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American Idol: Season 10, Episode 9 – “When you’ve got your ex-girlfriend and the commander-in-chief…I’m screwed.”

American Idol: Season 10, Episode 9 – “When you’ve got your ex-girlfriend and the commander-in-chief…I’m screwed.”

It’s the second night of Hollywood week and 168 contestants are left in the shark tank.  The water has been chummed and it’s time to begin on of my favorite episodes of each American Idol season – group numbers.  Who will soar?  Who will crash and burn?  Who will forget the words?  Who will be sent home?  It will only take two short hours to find out.  Buckle up, get your popcorn ready, and let’s get this party started.

With so many people put through to Hollywood this week, it took two full days to winnow the field down to the remaining 168 singers.  Those who performed on the first day of the culling assumed they had an advantage, and began forming and rehearsing in groups.  Not so fast.  In a true Survivor “drop your buffs moment”, Ken Warwick (an executive producer on Idol) informed the contestants their groups had to be a mix of both day 1 and day 2 contestants.  You could hear the proverbial needle scratch across the record.  It was beautiful.

What followed was an all out scramble for the contestants to break-up and reform their groups under the newly clarified rules.  It had to be one of the most drama filled and stressful group weeks in recent memory.  With people abandoning groups, reforming groups, and almost leaving the show – the first 40 minutes of the night stressed ME out.  I can’t imagine how the contestants felt.

I also can’t begin to recap every single thing that happened.  I just don’t have the necessary Soap Opera scripting skills to do it justice.  I’ll wade through the things I found interesting or disturbing, and share my thoughts about this marathon episode that was the second of Hollywood week.  Here it goes folks – two hours of drama in 30 minutes or less – or your pizza’s free.  Dig in!

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American Idol: Season 10, Episode 4 – “That worked out pretty cool”

American Idol: Season 10, Episode 4 – “That worked out pretty cool”

It’s night number four, and the American Idol crew found itself in Nashville.  Hard to believe it’s just the second visit to Music City during Idol’s history.  As I mentioned yesterday, I had high hopes for the talent in Nashville – and I wasn’t disappointed.  The judges set up shop in the Ryman, and got down to business.

I have to say that I was disappointed to find that Steven Tyler did not lead off the show with yet another eloquent turn of a phrase.  Instead, he led off the show with the one word that could sum up most of the evening – Wow.  There were some good “wows”, some bad “wows”, and some what-the-hell-was-that wows as the night progressed.  I’ve got them all, as well as my engaging and thought provoking commentary below.  Onward we go!

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