American Idol 10 – Green Mile Part 2– Recap

OK. I get it Nigel. We needed a 3 hour Green Mile episode to properly introduce every single one of the Top 24. Yes, I’ve bitched in the past when producers failed to showcase all the hopefuls who will compete on the live stage. So, bravo for finally showcasing EVERYBODY.

Have said that?  Three hours of the Green Mile was excruciating.  Honestly. After the excitement of Hollywood, the reveal was mind-numblingly dull.  How many different ways can you tell a contestant “Yes” while attempting a lame fake out at the same time? Uh, not too many ways.  The reactions got to be pretty predictable after the first 1 1/2 or so.  I’ll just say I’m REALLY REALLY happy to be heading into the live shows.

Bravo Nigel.  It’s a little too soon to declare victory, but I think you’re well on your way to saving American Idol.  I’ll have some thought on the Top 24 in a few days. In the meantime, check out my Top 24 List (I’ll be adding more links and photos tomorrow).

Plus, my live blog includes videos for every single Top 24 contestant we saw tonight. AND I’ve posted a gallery of FOX official Top 24 portraits, so make sure to click on the jump!

  • The American Idol 10 Top 24 HERE!

The American Idol 10 Green mile continues…and continues…and continues…for two hours tonight at 8 pm ET on FOX.

So buckle up! And get ready for some MAJOR DRAMA as the judge’s continue to deliver the news to the Top 40. Who made the Top 24? Stick around to find out.

Live Blog after the JUMP…

We’re back where we left off. Jennifer Lopez acting crying after she had to cut Chris Medina (sorry Chris, your backstory was delicious but YOU SUCKED). Will she find the strength to carry on?


Karen Rodriguez – Her final song was in Spanish language. Is that a Marc Anthony song? How can Jlo say no? Facebook chick with the velvety voice. Does she make it? Jennifer says, “It was a tough one for us…but you’re in our Top 24.” She’s IN. – VIDEO

Robbie Rosen – His final performance was “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” – This teen fought through a childhood disability. He’s got a big voice, this kid.Steven says, “So good, right of the box. You sang your ass off. This is one of the hardest competition…positively sure that you made it through to the Top 24. He’s In. Randy loves that Robbie is “so unassuming.” – VIDEO

Tatynisa Wilson – “Unbreak My Heart” was her final performance – She was inconsistent during the competition, but I guess she wowed them with her final performance. “On this show, it’s about not having a bad day, ” says Jennifer. Tat is crying. she thinks she did not make it. But she does. – She’s IN – VIDEO

Brittany Mazur and Jimmie Allen are OUT

Tim Halperin – Final song – Original song! at the piano – He wasn’t a unanimous yes in his audition, but he impressed the judges in Vegas. Tim didn’t think his initial audition was his strongest. Randy said his overall journey had some ups and down. Jlo thinks he got stronger. Steven says, “I’m sorry to tell you but…” HE’s In. – VIDEO

Julie Zorrilla – Final song, at the piano – Jlo called her a winner at her audition. “Some of your performances lacked emotion and depth…but thinking of all your performances up until now…you’re in the Top 24.” Randy also calls her out on her lack of connection. -Why does Julie get the Gaga gay anthem on the way out? Ha. She and Ryan have a very close encounter. Oops. She’s IN – VIDEO

Scotty McCreery and John Wayne Shultz hope there are two spots in the Top 24 for

Scotty McCreery – Scott plays guitar for his final song. “Long Black Train” proves he knows more than one  song. It’s not bad, but he’s already proven he’s not versatile.  Scotty is a 1/4 Puerto Rican? What? “There were some highs and lows in Hollywood, ” says Randy.  Scotty says he wasn’t the man he should have been in Hollywood. “We’re big fans, ” says Randy, “Guess what that means…you’re in the Top 24.” – VIDEO

John Wayne Shultz was cut. Randy didn’t think he was quite ready. He’s OUT.

