They didn't show "the laugh" last night.
They referenced it, they mocked it, they implored her to "Do it! Do it!" but she didn't do it, and they didn't show the infamous tape(s) of it. Which means that if you're one of those Idol fans who skips the audition episodes (a significant portion of the fanbase, I'd wager), or you're not a big blog reader, it is entirely possible you may not know about how fucking insane this girl is. As far as you're concerned, she's just a really good singer who got bullied around by Ryan and the judges for a few minutes. So yeah. She might not just have the good singer vote, but she may have the sympathy vote as well, and she didn't even beat America over the head with it like Danny Gokey did. This is not good.
The other girls were terrible.
Oh man. The new voting system insures at least one spot for a girl, and it was not a night for the ladies. Even my girl Stevie Wright (who I had FTW even!) sounded like the drunkest tone deaf karaoke I've heard since Angel and I butchered Wilson Phillips at last year's Bravo holiday party. No one's voting for Jackie Tohn, obviously, and she probably shouldn't have even been put through to begin with. Casey Carlson may be beautiful, but she peppered her Police massacre with pageant winking, and I love Ann Marie, but she's bland as hell. The only two girls whose performances were vote-worthy were Alexis and Tatiana, and Alexis is a little awkward, and she did that blue-eyed Aretha cover that we've seen a thousand times before -- could America be getting bored with that? I'm worried they might be. Especially after Tatiana's performance was exceptionally lovely, not to mention the last female one of the night and freshest in the voters' minds.
She's Vote for the Worst's priority number one.
And how long did they keep Sanjaya in business? Seemingly forever, kids. They're no joke, and they're rallying for her, big time.
Even if she doesn't make it through tonight, you know she'll be back as a "wild card".
Look, I don't really understand how this "wild card" business is all being decided, but you can bet dollars to donuts (I'm from the '20s) the AI producers will find a way to make it applicable to bringing this shitstorm of publicity and fervor back to freak us out some more, I don't care how all-American wholesome Michael Sarver is. He might wrastle oil rigs to the death for a living, but he can't top that kind of crazy. No one can!
Thoughts on Tatiana's odds or last night's travesty of an episode as a whole? Let it all out in the comments.
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