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American Idol – Recap & Review – Top 12 Results

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American Idol
Top 12 Results

Original Air Date: Mar 6, 2014

Patricia Morris Buckley — Sr. Staff Writer
pmb@thetwocentscorp.com

For the second week in a row, the Bottom 3 were all women. What is going wrong? Are the men that much stronger?

The opening group number was another low key filmed segment. In this case, the contestants were taking selfies and singing Phillip Phillips’ “Home.” While I still don’t think an opening number is needed, it felt less forced than the old Up-With-People fiascos.

Is Harry really too harsh? That’s the point of the next segment, where Harry had to explain that he really thinks they’re all very, very talented. Got that? He really, really likes them. But he also wants to help them be better. He’s not a mentor, but a judge.

Seriously, I think all the judges could be more critical. Telling an off-key contestant they are the star gets laughable after a while. And not in a good way.

Speaking of P squared, the 11th season champ came back to sing his new single. “Raging Fire.” It’s very catchy and certainly banks on the strengths of his voice. This week the Tastemaker band – a band on the edge of a breakthrough – was selected by Randy. Kodaline had a soft edge that should appeal to Mumford and Sons fans.

So finally we get the purpose of the hour-long show. Filling out the Bottom Three were Emily Piriz, Jena Irene, and M.K. Nobilette.

Going Home: Emily. Seriously, what was she thinking when she picked a JLo song to sing in front of the judge? It’s a gutsy move, but kinda stupid too. No save for her!

Next week is songs from the cinema. This is the first time the contestants have serious parameters on which song they’ll sing.

Do you think the right person went home? Should the judges have used their lone save on her? Is Harry too harsh? Give us your TwoCents…

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