Now we're into the meat and potatoes portion of American Idol. The best part of the semi-finals is really gauging stage presence. This year there are only two nights of semi-finals for American Idol.
There are some advantages to the one-and-out version of this. It does make the season seem shorter, and with a less talented group, saves us the trouble of listening to abysmal performances week after week.
Unfortunately for some of the guys tonight, they did really well, but don't get the option of improving. So I'm going to go in order of performance, and then give my verdict if they are in the top twelve, borderline, or should start packing their bags now.
Seeing Randy in Simon's chair is really weird. I also miss the Ryan/Simon dynamic, but not enough to wish Simon back. I also found the intros a little jarring, and not informative as they have been in the past. Read More...