Daily Archives: May 25, 2011

Have You Forgotten What “In It to Win It” Performances Look Like, Randy?

Never have I seen such a lackluster finale in the years I’ve been watching American Idol.  Scotty seemed bored, and Lauren looked uncomfortable.  Man, never did I think I would say this but here goes…

They needed Simon Cowell to light a fire under their butts.

Because no way, no how, would either one of them have dared to enter the Kodak Theatre stage and not give their A game at this stage of the competition, knowing that they would have had Simon’s comments to deal with, that added to the pressure of earning America’s votes.  I think both Scotty and Lauren have potential, but Simon Cowell would have forced Scotty out of his country schtick a looooong time ago, and Lauren would have stopped wearing prom dresses (just on the snark of Simon saying something about her strange combos of poofy skirts and boots).

That said, there’s also performing like you’re “in it to win it,” and contrary to Randy’s catch-phrase, I didn’t see any fire or feel any heat from either contestant. What do they think this is? A high school talent show? Come on, peeps! This is live television! Work for your votes, already! Sigh.

So, all this lackluster yawn-inducing performances made me nostalgic. Here’s a replay of David’s Final 2 performances.

1. The Showstopper:

2. The Conviction:

3. The Inspiration:

See, this is how you do “in it to win it” (whether you win in the end or not).