Are we ready for another "X Factor" double-elimination?
I'm not sure if I am. Yes, I know exactly which two performers I'd eliminate this week -- Chris and Marcus, I'm looking mournfully at you -- but I don't expect that they're the two singers America is likely to eliminate, resulting in almost inevitable disappointment.
Using this picture of Marcus is a spoiler risk. I understand that. His chances of departing are fairly high. But it's such a colorful and lively picture that I had to use it.
Click through for my live-blog of tonight's elimination proceedings, including a performance by British rapper Tinie Tempah, who I couldn't pick out of a lineup.
We're down to the Top 7 on "The X Factor" and this season has taken a very predictable shape.
Paula Abdul's three Groups are all gone.
Nicole Scherzinger's Over-30s have been trimmed down to only Burrito Josh.
Both Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid have their full complement of Girls and Boys remaining, so expect the frenemies to continue their not-so-passive-aggressive bickering from across the Pepsi-laden judges' table.
On the bright side, "The X Factor" won't attempt to stretch the seven contestants out across two hours.
On the dark side, that newly freely 30 minutes will be used for the premiere of the dismal sitcom "I Hate My Teenage Daughter." My recommendation? Enjoy "X Factor" and then head over to ABC for a "Happy Endings" repeat that features a really hilarious Penny storyline.
Click through for the full recap of Michael Jackson Night...