So I’m going to give you a recap of the American Idol Top 6 result show, through my point of view.
So it starts with a ‘behind the scenes’ filming, which was pretty rare. Okay, Ryan comes out, announcing a whole load of performances by famous artistes. To be honest, I was pretty surprised -and excited- Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum were performing. But since I’ve already known who was going to leave that night, I wasn’t as worked up as I’d usually be.
So I watched Rascal Flatts perform.
Then they show a clip where the contestants go watch Shrek Forever After. Then Ryan comes out, have a banter with Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Okay. I wait.
Then he divides all six contestants into 3 groups of twos and I’m like ‘What the heck, Ryan?’ But the part when he pulled Siobhan over to join Michael and Casey and announce them as the bottom three, it was just so frustrating. I am willing to bet there was lots of unexpected gasps among the crowd at live stage, since Siobhan was one of the best contestants after all.
And later I had to watch other people performing painfully because I was pretty sure Siobhan was having a hard time, knowing she was in the bottom three but still had to endure the next few hours with a smile on her face.
Lady Antebellum’s performance ends, and Ryan reminds us of the bottom three again.
We know, Ryan. We know.
Fast forward. Michael, Casey and Siobhan are on the center of the stage.
Ryan declares Michael safe.
I know people are holding their breath.
“The one leaving us for tonight is…. Siobhan Magnus.”
Well oh shit.
I have always loved Siobhan’s rendition of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Think’, and when she sang it, I just…cried.
Rest assured, Siobhan, you will always have a faithful fan here. Right here.