At Least One Connecticut Contestant Advances On “Idol”; The Other Two Are A Little Foggy

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If American Idol is really the ‘war’ of talent that its producers make it out to be, then we should consider this the fog of war.

With more than a hundred female contestants at the Hollywood stage of the competition, it’s hard to really track each contestant at this point. Unless, that is, they’re featured as prominently.

Connecticut’s three contestants got a little caught up in that fog on Wednesday night. Though one clearly moved on to the next round, the fates of the other two weren’t explicitly said.

After surviving a solo performance round at the beginning of the program, contestants were put into groups. Madison resident Erin Christine and her group “The Pooh Snaps” performed Amii Stewart’s “Knock On Wood.” It was a robust and soulful performance and one of the best of the night. Christine easily moved on to the next round.

Ashlee Feliciano of East Hartford was caught reading lyrics off her hand on Wednesday, Feb. 13. (Screenshot)

Ashlee Feliciano of East Hartford was caught reading lyrics off her hand on Wednesday, Feb. 13. (Screenshot)

East Hartford’s Ashlee Feliciano had it a little rougher. Her group also performed Stewart’s disco soul hit, but found themselves reading lyrics off their hands.

Missed lyrics seemed to be a theme of the group performances, so much so that show producers brought special attention to it. Nicki Minaj even wrote “They Suck” on her hand and flashing it toward the camera.

“Why did you pick a song that clearly wasn’t in any of your repertoires?” questioned judge Mariah Carey. “Or your memories?” added Keith Urban.

Nick Minaj had her own smart alec response to the contestants writing lyrics on their hands. (Screenshot)

Nick Minaj had her own smart alec response to the contestants writing lyrics on their hands. (Screenshot)

“It was in their hands, so…” quipped Nicki Minaj, who was greeted with some laughter and a sort of “Yeah, I know…” look of guilt from Feliciano, as well as laughter from the audience.

The segment with Feliciano was over quickly, too quickly to even hear her sing. Though the show never explicitly said whether she advanced, the East Hartford resident was shown performing again during a preview of Thursday night’s show.

Rebekah Devivio-Ostro, who on the show introduced herself as a Northford resident, was never even featured on Wednesday night’s show.

Hopefully things clear out a bit on Thursday’s show, and we can find out just what happened to the nutmeggers.

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