Last night was an evening filled with tears as four more Idol hopefuls were sent packing on our favorite reality show, American Idol. After a cute group number, "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas, the fun and games were quickly finished and John Park, Jermaine Sellers, Michelle Delamor, and Haeley Vaughn were eliminated. No shockers here. (But admittedly, I was a bit bummed to see John Park go!)
This week was full of chaos when news hit the web that contestant Crystal Bowersox was too sick to perform on Tuesday night's show. During a last minute switch, the guys and girls swamped performance nights and the guys took center stage Tuesday. Though it was possible the boys had gotten the shorter end of the stick with one less day of practice -- I was absolutely shocked when the boys stepped it up as a group and definitely improved from last week's rough show. Cuties Tim Urban, Alex Lambert, and rocker Lee Dewyze were totally awesome!
However, the girl's performances were nothing short of mediocre on Wednesday night. Though Crystal was looking healthy and able to perform, the rest of the girls fell short. Where are the Carries? Where are the Jordins? I know that it's still much too early but I was expecting more, J-14ers. However, I did have two favorites this week -- guitarist Lilly Scott who sang Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Katelyn Epperly who sang and played "The Scientist" by Coldplay on the piano. Did anyone else feel like the judges are being way harsh this season? I can't remember ever seeing so many contestants leaving the stage about ready to burst in to tears! Poor kids.
What do you guys think? Did the right four go home? We're down to the Top 16! Is your favorite still in the running? Who are you guys rooting for?
Until next week! Your J-14 Intern,
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