Big Mike’s Mic Silenced - Ryan reported 37 million votes were cast, the highest number this season. Voter apathy.
Season 3 winner, Fantasia, performed “Bittersweet” from her new album out this summer. Tasia looked and sounded good.
The Ford Music Video, once again promoted the Fiesta to “Put the Message in the Box.” Not my favorite effort.
American Idol: Season 9 Top 4 Results
Roll film of past top 3 contestants on their trips home. Ryan asked the remaining contestants how it would be for them. Lee DeWyze shared his most dynamic statement of the season, by saying “I want that to be me.”
Ryan uttered the ominous, “dim the lights” and Casey James was sent to safety and proclaimed the first of the Top 3.
Daughtry rocked “September” with great swagger. It was amazing to see the Season 5 fourth place finisher own the Idol stage. (Top 3 please take notes.)
“Bring down the lights,” Lee Dewyze joined Casey as a member of the Top 3.
The #1 touring band in the world, Bon Jovi gave us “Superman Tonight.” Can we say the sound system did them no favors.
“Dim the lights and here we go.” As Michael Lynche and Crystal Bowersox hugged each other for support, Ryan said Crystal was safe. Big Mike reprised “Will You Be There.” With the pressure off, the contestants consistently perform better. The shot of him holding his baby was pretty priceless.
Are you happy with the Top 3? Is your favorite still in the competition? In addition to the home visits next week, each of the idols will perform two songs. One will be judges’ choice and the other of the contestant’s choosing. I can feel a confetti shower coming on – American Idol performances Tuesday – results Wednesday on Fox.