So, Lacey was sent home last night, and once again, it’s a total bummer, if not exactly a surprise. I was conflicted about who I wanted to see go, because my usual punching bags, Paige Miles and Katie Stevens, showed enough improvement to have warranted at least another week. As the day went on yesterday, I found myself more and more sure that it was Andrew Garcia who should go: He started out really well, with the much talked about cover of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up,” and then it’s been pretty much downhill ever since, leading up to Tuesday night’s abysmal performance, sans guitar no less, of “Gimme Shelter.”
Instead, we said goodbye to Lacey Brown, who, as I mentioned yesterday, has exactly the opposite of the type of voice that generally does well on Idol, in that her restraint is her greatest attribute. She doesn’t bash you over the head with crazy notes or big runs—probably because she isn’t able to, but I like to think it’s because she has good taste in things. Alas, America does not, but we already knew that. And at least Siobhan didn’t go home.