It wasn't very surprising to see Camile voted off American Idol on Wednesday. Ironically, her farewell performance was not too shabby. If she had done that well on Tuesday, she might still be in the running. Pop is obviously not her musical style, so she needed to go. What I found surprising was how poorly most of the contestants performed on Tuesday. Some of the performances were downright embarassing to watch.
Even the supposedly "untouchable" Fantasia gave a substandard performance. LaToya was in one of the top groups Wednesday, but wasn't it just a week or two ago that she was in the bottom three? Those Americans can be a fickle bunch, can't they? Diana was deservedly in the bottom three after her horrendous performance. Newsflash, sweetheart: Walking through the audience doesn't make a bad performance sound any better. Oh, and Jasmine, how does it feel to finally be in the bottom three? Ha! Where was that arrogant, plastered-on smile this time?
If I were John Stevens, I would be really scared right now. He is the worst of the remaining male contestants, and after Simon compared his performance to Ed Wood's movie Plan 9 from Outer Space, how long can he really expect to stay? Jon Peter Lewis is trying to hold on, but there's no way he can stand up to George Huff's talent and popularity. Speaking of which...
You read it here first: George Huff will win the competition this year. He is immensely popular, and he is the only contestant of either gender who has been consistently excellent week after week. Sure, his dance moves need work, but have you seen Ruben Studdard's or Clay Aiken's dance moves? Yikes... If I'm wrong, I'll step up and admit it. I know it's a little early to be calling this, but I honestly think Fantasia and LaToya (the current odds-on favorites) are headed down the same path as Howard Dean.