American Idol 9 Top 16 – Who is Going Home? Plus, My AOL Televsion Recap

UPDATE: Ryan Seacrest just tweeted: “At idol set now, contestants doing some michael buble at the top tonight!” Ryan also tweeted that the song is “Haven’t Met U Yet”


I had a much easier time picking the girls than the guys this week. I’ll still probably be WRONG, but what the hay.

  • Read my AOL Television recap of last night’s show HERE.

I think Paige Miles is totally toast. She’s been on the cusp every week, and she really really really needed to bring it this week to get folks to pick up that phone to vote. Since she did the absolute opposite of that, she’s out of here. I also think the producers’ heavy pimping of the two male African American contestants last night was in part because of Paige’s elimination.

Can’t y’all imagine Elton John’s head exploding into a million little chunks if the Top 12 featured no African Americans? That would not be good. Big Mike Lynche has more than earned his spot in the 12, so no worries. Todrick Hall? Maybe not so much.

Lacey Brown will be the other girl eliminated. While she totally brought it this week, I think it was too little too late. Katelyn Epperly and Katie Stevens are in danger this week, but I think they’ve developed fan bases that will see them through their rough performances.

The guys game has completely changed after last night’s show, so I feel like I’m flying blind in my picks a little this week.

I think I’m gonna go with Aaron Kelly and Lee Dewyze. Aaron didn’t connect with the Lonestar song, despite what Simon said last night. And I think he’s splitting the tweeny votes with Alex and Tim. The judges have been pimping Lee, but I don’t think America is impressed with his pitchy tentative performances. He went first unfortunately which works against him as well. Did you guys see Lee’s sad little face when Ryan called out his numbers? Dude knows he’s in trouble. I’m hoping he survives, because I like his voice.

Having made my picks, I would not rule out an OMG shocking boot, that would find former frontrunner, Andrew Garcia without a spot in the 12. He has, unfortunately, turned out to be something of a one-trick pony, and with the judges hammering on him to live up to past glories (Oh, if only Andrew could be graded on a curve like Tim Urban, who will get through tonight, probably, despite 3 medicore performances) viewers could be turning away in serious numbers.

Alex Lambert got the sh*tty clip edit at the end of the show, and the death spot in the performance order, so I would not be entirely surprised if he went home tonight.

Who do you think will go home tonight?

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