Thursday, April 26, 2007

Those American Idol Bastards

What a way to end up a night of good will. After almost two hours of raising money for worthwhile charities and making me misty eyed, they screw it all up with a "shocking" ending. The shocking ending was that nobody got voted off, because how can they vote someone off on a night of charity. My question is how can they tease not only the audience but poor Jordin by making us all think she got voted off? I would like to think that they told all the contestants ahead of time, but Jordin's reaction was either great acting or they really screwed with her mind. She was clearly visibly shaken. I offer this though as a condolence to Jordin. At least we know who the American Idol big wigs now want to win: Jordin. An often cause for some good singers to get voted off is people don't vote for that person because they think that contestant is safe. With the stunt last night the American Idol big wigs just made sure that Jordin will get her votes. You could hear the audience gasp when The Other Chris was told he was safe leaving Jordin standing alone on the verge of tears. It was manipulative and uncalled for particularly on a night when Idol supposedly gives back. As for the rest of the show: Blah. I nearly barfed when the children singers all hugged that Groban guy after singing. I was suddenly wishing for Jarvis Cocker to come out and interrupt like he did when Michael Jackson came out with all those kids back at the 1996 Brit Awards. Also, how awful was the Celine Dion and Elvis duet? That was a bad idea back in 1991. The rest was blah, blah, blah.

1 comment:

Jaime said...

I agree--the little mind game thing was sick. I'd already guessed that no one would be voted off (I was thinking there was a tie or something)but I just couldn't believe they would put somebody through that. Poor girl. If I was her I would be pissed, pissed, pissed.