Either Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson are absolutely insane or they are on the take.
They both panned Ricky’s performance. Ricky Braddy was easily the best singer in the entire competition this year, no question.
Randy called Ricky’s performance “self-indulgent.” Huh? I could understand that if he were talking about Tatiana del Toro, but not Ricky’s performance. Simon thought it was “a little karaoke.” I’ve long since decided that Simon has absolutely no idea of what cabaret is, the way he pans any cheesy, overdone performance as “cabaret” (the cabaret singers I know of are the most talented interpreters of song you’d ever want to hear–cabaret is not synonymous with “unctious lounge lizard,” as Mr Cowell seems to think). Now I think he has no idea of what karaoke is either. Go hang out at a Holiday Inn some time and hear some real karaoke, Simon. What Ricky did was nowhere near karaoke.
Ricky should have been the first one picked tonight. Now he is out.
At least Melinda Doolittle made it to the top three. She deserved to win the whole thing, but at least she made it to the top three. Ricky didn’t even make it into the top twelve. There is something very, very wrong with this picture.