... didn't you think?
What with Ryan running backstage, all the endless filler with recaps, etc. The bullshit tension extension. Notice they didn't bounce back and forth between guys and girls -- they knocked out the guys (losers) first and then the girls (winners!) last. That way, you'll tune out remembering how AWESOME the girls were.
And in all honesty, they are much better. For my money Candice is hard to beat for best singer at this point, but of course that is meaningless as far as votes.
I have to admit, I rocketed thru the proceedings on DVR because I felt Idol was unfairly trying to rob 1-1/2 hours from me for what is essentially a five-minute reveal.
I slowed down to hear a few of the singers, and some sounded even better than before (Candice for ex.) and some a little worse (Janelle, Angie, quite a few more) but maybe some of that was nerves.
Was anybody else waiting for some kind of "shocker" announcement that there would be two Wild Cards -- and then nothing? There was that quick thing at the end where Ryan mentioned a sing-off with the runner-up guys and girls for a spot on the Tour -- but I guess no Top 12 this year. It's just as well. IMHO this was a pretty blatant example of Idol just sliding in who they wanted and throwing out who they didn't, right? Almost like the votes, as indicated by sites like DialIdol, didn't really get counted LOL.
I guess you can't blame Idol -- how are you going to get out of this vortex of White Guys With Guitars unless you game your own system?
Your Top 10! Clockwise, above, Lazaro Arbos, Amber Holcomb, Paul Jolley, Curtis Finch, Jr., Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Devin Velez, Burnell Taylor, Angie Miller and Candice Glover.