I like this new element to the results show! Instead of just pulling the contestants out in small groups and torturing them, the show is making them sing! So Lauren and Scotty do a country duet--which sounded good--and are then told they're both safe. Jacob and Naima sing "Solid" by Ashford & Simpson, are told that only one of them is safe...and Naima gets sent to the stools.
Next Haley, Pia and Thia sing Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream"--cute, but a little generic; Thia looks like a little girl, kind of unhip--and Pia is sent back to safety first. Haley is safe, and Thia gets sent to the stools. So far I'm two for two. Now Casey, Paul Stefano and James get up and sing w/guitars (Stefano's on keyboard) like a little garage band--they're doing "Band on the Run." (Eh, don't love that song.) James's butt scarf is long and flowing, and to be honest, this rendition feels limp. They tell Casey he's safe right away--after all, the boy is delicate--and then they go to James, who is obviously safe. Of Stefano and Paul, we're told only one is safe...and it's Paul! Moderate shocker...I really thought it would be boring Stefano. Apparently the power of the teeth is not limitless.
So two of Thia, Naima and Paul are going home. I think Thia's gone for sure--she's just too dull. I would assume Naima was the next lowest, but part of me thinks the producers really want to prevent a slaughter on the girls' side, and will ditch quirky, not-pop Paul. Who will it be? The one safe candidate is...Paul!
Guess no producer shenanigans were at work. I'll sort of miss crazy Naima's performances, but really, this was going to happen sooner rather than later. Sorry, ladies!