Tonight's American Idol show opens with a montage of the Idols talking about their childhood dreams. Astronauts, journalists, comedians ... and yes, a few singers.
The group sing is a mashup of "Born to Be Wild" and "Born This Way." Can you spot the theme? Then there is the weekly commercial for something or another that they have to do every week.
Montage of the Idols talking about languages, accents and pets. No, seriously. I'm not making a joke there.
Time for some results: Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk and Lauren Alaina come forward. Ryan asks Randy for clarification about what singers can do to avoid being pitchy. He helpfully explains that "pitchy" means they are either flat or sharp. Jennifer Lopez chimes in that it sometimes happens when they can't hear themselves over the music on the stage, "but we're going to work on that next week." Fakeout, they're all safe!
Haley Reinhart and Paul McDonald are next. Haley's in danger, and Paul is safe.
Reigning American Idol Lee DeWyze next hits the stage to debut his new song, "Beautiful Like You." Hi, Lee! It seems like a lot more than a year since you won, but I've been really busy.
Results again: Scott McCreary is safe. Pia Toscano? Safe. James Durbin, also safe.
Stefano Langone and Naima Adedapo come forward. Stefano is safe, and Naima is in danger.
Lastly, Karen Rodriguez and Thia Megia hit the stage. Thia's safe, Karen is not.
The Black Eyed Peas debut their new single, "Just Can't Get Enough," with some help from string players in extremely high-waisted pants.
In the bottom three are Karen Rodriguez, Naima Adedapo and Haley Reinhart.
Naima learns she is safe, as is Haley. Karen has to sing for her life and possibly earn the judges' save. She sings Mariah Carey's "Hero." She gives it her all, and she's OK, but it's not enough. Randy says it is "not unanimous," which means someone wanted to save her. But one vote isn't going to do it.
What do you think about the results?