By Jane Nambi
After nine Beatles Week performances, it was time to send one American Idol contestant home.
“One person’s dream is in jeopardy,” Ryan Seacrest said at the show’s opening, “and we may be in for a surprise,” he added. Jimmy Iovine said Amber Holcomb was in his Top Three. “I definitely think Amber should not be in the bottom three,” Nicki Minaj saysm Amber was put in the bottom three by America. “That’s common sense. You have to shine through that screen every time you perform.”
Randy Jackson agreed saying, “I’m really shocked that Amber’s in the Bottom Three. I can’t believe that.” She is together with Devin Velez and Paul Jolley.
The top nine in the contest are;
- Kree Harrison
- Candice Glover
- Angie Miller
- Janelle Arthur
- Burnell Taylor
- Amber Holcomb
- Devin Velez
- Paul Jolley
- Lazaro Arbos
One of the nine had to go for the night. Paul Jolley, was evicted
The night was marked by a performance by Jessica Sanchez, a former American Idol contestant and winner.
She’ll get a chance to do that next week, though, because Paul Jolley’s the one with the fewest votes. He reprises Heart’s Alone for his sing-for-your-life number, and all his bad habits come back. He has trouble with the pitch in the verses, and he sounds like the guy from Queensryche in the chorus. No way do the judges keep him.
And so we enter the post-white-guy era of American Idol.
“Unfortunately, Ryan, it’s not unanimous, no,” Randy Jackson says when asked if the judges will use their save. “Thank you, Paul, good luck.”