Review: ‘American Idol: Ticket to Ride’

Nobody is safe, as far as I'm concerned.

‘American Idol’: Ticket to ride

Non-elimination portion of the show:

Ryan announces the mentors for this season: Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Neil Diamond. Can’t say I’m looking forward to any of those episodes so much.

They are repeating the songwriting contest this year. You know, the one that last year gave us “This Is My Now.” Goody.

Bad Beatles medley.

Hey, speaking of bad, two of the worst finalists ever are in the audience: Kevin Covais and Jon Peter Lewis. No, I did not have to look up those names. Yes, I’m a dork.

Recap of Tuesday’s awful performances: Nobody is safe, as far as I’m concerned.

Stupid call-in portion of the show. They aren’t really going to do this every week, are they?

A performance from Kellie Pickler. That shoe song. Who doesn’t feel like singing about their shoes? Depending on how you feel about her, Pickler is either still adorable or still irritating. Personally, I always found her adorable.

Elliot Yamin and Fantasia go to Angola to give out mosquito nets and plug “Idol Gives Back.” Fantasia’s spontaneous “Amazing Grace” proves to be the best performance of the season thus far for me.

Not only do we have a Ford video, we get to see the “making of the Ford video.” For those who had the foresight to fast-forward, let me tell ya: It was every bit as horrible as you think it was.

Now the part we all tune in for. And this time, Ryan brings the contestants out one at a time.

Brooke – Safe.

Carly – Bottom 3. Wow.

David A. – Safe.

Michael – Safe. Whew.

David C. – Safe

Kristy – Bottom 3. Good.

Jason – Safe.

Ramiele – Safe.

Syesha – Safe. Comeback!

Amanda and Chikezie. – Drumroll… Amanda is in the bottom 3. Chikezie is safe.

Carly, Kristy and Amanda take center stage. Carly looks petrified.

Carly, you’re safe.

Kristy and her shiny top live to sing another week.

Amanda is going home. Erin won’t be happy.

Goodbye, cool chick. We will both miss you.

– Kathy Lyford

American Idol: Ticket to Ride

Fox, Wed. 8PM


Taped in Los Angeles by 19 Prods. Executive producers, Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Simon Fuller; director, Bruce Gowers.


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