I’m finding it a little hard to keep caring about this crop of contestants. They aren’t the worst, but they certainly aren’t the best either. Wednesday night’s performances were a little on the blah side, so it really didn’t matter, to me, who went home this week. The results show, however, proved to be a lot of fun. So let’s get to that.
I like the fact that the judges get to pick new artists to perform on the show. Harry Connick Jr. introduced the band Royal Teeth, natives of his hometown of New Orleans. The group sound like at least three different popular bands rolled into one. I don’t know if they’ll be the next big thing, but they have a lot of energy. Jennifer Lopez performed the song that is sure to be stuck in our heads for Spring, “I Luh Ya Papi.” She was joined by former ‘Idol‘ contestants, Pia Toscano, Jessica Sanchez and Allison Iraheta. The little opening skit was kind of cute, but JLo trying to harmonize with them wasn’t.
The first two singers to learn they were safe were Malaya Watson, who had one of the better performances, and Jessica Meuse. Dexter Roberts was the first singer sent to the stools, even though he got a shout out from Florida Georgia Line after he sang their song “Cruise.” Majesty Rose found herself in the Bottom 3 again, this time with MK Nobilette, whose performance of Pink‘s “Perfect” was anything but. Though it wasn’t a unanimous decision, MK was sent home. I wonder who the hold out was. I kind of like MK, but I guess it was her time to go.