American Idol Recap: Hangar Stakes


Wow, you guys. Tonight’s episode covered so much ground, so speedily and effectively. I rejoiced, I felt loss, I got my Irish up, and I have a whole big theory about one of my favorite contestants. Idol, you have taught me how to love again.


Amazingly, in only our seventh episode of the season, we are in Hollywood. And lest you think this show will let up for a moment and waste our whole night the way it used to, we go right into tonight’s Shocking Twist: The contestants are whisked from LAX right to what Ryan Seacrest wonderfully calls “this incredible hangar,” where there are cameras, rudimentary makeup stations, and, at the center of it all, one solitary microphone. The 212 hopefuls perch on the equipment cases that are doubling as their seats, and as the judges’ table is wheeled in, the truth hits them: Right now, before they even make it to the hotel to freshen up, some of them are going to have to sing for their lives.  Read More...


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