By Eric Ditzian
On the “American Idol” results show tonight, a pro with a #1 single and #1 album on her resumé took over the stage to show everyone what it takes to be a star.
Ke$ha stormed down some illuminated stairs and busted into “Blah Blah Blah,” the second single from her debut album, Animal. Wearing a jagged silver top, torn short shorts and black combat boots, the 23-year-old singer gyrated alongside dancers wearing giant TV screens on their heads.
3OH!3 then joined Ke$ha onstage for their verse in the tune, which has peaked on the Billboard chart at #7; her first single, “Tik Tok,” made it to the #1 spot. As the 3OH!3 guys jumped around, Ke$ha reappeared wearing a furry Native American headdress, stumbling to and fro and tangling herself up in her dancers’ TV cords.
It was a wacky performance, to be sure, one that only Ke$ha could have delivered in her party girl, Auto-Tune-assisted manner. Earlier, season seven winner David Cook kicked off the show with a performance that ran the Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” through an ’80s-rock blender. “Nobody had to vote on me,” he laughed afterward. “I didn’t have to worry about going home.”
Cook was followed by guitar virtuoso Orianthi, who was seen onscreen last year in “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” as the electric accompaniment for MJ’s planned comeback tour. The Australian 25-year-old played “According to You,” the first single from her debut album Believe.
As Ke$ha performed, bottom-two contestants Paige Miles and Lacey Brown waited nervously on stools. Ryan Seacrest then sauntered out to deliver the news to Lacey that she didn’t make the cut. And after her farewell performance, the judges chose not to use their “save” on her.
“I’m willing to keep working,” she said. “I’m not going to stop singing.”
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