I still haven't watched last night's show, so an extended recap/rumination will have to wait. (Come on, wasn't that ''Sesame Street'' dialogue a good alternative?) But I did check out tonight's results -- Patrice, Magni and Toby in the bottom three and ........... Patrice finally bid one and all adieu.
We've seen this coming. In fact, the guys made clear that her repeated appearances in the bottom three were a factor in her elimination. Also, she isn't that good -- and she made that even more evident tonight when her please-don't-toss-me song was ''Middle of the Road.'' (Magni went Hendrix, Toby to STP.) Pretenders songs sound great on the radio, but they're not easy to sing; Akron's own Chrissie Hynde remains a unique, hard-to-match vocalist. Patrice just wasn't up to it.