As a relief to much of America (or at least this American), the dreadlocked Jason Castro was finally given the boot as American Idol dwindles its numbers to three.
I don’t know if people vote more when the field narrows or if the record-setting nearly 51 million votes was a testament to how many people really wanted Jason off the show, especially when Ryan added how close the Top 3’s numbers were – with in a million of each other.
I, for one, am glad that Jason’s time is up. I would have been sorely disappointed if he’d made it to the next round.
And I’m really not surprised to find Syesha Mercado landing in the jeopardy seat. I think David Archuleta deserved to be there, but given his standing with the judges I never really questioned his safety.
As for the rest of the show, did anyone else think that the opening number “Reelin’ in the Years” reminded you of those Brady Bunch episodes where the kids tried their hand at a singing career?
On the other hand, the Beetle’s Cirque de Soleil LOVE show looked awesome. I want to make a trip to Vegas just to see it now. And I have to admit that the Fab 4 looked pretty good after their makeovers, especially David Archuleta – he actually looked like he wasn’t 12.
In the caller questions, we saw David Cook get hooked up, had Jason admit that his “brain is dead” (big surprise there) and learned that Simon not only wants to be knighted but that he’s also willing to be the next James Bond.
Performances by Maroon 5 and Bo Bice rounded out the evening.
Is there anyone out there that didn’t think America got it right this time?