Jovany Barreto – His final song was “Angel” – Jennifer says they were agonizing. But, lucky for him,   “You’re in the Top 24, ” says Jennifer.  He’s IN – VIDEO

Lauren Turner – Final performance “Steal Away” – She’s got a big bluesy voice. Me likes! “We were blown away by the big voice, but Hollywood was up and down…Ok…You made it.” She bursts into tears. Boyfriend fake out! She’s IN – VIDEO

Tiwan Strong and Erin Kelly are cut They’re OUT.

Rachel Zevita – Her final songs “I’ll Never Love Again” – Whoa. High note. Her mom and grandma came to be with her from New York. Randy says, “You impressed us when we first saw you.” Randy reminds her that they want to see HER. You can’t think, “What does that person in the 3rd row want from me?” Steven says, “I’m really sorry to have to say…you’re coming through.” They really faked her out. She’s INVIDEO

Kendra Chantelle – Her final song was her Nashville audition song  “Never Felt This Way.” She feels that every one of her performances got progressively better. Steven says, “We’re a little concerned…they all have to be beyond good…I think that you’ve done the right thing….” And She’s IN. – VIDEO

Jordan Dorsey – His final song was “So High” – School teacher who was a tough task master in the group rounds. “I’m confident, I’m agressive, I’m a asshat perfectionist, ” he says.  He had a tough time in Las Vegas, but impressed the judges with his final performance. ”  Jennifer tells him He’s IN. – VIDEO

Lauren Alaina – Her final performance was “Unchained Melody” – She’s gets a pimp spot with Ryan in the red room. She had a super-shaky (hilarious) performance in Las Vegas. She’s got this crazy barbie cow-girl outfit on. She looks so much older than 16. “It became such a tough thing for us to figure out…, says Jennifer. “You’re going through girl, ” says Steven. “You’re so mean!” says Lauren after the attempted fake out. She’s IN – VIDEO

Stefano Langone – His final song, also an original song, “Come Home” at the piano – He was in a horrible car accident. Remember? “You had some good moments, ” said Jennifer. “You can imagine how hard it was to choose who would go on to the Top 24…at the end of the day somebody has to go home…but we’d love to have you in our Top 24. He’s IN – VIDEO

Jackie Wilson – Her final performance “Because of You” she forgot the words. Jennifer says, “You just didn’t quite get there all the way…it fizzled out toward the end. You didn’t make it to the Top 24.”  Jackie is pissed, “Why”  They think she lost her confidence.  “I don’t agree with it, ” says Jackie –  She’s OUT

Jacob Lusk – His final song was “Song for You” – He’s got a BIG VOICE. His shining moment was in Hollywood. OVERSINGING.  “Your performance of “God Bless the Child” was the best performance EVER on Idol, ” says Randy, “We’re happy to say, you’re in our Top 24.”  – He’s IN – VIDEO

Pia Toscano – “Pia blew them away on Hollywood group day. She “tore up the stage” in Vegas.  And her final performance impressed them. So…She’s IN. – VIDEO

James Durbin –  His final performance was “A Change is Gonna Come”, with lots of vocal tricks. We get a reminder of his dual diagnosis of Asperger’s/Tourettes. He says he started his journey like AdamLambert.  No he di’int.  Steven says he did “You Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” better than he did. “Welcome to the 24” says Steven. Wisely, they decided not to f*ck with him. He’s IN – VIDEO

Casey Abrams – He breaks out the upright bass one more time.  He’s, musical, quirky. So far I likes!  He’s IN – VIDEO

Thia Megia and Jessica Cunningham – Thea’s Final performance is “You Raise Me Up” – Randy tells Jessica she could can come back next year. She reminds her it’s her 7th try. She’s so upset, she gives the judges the finger.

Thia is IN – Jessica is OUT – VIDEO

Brett Loewenstern, Jacee Badeaux and Colton Dixon – There’s one spot left. Brett thought there were two. Oops. Brett sang one of his own songs. “Bullet Vest”. Colton performs at the piano, an it’s very good. Jacee is an overgrown kid. They tell him to come back. – VIDEO

Brett LowensternIS IN
Colton DixonIS OUT
Jacee BadeauxIS OUT

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