American Idol Recap: Curtis Goes Home–with Nicki? (3/14/13)
Judge Nicki Minaj says that if Curtis goes home, she’s going home, too. Surprisingly, the judges don’t use the single unanimous save of the season. Angie, Kree and Candice are in the top 3. Charlie and Aubrey sing off for the 11th spot in the Idol Tour. Phillip Phillips performs his quadruple platinum song “Gone, Gone, Gone.” Bon Jovi performs a song from What About Now.
Jimmy Iovine says that Curtis won’t make it past Top 8 if he doesn’t veer away from his Gospelish songs. He thinks that Paul Jolley is doing just pop, not pop-country like Paul claims to do, and basically writes him off.
For the first time in AI history, the results are detailed. Devin is Number 1 in Puerto Rico with 25% of the votes; Janelle and Candice, in their hometowns of Tennessee, 30% and South Carolina 42%.
Although American Idol doesn’t reveal who among the three are first, second and third, the other rankings are: 4th, Lazaro; 5th, Amber; 6th, Janelle; 7th, Burnell; 8th, Paul Jolley; 9th, Devin.
In the top 3 are Candice, Angie and Kree. The Woodville mayor gives her the key to Woodville after she gives him a hug. Host Ryan Seacrest asks Angie and Lazaro to stand. They both sang Kelly Clarkson songs last night. Lazaro apologizes to Angie for getting more than her 17% in Florida.
The 10 finalists perform “Shine Your Way” from The Croods, which hits theaters on March 22. I like Angie’s and Curtis’ parts, Angie’s especially, because I was wondering whose voice was standing out in the chorus. Candice just got the high notes. Devin had a solo part, too.
Bon Jovi performs a song from their album What About Now, on tour now. Yawn.
An eleventh spot in the American Idol Tour goes to one runner-up. There’s a sing-off between the top guy and top girl runner-ups, Charlie Askew and Aubrey Cleland. Charlie sings his own composition “Sky Diamond.” When Ryan announces Aubrey’s name after Charlie’s composition, I think that she has no chance. She sings “Out Here On My Own” well, but where’s the artistry? The votes from americanidol.com will be revealed on Wednesday.
Phillip Phillips sings “Gone, Gone, Gone,” which sounds like his other songs. He sounds the same as when he was a contestant. Judge Randy Jackson gives Phillip a quadruple platinum poster for “Gone, Gone, Gone.”
Which brings us to the top 9:
- unemployed 19-year-old Burnell Taylor of New Orleans, Louisiana, @BURNELLI12
- Devin Velez, @DEVINAI12
- 21-year-old Ice Cream Scooper Lazaro Arbos, a stutterer from Naples, Florida, @LAZAROAI12
- 22-year-old Paul Jolley of Palmersville, Tennessee, who was in Retail Sales, @PaulJolleyAI12
- Amber Holcomb, @AMBERAI12
- Angela “Angie” Miller, @ANGIEAI12
- From South Carolina, 22-year-old Adminstrative Assistant Candice Glover of Helena Island, who was cut in Vegas last year, @CANDICEAI12
- 23-year-old Fitness Instructor Janelle Arthur of Oliver Springs, Tennessee
- Demo Singer Kree Harrison, 22, of Woodville, TX
That’s our recap of American Idol show today, 3/14/13. We’ll have another recap on Wednesday, 3/20/13. Check out our American Idol archive HERE.
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