I found out about last night’s American Idol results via Twitter per usual, but this week I may have done a happy dance in my apartment when I found out who was sent home. This may have been followed up by watching the results show a couple hours later with the biggest smile on my face. Jacob Lusk was finally sent home, y’all! Thank you Grilled Cheesus!
The results show itself was a little bland per usual. The Top 5 sang The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” which sounded heinous from note one, so I put the contestants on mute to watch the following video instead.
Aw, the good ol’ days of Paula and Simon on the judging panel and David Cook’s flat ironed hair.
Lady Antebellum sang their new single, “Just a Kiss.” Very pretty song, yet not anywhere near as good as their smash hit“ Need You Now.” Jennifer Lopez’s pre-taped lip sync-tastic performance of “On The Floor” with Pitbull proved that only she could get away with rhyming “ov-ah” with “love control-ah.” So talented, that one. I did very much enjoy “Jenny From the Block’s” sparkly silver “Hammer Pants.” If we were back in 1991, I would have been begging my mom for a pair just like them.
Onto the results. The contestants were being split into groups. James Durbin and Haley Reinhart in one group and Jacob Lusk and Lauren Alaina were in the other. And then there was Scotty McCreery looking oh-so adorable in plaid, who looked relieved when Ryan Seacrest told him that he was safe. And then Ryan did something that most Idol fans have been expecting for the last couple weeks to take place, “The Huff.”
What’s “The Huff,” you ask? Let me explain.
Back in season three the seven remaining contestants were split into two groups. It was Fantasia, LaToya London and Jennifer Hudson in one group and Diana DeGarmo, Jasmine Trias and John Stevens in the other. And then this happened.
Alas, “The Huff” was born. Other former contestants that have been “Huffed” include David Archuleta and Adam Lambert. Last night it was Scotty’s turn, who pleaded with Ryan to not make him do that.
If you watched, you know that Ryan guided Scotty over to James and Haley and announced them all safe. Also, by this point Lauren Alaina was an absolute mess. I feel for this girl, because of course she doesn’t want to get eliminated, but she needs to have some poise and keep herself together.
And then the highlight of the evening came, which wasn’t Ryan announcing that Jacob was going home; it was Jacob getting his swan song cut off in the middle of all the ridiculous vocals gone wild runs he was doing. Or as my brother put it, “Fox gave America what they wanted.”
Next week, the Top 4 will be singing songs of Leiber and Stoller and will be mentored by Lady Gaga.
Okay Idol fans, what did y’all think about last night’s results?