Karla is eliminated.
Vitolio is eliminated – VIDEO
WOW. So Caitlin and Jason were safe! If not, I think the judges would have eliminated them. Did America rally behind them after the judges dissed their routine? If I had voted last night, I would have thrown them a few, for sure, because I did not hate that routine the way the judges did, and I have a feeling America felt the same.
At least Karla and Vitolio were eliminated on a high note–their quickstep was one on my favorites of the night. I also loved Karla’s solo. And I agree with the judges, Jeanine’s solo was beautiful, powerful–Kayla’s not so much. Vitolio was visibly moved speaking about the folks whose lives he touched. Aw–his partner Asuka in the audience looking sad.
Happy to see and hear the fantabulous most awesomeous Idol evah, Kelly Clarkson sing her latest single, “I Do Not Hook Up.” Yay Kelly.
- “Brand New Day” from the Wiz – Original Soundtrack (Group Number)
- “Caprice in e Minor, Op. 1 No. 3” by Midori (Patricia and Desmond) – iTunes
- “Blackbird” by Dionne Farris (Karla)
- “Here Comes Goodbye” by Rascal Flatts (Vitolio) – iTunes
- “Stupid” by Sarah McLachlan (Kayla) – iTunes
- “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Kupono) iTunes
- “Moonlight Sonato” Smart Sleep with Classical (Jeanine) – iTunes
- “You’ll Find a Way” (Switch & Sinden Remix) by Santigold – iTunes
- “I Do Not Hook Up” by Kelly Clarkson – iTunes
- “Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson (Girls’ Goodbye) – iTunes
- “On Your Own” by Green River Ordinance (Guys’ Goodbye) – iTunes
Live blog and Videos after the JUMP…
Tonight: Kelly Clarkson performs!
“Brand New Day” from The Wiz by Tyce DiOrio – The Cirque Du Solei jumps out of a painting. – VIDEO
Karla and Vitolio and Randi and Evan are center stage. One of them is safe, the other is in the Bottom 3. Randy and Evan are SAFE. Karla and Vitolio are in the Bottom 3. – VIDEO
Nigel reminds the audience that Karla and Vitolio are no strangers to the Bottom 3
After the break Janette and Brandon, Karla and Kupono and Melissa and Ade are center stage. Janette and Brandon are safe. Melissa and Ade are SAFE. Karla and Kupono are in the Bottom 3. Mia is shocked–“They were the best performance last night, ” she says to Karla and Kupono, “We can’t lose you guys.” – VIDEO
Back from the break, Jeanine and Phillip and Caitlin and Jason are center stage. Caitlin and Jason are SAFE!!! OMG! I totally lost all my points! – VIDEO
Karla, Vitolio, Kayla, Kupono, Jeanine and Philip will be dancing for their lives.
Patricia Hachey and Desmond Richardson from Complexions Contemporary Ballet perform a beautiful piece choreographed by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson (Caprice in e Minor, Op. 1 No. 3 by Midori) – VIDEO
Karla (“Blackbird” by Dionne Farris) dances for her life, Vitolio (“Here Comes Goodbye” by Rascal Flatts) is next, after it’s Kayla (“Stupid” by Sarah McLachlan), next, it’s Kupono (“Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) – VIDEO
Jeanine (“Moonlight Sonato” Smart Sleep with Classical) dances for her life, Phillip (“You’ll Find a Way” Switch & Sinden Remix – By Santigold) is last. – VIDEO
Nigel, Mary and Mia leave the stage to deliberate.
AND KELLY CLARKSON IS IN THE HOUSE! She performs “I Do Not Hook Up” I Love Kelly! – VIDEO
Back from break, we start with the girls. It’s a unanimous decision. Nigel tells Jeanine that hers was the strongest solo of the evening–and brilliant. She is SAFE. Nigel tells Kayla she is a favorite, but her solo tonight was static, not dancing from the heart. He tells Karla she is a very good dancer, but she hasn’t captured the star quality she had a the beginning. She is eliminated.
Now for the boys. Again, it’s a unanimous decision for the boys. Nigel tells Phillip he is “absolutely unique” and superb at what he does. But tonight, he thought his solo was a little desperate. He has a lot of hard work ahead of him in the coming weeks to master the other genres. He is safe. Nigel tells Vitolio he has great presence on stage, but he doesn’t deliver anything at the end of the day. He tells Kupono his solo was weak, that he expects more, and that’s what he’ll be expecting next week. Vitolio is eliminated. Asuka is in the audience getting a little teary. Vitolio tears up as he talks about the letters he got from people telling him he changed their lives.
- Randi and Evan
- Janette and Brandon
- Melissa and Ade
- Caitlin and Jason
- Karla and Vitolio
- Kayla and Kupono
- Jeanine and Phillip