Going into tonight’s “American Idol” episode, we were surprised by a number of things. For one, Stefano was there! We don’t recall seeing any pre-show buzz about him, but he got a chance to give his first major TV performance of “Yes To Love,” a song that has been out for several weeks now. Meanwhile, we had a predictably-great performance from Lee DeWyze (who had a pretty impressive band behind him), and some of the continuous product placement we have come to expect from the show.
When it comes to the contestants, though, there was really only one question that we had to ask: Did anyone actually go home? We know that either this week or next, there has to be a non-elimination in order to ensure that there are two singers left for the finale on May 16 since there’s no way that Fox is going to end the show a week early. Even though the ratings are down, they are still far and away better than a week of repeats or even (much as we hate to say it) new episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Ryan Seacrest eventually split the ladies up into two groups, with Amber Holcomb and Candice Glover being the bottom two on the night. What does this mean? To us, it’s simply that Angie Miller is in the driver’s seat, since she is the only person now without bottom two experience. No one did go home, with the explanation being that next week, the votes will be factored in from this time. This ultimately means that next week, Amber and Candice have a big disadvantage … and we have to get over the thought of Candice being in jeopardy.
What did you think about this “American Idol” episode? If you want to read our full review of Wednesday’s performance show, you can do so over here.