The “American Idol” Top 10 has been reduced to nine.
Didi Benami, who sang “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” discovered for herself when she got the boot Wednesday (March 31).
After a lot of back and forth, even sticking Katie Stevens among the Bottom 3 stools, Ryan Seacrest let Katie return to the “safe” seating area. And then it was just down to Didi and Tim Urban, whose “Sweet Love” was horrible in its own way.
Didi tried to save herself, singing one of her best songs, “Rhiannon,” but it wasn’t enough.
As Simon gave her the bad news that she was going home, he added: “But it was a million times better than what you did last night.”
We’re now left with Lee Dewyze, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Siobhan Magnus, Michael Lynche, Crystal Bowersox, Andrew Garcia and yes, Tim Urban.
Other show highlights:
We began the night with a hilarious “Clash of the Titans”/”American Idol” mashup that edited together Simon Cowell giving a critique and the Kraken roaring. Not an accident at all.
Hey, the Velvet Teddybear! Ruben Studdard was back singing “Don’t Make ‘Em Like U No More.” He sounded pretty good but looked even better. Apparently he lost a ton (no, not literally) of weight by becoming a vegan. Extreme? Perhaps, but it worked. Even Big Mike Lynch, a trainer with “pythons” gave the seal of approval.
After a brief and thus less excruciating Ford promo featuring the gang singing “Kung Fu Fighting,” we moved on to the banter portion, where we found out Mike had been taking hair tips from Siobhan Magnus. A pink one to be specific.
There’s a Justin Bieber spotting in the audience since his mentor Usher was also the mentor this week. Usher and Will.I.Am brought “OMG” to the stage. He sounded pretty decent, and was obviously singing live since his voice wavered during his dancing, but he was totally upstaged later by …
Diddy-Dirty Money singing “Hello Good Morning.” Diddy isn’t a better singer, but he’s so freakin’ high energy. You know something’s afoot when there’s this disclaimer: “Strobe lighting will be used in the next performance.” The promised strobe lighting came out, including the lit-up initials “DM,” which doesn’t stand for Dave Matthews, dungeon master nor direct message. Diddy-Dirty Money!
So, did Didi deserve to go home or was it Tim’s time?
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