Usher-ing in the Top 10 - American Idol  

If you haven't guessed, Usher is the mentor for this week. I'm not really sure what he sings but I'm sure I must know AT LEAST one song of his. Maybe he'll sing that one tomorrow. In the meantime, we get to hear an R&B song from each of the top ten Idol contestants.

Before we get on with the show can I tell you how uninspiring most of these top ten contestant are for me. They suck! Other than Crystal and maybe Siobhan and Didi (and Didi is stretching it), the talent pool is pretty shallow. The only bright spot may turn out to be Tim, this season's Sanjaya. Now, no one can take Sanjaya's place in my heart (did you see him on "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"? He was AWESOME!) but Tim might just out live him. If he does something over the top, energetic, fun and campy, he just might beat out Andrew (who is my pre-show pick to go home tomorrow). If that happens, I am going to firmly hop onto the Worster Wagon this year!

Okay, let's get this show over with.

I'm skipping the Usher-fest video package.

Siobhan - "Through the Fire" - 1-866-436-5701 - Usher give her fashion tips. She starts out a bit nasally but once the song picks up she REALLY goes off the rails!! Oh Boy! I could be wrong but that seemed like a train wreck to me. Let see what the judges say. Randy says it was all over the place but he loves her. Ellen agrees with Randy and thinks Siobhan got lost. Kara calls her out on her nerves and her screaming parts. Simon thinks she was out of breath and she was all over the place. Simon also said that he is getting bored with the screaming at the end. AMEN!

O M G ! Over 15 minutes into the show and we've only seen ONE singer! This must be the biggest filler night in the history of Idol!!

What the hell was that crappy look back stage thing? Let the poor girl cry in peace! Truly tasteless!

Casey - "Hold On, I'm Coming" - 1-866-436-5702 - He's hot! That was entertaining and fun. He's not going anywhere anytime soon. I think he forgot some of the words. Blondes look good in red. Did I mention that he's hot? I did?? Well, he is! He makes me dream of becoming a cougar. Randy calls it a hot not for him (and all the ladies too). Ellen says he's always good but calls it generic. Kara is surprisingly not drooling. Simon says it was his strongest week so far and was really impressed with him.

Okay, I may vote for the eye candy instead of Tim. Although, Tim looks pretty good without his shirt too.

But he's a little too young for be thinking about in THAT way.

I AM SO COLD!!!!! I can't wait to leave this apartment. I am going to LOVE having control over the heat. If it's cold, I can turn it up. If it's hot, I can turn it down OR turn on the AC. This winter has been worse that our first winter here when the furnace was broken and we had to use space heaters the entire time. At least then, we knew it was going to be cold. This winter, you just never knew what to expect when you opened the door. Freezer or sauna? Could be either one.

Mike - "Ready For Love" - 1-866-436-5703 - Mike just doesn't excite me. He does a good job but I was bored with it as I am with all of his performances. Randy says he's in the zone. Ellen calls it beautiful. Kara had never heard that song before. I'd expect that from Simon but not Kara. Simon says he can take Mike seriously now as an artist and thinks he had a "moment".

I'm hating the backstage clips.

Didi - "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" - 1-866-436-5704 - Wow! This is boring. The "Tell Me" ending was weird! Randy thinks the performance flat-lined and he didn't get it. Ellen says it was not her best. Kara calls it overdone and that she can't put her in a hole. Simon says it was like swimming in jelly and agrees with Kara. OMG! Simon just compared Didi to the horrible singer/band that Dancing With The Stars has. That was below the belt, Simon! The DWTS band SUCKS all the time and Didi just sucked tonight (for me). After the horrible critics, Ryan tries to make Didi cry on live TV by grilling her about why the song means so much to her.

Oh BOY!!! Tim's next!!

