There are only 10 contestants left on Season 12 of American Idol, but let’s not pretend each of ’em has an equal chance at getting a confetti shower and “A Moment Like This” by the end of May.
As the performances from last week’s Semifinals — and subsequent results-show victory anthems — proved, several vocalists are already building sizeable fortresses in the hearts and minds of the Idoloonie Nation. Others, meanwhile, seem to be getting unwarranted praise from the judges — and the lack of constructive criticism could come back to haunt them like the Ghost of Kristy Lee Cook’s “Eight Days a Week.”
On this week’s episode of Idology, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I separate the contenders from the pretenders, and on occasion, the conversation gets kinda, well, intense: I use the word “crunk” for the first time ever (not counting singing along with Mary J. Blige), Melinda steals one of Randy Jackson’s favorite turns of phrase (¡!), and I explain why the elimination of Breanna Steer is a detriment to the Season 12 proceedings.
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