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American Idol, Season 10: Top 13 Results – “Can you do the Dougie?”

American Idol, Season 10: Top 13 Results – “Can you do the Dougie?”

Thursday night must mean its time to crush someone dreams on American Idol and send them home.  It’s another three weeks until you make the summer tour, so there was a lot on the line with the first elimination show for the top 13.  Over 30 million votes were cast – a pretty good number for this early in the competition.  Looks like the level of talent and new judges are working well for the public so far.

Unlike the last time they had a top 13 (season 8), only one person was in danger of going home, instead of two.  In danger, because the “Judge’s Save” was announced again for this year.  At some point between now and the top 4, the judges can save someone from elimination.  It makes for a great moment, but I’m not sure it will change the course of the show.  (You may recall that Michael Lynche was saved last year.  Last time I checked, he still didn’t win.)

With a helpful introduction from the Ripley’s announcer, the judges took to the stage and the show was off and running.  Is it just me, or did Steven look like he had a little bit of a hitch in his step coming out?  We got to see a little of the contestants in their house for the first time in many seasons (Ashthon decided to jump on the bed like a 4 year-old), and then the action started.  Who got eliminated?  Read on and see…

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American Idol, Season 10: Top 13 Performances – “I overstand what they were saying…”

American Idol, Season 10: Top 13 Performances – “I overstand what they were saying…”

Before I start, let me say one thing to the contestants.  If you haven’t been following them this year, all of the top 13 contestants have official Twitter accounts.  Here are three observations for you after following them all for a week.


1.  Scotty McCreery is a very funny guy.

2.  Ashthon Jones feels the need to retweet far too many things written by her followers.

3.  Paul McDonald is the only contestant who seems to really understand how to use Twitter.  Maybe that’s why he has so many followers.

This week was the top 13 performances.  The show opened with the crowd doing the wave and the Ripley’s announcer (again) introducing the judges.  The contestants got to choose a song from their own personal Idols this week, and each worked with a producer to arrange and record the songs.  Enough of the chit chat – let’s dive right in to the performances.

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