The big story from last night’s Idol would normally have been Casey Abrams kissing Jennifer Lopez during his rendition of Maroon 5‘s “Harder To Breathe” (an ironic choice considering M5′s Adam Levine is a judge on The Voice), but Steven Tyler had to go and steal Casey’s thunder with an f-bomb. “There are millions of people in America that are really angry, because you pissed them off because you’re so f—ing good!” shouted Tyler, who kept right on going (“you’ve changed so many people’s minds!”) as Randy Jackson futilely attempted to call a time out. It’s not surprising the Aerosmith singer wouldn’t realize his faux pas: if Steven Tyler had a dollar for every time he’s said “f—”…well, Steven Tyler actually might have a dollar for every time he’s said “f—.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Nigel Lythgoe and some Fox execs had a smiley-but-serious pow wow with Tyler during an ad break. While they must have known the singer could easily slip on a live show, it might have been his obliviousness to his crudity that got them nervous. Can’t have a guy on TV who doesn’t even remember which words are curse words, can you? See the kiss—and the f-bomb—after the jump.
This season of American Idol is throwing us off our game. We’re so used to fast forwarding through intolerable Ford music videos and suffering through silly critiques from “musicians” like Will.i.am, but this season is changing all the rules and providing so much jaw-dropping entertainment. Literally, last night when Ryan Seacrest announced that front-runner Pia Toscano was this week’s eliminated contestant, our mouth hung open in awe. Toscano was gorgeous and wowed everyone from the get-go, but in all honesty, we didn’t think she’d take the whole thing because she lacks the stage presence and personality that some of the other contestants have. (Hell, Paul McDonald‘s painted blazer has more personality.) Still, we thought she’d make it to the top three and were shocked to see her go. Wonder if the judges are regretting using that save on Casey Abrams?
If you DVR’d American Idol last night and haven’t watched yet, a big spoiler alert to you all – you may not want to read on. Last night’s Idol was easily the most entertaining episode in recent years. A Steven Tyler birthday celebration! A wrestling throwdown in the (haunted!) Idol mansion, a special appearance by Hulk Hogan, and a hugely emotional finale. Come ON! So good. For the past two weeks, early favorite Casey Abrams hasn’t been performing as well as America liked though, with a terrifying version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” two weeks ago and a slick-haired rendition of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” on Wednesday.
America must’ve missed his upright bass or something because they voted Casey, who is one of the clear front-runners, to the very bottom last night and he had to sing for the judges. In case you missed it, Casey didn’t get more than fifteen seconds into his song when the judges dramatically stopped him and told him he was saved, causing a chain reaction of tears, screams, a pasty and shaking Casey on the verge of near-collapse (he does have health issues, we were worried for a sec), and then an awkward Casey headbutt into Ryan Seacrest‘s crotch. It was amazing. But with only one judges’ save per season, should they have used it on him? We’re glad they did, but what do you think, should they have saved it in case someone like James Durbin or Pia Toscano needed it?