It's time for another episode of this wretched show. Hurrah!
The group routine if you can call three singers a group begins with the opening bars of 'The Final Countdown', a song I will forever associate with Gob from Arrested Development. But then it morphs into a medley of the top three's performances throughout the season: Stan does 'Purple Rain', James does 'Crazy', and Hayley does 'Somebody Told Me'. And then it really does end with them all singing 'The Final Countdown'.
And now it's time for James to be eliminated. That's not how Andrew G introduces it, but come on. The first Idol through to the grand final is Stan. (Which I just accidentally mistyped as "Satan", heh.) (Note to Stan's fans: please don't bother pointing out that this is evidence that I hate him, and I should be fired or whatever. I don't care.) That leaves Hayley and James, and of course Hayley is also through to the final. Of all the not-very-surprising eliminations this season, that was probably the least surprising.
James remarks that Idol is the best thing he's ever done in his whole life. Lucky he's only about 12, or that would be pretty sad. He adds that before the competition, he used to play restaurants and pubs to only two or three people. I hope going back to that won't be too hard on him. (I kid, I kid.) (Sort of.)
Tonight's guest judge is Michael Buble, the most charming man in the universe. In his first 10 seconds on stage, he displays more energy than the Maddens and Pete Wentz had in a whole episode.
Read up on all the performances in the full post.