Film and TV

Idol Beat: Don't Go Breaking Thia's Heart

Hans Gruber: You are most troublesome, for a security guard.

John McClane: Eeeh! Sorry Hans, wrong guess. Would you like to go for Double Jeopardy where the scores can really change?

It's double jeopardy of a sort for the remaining 11 Idol hopefuls, because thanks to the judges' save of Casey Abrams last week, two contestants are going home this week.

Fine, I just wanted to work a Die Hard quote in. You got me.

Last night featured the music of Elton John, whose four decades-plus career would provide ample material for... interpretation. But who's in danger after tonight? We knew Casey would likely play it safe, but what were the chances any of the other ten would shake things up?

Why am I asking you? I'm the one who had to watch the damn thing. Onward.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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