Have you ever walked into Dunkin Donuts just to get a drink and you end up behind a group of idiots who take 10 minutes to decide which donut varieties they want in their baker's dozen? Well, multiply that by 12 and you have tonight's results show.
This was literally two hours of Ryan putting people into groups, recapping their performances and then telling them to go sit down in either the winners' stools or the losers' couches. (I feel like that's backwards. Shouldn't the winners get to be more comfortable?) We also got to see taped segments of Jimmy Iovine giving these coddled contestants a much-needed reality check that they're not quite as amazing as the judges would have them believe. I appreciated the refreshing honesty and mostly agreed with his comments (some people are boring, some people are cheesy, there are too many Adele wannabes), but I didn't quite understand his problem with Heejun being a "comedian." I'm not sure how having a fun personality is a bad thing. It certainly doesn't affect vocal skill.
Anyway, let's see how my predictions stacked up against the actual Top 13...
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Erika Van Pelt
Not too shabby, eh? I got 10/13 total, even though all of my wild card picks actually ended up making it through on votes. I'm a little surprised that the pedos and tweenieboppers didn't push Eben through, but I'm certainly not unhappy that he got dumped! I mentioned before that if anyone was going to mess up my predictions, it would be Deandre. I almost made him a wild card, thinking that possibly Heejun had a big enough following to get through on votes. I also toyed with the idea of leaving Reed off the list, but I thought he was way too popular to not make it through. Guess not.
In closing, I'd just like to say to Brielle Von Hugel: HA-ha!
Next week, the boys will sing Stevie Wonder songs, while AI will capitalize on Whitney Houston's death by having the girls tackle her catalog. Early drinking game ideas: do a shot every time J.Lo fake-cries; chug a beer every time Randy tells a girl that she can never compare to Whitney.