Hey! New top 12, new set, new opening sequence, new dizzying camera angles, new rights to the Beatles songbook. American Idol is truly on!
Before Tuesday's performance show, I wasn't sure if the Idol contestants taking on the Lennon-McCartney songs for the first time would be awesome or blasphemous. While there did seem to be a few singers who took the legends' names in vain, most of the performances were at least respectable, with some truly awesome ones sprinkled in. Some people who had seemed on the verge of going home really stepped it up, while one favorite took a pretty dramatic fall. That said, it's always worse to be mediocre at this stage of Idol than to be awful, so tonight's elimination should be interesting. Don't forget to tell me who you think is going home, and for my take on the show, just read more