No shocker ...
The show did play it a little cute, with Seacrest saying that the safe singers were not being announced in a specific order (like "Dancing With the Stars") and no references to a bottom two. Instead, Kris was declared safe first, then Adam, then Danny -- making next week a boys' night as each singer does a judge's choice and a personal pick. Yes, two songs.
That left Allison to do an even better version of "Cry Baby" than Tuesday night's as she heads out the door.
I don't think she was the worst on Tuesday. That was Danny. And the show certainly tried to give her a boost with that Adam duet on "Slow Ride" at the end. But we're also at a point where viewers are voting on the cume, not on the individual night. Kimberly Locke, for one, was best of the top three when she was pitted against Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken, but the voting blocs had formed by then. Same thing for Allison -- Danny, Adam and Kris have their following.
The lone remaining question is whether the long anticipated Adam/Danny final will come to pass or will it be Adam/Kris. Danny has certainly disappointed in a lot of weeks, while Kris has impressed many commentators. But we still seem to be working our way, however slowly, toward Adam's victory.
As for the rest of the show, it was even more self-congratulatory than usual (highlights from previous homecoming shows) and full of music so underwhelming -- peculiar No Doubt, a Daughtry song that begged for backup vocals, Paula Abdul lip-synching to something that could have been lifted from her first album -- that it made me want to hear Adam and Allison again instead.
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