Friday , April 12 2024
Eliminated contestant Paige Miles loses her spot on the Idol summer tour to Tim Urban.

American Idol Results Deliver a Not-So-Shocking Elimination

It should not have been a shock to anyone who saw Tuesday night's show that Paige Miles was eliminated this week on American Idol. What may have been shocking was that for her swan song, she chose to reprise "All Right Now" and hit every note.

I feel like Paige put too much pressure on herself when performing live. Because as soon as the pressure was off, she sang fantastically. Plus, I think she should have stuck to more upbeat songs. Those are the kind of songs that really made her talent shine.

This was a big week for the contestants, it decided who was going to get the opportunity to go on tour this summer. And honestly, if Idol wants anyone to buy tickets to what has got to be the weakest crop of Idol contestants to go on tour ever, those ticket prices are going to need to drop. Just putting that thought out into the universe. I don't see anyone, including myself, ready to pay $70 to see this season's Idols.

This week, the Idol results show was just ridiculous. The show kicks off with the 11 contestants lip syncing to Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Really? Everything about that performance was face-palm inducing.

Ryan then started the process of finding the bottom three. The first two into the group were Paige and Tim Urban.

Then we were treated to the vocal talent of one Miley Cyrus. I don't understand how she managed to give the Idols decent singing advice and then sounds the way she does when she sings live. Her performance just made me cringe.

Ryan then added Katie Stevens to the bottom three, then immediately let her know that she was safe. A little messed up if you ask me, and she's definitely not one of the contestants I pictured this week in the bottom.

The gifts from Disney kept on coming in the form of Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. I'm pretty sure that's the first time that I have ever heard the two of them sing and I'm hoping that will be the last. Based off of Joe's singing, I guess his band is popular cause he's cute? It can't be because of his singing. I pretty much refuse to believe that.

Based on the performances by the guest artists, I think it's time for Idol to cut down the results show from an hour to 30 minutes. I would rather have a cheesy group song, a cheesy Ford music video, a Kris Allen Ford commercial and the results. No need for guest artists, unless they're former Idol contestants. Just a thought, but I'll step off my soapbox for now.

Cut to the results, Tim is safe, he's in the Top 10 and he's going on tour this summer. Color me thrilled!

Next week is "R & B Week" and mentoring the Idol contestants is Grammy Award winning singer, Usher.

This feels like a step in the right direction for Idol. A theme that has never been done in previous seasons and a mentor with actual singing talent. I am not going to get my hopes up too high, but I am excited for the performances next week.

Do you think America got it right with Paige's elimination? What songs should the contestants sing next week? And are you planning to see the Idols on tour this summer?

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Kirsten Coachman is a writer and editor from the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her long-running music blog, Wait...WHAT, at Follow Kirsten Coachman on Twitter: @KirsCoachman

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