Paul F. Tompkins’s American Idol Recap Coming Later This Afternoon

AMERICAN IDOL: Scotty McCreery performs in front of the judges on AMERICAN IDOL airing Wednesday, April 20, (8:00-9:30- PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX.

Owing to the ravages of jet lag induced by his return trip from Australia (shouldn't there be a charity for this cause?), Paul F. Tompkins's recap of last night's Idol will be slightly delayed today. Keep checking back for his analysis of last night's strictly enforced mirth: Oh, you contestants, you really gave each other the business when the producers demanded that you do so!