Kind of like when you wrap a dog's medicine in bologna - masking the offensive portion with meaty flavors.
Even the American idol contestants who were bad were only bad in comparison to great – and there was greatness on the stage more than once.
Not surprisingly, the premiere of the season's trio of trios did not quite make it into the stratosphere of greatness, although they are a vast improvement over the larger group performances.
APhil Phillips: Stevie should be the next American Idol judge. Her appreciation of both Phillip's talent and devastatingly good looks prove that she has impeccable judgement.
But just when you think there may be a rival for Phillip's affections, Stevie signed an autograph and spelled Phillip's name wrong.
Randy Jackson knew, in his heart of hearts, that if he kept repeating, season after season, that this was the best season EVER – one of these times he would be right.
On Wednesday night Randy Jackson was finally right.
While there was no denying Jessica had the vocal abilities of an angel, her song choices vacillated between predictable and ill-advised.
When she announced that she was a long-time Beyonce fan and began singing a slowed-down version of "Sweet Dreams," something clicked.
And, if there is any justice, the universe (or America) will correct the mistake of the previous week and say goodbye to Deandre.
If not we can all make pacts to boycott the show and never watch again.
Perhaps the best of the three, and no – it's not just because Phillip Phillips was in the group – was probably the compilation of songs by Fleetwood Mac by Colton Dixon, Elise Testone, and Phil.