It’s been a bad couple of weeks for the Molly Dewolf Swenson Scale.
One week after my favorite performer, Leroy Bell, bit the dust, my second favorite, Drew, left last night in a shocking result that didn’t even seem possible after it happened.
Why? Because Drew seemed like the clear favorite and every single step of her elimination – being in the bottom three, having to sing, having three different judges send her home – were almost dreamlike. It was like watching a heavily favored NFL team get upset. You see the touchdowns, but they don’t seem real as they’re happening. That’s what watching Drew get eliminated felt like.
It’s a shame too. Not only was Drew my favorite contestant left, but she seemed like the only really unique talent on the show. Yes, Melanie has the big voice, but we’ve heard it before. Drew gave us a really cool jazz tone that sounded like it was coming from an aging legend – not a fourteen-year-old girl (which I still don’t believe. Almonte, I say! Almonte!). Read More...