Thanks for a great recap, Lobeck! I, for one, am especially thankful for it, because I missed the first hour of last night's show (and unfortunately it sounds like I missed some excellent performances from my favorite performers Clay, Ruben, and Trenyce).
Based on what I saw, the bottom three has to be Julia, Carmen, and possibly Charles (although I missed Corey's perf this wk, who may have been in my bottom 3 if he was as bad as some people report).
Of these three, I think Julia has got to go--she lacks confidence that shows in her performances. She appears frightened as if she's being forced to sing by gunpoint! Unless her sister is going around bullying people into voting for her, AI should finally put her and us out of our collective misery for once and for all.
By the way, it is actually a myth that lemmings follow one another to suicide, based on a Disney documentary from the 50s shot by filmmaker James Simon who reportedly faked the sequence of lemmings hurling themselves over a cliff. Nobody's pushing me to praise anyone on this forum. I do so purely because I enjoy the reading, and would like to voice to those who post my appreciation and delight.