Casey Abrams had the fewest total votes, when American Idol voters cast their votes, but was saved by the judges, who decided to save him and allow him to continue on the show.
It was a major shock when Ryan Seacrest announced, that Abrams had received fewer votes than Stefano Langone and Thia Megia.
Then Seacrest went into his building up the drama act, twice reminded Abrams that he was singing for his life (as if he didn’t know). Seacrest likes to build up drama with the dimming of the lights, the earlier appearance that Paul or James may not be safe, while they were there only to be told by Hulk Hogan that they were safe.
Personally, I think America got the vote wrong. Stefano Langone, Thia Megia and Naimi could have been sent home and I wouldn’t have been surprised.
Abrams may not have been at the top of his game every time out, but I thought he did fine on performance night singing I Heard it Through the Grapevine.
Last night’s vote was a wakeup call, for voters to not take for granted that the better singers will always get the most votes. Now that Abrams is in danger of being eliminated, he will have to sing even better next week, or he may be one of the two eliminated next Thursday night.
We are only a couple of weeks from seeing some very good singers eliminated, so the competition will be even tougher when there are only five contestants remaining in about a month.
One surprising note is that Ashton Jones is the only wild card pick sent home after three weeks.
James Durbin continues to “blow it out of the box” every time out similar to the way Adam Lambert consistently gave strong performances, week after week two years ago. I will be surprised if he isn’t in the final two but one bad performance could derail his train to becoming the American Idol.
For more details on the elimination show last night: