As we approach tonight’s American Idol results show, who should we feel good about? Beyond that, who is almost certainly in danger? Within this piece, we want to do our best to break this down based on what we saw last night — plus also screen time, creativity, and also placement within the show. Let’s not kid ourselves here — American Idol performances have long been judged by more than just one thing.
There are four singers leaving the show tonight — below, we’ve got our take on six that could be in jeopardy. Some others could go home in a stunner, but there are a handful of people you should feel good about — think Walker Burroughs (who performed last on the night), Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Uche, and Madison VanDenburg (the three best performers from the show) and then Alejandro Aranda, who wasn’t his best last night but who has an overall body of work that is impossible to deny.
If you missed it, you can also check out our take on last night’s performances now in the video below! On the other side of seeing this, remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and to also take a look at our full American Idol playlist.
Laine Hardy – He didn’t have a disastrous opening number on the top 14 performance episode, but he does suffer somewhat from performing at the start of the show. It’s always harder for singers in that spot to stick around for another week.
Evelyn Cormier – While her take on Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” was an inspired choice (and we actually liked the verses — the choruses were a little shaky), the general consensus online has not been positive for her risky rendition. Plus, she performed early on in the show.
Eddie Island – He’s too weird, too wacky, and there’s too much confusion a lot of the time about whether he is a parody act, or is serious with a lot of his style and the way he performs. He’s talented, but not necessarily right for this show.
Ashley Hess – Her performance of “Fix You” had some lovely moments, but it didn’t fully crescendo; also, she has not had the total bulk of screen time of some of the other contestants and this could be where that hurts her.
Dimitrius Graham – His version of “Perfect” was anything but. He was dragged down by intonation issues throughout the first half of the song, and they probably stand out more than almost anyone else’s on what was a fairly uneven night.
Wade Cota – While we think he is probably safe, his song choice in “Trouble” is one of those songs that’s been done so many times on this show that some viewers may have developed a certain amount of blindness over it. That happens sometimes and viewers forget to vote.
Who do you want to see advance on the American Idol results show tonight? Be sure to share in the comments, and remember to check back soon to get even more insight on the show. (Photo: Fox.)