By Michael Slezak
January 30, 2009 at 06:30 PM EST

Is that all there is?/ Is that all there is?/If that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep dancing/Let’s break out the booze and have a ball/If that’s all there is.

I mean, seriously. We give up our third consecutive weeknight, and American Idol gives us Nick Mitchell (aka Norman Gentle) making it to Hollywood Week with a not especially funny “comedic” rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

Is this all there is? Wasn’t there a single Kelly Clarkson-level contestant who emerged from the New York City and San Juan audition rounds? I guess we’ll find out next week…well, at least those of us who are still planning to tune in. Sorry, I know I’m going all Debbie Downer on you guys, but I’m a little worried about what’s happening to my very most favorite show on television. Anyone else in the same boat? Do share in the comments section below, if only so I don’t feel totally isolated as I work on my full TV Watch recap (now live; click the link to read on). Also, don’t miss last week’s episode of Idolatry (see below); episode 3 will premiere Monday morning, due to the expanded Idol schedule this week.

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‘American Idol’ recap: Finding Hacks in Cali
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