American Idol Instant Recap: Sonika Vaid, “I Have Nothing”

She done did it.

She done did it.

Have to imagine if you gave Sonika a shitload of wine some truth serum, she would tell you she knew she deserved a Top 5 spot ahead of Dalton and Tristan and of the Bottom 3, producers were hoping Avalon and Lee would deliver so they could get pushed ahead to the Top 6.

Sonika made for damn sure the judges couldn’t not pick her with a good song choice and a weapon the other two didn’t have – a big voice.

Was it Whitney good? No. It was Idol good and with a weak season of voices, Idol good puts you among the front runners. She showed great control early and transitioned nicely into the chorus of the song. That’s really the only thing people needed to hear because that’s all voters will remember. I think she could have gone even bigger to get to that Whitney level, but it was good enough.

It was clearly obvious she was the best of the three but there was still some drama; while Avalon didn’t give anyone goosies, she put forth a solid performance. Would that be enough for producers to tell the judges to do their dirty work?

Turned out no, thankfully for Sonika.