It was hard to see Jessica Meuse eliminated just when the celebrations were about to begin. It’s not that most viewers were surprised. This beautiful singer with the most unique voice since some of our great rocker girls of the past, just couldn’t cut it as an entertainer. And that’s a shame. I really think she would have been our next American Idol if the music and lyrics came through her emotions and not just that awesome voice.
Oh, I know she will go on to make records, starting with that incredible original she sang for her finale “Blue-eyed Lie”. And I don’t think Slapout, Alabama, will let her sneak into town unnoticed. She has put them on the map, big time. But it was heartbreaking to watch her terrible disappointment as Seacrest comforted her. I hope Slapout has something big planned for her, even if the American Idol cameras are not rolling. We’ll all have to check it out, won’t we?
What was no surprise was that Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene made it through. The only iffy was Alex Preston, who slumped with relief when he realized he had made it.
So am I going to go out on a limb and call it? You bet. It’s going to be a battle royal between Caleb and Jena, who, as you know, was the wild card this year. But I’m going to ante up on Caleb, who has stayed consistently good, and often great, throughout the competition. But, when the final cards are dealt, you just never know what may turn up. That’s what keeps us coming back. American Idol has been picked up for Season 14.