Thursday, April 24, 2008

Carly Got Robbed.

I'm not a hardcore American Idol fan (for reasons like this post) but I certainly watch it and enjoy the best parts of it with assistance from my friend, Tivo. I happened to miss the show last night because we had our third bout of tornadic weather here in the last couple weeks, and my crappy satellite TV cuts out once the rain moves past the "sprinkle" phase. But I digress.

It seems as though for the first time in a few seasons viewers have made up their mind on what they want the pecking order to be, and the performances week-to-week have little influence on when people will get the boot. When you think about it conceptually, this was a logical week for Carly to get kicked off, and Syesha to be number two, based on the entire arc of the season and general sentiment about the two contestants. But anyone who watched the show on Tuesday night - seeing Brooke stop her entire performance and start over, coupled with her incessant characteristic of looking like she's about to spontaneously combust in a tidal wave of emotional self-destruction - clearly knows that she had by far the worst performance, only slightly rivaled by that of Jason Castro, who was also craptacular. Yet it was the weekly least favorites that wound up there, regardless of their solid performances on Tuesday.

The good news, though, is that the remaining weeks should be pretty transparent. The contestants to be voted off for the remainder of the competition will be Syesha, Brooke, and Jason, leaving the two Davids in the final. Something tells me Archuleta will win, not only because he'll get more teeny-bopper votes, but also because I don't think David Cook wants to win. I think he'd rather pull a Daughtry, and that doing so somehow gives him more credibility as a rocker. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.


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