Tim - "Sweet Love" - 1-866-436-5705 - I'm sorry, Tim. That was stiff and cheesy. I can't even look at him singing this song. He should have sang Rock with You or Human Nature or, really, ANYTHING else. The Worsters better be dialing with full force tonight. Randy calls him a singing waiter but that he was in tune. Ellen  calls him adorable for the people drinking along at home and wonders why he picked that song. Kara says he took the soul out of the song. Simon thinks it doesn't matter what the judges say because he's going to smile, the audience is going to vote for him and he's going to be here next week.Tim is such a good sport! You can't help but like the kid.

Andrew - "Forever" - 1-866-436-5706 - I have to give it to him. That was the best he has ever been. My "going home tomorrow pre-show pick" might just be sticking around. Don't get me wrong, I'm still not a fan and, so far, Casey is the best of the night but I liked him better than the rest of the pack so far. This was a good night for him to have a good night. Randy calls it the best in a long time. Ellen says it was really amazing. Kara call it one giant leap in the right direction. Simon thinks it was miles better but thinks he is boring and need to show his personality.

Katie - "Chain of Fools" - 1-866-436-5707 - Katie looks like she went to Jerseylicious for her hair.What is up with the dress shorts? Paige wore something similar. Not a good look. She should have picked a different song. I was too distracted by her hair and her outfit to pay attention to her singing. OR is it that her singing didn't grab my attention away from her horrible look? Only my hairdresser knows for sure. Randy thinks it was disconnected but then calls it the best vocal of the night? WTF, Randy?!? Ellen calls her out on her Jersey hair too! Kara says it was her best vocal performance but need to make it young. Simon calls Randy crazy and Katie cold. Whatever.

Lee - "Treat Her Like A Lady" - 1-866-436-5708 - Wow! This is turning out to be a really good night on Idol. Lee ricked it out! He's best of the season. Good going, Lee! Randy calls it his best in weeks. Ellen calls it the best of the night. Kara says amazing. Simon believes in him and says this might have been the night when Lee's life changed forever.

Okay, as always Ryan and the judges wasted so much time in the beginning that they are now having to rush through the critics. That's not fair to the contestants. I have two words for you Idol Powers That Be: Time Management! Look it up!

Crystal - "Midnight Train to Georgia" - 1-866-436-5709 - I love this song (what else is new). She changes it up this week. She starts out at the piano and just when I was starting to get bored, she changes it up again and STANDS UP! Can you believe it?!?! Someone is standing and singing when they were just sitting and play the piano a second ago!! I'm shocked! Okay, there was too much hype surrounding her "changing it up". I wish she hadn't of said anything last week. Don't get me wrong, I liked it and I like her. I just wasn't blown away like I have been in the past. Randy likes the way she switched it up. Ellen says she is never not good. Kara says she was glad she took the risk. Simon says a ton of crap that I don't feel like talking about.

Aaron - "Ain't No Sunshine" - 1-866-436-5710 - What's with the hoodie and the plaid shirt?? Rocket Boy is not doing that great. I wish someone else would have closed the show. He's good but it wasn't all that. Randy says it was just alright. Ellen makes an age joke and then says good job. Kara liked it but didn't love it.Simon calls it a cupcake.

My favorites of the night were Lee, Casey, Crystal (in that order). The bad ones were Siobhan, Didi, Tim and Katie (not necessarily in that order). Middle of the road were Andrew. Mike and Aaron (in that order). Now, who do I think is going home? That's a tough one but I think Becky may get her wish and Didi will go home. Then again, VFTW could have a bad night and Tim could go home. So, for my bottom three I pick Didi, Tim and Katie with Didi picking the short straw.

What say you, America?

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I agree with you on Mike. He was good, but not great. I'm also tired of Siobhan doing the same thing every week.

I voted for Tim about 40 or 50 times, since his underdog story is one of the few interesting things this season has going for it. Let's hope he stays!

Ok, so here's the thing about Didi. I can't really wish for her to go because I have her in the Top 5 on my Idol pool. So no matter how much I hate her, I need her to stay. And I think she's drummed up some sympathy votes tonight.