April 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

Image Credit: Michael Becker/Fox;Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Image When it comes to American Idol, Shania Twain can seemingly do no wrong! Season 9’s most delightful guest judge returned to Fox’s ratings mammoth tonight in the form of mentor/songbook subject, and for the first time since season 8’s delectable Rat Pack Week, not a single contestant stunk up the joint. Can I get a yee-haw and a what-what? Okay, sorry…I won’t attempt to get in touch with my barely existent country roots again. But the good news is, the competition that’s sounded depressingly like “Crystal, Lee, & a Bunch of Half-Interested Also-Rans” may be turning into something of a horse race. Not to mention, if Ken Warwick & Co. get smart and try to reboot the Idol judges’ panel for season 10, they’ve already got a guaranteed winner in Ms. Twain. (Who else sees the value in hiring one Shania for the price of an Ellen and three Randys?)

And now for the bad news: As Ellen pointed out, Wednesday’s results show telecast is going to be a tough one, because it’s not like 97 percent of viewers are going to hear the name of the person whose journey came to an end, shrug their shoulders, and say, “Eh. I’d had it with that Andrew Garcia dood anyway.” If I had to guess, I think this week’s bottom three will consist of High School Student Aaron Kelly, Michael “Big Mike” Lynche, and either Casey James or maybe a MamaSox shocker (because too much backtalk makes speed-dialers’ fingers freeze).

But I leave that for y’all to discuss in the comments, because I’ve got a gargantuan-length TV Watch recap to write — update: It’s now liiiive, so check it out! — which will post tomorrow a.m. on EW.com. Until then, check me out on iTunes check out the latest episode of Idolatry (after the jump), share your prediction of who’s getting the (cowboy) boot on Wednesday, and do sign up to follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak! (Related: Idol’s 13 Awkward Mentor Moments; Allison Iraheta turns 18: Let’s make her album turn platinum; ‘American Idol’ announces tour dates: Will you see them in concert?)

Tonight’s Set List

Lee DeWyze: “You’re Still the One”

Michael Lynche: “It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing”

Casey James: “Don’t”

Crystal Bowersox: “No One Needs to Know”

Aaron Kelly: “You’ve Got a Way”

Siobhan Magnus: “Any Man of Mine”

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