It was down to the wire for the final round of performances before Vegas on “American Idol.” When the dust settles, there will only be 20, but for the time being, there are just over 75 contestants left. So, over half must go, and it basically comes down to the same thing it started out as: one performer giving it their all for their big shot. True, this time out, they have the band at their disposal, and are allowed to play an instrument themselves if they want to take the risk. They can even perform an original song, if they see fit- an even bigger risk.
Angela Miller was one such contestant. To be perfectly honest, Miller hadn’t really registered with me yet. I remember her from Wednesday’s group performance of “Be My Baby,” of which she was one of the non-sucky, non-Kezban parts, but that’s about it. (The fact that I had no trouble recalling the one who screwed it up over one of those who didn’t should tell you all you need to know about what’s wrong about “Idol” this season.) This could very well be the fault of “Idol” itself, as she could easily be one of the contestants that they chose to not highlight over the last few weeks- or my own, simply because there was nothing about her that really stood out before to me. Boy, did that change Thursday.