Who knows maybe Lazaro Arbos is gonna win the whole thing. It hasn’t been a stellar season for American Idol talent and hardly a stellar effort by Mr. Arbos. Might as well drop, the confetti, hand him the trophy and be on with it.

Wednesday night, with the Magnificent (?) Seven remaining, the theme was rock songs, or at least it was supposed to be. No ballads were allowed in the house, or at least they were supposed to be left at the door.

So, what did we get? Cats all across the country were screeching at the top of their lungs. Howling cats 7, Idol contestants 0.

But bless their hearts they tried.

And here is what they tried:

Janelle Arthur – “You May Be Right” by Billy Joel

Burnell Taylor – “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi

Kree Harrison – “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin

Candice Glover – “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones

Amber Holcomb – “What About Love” by Heart

Angie Miller  – “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence

Lazaro Arbos – “We Are The Champions” by Queen

And that brings us to Thursday night’s elimination derby. America we can’t get rid of all of them (can we?), but let’s not be stupid and pull a “shocker.” Please, no. Put Lazaro, Burnell and Amber in the Bottom 3 and delete either Lazaro  (pretty please) or Burnell (I’m OK with that, too).

Kree is fading fast, Janelle is rising, Candice is still the best and Angie (all right, but yawn).

Thursday night we get performances by last season’s Holly Cavanagh and Joshua Ledet and guitarist supreme Orianthi.

Funny how last season’s contestants always sound better, not great, when they come back the following year. Will that happen next season (hummm?) … if there is a next season…