Things are getting positively Thunderdomeian* in the American Idol universe. That’s because TVLine.com has taken 64 of the most electrifying moments in the 10-season history of Fox’s ratings juggernaut, pitted them into single-elimination faceoffs, and invited all of you to stand around and cheer as bloody good times ensue. “Two songs enter! One song leaves!” Oh hell yeah, that’s how we do! (*Totally a word now.)
Yes, ladies and gents, welcome to Day Two of the American Idol All-Time Greatest Performance Bracket Tournament! We’ve split our game into four distinct divisions: Power Vocalist/Soul Males; Rock/Country/Alternative Males; Soul/Pop Divas; and Pop/Rock/Country Divas. Every day at 1:00 p.m. ET over the next few weeks, we’ll launch a new set of duels to the death that will have you joyously reliving your favorite Idol moments and tearfully cursing us for making you choose between ’em.
Before you head to the polls, you may want to peruse these memory-refreshing links to the performances entering the ring this afternoon:
Fantasia Barrino, ”Summertime” (Movie Night)
Fantasia Barrino, ”I Believe” (Final 2 Performance Night)
Trenyce, “Proud Mary”
Kendra Chantelle, “Georgia on My Mind”
La Toya London, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”
Mandisa, “I Don’t Want to Hurt Anymore”
Tamyra Gray, “A House Is Not a Home”
Syseha Mercado, “A Change Is Gonna Come”
It’s gonna hurt to see four of those great Idol moments snuffed out in Round One, no? So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks. And if you’re interested in the matchups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, click here to check out the entire 64-player bracket (then click again for a zoomed in view), and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.