On Wednesday the Top 9 had to pretend they were at the forefront of a band. (Which they are anyway, every week, at least if they wanna be!) The task was much easier said than done for a lot of ‘em. Meanwhile, Harry Connick Jr. ran up onstage to steal Ryan Seacrest’s shoe and shared a giant purple gummy bear (seriously? at least get red) with Jennifer Lopez. Later, she swore, but the five-second delay zapped it out of existence. Was it an s-bomb or an f-bomb or another rendition of “I Luh Ya Papi”? We’ll never know. Anyway, there was a LOT of time to fill. Two hours, nine contestants. You do the math/eat the sugar.
Below is my ranking of the Top 9 after just a first listen. Leave your own ranking in the comments, and stay tuned for my full recap later on! Update: Here’s the recap!