Ryan says it was one of their strongest shows ever, and it couldn't have come at a better time after the last two stinkers. Paula looks a little glassy-eyed yet perky, as usual. Expect an outburst or tears later or maybe both if she peaks at the right time. If it's Ace's time to go will she go into the audience to comfort his mom like she did with Constantine last year? It would be a duller show without Paula. Expect the Unexpected and all that. The review of last night's show still leaves Kellie holding the stinky bag, but it probably won't matter anyhow. Who has the most fans and can dial the most/fastest is what counts. When will they limit it to 5 calls per number and be done with the survival of the fittest dialers competition? The new Ford commercial is the We're the Kids of America. One of those kids is grey haired and another bald, but whatever.
Rod Stewart is guesting tonight and he gets to shoot the bull with Ryan. They talk about all his grammy nominations, the one he actually won was for one of the oldies albums, what he is recording next yadda yadda yadda. His song is “The Way You Look Tonight”. Rod is an old tart and always will be. Bleached hair and silver jackets, he's always managed to look kind of Eurotrashy no matter how much the stuff cost. He can sing the phonebook and would if he thought he might make another buck. Wonder how much alimony and child support he pays each month? Anyhow it's a long way from “Maggie May” to “Just the Way You Look Tonight”. Maybe it's something for the Idols to consider in the later years of their careers, considering how much better they sounded singing old familiar songs in old familiar styles. It's something to fall back on.
They aren't going to have much time for many geometric patterns tonight, so it's likely to be one row safe and one not. It must be like your last meal when they tell you where to sit on Wednesday night. Next week is Great Love Songs with Andrea Bocelli. Excuse me while I yawn. When do we get to contemporary Pop Songs? Oh, they are doing groups tonight. This group and that group, each composed of three. After telling Taylor he is safe, he is asked to go to group he thinks is safe, then they cut to commercial. It's back to the National Enquirer methods of storytelling, stooping to the lowest of lows to get their Idol thrill. Who cares really, just get to the bottom line. The bottom three are Chris, Paris, and Ace. The bottom two are Chris and Ace. The person leaving is Ace and I think the biggest surprise is from the judges. He was one of their early picks and maybe suffered from too much hype prior to performing. Paula is doing the seal clap for his final song and I am too, for my own reasons. I'm not looking forward to next week very much. What weird love song will Chris sing and what will Kellie smirk her way through and still get voted in the top three? When will the theme be Good Songs We Want to Hear and Might Buy for .99 on iTunes? Simon, are you listening? Nigel? Randy? Paula?.....