I don’t think anyone is really shocked by this week’s American Idol double elimination that resulted in Thia Megia and Naima Adedapo being eliminated from the competition this week.
As much as I am disappointed by the elimination of Naima, I wasn’t surprised. I love that she went out on her own terms. She showed who she was as an artist, and I can definitely appreciate that. I love that she brought this wonderful energy to the stage each week. I’m going to miss seeing her on stage, but I definitely look forward to seeing her on tour.
With Thia, it was only a matter of time. I would have been shocked if Paul McDonald had been booted instead of her, because he had the better performance of the two. Thia probably should have waited a couple years to try out for Idol. I think she then would had been more at ease with showing more personality. With Naima, we got a sense of who she is as a person and as an artist. I can’t tell you anything about Thia, other than she really likes to sing ballads.
The results show was fairly entertaining again this week. I really liked how they split the Top 11 up into duets and groups this week instead of one big group performance. Jacob Lusk and Naima’s duet of “Solid As a Rock,” was a bit cheesy, but Naima sounded fantastic. James Durbin, Casey Abrams, Stefano Langone, and Paul wielded their instruments for a rendition of “Band on The Run.” The harmonies were a little rough, but they looked like they were having a good time. Haley Reinhart, Pia Toscano, and Thia sang “Teenage Dream.” Haley forgot the words, Thia was basically a glorified back-up singer, and Pia could have rocked the song all on her own. I thought Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery did an amazing job with their duet of “I Told You So.” Their voices together were absolutely flawless. Hopefully they perform together during the tour this summer.
Former Idol winners were also to be found on last night’s show. Season eight winner, Kris Allen watched on from the audience with his wife, and season three winner, Fantasia performed her new single, “Collard Greens and Cornbread.” I have to admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of Fantasia’s, but I really like that song. She sounded pretty fantastic.
Next week, the Top 9 will perform songs from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
Alright Idol fans, what did you think of the eliminations and what would you like to hear the Idol contestants sing next week?