I'm an Adam Lambert fan. I'm not even going to try and pretend I'm not. I love his voice, his style and think he just seems like a cool person. That said, I'm also hugely into musical theater and like my pop stars to be overly flamboyant. I was raised in a household with a lot of Queen and David Bowie. But even though Adam made it further than I could have hoped, I just think that it won't be enough to pull him through to take the title of American Idol (which really means nothing anyway, but that's a whole 'nother story). If it had been the predicted Lambert/Gokey showdown, I think Adam might have had a chance, but now that wild card Kris Allen is in the mix, I think that Kris has an excellent chance of going home with the title.
It seemed a given that Danny Gokey was going to torture us with his boring stylings, ever-present glasses and heart gestures right up until the bitter end of American Idol, but the American public didn't agree and sent him packing last week. During a press conference call, Gokey talked incessantly about wanting to design a line of eyeglasses, or be a glasses model, and also about his charity and being inspiring and all that crap. That was all really boring though. Here are the slightly more interesting tidbits from the call.
Last week, the last girl on American Idol got voted off, leaving one awesome guy, one kinda-okay guy and Danny Gokey. (Bias! It's what's for dinner!) We listened in on Allison's exit interview to see what she had to say about going home, and how she and Adam traded styling tips.
So it seems that the producers didn't listen to our plea/suggestions a few weeks ago on how to rein this show into its allotted time, and now they've had a few weeks of egregious overruns. This is truly unacceptable and unnecessary. We've got a solid plan to condense this entire series down. Way down. We're talking 15-minute performance nights and five-minute results nights. They could air some of their other actual shows in the remaining time, or just fill it with Ford/Coke commercials like they are wont to do anyway. That way, there'd be no pesky show to interfere with all the product placements.
After singing a Bob Marley song, telling Simon that his opinion didn't matter and flapping her wings across stage, Simon told Megan Joy Corkrey that if she didn't care about him, he didn't care about her and sent her packing. The oddball singer with the unique voice and strange affection for all things aviary talked to reporters on Thursday night about her experience on the show and what her hopes for the future are.
The man had one of the most dangerous jobs in America, and he wanted to be on American Idol? What does he have, a death wish? Former oil rigger Michael Sarver got voted off last week after singing "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," and while he won't be returning to the drilling platform any time soon, he did take some time to do a conference call with inquiring journalists who wanted to talk about Simon Cowell's damning comment the night before his elimination. Plus: Michael's basketball diaries, starring Anoop-dog.
Dear American Idol producers,
I appreciate you trying to switch things up this season by adding in the judges' power of veto and all. It was exactly the thing you needed to do to get me to suffer through the needlessly long results show, which I only ever watched two minutes a week in seasons prior. (Although I do feel like I distinctly remember "shorter results shows" being part of the promised shake-ups this season.) But since I've already been conned into watching this hour, can you at least make it less painful? Seriously. And end it on time?
Another week, another eliminated idol. This time though it was Alexis Grace, who the judges supposedly had pegged for the final four. Guess that didn't work out. Or they decided not to save her to make it so that people wouldn't think the whole show is rigged. Whatever. The little blonde girl with the pink highlights and the way too tiny outfits got sent packing... after the judges meanly told her they were considering saving her, and after Randy called her by the wrong name. Oh, good times. Below are the highlights of
Allison's Alexis' press conference call.
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