Letâ€™s not drag this out, as American Idol did to reveal its Top 24. The bottom line: The remaining 42 contestants remained in Las Vegas, finding themselves at the Wynn Las Vegasâ€™ Le Reve Theatre.
The bottom line: The top 42 sang for their life one last time and the judges would only let 24 throughâ€¦taking each contestantâ€™s overall journey into consideration.
According to the Randy and Steven, they are looking for â€œthe best of the best of the bestâ€ that demonstrate talent, consistency, and have that special â€œsomething.â€ Must be that â€œx factorâ€ that Simon always referred to, but no one ever seemed to comprehend.
This Top 24, who were revealed one-by-one Wednesday and Thursday night truly demonstrated what Randy and Steven said they were looking forâ€”so much so I am actually looking forward to the live shows.
As the show drew to a close and the top 12 boys and girls were revealed, a twist was announced: The judges wanted a top â€œ13â€ boys and one of 4 contestants would be asked backâ€”but we wonâ€™t know who until Tuesday night.
Next week the top 12 boys will sing on Tuesday and girls on Wednesday, with results on Thursday night. I havenâ€™t decided exactly how I will â€œblogâ€ about the live shows and results, so bare with me through the process.
As they say, itâ€™s America who gets to vote. Hopefully they give us â€˜something to blog about.â€™