After taking a year off, American Idol resurrected it’s charitable efforts with “Idol Gives Back” 2010 edition. Homorazzi.com’s own Alex was lucky enough to score tickets to the show. Make sure you check out his account of the night’s festivities from a live perspective.
Before I quickly gloss over the “Idol Gives Back” musical performances, let’s get the eliminations out of the way. To start the show off, the ousted Top 12 finalists came back and rejoined the still-competing Idols for this week’s group performance of “Keeping the Dream Alive”. It was lip-synced and was boring. Enough said.
Between shuffling back and forth from Pasadena to the Idol studio, Ryan Seacrest slowly built the bottom three. First to know their fates were Crystal and Casey. The curly haired blond was the first to fill the bottom three stools. Next up were Aaron and Lee. Not surprisingly, Lee is safe, placing Aaron in danger. Siobhan, Tim and Michael were the last to know their results. Turns out Tim didn’t receive enough votes and lands in the bottom three.
This week’s bottom three of Aaron, Casey and Tim is perfectly fine with me. Anyone of them could go and I’d be okay with it. Seacrest puts Aaron’s mind at ease and declares he is safe. With Casey and Tim as the bottom vote-getters, it becomes a battle of the hair models. So who leaves? THANK ALMIGHTY GOD… Teflon Tim’s luck finally runs out. HEE HAW. Due to the show running way past its allotted time slot, we weren’t forced to listen to Tim perform his swan song. DOUBLE HEE HAW. Finally, “Inspirational” theme-week delivered.
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I called Casey and Tim in the bottom three, but not Aaron. Unfortunately, I predicted Siobhan to land in the bottom and the one eliminated. With Tim’s long overdue ouster, my record for the finals is now at a lame 3-3 and my season prediction record is even worse with a 8 correct and 10 incorrect record. Boy do I suck.
Now that Tim has finally vacated the premises, I’m somewhat looking forward to next week’s performances. With Shania Twain tapped to appear next week, this season can perhaps be saved.
Overall the performances were pretty good. Performances by Elton John, Josh Stone and Annie Lennox were the highlights for me. As with every year, there’s usually a segment that brings me to tears. This year it was the heart wrenching story of the child born with HIV that Lennox featured. Seriously, I was balling.
Ellen DeGeneres visits a “Feeding America’” local food bank in Monrovia California.
Jennifer Garner talked about Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program helps young children prepare for school by developing strong literacy skills.
Randy visits the Save The Children program which focuses on literacy, physical activity and nutrition.
Wanda Skyes does a comedic set.
Mary J. Blige and Randy Jackson perform “Stairway to Heaven”
Elton wows with “Your Song”
Carrie Underwood sizzles during her “Change” performance.
Simon Cowell travels to Douglas, Arizona to visit the Children’s Health Fund.
Queen Latifah co-hosts from the Pasadena.
Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham gives back.
Jeff Beck and Joss Stone perform “I Put a Spell on You”.
George Lopez judges the judges.
Alicia Keys sings Unthinkable and Empire State of Mind (pt 2)
The Black Eyed Peas “Rock Their Bodies”