Friday, March 7, 2014

American Idol 13: Top 12 Results

The show opens with a video of the contestants singing along to Phillip Phillips' "Home."

Clip of last night after the show:
Jessica- "I'm just taking everything positively. There's always something to work on. The light bulb wasn't perfected in a day and Edison didn't give up."
Dexter- "Harry was harsh today, but he is gonna tell us stuff we need to know."
At dinner the group discussed the 'sharp' comment and not knowing what to do to fix it.

Ryan talks with Randy about Harry and the harshness. Harry takes the opportunity to explain himself and why he is so direct with the kids. He wants them to succeed. "This is the best group of talent since season one, but I didn't see that last night."
Harry gets a video message from his buddy, Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, telling him not to be so harsh.

Results: Ryan calls down Emily, Sam, Jessica, and Ben
Emily in the bottom 3.

Video clip of Keith talking about Home. Growing up in Australia, he had an imaginary band called "Rock Fever" and he was the only member. He painted the band name on the side of the family garage and dad got mad.

World premier of Phillip Phillips' new single, "Raging Fire."  Its got the signature folk rock sound of "Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone." I like it. It's crazy how nervous the former winners are when they come back to perform on the Idol stage. They all look so terrified.

Video clip of Harry talking about Home. The song that says home to him is "When The Saints Go Marching In" That makes sense because he is from New Orleans. It was the first song he learned to play on the piano.

Results: Ryan calls down Jena, Dexter, Alex, Majesty
Jena is in the bottom 3.

Randy introduces the new artist of the week: Kodaline.  I've heard of them. They played at Austin City Limits Music Fest last year.  Randy tells us the band is from Ireland and entered the charts at #1 in Ireland and #3 in England.
"All I Want" has a very haunting sound. I like it.

Video clip of Jennifer talking about Home. She grew up in New York and remembers her mom singing "Saturday In The Park" which she thought was about herself since the song mentions July and her birthday is in July. We also find out that Jennifer sings from memory.

Results: Ryan calls down Mk, Malaya, CJ, Caleb
MK is in the bottom 3.

Bottom 3: MK, Jena, Emily
Jena is safe.  I called the bottom 2, MK and Emily.
Emily is singing for the Judges' save. "Stars"

No save. Emily is going home.

Next weeks' theme: Songs from the Cinema.

See you next week!  

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