With only five weeks remaining in American Idol‘s tenth season, hard questions still outnumber firm answers: Are the show’s producers putting their weight behind James Durbin? What could possibly stop season-long front-runners Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina from advancing to the final three? Is Casey Abrams a versatile and risk-taking performer, or a growling ham who doesn’t know enough to stick to what he does best? What can Haley Reinhart do to avoid her weekly flirtation with elimination? What is the deal with Jacob Lusk’s on-the-brink-of-crying performance style? And am I really wearing a #SignPiaToscano t-shirt? (Yes.)
On this week’s Idoloonies, my cohosts (including Season 9 graduate Didi Benami) and I ponder these topics, weigh in on the effect that Jimmy Iovine and his team have had on the season’s performance quality, and bid a fond farewell to Stefano Langone. And if our three-part episode doesn’t contain enough Idol goodness for you, then stick around for a bonus acoustic performance of Didi’s new song “Your Heart Knows Best.” When you’re done watching, hit the comments and let us know what you think. And for all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!