Tonight’s Top 8 results telecast kicked off with Kristen Merlin, Audra McLaughlin, Jake Worthington and Kat Perkins teaming up for a cover of The Band Perry’s “Chainsaw” — an apt pick considering that more than a third of the Season 6 field would be marching to the guillotine by the end of the hour.
And while the question of “WHO?” loomed over a triple-elimination episode, the bigger storm cloud was raising an angry eyebrow and asking “WHY?”
Why are NBC and Mark Burnett in such a freakin’ rush to get to the finale? Why did we have seemingly endless weeks of Battle Rounds, only to abbreviate the Live Voting portion of the season from April 21 through the May 19 performance finale? Why the heck didn’t the weakest overall vocalist find himself at risk?
I know, I know, there are so many questions that won’t be answered, so let’s cut right to the results:
Saved by America (in chronological order)
Jake Worthington (¿¿¡¡him!!??)
This Week’s Bottom 4
Sisaundra Lewis (GAH!)
Last Chance Performances
Sisaundra Lewis: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Naural Woman” — Grade: A-
Audra McLaughlin: The Band Perry’s “Done” — Grade: B+
Kat Perkins: Heart’s “Barracuda” — Grade: A-/B+ (depending on how much you like an excellent carbon copy of Ann Wilson)
Delvin Choice: Bruno Mars’ “Young Girls” — Grade: C+
As a confirmed Sisaundraholic, my Tweets were a foregone conclusion:
Saved By America
[Insert weeping emoticon here.] [I am too much of an Oldie McCreakypants to know how to insert a weeping emoticon.] [Please leave one that I can cut and paste down in the comments.]
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