I never thought I'd say this, but Anthony Federov delivered the most competent, consistent performances on American Idol this week. His forte is the bombastic power ballad, and luckily for him, there are bombastic power ballads in every genre. He's getting good at picking them out. His confidence is up.
Vonzell and Bo* both had boring first performances. Then they both tore the roof off with their energy and talent the second time around. Wow!
Carrie started out okay (she was in her element with that Dixie Chicks song, but it didn't show off her range) and devolved into excruciating soullessness on a Vogon-poetry kind of level. God, it was awful.
I have no idea who will go home tomorrow.
* "Hello? Glenn Frey School of Fashion? Yes, I'd like to enroll."