Idoloonies: Jacob Gets Booted, James Gets a Pass, Lauren Gets a Rewrite, Haley Gets Squat

American Idol is a harsh, frustrating, and inconsistent mistress, but to paraphrase one of the ditties covered during Top 5 week, I can’t live…if livin’ is without Fox’s ubiquitous ratings behemoth. Yes, folks, Season 10 has been filled with maddening moments, like the judges conveniently overlooking James Durbin’s pitch problems on “Closer to the Edge,” or the producers rewriting Idol history to create an “underdog rising” story arc for Lauren Alaina, or Haley Reinhart never getting the respect that she’s entitled to.

On this week’s Idoloonies, my cohosts and I discuss all those topics, bid an overdue farewell to Jacob Lusk (and his bump-and-grind moves), take a deep dive into who should (and probably will) crack the final three, provide a PSA for fans of The Growler, and look at which of the likely winners (aka the guys) would be better for the franchise from a TV perspective vs. an album sales perspective.

Kris Allen Vs. Chris Daughtry! Clay Vs. Archie!
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Press play on our latest three-part episode below, then hit the comments to share your own thoughts on the week in Idol. And for all my recaps and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

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