Overall, last night was a great night for American Idol. Like last week, they weakest link was quite clear after all of the performances: Danny Gokey. He proved tonight that he is not at all a versitile artist (I cringe at that word thanks to Kara “artistry” DioGuardi, but it was necessary.). And though his voice is probably stronger than Kris’s voice, Kris brings originality and relevancy that Danny does not and cannot bring. As I’ve said before, when it all comes down to it, Kris is the most relevant vocalist in the competition. The other 3 are more powerful than he is vocally, but Kris’s kind of music is very popular right now. As for who’s going home, it’s truly a toss-up. The only certainty, though, is that Adam isn’t going anywhere this week. His fans surely voted in huge numbers this week after last week’s bottom two scare, plus he earned a spot in the Top 3 with his great performances last night. Danny definitely deserves to go, but he has a very large fan base for some reason, and the judges avoided any real harsh criticism last night, though deserved it, and instead chose to give him an “A for effort”. If it comes down to Allison and Kris, then I believe Kris will be hitting the road. Allison may have received mediocre reviews for her solo performance, but she got to close out the show with Adam and the duet was extremely well received by the judges, and surely America, while Kris received mediocre reviews for everything he did. However, this surely resulted in his solid fans voting even harder for him. If I had to make a prediction on who would go, I’d say Danny, though I have horrible feeling about Kris’s fate.
Hopefully, America made the right choice and we can finally put the “GO” in Gokey!
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