Tuesday night, the final three battle it out for a spot in next week's "American Idol" finale. We'll also get to see highlights from each finalist's hometown parade. For one, however, the festivities may be dampened by the lament "don't rain on my parade."
Casey deserves a prize just for enduring the endless barrage of cougar jokes involving judge Kara DioGuardi and him. (Performing "Mrs. Robinson" last week didn't help.) More of a problem may be critiques comparing his vibrato to a lamb's bleating. The baaaad news for Casey: Facing off again Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, he's really going to seem meek as a baby sheep.
GOING HOME Casey James
He has been in danger of leaving since Kara sheared his chances by telling him his vibrato sounded like a lamb. This week, James metaphorically goes to the slaughterhouse leaving fan favorites Lee and Crystal to face off in the finale. (Although dark horse DeWyze is reminiscent of 2009's Kris Allen. At the beginning of the finals we doubted he would even make the Top 10 cut. But like a mediocre TV sitcom that lasts eight years, he was back every week despite never having a "moment" all season long.)
-Ronnie Gill, firstname.lastname@example.org