It's an understatement to say that I've been on an epic cold streak in correctly predicting the weekly elimination on "American Idol." In fact, you'd have to go back to the week of April 15 to find a correct pick, and even then I only got it half right when I said Andrew Garcia would be set free but got thwarted (and not for the first time) by Aaron Kelly (who managed to stay while Katie Stevens got the heave-ho).
I know better than to get on the wrong side of Michael Lynche's 38-inch pythons, but I had to toss my fedora in the air on Wednesday night (May 12) when the Florida crooner and personal trainer with the biceps as big as my head was shown the door. Sad for Mike, but good for me, since it finally put my winning rate into double digits. As I said in my blog yesterday, "you can't get saved twice," and Lynche seemed to run out of lifelines with his tepid performance of Michael Jackson's "Will You Be There."
As long as I'm gloating, I'll take this time to note that MTV News' "Idol" experts Jim Cantiello and MJ Santilli both went with Casey James, saying the cougar-bait cowboy made one false move on movie night by singing the almost self-mocking "Mrs. Robinson."
We're getting down to the wire folks, and there's only two more chances to make the right call. Since there were some seriously divergent opinions this week, this one could have been the deciding factor.
Gil Kaufman: 10-of-18
Jim Cantiello: 8-of-18
MJ Santilli: 7-of-18
Who do you think will be the next "American Idol" contestant to be eliminated? Did you make the right call this week? Which "Idol" expert do you think will come out on top? Let us know in the comments!