American Idol: 20 Remain
What does it say about this current “American Idol” season when after hearing reigning champ Kris Allen perform, you wish he could join the cast again?
In fact, after hearing the less-than-inspired guys sing on Wednesday night, how about we take a page from “Survivor” and do an All-Stars show! Picture it- Clay Aiken going toe to toe with David Archuleta. Group numbers with David Cook, Chris Daughtry and Bo Bice. A sing-off between Carrie Underwood, Katherine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson and Allison Iraheta. The possibilities are endless. And think of the madness that would ensue as callers tried to vote for their favorite all-star, hoping they’d win again!
But back here on Planet Earth, none of that is actually going to happen. Instead we’re left with a very lopsided playing field, one where the girls are much better than the guys. And nothing proved that more than tonight’s group number, where the producers attempted to cram all 24 singers on to that little disc they call a stage. Singing Estelle’s “American Boy,” most of the women sounded awesome, especially Siobhan and Lilly. (As for the guys, I did here some promise from the trio of Joe, Aaron and Alex, but that was about it.)