What an exciting night for an Idol results show! I'm not really big on the result shows, cause I think they drag them out far too long, but I thought it was a really fun night. I even enjoyed the segment video that showed Marc Anthony giving the contestants stage performance advice.
The group performed "Aint No Mountain High Enough." I thought it started out really well. Jacob, Naima, Paul, and Thia sounded really well together, but then it started to turn into a bit of a disaster towards the middle and end. Stevie Wonder made a surprise entrance - much to the delight of Steven Tyler- and performed "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" - the contestants provided backup vocals and I thought it was really good! The biggest surprise though came when Stevie called out Steven Tyler and then Stevie and the contestants started singing Happy Birthday to Steven. Then they presented him with a very kool painting of himself. I thought that was awesome :-)
The Ford music video was next and it wasnt really anything special. The song was called "All This Beauty" and I thought it was incredibly cheesy, but I did like the tree made out of bottles. However, I did enjoy the video segment of the contestants talking about Wrestling. James and Paul bonded over their love for wrestling and Naima insisted it was fake. James did an impression of The Miz, I think I'll vote for him next week just for that reason alone lol! (J/k, but I do love The Miz!)
The two guest performers of the night were Sugarland and Jennifer Hudson. If you know me, you know I cant stand Sugarland - I actually detest them. Jennifer's voice grates my eardrums. They performed their most annoying single ever -"Stuck Like Glue" - and for 3 minutes I felt like my ears were in a torture device :-P Her outfit was atrocious also. Why the heck they performed during Motown week is beyond my realm of understanding. Atleast Jennifer Hudson sounded and looked awesome tonight. She performed "Where You At?" - It's the first single from her new album. I gotta admit that I'm not a big fan of her at all. I can appreciate her voice, but the song didnt do a thing for me.
But lets get to the results...
Ryan told us that over 30 million votes were counted last night. Lauren, Pia, and Scotty were the first three called down for their results. I stated last night that I felt like Pia would be in the bottom due to her boring ballad performances. I guess America loved her ballads cause she was safe, and so were both Scotty and Lauren!
James and Paul were then called down. Ryan looked at both James and Paul and told them that they were both in trouble. Then he said in real Big Trouble. Then all of a sudden Hulk Hogan burst himself on stage and announced to them that they were both safe, then he ripped right outta his shirt and it was Hulkamania on Idol lol!
Jacob, Thia, and Stefano were up next. Out of the three of them, I called Thia to be in the bottom and the other two to be safe. Well I was right about Thia, but wrong about Stefano! Jacob was the only one deemed safe!
Naima, Haley, and Casey were the last to be brought down for their results. I just knew Casey was safe, so I figured Haley would be the third one in the bottom, since thats who I called last night, but shocking both Haley and Naima were sent back to safety!! Casey was the final one to make up the bottom three!!
The Bottom Three: Thia, Stefano, and Casey.
I was shocked by Casey being in the bottom, but figured he would be the first sent back to safety, with the elimination being between Thia and Stefano So I was totally shocked when Ryan told Thia she was safe! Well I just knew that Stefano would be the one to go and nearly had a stroke when Ryan announced that he was safe! WTF?!?! Casey Eliminated?!
Casey then took the stage to "sing for his life" and before he could even get half way through the song Randy cut him off and said he didnt need to hear anymore. Steven announced that his elimination was crazy wrong and they were absolutely going to save him! And I gotta say, I think using the save was completely justified. Normally, I think they should wait til later in the competition, but Casey was easily the best performer last night and him having the least amount of votes has to be a fluke. I think that that his fans figured he was "safe" so they didnt vote. I just hope that Scotty McCreery doesnt get a premuture elimination since the one save has been used!