Tonight's Idol showing raised several questions, to which I will provide hashtag answers:
Why has America condoned Casey's bad behavior?
Why does James insist on going sleeveless constantly?
Why hasn't David Cook hired some of Clarkson/Underwood's songwriters?
Why did David Cook's mild showing still out-sing/out-charm most of Season 10's contestants?
Why does Katy Perry think she can contend with Lady Gaga and/or Robyn?
Who keeps voting for the Lusky Stank?
Now really, can anyone argue with the Bottom 3 Golden Rule?
Top 6 Most-Likely-To-Win Rankings:
1.) Scotty McCreery
2.) Lauren Alaina
3.) James Durbin
4.) Casey Abrams (Bottom 3: Final 11)
5.) Haley Reinhart (Bottom 3: Final 13, 12, 8, 7)
6.) Jacob Lusk (Bottom 3: Final 9, 7)
7.) Stefano Langone (Bottom 3: Final 11, 9, 8, 7)
8.) Paul McDonald (Bottom 3: Final 11.2, 8)
9.) Pia Toscano (Bottom 3: Final 9)
10.) Naima Adedapo (Bottom 3: Final 12, 11.2)
11.) Thia Megia (Bottom 3: Final 11, 11.2)
12.) Karen Rodriguez (Bottom 3: Final 13, 12)
13.) Ashton Jones (Bottom 3: Final 13)
But finally, Stefano the wildcard underdog catches the axe. While I'm a bit sad to see him go (I'd so much rather have heard Stefano a few more times over our more rotund male contestants), it's clear Stefano was never going to win (nor will Haley/Jacob, at this point). The only potential upset to my Bottom 3 Golden Rule this season may be Casey Abrams-- but then again, Scotty/Lauren (and even James) keep showing that no matter how much they may falter (cough cough Scotty), their voting bases are massively strong.
I'm still trying to piece together how 3 weeks ago, I was heralding the triumphant return of American Idol without a clue as to who may win in a tightly-packed season of talent, and now I'm dreading the demise of Idol with no doubt as to who will win in a mediocrely-bland season of womp.
If one thing is proven true, it's that we Idol fans remain fickle. And we know exactly what we want...
Here's hoping we get some of it soon,