkson is there — doing some weird blacklight thing, are we at a frat party? Doesn’t matter, Kelly’s great, even if that white eyeliner is freaking us out. It’s adorable to see her freak out over Mariah Carey.
When we get to some results, it turns out that Kree/Candice are in fact the Top 2, but in a bit of a surprise, Lazaro/Amber are the Bottom 2. So, who sings for the save? Can it possibly be Lazaro?
And then — slap our butts and call us Judy, Lazaro is the lowest vote-getter. Wow.
He obviously doesn’t get the Save. And we are stunned the American public is voting the right way this year.
Next week — the competition gets real, with only the uber-talented ladies left.