It’s been a dramatic couple of days for American Idol. The news came fast and furious on Monday. First, the rumor that season 18 contestants are returning to Los Angeles to compete for a spot in the Top 10 was CONFIRMED by Ryan Seacrest this morning. And then fans learned that Luke Bryan tested positive for COVID. OH DEAR. Hopefully THAT hasn’t precipitated an American Idol coronavirus outbreak. But good news! We learned that Paula Abdul would be returning to the American Idol judges panel as a fill in FUN.
Wyatt Pike Drops Out!
The show begins, and we learn that Wyatt Pike “had to drop out.” What? Ryan has very little to say about that except “We wish him the very best.” American Idol released a terse statement to media outlets who asked tonight: “Wyatt could not continue due to personal reasons, and we cannot comment further.” Hope everything is OK for the singer, who more than likely earned a spot straight into the Top 12. I am sad to see him go.
The first live American Idol episode was kind of a train wreck. Well heck, it’s been two years. Remember, there were NO completely live shows last year due to COVID. Everything seemed to be teetering on disaster! The contestants didn’t seem used to the live environment, because there were a BUNCH of pitchy performances.
One would think that a singer, who just found out they can breathe easy, would deliver a relaxed performance. For instance, Cassandra Coleman learned she was in the Top 12 before delivering her worst performance, ever, on the show. Her rendition of “Light On” by Maggie Rogers was full of pitch problems. The best performances came from Beane, Madison Watkins, Hunter Metts and Casey Bishop.
And as far as Paula Abdul is concerned. Having her back for a night was FUN, loopy comments and all. When she said to Hunter Metts after his lovely rendition of “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” she says: “I just want to ask all of you…what did your mother breastfeed you.” And I thought OH PAULER NEVER CHANGE.
What say you? Vote in our polls. I’ll be posting a power list later in the week, before Sunday’s coast to coast live performance show. The Top 9 will be voted on and revealed all in one night, in real time across the country. And because it’s hard to predict who will be eliminated before the contestants perform, the poll asks who the three WEAKEST singers are after this week’s performances. It’s kind of a mini power list, but made up of the bottom 3.
American Idol 2021 POLLS: Top 12 Reveal: VOTE VOTE VOTE
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American Idol 2021 Top 12 – Who Was Robbed?
American Idol 2021 Top 12: Choose the Three Weakest Contestants
American Idol 2021 Top 12: Paula Abdul Yay or Nay
American Idol 2021 Grade the Episode