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On the American Idol results show tonight (March 28)—apparently the show's 450th episode—the small band of guys competing was further decimated. This is no longer a man's, man's, man's world.
But before the results, which all happened in the last 10 minutes, a quick rundown. The awkward group number came referred back to the week's Detroit theme with Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll." The girls (as usual) sounded pretty on point and the guys just kind of held on for dear life.
Oh hey, Motor City is also Ford's home, so it was corporate sponsorship time. But OK, I admit, my heart kind of melted at the sight of the hopefuls teaching the kids how to sing Phillip Phillips' "Home." I mean, I'm not made of stone, folks! "We kind of realized we're not just on this show. This is our opportunity to pay it forward," said Janelle Arthur, back on the Idol stage after the package aired.
In Jimmy Iovine's commentary, he praised Candice Glover and Janelle, but admonished Angie Miller for having the wrong presentation. He even predicted the boys would be the bottom three with Lazaro going home. He was really close, it turns out.
Jimmy also loved Kree Harrison's performance of Aretha Franklin's "Don't Play That Song" and predicted she might be able to go to the finale. And doggone, Kree got a call from the Queen of Soul herself, who actually did watch the performances, and she said that she loved it, and that "you put that one away."
But before results, it was a guest appearance bonanza. Idol season 11 alum (and Nashville-area native) Colton Dixon, who is now a chart-topping Christian artist, returned to the stage to sing "Love Has Come for Me." He also praised Angie for covering his song a couple weeks back, saying that she "killed it."
Katherine McPhee, another Idol alum, was back and joined One Direction for the group's single "If I Lose Myself." And judge Keith Urban even got in on the action, singing his hit "Long Hot Summer." Which was awesome and all, but when are we going to hear some new music from him? The Idol stage would be a good opportunity to introduce a new single, y'know. Keith acknowledged the recording process after, noting, "We've got new material, it's just not ready yet." Get pumped, people.
Oh, right, there were also voting results. In the order they were named, the safe people were Kree, Candice, Janelle, Angie and Amber Holcomb.
That meant the bottom three featured the remaining three guys. Burnell Taylor ended up being safe, which probably makes sense. But Lazaro Arbos was safe, so Devin Velez had to sing "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" for the save. Mariah was in tears over it, y'all. Very serious.
It was as lovely a performance as when he previously did it, but the judges were not unanimous and opted not to use the save. So another one bites the dust.
You were good, Devin, but unfortunately the people have spoken. Vaya con dios, amigo.