Season 12 Top 10 Week of American Idol almost had it all: Several championship-caliber vocal performances, a righteous voting result and unexpected references to the deliciousness of Aunt Jemima Syrup.
The only things missing were a laugh track for mentor Jimmy Iovine’s absurdist musings and a bucket of confetti for the singers who dubiously chose to sing former Idol victory anthems.
On this week’s installment of Idology, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I talk about whether Mr. Iovine’s commentary might have a negative effect on some of Season 12’s female front-runners and dish whether it’s time for producer Nigel Lythgoe to adopt some new and more exciting theme weeks. (Spoiler alert: The answer is “HELL YEAH!”) Plus, we dig deeper into the show’s struggling male contestants, questioning the musical taste level of Paul Jolley and Burnell Taylor, and whether or not the judges should be discussing Lazaro Arbos’ “courage” at this stage of the season.
Finally, there’s a breakdown of the three faces of “I (Who Have Nothing)”! So press play below for all the warm, waffle-y goodness of Idology, and for all my Idol-related news, interviews, commentary and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!