I GUESS YOU WEREN'T READY FOR THAT YET. BUT YOUR KIDS ARE GONNA LOVE IT: On the bright side, I'm a big fan of the reworked performance segments on the Idol results show. No more hokey medleys; instead interesting duo and small group performances scattered throughout the hour. On the other side, damn ...
Bottom 3: Thia, Naima, Paul. First two go home.
Thia was clearly disposable, but Naima's leaving is a real loss for the show. There hasn't been a woman on the show who had taken risks like that before, and it's a damn shame we won't see what her ambitious self was going to bring to the table in future weeks. I liked the dancing and the reggaefied "I'm Still Standing"; that's a show which entertains me. I am not interested in the "singing competition" that Pia thinks she's competing in (ooh, "River Deep Mountain High" next week -- that's barrier-breaking!); I want a show in which performers are trying to demonstrate that they can become viable contemporary artists. And I want a show which encourages her risk-taking, as opposed to what the judges and voters visited upon Naima last night. So I'm disappointed, but not surprised.
(Also, how the hell did Stefano receive more votes than Paul?)