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Friday, March 2, 2012

American Idol's Top 13

I was at work meetings for the past couple of days, so I didn't have a chance to see Idol live last night. Actually we just got back to the hotel after a work dinner at about 9:55 pm, so I turned on the TV to see the last few minutes and I did see the Top 13. Except it went by fast and since I'm still not sure who all these kids are, I decided to watch it on my DVR anyway.

I will be fast forwarding through a lot. A lot. So don't expect this to be any type of actual recap. Probably.

Ryan explains how this is all going to work, but I'm still unclear cause I'm not really paying attention.  All I know is that when this is all over, we will have 13 people moving forward.

First up is Chase Likens, Phil Phillips and Jeremy Rosado.  I'm fast forwarding through the recapping and Jimmy Iovine's comments, since at this point, it's too late to care what he says anyway. The votes are, as they say, in. Then there is more random chatter by the "judges" which is also unnecessary, but just used as a way to fill in this two-hour time slot.

So...Phil is in the Top 10, Chase and Jeremy are not.  Phil looks a little like he ate something bad and is about to lose it.

Then we have Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, Brielle Von Hugel and Hallie Day.  Hollie and Jessica are in, the others are out. And I can only hope neither one comes back as a wild card.

Joshua Ledet, Heejun Han, Adam Brock. I have a sad, sad feeling that Heejun is going through no matter what anyone says. Not that he wasn't good, but I'd say there were better people that are probably not going through so that he can get a spot. So Joshua is safe, as it should be, Heejun is safe, which could be either good or bad, and Adam is out.

Baylie Brown, Chelsea Sorrell, Skylar Laine and Shannon Magrane. It's been pretty clear that Skylar is the country chick that they want in this competition, so I'd say she's in it. Yes, she is, and also Shannon.  Goodbye to the the others. Except of course for those pesky wild card spots.  But I doubt they want more than one country person in this competition.

Aaron Marcellus, Creighton Fraker, Reed Grimm.  Since I liked Creighton, chances are he's out.  And since we already have Joshua and Jermaine, I don't think we need Aaron. Reed could go either way, but honestly, I don't think any one of these guys was too great. Maybe one of them for a wild card?

Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Haley Johnsen and Jen Hirsch.  This one is harder, cause they've mostly all been pimped a lot and only Haley really sucked. But since only one of them is going through, I'd say maybe Erika and then Elise or Jen for wild card?  Well, it's Elise, so maybe Erika or Jen for a wild card.

Eben Franckewitz, Colton Dixon, Jermaine Jones and DeAndre Brackensick. Again, all of these guys have been pimped to death.  But two are definitely going through and I would say one of those two should be Eben, since they put him in when they should have told him to come back in a couple of years and also, maybe Colton since this is his second rodeo. But then they brought Jermaine back, which makes me think he's the one.  I guess one of them could be a wild card. The final Top 10 stools are taken by Colton and Jermaine.  This makes me think one of the judges may take Eben as a wild card.

So the six people the judges have come back and sing again are Jen, Jeremy, Brielle, DeAndre, Erika and Reed. I guess we will have to wait to see again Eben next year on The Voice.  I'm not gonna comment on what they are singing or how they do, since I fast forwarded through that entire part.  I only had about 10 mins to get through 40 more mins of show and some things don't matter that much. I don't even care who they pick at this point, except I hope it's not Brielle, cause I can't stand her. It's weird how you just don't like people you've never met just cause they are annoying on national TV.

Randy picks Erika, Jennifer picks Jeremy and Steven picks DeAndre.

So there you have it.  The Top 13 on Season 11 of American Idol.

Enjoy. Or don't really, cause I honestly don't care either way.

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