American Idol's down to twelve, Lilly Scott should still be there
By April MacIntyre Mar 12, 2010, 4:29 GMT
Lilly Scott courtesy of FOX
Cruel and unusual punishment tonight for the results and elimination for "American Idol," as the show revealed its top 12 finalists, and host Ryan Seacrest warned viewers, "We could be in for a surprise or two." Understatement of the year.
The 20 finalists were in a choreographed song that opened the show, and it must be mentioned that the entire group looked like the wardrobe department raided the local Salvation Army or American Thrift in Burbank to outfit everyone. Nothing looked good on anyone.
First eliminations were Katelyn Epperly and Todrick Hall, and Hall just burned down the stage with his Queen cover. His final words were classy. "I'm just really grateful," said Hall. "This has been an awesome experience. I came here to prove that I'm not just a dancer, I can also sing. And I think that I've done that."
A piano duet by season 8 finalists Scott MacIntyre and Matt Giraud broke up the bloodbath.
Second round to go was the talented Lilly Scott and Alex Lambert.
Scott should not be going home. I was looking forward to her progression in this competition. Even the judges were aghast at the results. I hate to say it but Katie Stevens should be the one leaving, and come back in a year or two. She is out of her depth with the massive talents of Crystal Bowersox and Michael Lynche.
Alex Lambert had a case of the nerves, which he noted, "I wish I would've like, not been so nervous onstage, because there's a lot of things that America hadn't seen me do yet," said Lambert. "I wish I could've just broken out of my shell."
The Idols will move to the Kodak Theatre for Tuesday night's (Mar. 16) live show, which will turn out covers of the Rolling Stones.
The "American Idol" top 12: