For those of you who are on time-zone delay or who couldn’t be bothered to sit through an hour of skits and Kimberley Locke hagiography: American Idol said goodbye to Chikezie tonight, even though his performance last night wasn’t that bad! Oh, America, you’re just getting it wrong again and again, especially in the “people who should have been in the bottom three but weren’t” category.
The lowest vote totals belonged to Chikezie, Syesha Mercado, and Jason Castro–although after Jason was given a little bit of license to babble about how his presence in the lowest reaches of the Idol hopefuls was a “shock,” he was quickly sent to the couches, safe in his fate. One question: I understand how Kristy Lee Cook’s play for the still-scared-by-terrorists types sent her to the blue couches of safety, but how does Ramiele Malubay survive week after week? Not only is she a personality void, any cuteness points she might have garnered last night should have been automatically revoked because of those high-waisted shorts!