Hello American Idol watchers and welcome back! I think Simon summed it up best didn't he? "Tonight was not a good night." With the exception of Crystal's amazing performance, I think there probably was something to complain about in everyone else's performance. I may not have really gotten into it below and I'll explain why in a second. But first we have to talk about the SURPRISE Guest Mentor that was announced on Monday. While we tackled the #1 songs of the Billboard Hot 100 chart throughout the years our contestants have the well versed and very experienced artist teachings of 17 year old Miley Cyrus....... wait.....what? Yep, you guessed it! Miley, with all of her age-old wisdom and always on-key singing was providing the advice for the contestants. Now, granted, she definitely is appealing to the youth and that "Party in the USA" is an impossibly catchy song for all ages. I really don't know if many of the contestants could take Miley seriously even though they said all of the right things to the camera. But, she did give some decent tips at times and at least didn't take the gig too seriously herself. She acknowledged she is performing Wednesday night and could be pitchy! Good times. Plus, as I mention below, she is a cute girl and it's hard not to like her at least a little bit!
So this is it America, whoever gets booted tonight doesn't make the Summer Tour. I fear that it might not sell out this year with the lackluster talent in the Top 10 (regardless of who goes home!). So here's how I'm handling tonight's recap. With my double duties between LOST and American Idol recapping becoming quite the task for me on Tuesday nights, I am going to try something different. The 11 critiques below are brought to you via me Live Blogging as the show went on. Hopefully, you find them entertaining as I provide commentary and sometimes argue with the judges! Enjoy and then afterwards we'll do our Elimination Picks!
The Live Blog Recap
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