Idol: How Was Round Two of Hollywood Week?

Drama scored a resounding victory over vocal ability as Round Two of Hollywood Week continued tonight on American Idol.While the group performances got underway, cherubic youths wept openly, one possibly unbalanced singer threatened to pack up her toys and go home, and J.Lo made a variety of facial expressions that ranged from “Child, please” to “I am not even trying to hear that.” With the rapid-fire pacing of the two-hour telecast, it was often hard to hear or understand the judges’ decisions: They tossed aside several singers who sounded pretty good to me, while keeping a number of folks who went off pitch or flat-out forgot their lyrics. Why The Face?

Thankfully, a small handful of singers emerged as possible successors to Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, and recent Grammy winner Fantasia Barrino (holla!), but here’s hoping Thursday night’s telecast yields an entire armload of star-making performances, no? The Idoloonie Nation cannot live on one rousing rendition of “Get Ready” alone, can it?

Anyhow, now it’s time for me to get working on my full episode recap, which will post right here at TVLine.com in the wee small hours of the morning. Until then, feel free to hit the comments and sound off on which contestants impressed you, which left you heartbroken, and which ones should’ve gotten another chance. And for all my Idol-related ridiculata, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.