American Idol Recap: Will You Ever Win?
It wasn't just Didi Benami's version of "Rhiannon" that asked the titular question -- it was us too, responding to the realization that we have two months of competition left before an inevitable winner is chosen from these three ladies: Will you ever win, Didi, Siobhan, or Crystal? We rank last night's eight razzle-dazzling girls from bottom to top, after the jump.
8. Katie Stevens: "Breakaway"
Katie Stevens's winning streak of... having nicely combed hair is about to come to an uncombed end. Her take on the Kelly Clarkson hit was so flat that I wouldn't even allow it to grace the From Justin to Kelly soundtrack. Katie needed an original rendition to elevate her into possible Top 12 contention, but that's not what we got. Farewell, please!
7. Paige Miles: "Smile"
Paige was ignored by Idol's fickle cameras prior to her Top 24 placement, and that's still a hurdle for the young talent. Her performances have been serviceable, but never standout. This version of the Chaplin Chaplin-penned "Smile," which was famously played at Michael Jackson's hyperdome funeral, was like a funeral itself -- but a plebeian one in a parlor with bad siding. That's the wrong kind of tribute, Pa-Mi. See, you can't even do fun tricks with her name. (YouTube opted not to post this clip, so... that reflects the world's feeling about her chances.)