By Michael Slezak
February 28, 2010 at 04:03 PM EST

The first week of American Idol‘s season 9 semifinals resulted in some strange days indeed…most peculiar mama (nothing like dropping a random John Lennon reference on a Sunday morning.) But my co-host Missy Schwartz and I have tried to make sense of the insanity. How in the blankity blank did Jermaine Sellers violently assault the melody of Oleta Adams’ “Get Here,” yet live to survive another week? Are Siobhan Magnus and Lee Dewyze the season 9 dark horses, even if one of the two contestants doesn’t know what, exactly, that means? Was there a common thread among the first four semifinalists eliminated? (Read their respective exit Q&As here, here, here, and here.) Missy and I tackle all those topics, plus I offer a PSA to Idoloonies who are voting for male contestants based solely on their hotness. Press play below, then hit the comments section with your own thoughts on these subjects of vital national importance. (Also of vital national importance? That you follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!)