So the American Idol Judges finally used their “Save” tonight, and they used it on the person they consider the best in the competition… Jessica Sanchez. Last night was an odd night, as the Judges seemed overly critical of some contestants like poor little Holly and gushed over others like Jessica Sanchez. Personally, I thought Holly was fine last night, but she got raked over the coals by Steven while Jennifer backed him up, and Randy looked like a cat with his tail caught under a rocking chair. Randy actually ended up bailing her out even though it was obvious he knew Steven and Jennifer’s criticisms (and the crowds booing) put him on the spot as he was the last to make a comment.
Tonight I missed 90% of the drama and Durbin’s performance which I actually wanted to see. I did however remember to tune in 10 minutes before the ending only to see 2 groups of contestants and a confused looking Sklyar. Ryan asked her “which group will you choose” and said she wouldn’t pick before he grabbed her and stuck her in the group of Hollie Cavanagh, Phillip Phillips, and Colton Dixon. Then Ryan declared that group safe leaving Elise, Jessica, and Joshua’s heads on the chopping block. Immediately the judges started complaining, and saying “America got it wrong.” I immediately started thinking, wow what a setup…
The judges have adored Jessica from the beginning and have made it pretty evident that she’s the one to beat over the past few weeks. I’ve not seen every episode, but honestly I can’t remember them saying anything bad about her since she’s been on. It was obvious to everyone that somebody was getting saved tonight, and I was a little shocked when it was Jessica who they said America voted to send home. The judges however took that shock away when they all got up on the stage during her “goodbye” song before J. Lo’s fine self grabbed the mic and said there was no reason for her to finish as she’s getting saved. That whole move really reeked of “setup” and showed America who the judges (or J. Lo at least) wants to win.
Don’t get me wrong Jessica Sanchez can flat-out sing, and certainly didn’t deserve to be in the bottom three based on talent. That being said, she’s a bit too cocky for my taste (not a fan at all) so maybe America agreed or maybe it was all a big ol’ setup. Were you surprised by “Americas” decision tonight or do you think it was just a ruse as they pick had to be used soon anyway?