Unlucky number four
In previous seasons of American Idol, the week the final four sing has resulted in some very surprising eliminations: Tamyra Gray from season one, Latoya London from season three and Chris Daughtry from season five were all contestants many thought would win the entire competition, but went home early. So this season I was wondering whether we would have a Melinda elimination shocker.
Alas, I guess the surprises are limited to odd-numbered season, because LaKisha, who everyone assumed was going home, was voted off.
And with good reason. She never listened to the advice of the American Idol mentors. And sure, perhaps one can argue a good singer shouldn't really listen to J.Lo, but she didn't listen to Tony Bennett or Barry Gibb or really anyone all season. Despite the "fact" that she has no formal singing training (although how can someone who majored in music in college have no training?). And she hasn't sung all that well since she sang her Dreamgirls tune, which must be a song she has worked very, very hard on, since she sang it in auditions and then again in the first week of the semifinals.
So I bid LaKisha a fond farewell. Any ideas what next week's theme is?