American Idol lost two of the show’s least impressive contestants last night when Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia were finally voted off. While we kind of had a fondness for too-generic Stevens, we weren’t surprised to see her get the boot. As far as Garcia goes, he should have been cut weeks ago and we think he should be grateful as hell he stayed long enough to go on the American Idol Live tour.Â
There are still a few duds left to get rid of in the American Idol top 7, but losing Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia cuts down the crap factor considerably. We admit Katie Stevens actually has a nice voice, but it’s a voice that belongs on a backup singer, not a superstar. We did get a bit teary eyed watching her sob like hell after being cut though. That’s gotta hurt.
Andrew Garcia, we don’t feel so bad for. He’s consistently sucked on American Idol and deserved to get thrown off a long time back. He’s had maybe one performance that was decent and most of them were pathetic. Still, he did have class on his exit. “I’m still happy,” Garcia said. “Thank you guys.Â I mean, I appreciate everything and I’m glad I’m here, I’m glad I’ve been through what I’ve been through.”
The best part of the evening was, of course, watching Adam Lambert kick it on stage. The laser effects were awesome, but the overwhelming smoke cloud on stage did make it a bit blurry to watch. We knew Lambert was a drama queen but wow! Still, we admire his style and that huge, fabulous voice. He still needs, however, to learn to not bounce around so much that he loses the fine edge of his vocal tone.
So who is going to get the boot next? We’re hoping Tim Urban will finally go despite some improvement the last few weeks. He just tortured us far too long this season. We’re thinking it might be Aaron Kelly next, since he’s splitting the ‘cute boy’ vote with Casey James and James is the better singer. Siobhan Magnus may finally get it though, since the girl vote is obviously going primarily to Crystal Bowersox.
Then again, Michael Lynche has been on the chopping block recently. If he doesn’t pull out another really great performance next time, he could find himself the next to take that long journey home.
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