'American Idol' Recap: Jermaine Jones Leaves 11 Contestants

Within a minute of seeing Ryan Seacrest emerge from a dust cloud and say "This [long pause] is 'American Idol,'" I remember why I haven't been able to stomach this show for quite sometime. Seacrest doesn't hesitate to bring up the Jermaine Jones drama, though I have a sneaking suspicion we won't actually find out what went down until the last two minutes of these next two hours.

However, in an attempt to see the glass half full, I'm harping on the fact that tonight is "Year You Were Born Night," which means two things. 1) Adorable baby pictures and 2) Songs from my youth since these contestants are all fetuses. Double thrill for me.

The contestants will be singing songs from 1983 to 1995 and Will.i.am will be joining Jimmy Iovene to guide them. So without further ado, I present you with the premature Top 11 and how Jermaine's departure went down. Read More...



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