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'American Idol' Recap: Group Night, Solo Night And Three Rooms All In One

Andrew Payne Andrew Payne
February 16th, 2012 9:28am EST

American Idol

It was an ‘Idol’ overload as the show crammed three mainstays into one mammoth episode.We got basically the full run of Hollywood week. The group round, the individual performances, and the “three rooms” format were all on display after last week’s first-half nonsense of no singing.

So how did it feel? A bit overblown. I’m not sure why they decided to cram all this together like this when it would have been so easy to just give us the normal full group show last week and then split it into the individual show this week, but here we are.

And while we’re here, let’s doll out our first-ever Group Round/Individual Round/Three Rooms Awards:

Worst Group

The Make You Believers

This is the group that contained the girl who lived in the tent and about 45 different flu victims. They began their performance by everyone forgetting the words and finished it with a lot of dissonant screaming. They were supposedly singing “More Than a Feeling”, but I couldn’t really make it out.

Best Group

Hollywood Five

This was the group that “Mercy” by Duffy and flashed a full soul sound with great harmonies and actual cohesive singing. It pains me to say, but Mr. Steal Your Girl was in this group and was the stand out. Am I actually going to have to start liking this kid?

Worse Than The Audience Award

Goes to “6 7 9” whose pack of shouting stage moms actually sounded better than them at times. Amazingly, the majority of the group managed to stay despite caterwauling their way through their number. Only Kyle went home, who complained that his desecration “was not in the right key for him” which earns him the Most Useless Excuse Award

Prescient Award

Also goes to the stage moms of 6 7 9. Particularly the one who the episode before said they were, “leading off with the worst voice,” in reference to Kyle. Turns out he was the only one who went. Did I just see J-Lo’s replacement?

Most Evacuated Award

Goes to Cherie, who responded to her being ousted by puking and blowing her nose at the same time. On camera. At least her sinuses are clear.

Quitters Never Prosper Award

Goes to Jasmine Antoine who forgot half a lyric to “Son of a Preacher Man” and then just waved her hand and walked off stage without anything else. Thanks for playing.

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