lIt's official: Thanks to TIVO I can watch an
hour of Idol in 20 mins.
The only problem is I can't edit out Ellen's
horrid Shania/Mark Twain/Disneyland steamboat puns. Why?????
Shot of Chinaco for Tally for being spot-on about
How many of Ellen's "The
Twain has left the station" gags
must we be forced gag on?
USAToday is almost as bad, after the fact:
"There were no Twain wrecks last
First let me say that I must have been watching
a completely different version of Idol than the judges were.
I'd also like to say that I had absolutely ZERO
alcohol or other pharmacological substances in my body at the time.
My blood sugar was fine, dinner consisted of self-made
grilled chicken on spring greens with light, homemade
balsamic vinaigrette (garlic/no sugar), and club
soda. Which leads me to conclude, it wasn't MY IMAGINATION.
Mentor/Music = Shania Twain. Wonder why she never
performs live, or when she does
her songs are always pre-recorded and it's a
lip-synch fest? She sure is gorgeous.
Lee DeWyze - You're Still The One - Solid, great
way to start the show. Perfect song for him.
Lee is getting better every week, and I love
the vulnerability. He's certainly not pitch-perfect,
but then I think that's part of his charm. Top
Casey J - Don't - Oh my!!! Purrrrr.....
He gets more luscious every week, except OPEN YOUR EYES
WHEN THE CAMERA IS ON YOU PLEASE - they're gorgeous.
Love the rasp. Very sexy. Top three.
(I thought the producers got rid of the swaybot
seaweed arm forest of no rhythm. Why were they back??)
Tally understands that show business involves
There's a reason why Carrie Underwood sells more
than Ruben Studdard.
Mommasox - No One Needs To Know - As usual, Crystal
takes the show to several levels above where everyone
ever expects it to be. Tonight she came out with
her own BAND. Granted, some of the usual Idol suspects were there,
but she even had a woman on electric mandolin
- it was like a contained act - one who had stopped by to shower us
with talent and professional performing as it
should be, in the midst of some weird, music competition.
Crystal always seems as if she's been a pro since
she came out of the womb. It was also awesome that she dedicated it
to her boyfriend, telling him he should "man-up"
and basically propose. Well done, girl!
Too bad this level confused the judges tonight.
I get a feeling the producers are scared that she's SO GOOD,
there is no mystery on who is actually going
to win this competition, so they had to throw her under the bus this week.
I wonder if they think that will get her less
votes, or create a backlash and give her more? Bottom line is, I felt they
were completely trying to manipulate the vote,
and this time they weren't even trying to hide it.
Aaron Kelly - You've Got A Way - Is it my imagination
or is he turning into KD Lang? I love KD Lang.
The difference is, she doesn't live in a basement.
She has a life. It shows when she sings. Watching this kid is PAINFUL,
especially singing a song about SEX, that he
dedicated to his.... wait for it..... mother! WHAT. THE. FUCK!!
At least he's not a weird mouth-breather like
Season 6's David Archuletta. ha
Still. The way the judges barfed praise all over
him, SOMEONE must be paying the producers some SERIOUS CASH.
This totally confirmed my manipulation theory.
That was laughable.
Siobhan Magnuss - Any Man Of Mine - WTF was THAT??
HELP ME. She hurt my eyes and ears with that performance.
Where did they find that outfit?
Camp Goodwill? It looked like a bad Barbie outfit from the
Then she proceeded to run all over the theatre
and proved she can't walk, breathe, and stay on key at the same time.
Can even VoteForTheWorst.com help her at this
I think Siobhan will be gone tonight, although
I don't think I can listen to Aaron one more second.
USAToday mentioned a "study" from whatnottosing.com
that documented that going first is a disadvantage
but going last or second last can be a real boost to getting
you further into the contest.
Am I the only one who sees the obvious?
Tally is right - manipulation is the mother's milk of show business.
The producers watch the kids rehearse and they determine the running
order that way.
The ones they don't like go early and their favorites go last so you'll
have them in mind as you dial.
Methinks the folks at whatnottosing.com
should be reading bartcop.com
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