His long country-scored nightmare has come to an end.
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"I am excited that it is the last two nights, but not about watching the last two nights. It’s like if you referred to the night before you had kidney stones removed as 'Kidney Stone Eve.'”
Who likes country music? Because you have no choice in the matter.
His head hurts from trying to parse Ryan's statement that Beyoncé is "a triple threat two times over."
Ryan says of the contestants, “All four will get to go home and see their families, but only three will do it in style.” I guess the fourth one has to go home hanging off the side of a train, like in India.
Scotty appears to be calmly but eagerly studying Lady Gaga to see if there is some gender trickery going on, as he’d heard tell of such shape-shifters and wants to be on guard against bewitchments.
Maybe I should have asked this before, but are we supposed to like Ryan Seacrest?
That was a bad performance. This is a singing contest, not a crying competition.
American Idol Recap: Paul F. Tompkins on the Carole King Aftermath and the World’s Oddest Viewer Questions
"One question caught my eye because it was astounding in its self-absorption, another because it involved a very specific type of dream."
American Idol Recap: Paul F. Tompkins on Carole King Night and the Mysterious Presence of Penny Marshall
Guest mentor Babyface looks good! He could be referred to at most as Adolescentface!
Plus, Casey shows off a fan-made painting.
These kids are all really good at imitating each other. Maybe that should be the show: one month of establishing who they are as individuals, then one month of them mocking each other in clip packages.
"Am I being hard on a bunch of kids who entered a contest? If so, I am the only one."
Perhaps advance knowledge of this theme led to Pia’s being voted off — it was all to avoid her inevitable cover of “My Heart Will Go On.”
He wonders what has gone wrong in his life that he will actually miss an 'Idol' contestant.
"So, Will.I.Am is on the show every week, now? It is seriously giving me anxiety that his presence on the show appears to be open-ended."
This is the “fall back” side of the daylight saving time seesaw that balances out the “spring forward” of the Judges’ Save.
"I wonder what the ratio of early/good to late/garbage will be in the songs we hear."
Oh, the mind boggles trying to imagine the turbulent seas churning in Casey’s perfidious stomach upon this hour!
Motown classics are undeniable works of art, the result of concentrated greatness, and they will live forever in the pantheon of songwriting. But many of these treasured songs I never, ever want to hear again, ever in my life, hear me God.