Perhaps angered by the thought of missing last night’s Veronica Mars because of a two-hour guys-only American Idol episode, our TV setup went on the blink last night, resulting in us catching the final 22 minutes–and nothing more–of last night’s installment. What we did see: AJ Tabaldo’s excited take on Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much,” Phil Stacey’s almost lighter-worthy performance of Edwin McCain’s “I Could Not Ask For More,” and the show-closing montage of the evening’s performances. In honor of those 30-second snippets, we’re going to show you the first words that came to our mind upon hearing each performer’s song; the rundown, along with a few other thoughts on the evening, comes after the jump.
(This is a one-time blip, we promise. Next week, we’ll reassure our TiVo with the knowledge that we can catch up on the happenings in Neptune pretty easily.)
Sundance: Meat Loaf.
Paul: Barefoot karaoke (ew).
Chris Richardson: Wobbly.
Chris Sligh: Um, atonal?
Jared: Smoothed out.
AJ: Jazz hands!
SUNDANCEWATCH, WEEK ONE: The snippet we heard of his Loaflike “Nights In White Satin” was more than enough to confirm our suspicions that we wanted him to go home as soon as possible (okay, really, we decided after the “bodyguard” crack last week), but the shaky performances by Brandon and Chris mean that he’ll probably stick around until at least next week
THE BALLOT BOX IN OUR HEARTS WAS STUFFED WITH THESE NAMES: Phil, whose humility, even after being tapped with the best-of-the-night wand by Randy, stayed intact; Sanjaya, whose adorable quotient gets higher and higher by the second.
PAULA ABDUL OUT-OF-IT SCALE: Incomplete, although we’d be remiss if we didn’t note that her dancing during AJ’s performance was a far, far cry from the footwork she showed off when paired up with MC Skat Kat.
Tomorrow: The final 12 ladies perform! Here’s hoping Antonella Barba isn’t forced to resort to drastic attention-getting measures.