American Idol‘s ninth season was supposed to be all about the ladies. Or at least that’s what early interviews from the show’s judges — and early impressions from the audition rounds and Hollywood Week — led us to believe. But now we’re down to the top 9, and only three ladies remain: Crystal Bow!Er!Sox!, Siobhan Magnus, and two-time bottom-three finisher Katie Stevens. So what exactly went wrong? My cohost Annie Barrett and I tackle this tough question, and also engage in a spirited discussion about which contestants seem destined to wind up as theme-park employees (not that that’s a bad way to make a living, mind you). We also examine the season 9 trajectories of Lee Dewyze and Casey James, and dish how the judges still can’t bring themselves to utter the name of the show’s season 8 champ. (Memo to Simon: Kris finished first, Adam finished second, and guess what? They’re both still winners. Or perhaps you’re still smarting that you wagered two-thirds of your chips on Lil and Danny? Uh-huh, I went there!)

Anyway, check out our latest episode embedded below, then head down to the comments to share your own thoughts. If you have any trouble viewing videos in PopWatch or if you’re on an iPhone/iPad, head over to the Idolatry hub to watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. And to get all my Idol news and updates, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak! (Related: All new Q&A with season 9 semifinalist Alex Lambert; ‘American Idol’ recap: All the Sinking Ladies)