Let me set the scene for you guys. I'm in a hotel room as I type this, my two kids are a barricaded door away supposedly sleeping, but I can hear them conspiring over the baby monitor. My husband is reading a book on the bed next to me, and I am going to recap live, with the volume down, without the benefit of my Tivo. I'm practically camping, this is so primitive. At least I've got wifi. And a touch of sleep deprivation. Let's go!
Ryan Seacrest gets to introduce the show live again, since he's introducing the top 6 slowly. Casey gives the camera twitchy eyes. The judges come out, and Steven Tyler is decked out in shiny silver head to toe. Jennifer Lopez counters by wearing a bronze dress with feathers at the bottom. Randy Jackson? Cardigan, again.
Guess what the songs are tonight? The songs of Carole King. Now, I have nothing against her, I accept that she is an excellent and decorated singer and songwriter. However. Last week we had songs from the past decade. The Carole King package highlights that her first song was recorded in 1961, her big album was in 1971, and her most recent collaboration was with James Taylor, another fine-but-not-recently-fine artist. Okay. In an attempt to contemporize things, Jimmy Iovine is bringing his friend Babyface to sit in on rehearsals.