@AndyShore No more American Idol after tonight. At least for a while. That means I get Comedy Death Ray back on Tuesday nights. Score one for this guy. I am looking forward to finding out who wins. I am most looking forward to all the surprise guest performances. @MattSilver ruined that Orianthi performs with Alice Cooper. He also saw the Bee Gees while trying to get tickets to the show. It was also reported earlier today that Christina Aguilera would perform, but not her recent single that just bombed. Crystal Bowersox will win tonight, if the voting goes based on their performances last night. She was better in all three of her songs. It’s a win win situation for me. I want to see Crystal win. I also have a hometown guy as the alternate in Lee DeWyze. There should also be some sort of a sendoff for Simon Cowell tonight. He will be missed.
8:07 The American Idol top-12 is performing “School’s Out For Summer” with Orianthi and Alice Cooper. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a bit of a crush on Orianthi. She shreds, is easy on the eyes and has a cute accent. Grace Potter would have some serious competition, if she played a flying-V guitar and the B3. The top-12 sounded fine, and it was good to see Alice Cooper onstage. I haven’t been in school for a while now, but that song still makes me happy.
8:14 If Kris Allen sounds worse than both Crystal and Lee did last night. Is it too late to vote him off the show?
8:18 Simon’s co-judges and Seacrest’s sarcastic comments about Simon were way funnier than the audition highlights they put together. They lost the joke when the moved to forced excitement over his departure.
8:21 How did Siobhan Magnus get shafted with an Aaron Kelly duet…and how did they both get shafted with the Bee Gees. Sorry guys.
8:27 Big Mike Lynche is performing “Taking it to the Streets” with Michael McDonald. Big Mike is winning this duet.
8:30 Dane Cook is doing a musical number of Simon’s best disses. In his long history of stealing jokes, it appears he’s stealing Stephen Lynch’s entire act.
8:35 Lacey Brown is singing “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera. Didi Benami, Katie Stevens, Paige Miles, Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox have joined her. Now they’re doing “Stronger.” X-tina joined them for the final chorus of the song. She looks like Princess Leia.
8:43 Ricky Gervais wouldn’t go a half a mile to see Simon off in person, but he got some digs in live via satellite.
8:48 Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia , Aaron Kelly, Casey James, Big Mike and Tim Urban are getting their funk on with some Hall & Oates.
8:54 Crystal Bowersox is singing with Alanis Morissette and more than holding her own. You deserve to win when you can sing with god.
9:02 @MattSilver insists that Carrie Underwood is that hot in person. That’s all I have to say about her.
9:08 Casey James is singing “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Is Bret Michaels gonna be there? Didn’t he die? Maybe they’re just setting it up so they Casey can tour with Poison after he does die. I apologize for all of my comments in regards to Bret Michaels, but let’s be honest. I’ve said worse.
9:15 Lee DeWyze is performing with Chicago. It is as hilarious as it sounds. Trust me.
9:22 General Larry Platt is doing the “Pants on the Ground Remix.” Hahahaha…featuring William Hung. Lee perfoming with Chicago was funnier.
9:24 I’m pretty sure the girl in that mayo commercial just admitted to her husband that she got railed by a donkey.
9:31 Paula Adbul is on stage, attempting what it seems is stand up comedy. She would have been funnier if she was on drugs…or more drugs?
9:33 If I know anything about foreshadowing, I’d say that Simon was going to be the next American Idol.
9:37 Every single past American Idol winner is performing..except for David Cook. @CandidCate joked it wasn’t too late to vote him off, after I asked the same thing about Kris Allen. Tons of past Idols are on stage now.
9:46 The top-12 are performing with Janet Jackson. I’m fine with that, as long as it doesn’t turn into another performance of her singing in front of a screen of Michael. That song was so old school, it might have come out on cassette.
9:55 Crystal and Lee are performing “With a Little Help From My Friends” with Joe Cocker. Definitely the best guest performance of the night.
10:03 Lee DeWyze is the next American Idol. Chi-city representing. We don’t stop, no. We don’t quit. Crystal deserved to win after last night. At least the alternative was a hometown guy. I’m still more excited for her debut album