Stefano Langone, Haley Reinhart, Hang On For Another Week

Stefano Langone has more lives than most cats after being in the final two again, then sent back to safety.

It is clear to Idol fans that Stefano won’t be the next American Idol. However, it seems like he is in bottom three week after week and is now in the Final Seven contestants remaining.

Looks like the voters listened to Jennifer Lopez and decided to finally send a guy home in Paul McDonald. His unique voice may help him sign a record deal, but then his main claim to fame right now, is that he sounds like Rod Stewart.

He was a class act last night after being voted off American Idol. It will be interesting what kind of a singer, record producers will produce knowing that Paul sounds so much like Rod Stewart. To my knowledge, no singer has made a career by sounding exactly like an established singer.

I felt like Haley Reinhart deserved to stay, so was happy to see the voters finally voted a guy off the show. Personally, I didn’t think Haley should have been singled out by the judges for criticism of her song on Wednesday night. To me, she sang as well as she had in previous weeks, when the judges were so full of praise for her.

The numbers game might see the exit of Stefano next week. I have read online that James Durbin, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Suddeth have not been in the bottom three this season. However, some people have told me that they think Lauren has been in the bottom three, so that is debatable.

This is only a guess so take it for what it is worth, but I think Scotty and Lauren have been at the top or near the top of the vote getters this entire season.

Still there are five more eliminations coming up, before only the final two remain on finale night.

Casey Abrams has avoided the bottom three since being voted off, showing he has rebounded. I thought he made a terrible mistake singing a 64 year old song Nature Boy that few voters have ever heard of, but the standing ovation from the judges showed how much they liked it.

Lauren Alaina Suddeth is very likable and sings well. The judges have mostly kind things to say about her, so that should help her in the voting.

Jacob Lusk may be the best singer left in the final seven, but he isn’t nearly as popular as James, Scotty and Alaina.

Stefano has stepped up the last couple of weeks to sing very well, but he doesn’t have the popularity to get very much further in the competition. I look for him to go home next week unless he “blows it out of the box” as Randy Jackson says.

James may be good, but can’t see him being successful as Chris Daughtry with a recording career. Still, he is a force to be reckoned with and should be one of the last ones to leave American Idol if he is not voted the American Idol.

Haley is my favorite of the contestants, but the judges don’t seem to be on her side. If Jennifer Lopez hadn’t made her plea for voters, to vote for the girls Haley may have left the show last night. I still like her growling voice and it may buy her some more time on the show.

Scotty is destined to be a successful country artist, but doesn’t need to try to sound like Josh Turner with his deep bass voice. Scotty also has the likability factor working in his favor, along with his deep voice. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him be voted the next American Idol.

News flash: TMZ has posted an article saying that Jacob Lusk was arrested after being given his golden ticket to Hollywood. He had boarded a train without paying, then failed to appear in court for the hearing. When he ignored the court hearing a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was arrested at a traffic stop, then sentenced to three days in jail. However the sentence included two years of probation. He begged the judge to remove the probation since he couldn’t sing on American Idol while being on probation.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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