No matter what the judges thought a week ago or what the voting audience said, Wednesday night proved again that this year is going to come down to two things: 1) the talent is incredibly limited; 2) Candice Glover and Kree Harrison will be 1-2
and it won’t matter the order as far as future fame and fortune is concerned.

Third place and one of those coveted “home town” visits will probably go to Angie Miller although Amber Holcomb could surprise.

That leaves Janelle Arthur and Lazaro Arbos as the bottom-feeders. If Lazaro survives this week then it is really obvious that the teeny-boopers are stacking the deck on
his side.

Wednesday night’s efforts:

Angie Miller: “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “Love Came Down.”

Amber Holcomb: “I Say A Littlle Prayer” and “Love On Top.”

Lazaro Arbos: “Close To You” and “Angels.”

Kree Harrison: “What The World Needs Now” and “Help Me Make It Through The Night.”

Janelle Arthur: “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” and “The Dance.”

Candice Glover: “Don’t Make Me Over” and “Love Song.”

So, ranking them: 1- Glover; 2- Harrison; 3- Miller; 4- Holcomb; 5- Arbos; 6- Arthur.

On Thursday night Idol producers have concocted some live camera shots during commercial breaks. Don’t quite know what that gimmick is supposed to prove, but I do know that if I am, say, Ford, writing a healthy check to this used-to-be-popular
show, I certainly wouldn’t want the viewer’s focus taken off my Focus and put directly on what is being said backstage. Another Idol misstep? Probably. Just sayin’.