Wisconsin lawprof Tonya Brito blogs about "American Idol":
Fantasia, Jasmine, Jennifer and LaToya were all spectacular. In my view, this show is really just a contest between these 4 women. Yes, I know that George is good too (and tonight he was great), but he doesn't have their star quality. Maybe Simon is right and George does smile too much. I wonder if he could develop a style that was less eager and enthusiastic and little more attitude. I suppose though that if the show's handlers were able to help Clay become cool, they can help George become a bit more chill. They need to help him get rid of that goofy bounce as well.
I didn't think that those women were "spectacular" tonight, but I did think they were all quite good and probably the best of the night, although I also thought that Diana was good. The guys, on the other hand, were not very good. Poor John Stevens seems to be able only to sing one kind of song, and I doubt we're going to have a Sinatra night this season. Would it be better for him to booted? Here's one viewer who thinks so.
However, I have to believe that Simon is right and that Camille finally gets booted this week. She has been simply awful throughout the finals. It sounds like she is singing through her nose and that she can't remember the lyrics, so everything comes out mumbled and nasal.
And to think that Martha "Army Girl" Krabill didn't even get invited back to Hollywood. She may not be in the class of LaToya, Fantasia, et al., but she is sure better than some of the finalists. . . .