'American Idol' recap: Movie Wailers

This week, American Idol was all about variety. Remember, everyone: "We could have a country Idol; we could have a pop Idol; we could have whatever," said The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. In other words, a country or pop Idol would be great. Vote now!

The judges continued to over-praise the kiddos on Movie Night, departing from protocol just once to tell Haley Reinhart she gave off a karaoke vibe. J. Lo quickly washed away this aberration with the loofah on her dress, and all was forgotten. Meanwhile, she and Randy Jackson showed more disdain for the Idolviewing public than ever before. I'm sick of this show pretending it's doing us this huge educational favor -- as if watching eight people doing cover songs is Randy's way of personally bestowing upon us, the unwashed masses of America, the precious gift of musical enlightenment. Dude. Yo. Randy. I know how to go to a music store. There's one on my computer already -- I don't even have to move!

I know, I know, it's not about the judges. (Except when it is.) Let's get to this week's performances. Read More...



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