Whoever thought that the girls were the stronger of the two genders on Season 7 of American Idol only has to look at tonight’s bottom three to rethink that assessment. Apparently a second night of singing songs from the all-male Beatles did not bode well for the ladies.
Although I never expected Amanda Overmyer to go the distance in the competition, I was not expecting her exit this soon. Yes, Amanda’s style has a very limited appeal, but she does rock her niche. And quite frankly, I thought there were at least two singers who consistently performed worse than her.
I was even surprised by Amanda’s cohorts in the bottom tier – Carly Smithson and Kristy Lee Cook. My prediction to go home tonight (Ramiele Malubay) was deemed safe early on. And I only correctly named one in the hot seat tonight.
While Kristy Lee is now a staple in the lower trio, I was honestly surprised to see Carly there tonight. She has been a favorite of the judges since the beginning.
But as Simon says this is not just a singing competition, it is a popularity contest. And so boring performances from the likes of Ramiele and Kristy Lee continue while the unique Harley-riding nurse from Indiana says good bye.
The rest of the night was filled with the typical fluff.
So what do you think America, did we send the right contestant home?