Thursday, May 1, 2008

American Idol 2008 - Top 5 Results

Well, the buzz on the Internet after Tuesday's show and Paula's blunder midway through (she blabbering on about Jason's two performances when the group each had only performed their first song) was that Idol was clearly scripted and that Jason was being thrown under the bus by the producers. Outraged fans did heavy voting for Jason in response. The next morning, Paula was on Ryan's radio show in hopes to damage control. On last night's show, again more damage control to explain the apparent confusion and to insure all that Paula was loved by the show.

Uh huh. Right.

Anyway, as a result, Jason is the first one safe. Nice way to avoid the controversy, Idol. The two Davids, clearly the vote frontrunners, are also safe. And given that many, myself included, thought Archuleta's performances weren't up to par, clearly these two have a wide enough lead on the others that one so-so night does not matter.

That puts the ladies in the bottom 2. Syesha remains strong. Brooke looks like she's going to vomit. The results come in after Brooke's tears have begun, and she is going home. She knew it. I think she's been ready now for a few weeks. The pressure has just been too much for her.

I hope she is able to put out an album ala Carole King or Carly Simon, something piano supported and melodic. I think she'll do best in that market - an adult contemporary market.

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