Team Elliot Yamin
OK. Usually I don't watch the Idol results show. I fast-forward to the last five minutes to find out who gets kicked off. But for some reason I watched the whole hour of this week's results. And enjoyed it. A lot.
First, I loved some of the family clips. It was nice to get more insight into the regular lives these contestants lived before auditioning for Idol. Some of the stories were more touching than others. I couldn't help but tear up seeing Kellie Pickler's grandfather, and how cute was it that Kat McPhee's dad cries everytime she performs, and Bucky's family just seemed so nice, and oh my god, Elliot has diabetes and allergies and oh yeah is tone deaf in one year. Tears rolling down my face at this point.
But what turned out to be the best part of the show was listening to Elliott, in the bottom three again, perform again. After seeming genuinely shocked that Ryan asked him to sing again ("What exactly do you want me to sing?), he gave one of the best Idol performances I've ever seen. His rendition of "Somebody to Love" I thought was amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. I watched it three times and each time it gave me chills and I couldn't get over how pitch perfect it was.
I haven't voted all season, but now I have a new clear favorite and I'll be dialing his number every week until the end.