Idology: Advice for Colton & Hollie, a Vote-Getting Idea for Joshua, and a Warning for Jermaine

On paper, Top 13 week on American Idol had all the makings of a disaster: Inexperienced contestants tackling the Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston songbooks, those twin, towering hurdles that have led to the ruination of so many Idol wannabes. But a funny thing happened on the way to “I Will Always Love You”: The singers of Season 11 stepped up, sang (mostly) in tune, and delivered one of the best overall live shows we’ve seen in recent memory.

Which isn’t to say that every performance was perfect. And thus, on this week’s Idology, Season 6 star Melinda Doolittle and I discuss which contestant needs to develop a bromance (or something like it), who deserves a ticket out of “the Thia Megia ghetto,” and why one finalist needs an attitude adjustment. Plus, we dish which contestants may be getting the “Haley Reinhart Treatment” from the judges and Jimmy Iovine.

So press play below for this week’s Idology, and then hit the comments with your thoughts on Top 13 week. And for all my Idol news, interviews, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!