American Idol Recap - Here They Come A-Carole-ing

Babyface Highway
Oh, Idol.  Are you trying to make yourself as difficult to watch as possible?  Is it entertaining for you to choose music that, while good, is so of a certain era that it's nearly impossible to modernize?  Is it fun to bog down the Top 10 with the dullest group of humans ever assembled?  Do you enjoy watching the judges scramble to come up with anything at all interesting to say about the Idols?  
And have you lost so much clout in the world of music that Carole King would agree to let you use her entire catalogue of music, yet she wouldn't deign to actually appear on the show?  And you had to recruit Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in her stead?  Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds on an episode devoted to Carole King.  Those are like two names you'd come up with to try and stump someone during a round of 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, that's how disparate they are.
Ask someone to try to link Carole King to Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds; then sit back and watch their head explode.  

What else do you need to know?

  • Randy was wearing a giant "R" on his sweater.  His transformation into Laverne is almost complete!
  • Speaking of Laverne...Penny Marshall, dans le maison!
  • Idol decided to do duets this week, which...whatever.  They were fine.  But why in the freaking heck (pardon my language) were Deej and Baby Lockthemdoors paired up again?  For the third time?  Hey, Idol, your favoritism is showing!  Oh, what's that?  You weren't even trying to hide it?  
  • The Idol Grammarians That Be let a little usage issue slip by during Deej and Baby Lockthemdoors's package.  A subtitle read, "How do you guys compliment each other?"  To which I say, "Every morning when they wake up, Deej tells Baby Lockthemdoors how well he holds the mic and he tells Deej how he thinks it's awesome that her mom was the inspiration for Amy Pohler's character in Mean Girls."
  • Can we please ix-nay involving Jennifer Lopez in any of the numbers?  Or at least make sure she's prepared for her role?  Poor Most Beautiful Woman in the Galaxy almost showed us her Milky Way.
Performances from Best to Worst:
James (B+)
Baby Lockthemdoors (B)
Casey (C+)
Haley (C)
Deej (C-)
Mrs. Klump (D)
Your Bottom 3, America: Mrs. Klump, Haley, Deej
Who's Going Home To the Place Where They Belong?: Mrs. Klump

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