” –James Durbin, recounting the strangest shout-out he’s gotten from a magazine photographer on the red carpet “Fundamental Misunderstanding of What Went Wrong” Award “I would’ve loved an opportunity to get up here and play that song with my guitar.
That’s all I wanted to do.” –Julie Zorrilla, talking about her disastrous performance of “Breakaway,” a composition she should never, ever sing — or maybe even listen to — again “Fundamental Misunderstanding of What I’m Supposed to Do With My Life” Award “I made it this far, and I’m not gonna give up now.” –Ta-Tynisa Wilson “If The Judges Won’t Say It, Ryan’s Recap Voiceover Will” Award “The night got off to a screaming start with karaoke host Clint Jun Gamboa.” (Cue: Excessive holleration on Clint’s rendition of “Superstition”) “When Someone Pays You a Compliment, Say ‘Thanks’ and Then Shut Your Pie Hole” Award “I don’t know, I’m just Lauren.” –Lauren Alaina, asked what she thought about original champ Kelly Clarkson comparing her to season 5 country gal Kellie Pickler, and judge Randy Jackson comparing her to Kelly and season 4 champ Carrie Underwood “A Single Buzzcut Away From the Top 13? You’re Already Being Used on the voters did a pretty solid job choosing their five entries on the men’s side, but bellyflopped a little on the women.
Probably me.) This isn’t to say I’m not a fan of either Naima or Ashthon, and I’m not going to hold it against these gals that the judges chose their bigger personalities over quiet, retiring Kendra.
After ironing out some flat notes in the first verse (probably due to tears), Naima delivered a pretty top-notch rendition of “For All We Know” that she clearly felt all the way down to her guts.
American Idol results show is kind of like a trip to the dentist’s chair: The faster you get through it, the better.