I'm spoiling after the jump...
...but I refuse to dignify that Elvis medley with any sort of comment. FREE CRYSTAL!
Casey has had a hair blowout that I don't care for.
And it occurs to me that I should give Ryan Seacrest a little positive reinforcement, because I am relentlessly snarky about him. I consistently like his suits and skinny ties, how's that? Remember some of his looks from season one? Looking back at Ryan and Brian Dunkleman is like remembering the heyday of Wham!
And Andrew Garcia is the first one voted off. Oh God, I'm afraid he's wearing a plaid flannel shirt and matching bow-tie. Who would even manufacture that? Sweatshop workers would even refuse.
Aaron and Casey are safe.
Now we're seeing footage of Elliott Yamin's trip to Africa with Kara DioGuardi as part of "Idol Gives Back," and I feel as though it would be wrong to mock the purple tube-top jumpsuit Kara elected to wear while tending to the poor. Giving back is good.
"Dim the lights, and here we go," says Ryan. (That's what she said.) Lee is having fun, he says -- really! Can Adam Lambert sing now?
Crystal and Siobhan are safe. Lee is safe!
Next week the contestants will sing "inspirational" songs, and Alicia Keys will be the mentor. Fingers crossed for "Eye of the Tiger."
Adam Lambert singing "Whaddya Want From Me," which is sort of a whiny title. Excellent laser lights show, and I liked the green sparkly earplugs.
Shocker! For me and my 6-year-old, at least. Katie Stevens is voted off, while Big Mike Lynche and Tim Urban have made it through to the final seven. Is it too late for her to make prom?