Idology: Who Are the New Season 11 Front-Runners? And Who Should've Stayed in Vegas?

If American Idol‘s Season 11 Vegas Week was a slot machine, then the Idoloonie nation pulled the lever and came up with a trio of sevens during the show’s Las Vegas callbacks telecast last week. The jackpot? Producers treated us to more than 50 contestants singing — and a few of ’em showed enough talent that it’s not inconceivable to think they might come close to “a moment like this” by the end of May.
On this week’s Idology, Season 6 standout Melinda Doolittle and I talk about the pros and cons of the season’s latest crop of buzz-worthy contestants. Is Jen Hirsh thisclose to flawlessness, or is she a potential Idol scream queen? Could Joshua Ledet be an R&B dream, or are Lusky Stank spores taking root in his vocal cords, ready to bloom in full-blown disease? And what to make of Deandre Brackensick and His Hypnotic Golden Mane?
Melinda and I also discuss the casual dismissal of Imani “fainting girl” Handy, the return of a chilling J.Lo code word, the unjust ouster of the mighty Candice Glover, and the handful of Top 42 contestants we feel should’ve been shipped directly to the Idol scrap heap — including the Season 11 equivalent of a fresh-scrubbed baby seal.
So press play below on the new Idology, then hit the comments with your thoughts on this week’s discussion!