The judges finally used their save on Matt Giraud! I was stunned, considering how Matt wasn’t any better tonight when he performed his encore of “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” He was still trying to riff too much and when he reached for one high note, I thought he was going to give himself a hernia. I think the judges just saved him because they’re running out of time—next week would’ve been their last chance to save a contestant whom America votes off. It would’ve been silly to introduce this new idea and then let it go unused.
If I were Matt, though, I wouldn’t celebrate too much. Next week, two people will be going and they’ll probably be him and Lil. By being saved, Matt hasn’t really been given another shot at the crown. He only got himself the dubious distinction of being the first contestant America wanted out but the judges dragged back in.
Other than the results, we had two performers tonight: Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus. Hudson sounded as powerful as ever but the song was mediocre. I’m just glad she seemed happy and looked amazing. She looked so good (could her hair be any shinier?!) that I was secretly daring Simon to say anything negative about her outfit since he used to bash everything she wore when she was just a lowly contestant. Well, look at her now.
As for Miley, she was Miley. I’m at least 20 years beyond her target demographic so I’ll just move on.
Next week, we’ve got disco night. Anyone excited? I am! Love disco music! But Lil had better not do any Donna Summer. And I fear Adam might attempt a Bee Gees tune since he’s got that falsetto. I’m a huge fan of the Brothers Gibb so if Adam does choose something from their repertoire, I hope it’ll make me feel like dancing instead of running from the room.