Idol Semi-finals report
Final three sing for their lives tonight.
THIS. IS. AMERICAN. IDOL.
Each contestant will perform two numbers tonight,
one which they will (allegedly) choose for themselves,
and the second, one that was chosen by the judges.
And, if you have any doubt that AI is rigged, you won't
after you hear who got the best selection, and
all of the bells and whistles that went with it.
Good God, just when you think this show couldn't
get any more manipulative, you have the A/hole judges
driving not just any bus, but one of those huge
red, London double-decker busses right down the road,
making SURE that the 'final' show will go the
way they have scripted it to be! At the same time, they manage
to pimp one contestant up to a degree that I
never thought possible, even for AI.
Damn, looks like we were all watching the same
The judges' whoredom was palpable.
Without further ado, here we go:
1. Casey James. The first song that 'he' chose,
"Okay, It's Alright With Me," by Eric Hutchinson, and the second song
(which is just utter crap) selected by Randy
and Kara, entitled, "Daughter's," by John Mayer. "Daughters?" Really? For
a final 3?
Why not just show a test pattern for 90 seconds
and save us the aggravation?
They saddle Casey with a sure loser and then
give Lee that sickly sweet Hallelujah -with a f-ing choir, no less,
which made it sound like we were in church so
a vote against Lee is a kick to Baby Jesus's head.
Another question for you: Why is Casey ripped
for a relatively obscure song to open the show, and Lee sings a song
just as obscure, and gets major pimpage? Rumor
has it, Casey had chosen and rehearsed another song, when, "suddenly"
there was no clearance - probably as of the morning
of the show.
Casey did the best he could with the drek given
to him, but he seemed defeated. He knows... Don't worry, Casey.
With your good looks, and guitar playing ability,
you are going to be snapped up by a band in no time.
(And, for the record, I voted for you, many times
2. Crystal Bowersox, who chose, "Come To My Window,"
by Melissa Etheridge - and, "Maybe I'm Amazed,"
by Sir Paul McCartney, as chosen by Ellen.
Sorry Crystal, last night was just, 'same old,
same old' from you as far as I'm concerned. You looked tired, and stressed
- not up to par. Your second song, sans your
trademark guitar, did zip for me. I fear that AI has sucked all the air
out of you
after hearing you sing last night. Oh, and does
anyone else fault that band for racing over Crystal when she sings?
I don't think they have a clue about backing a
folk/blues singer such as Crystal used to be. That being said,
I can see your future now, gf: Married
to that uber geek, and singing in local coffee houses for your supper,
while he watches your kid. That's the truth,
but ATST, really sad...
3. Note who got the Pimp Spot: Lee DeWyze, "Simple
Man," Lynyrd Skynyrd,
and the, 'always brings down the house number,'
"Alleluia" by Leonard Cohen.
Wow. They really want Lee to win this, don't
Lee's first song was meh at best, but since his
'win' has been predetermined, he received a shit-load of overpraise for
In fact, that may have been higher than Jordin
Sparks-level pimping right there. ha
Jordin Sparks - another Idol flame-out.
Has she gotten any non-FOX gigs the last few
But, the second choice: The violins; The choir;
The arrangement; The lighting!
I half expected angels to come flying out of
his butt after the last note. What?
Did the bagpiper have the night off so they had
to substitute the Mormon Tabernacle Choir instead? ha
You just know that Simon helped with that arrangement,
like he helped Adam with, "One" last year.
(The difference here is, ADAM HAD A VOICE!) But
Lee's version had all of the over-the-top cheese
and lack of subtlety that's Simon's trademark
- WITH A FREAKING CHOIR AND JESUS LIGHTING!
I know that Simon told Lee to, "Just sing the
words and forget about any meaning or relevance in the song
- not to worry about staying on key since the
strings, lighting, and choir will cover up any imperfections!"
(Keep in mind, readers, a choir can't fix the
abysmally bad phrasing here.)
Hell, I couldn't believe they didn't release doves
at the end of the song - it was that much over the top. ha
That being said, I really did think the bagpiper
was going to show up at the end again - I was sorta disappointed there...
What more can I say about last night's show?
It's been such a sad slow decline for this season of American Idol,
that it's becoming a struggle to write a decent
Crystal is special, but it seems clear that TPTB
don't think she's marketable or
(probably more importantly), malleable enough
to be their Idol.
Therefore, it's been decided that Lee will take
the crown for this season - sliding into obscurity
as has last year's phony 'winner,' Chris Allen.
As you recall, Allen was pushed oven ADAM LAMBERT
because TPTB couldn't stand having a gay guy
represent them via Disney - and that that's the truth, I mean to tell you!
Next week is the final, perhaps for all of us,
Sally P :(
PS: This is an interesting link about what really
happens to the 'After Idol's.'
here: Making the 'American Idol' top 10 is no guarantee of stardom
- Los Angeles Times
Yeah, but the kids get to do that summer tour
- do they get paid for that?
On Survivor and Big Brother you
get one million and half a million dollars for winning.
What do you get for winning Idol?
A contract with Simon and 19 Productions that you can't get out of if you
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