It was “Songs From the Movies” Night on American Idol, and every single member of the Top 8 was genius, perfect, beautiful, special, and “in it to win it.” Oh, except for Haley Reinhart. Yes, Idoloonies, that was pretty much the take-home message you’d have gotten had you chosen to fast-forward through all of the evening’s musical performances, and listen only to the overpriced feedback of Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson.
This isn’t to say Haley was great tonight, or even particularly good. But to pretend she was the only remaining member of the Season 10 Idol crop who couldn’t have benefitted from some constructive criticism? That’s crazier than Paula Abdul wanting to pop off David Archuleta’s head and hang it from her rearview mirror.
I’m not going to say any more than that — I’ve got to get stated on a full episode recap that’ll post overnight right here at TVLine.com [UPDATE: Full recap is liiive!] — so in the interim, I turn it over to you. Sound off in our polls about tonight’s best and worst performances, head down to the comments to expound on said opinions, then scroll down for the latest three-part episode of the most important series on the Internet right now, Idoloonies. And for all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!
Tonight’s Set List
Paul McDonald: Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll”
Lauren Alaina: Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb”
Stefano Langone: Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road”
Scotty McCreery: George Strait’s ” I Cross My Heart”
Casey Abrams: Nat King Cole’s “Nature Boy”
Haley Reinhart: Blondie’s “Call Me”
Jacob Lusk: Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
James Durbin: Sammy Hagar’s “Heavy Metal”