28 February 2013 5:52 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Ten dames stepped up to the mic on Wednesday night. Nine of them sang. One of them exploded. 

And was rewarded for it. 

And... I'm fine with it? Let this be a lesson to everyone: If you are a fine singer who gets an opportunity to wow the nation on American Idol, but you choose the lite-fm nonchalance of Alicia Keys' "No One," maybe you deserve to finish between 20th and 40th place. Maybe I think that's justified, Cristabel Clacky. And maybe if you're a howling claymation clown sorceress named Zoanette Johnson who sets the bar for unthinkable camp monstrosities with a performance of (wait for it) "The Circle of Life," maybe you really do earn your place in the Top 20 -- even if you can't sing, control yourself, or really do anything except blubber and wail like a watercolor-drenched Pagliacci. Maybe.

Actually, I'm not sure. Zoanette Johnson was »

- virtel

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