Thursday, March 18, 2010

Adios! ‘Idol’ boots group act, cuts right singer

Lacey Brown may not have been the worst, but she never found her rhythm

After the wackiness of last week’s semifinal round that saw Lilly Scott among the surprising eliminations, it was a relief that there were no big shocks in this week’s “American Idol” voting.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17:  (L-R) Contestants Lac...

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: (L-R) Contestants Lacey Brown, Paige Miles and Katie Stevens onstage at the American Idol Season 9 Top 12 to 11 Elimination Show on March 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Becker/PictureGroup)
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It’s hard to argue with Lacey Brown getting sent home, or the judges’ refusal to use their save on her. She wasn’t great this week and never really found her rhythm while on the show. And if she wasn’t really the worst performer this week, she also wasn’t close to being the best.

It would also have been hard to argue withPaige Miles or Tim Urban — the other members of the bottom three — getting the boot. But ultimately there was a reason that both deserved to stick around. Miles had laryngitis Tuesday while she was performing and could still barely talk on Wednesday, while Urban at least tried to do something different by bringing the Stones to Jamaica and getting the reggae vibe going — even if it failed miserably.

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