As Simon would say: America, you got it wrong, you freaking idiots! (Okay, maybe I added that last part.) I mean, another week of Ho-Sway? Boomhauer? BRENNA?! (and oh, dear lord did you see her hair last night? Woo! ShaZAM!)
And I love that Ryan had to actually cue the crowd-- and the OTHER GIRLS-- to clap for Brenna when he announced she was safe. Because I'm evil. Like the devil. But hoo! Priceless. I SO hope that wasn't orchestrated, because DAMN. Good times. But NOW who's gonna have to bunk up with Brenna? Awkward.
Okay, I'm so not crying over Becky or Bobbie (although I thought Bobbie was fun, you know?), but I actually feel a bit sad for Stevie, as her performance last night was so much better (at least the first half) than on performance night. Too bad they didn't mention she was sick when she sang on Tuesday night; it may have influenced voting. You know, sympathy vote and all that? Either way, it totally sucks for her, you have to admit. Not really a fair shake. I think she could have "brought it." Girlfriend should have popped some Airborne, that's all I'm saying.
But Patrick? Yeah. That was a mistake. What really chafes my sensitive, winter-dry skin is that I am POSITIVE the dude did not get the second lowest number of votes. Oh, sure, he probably got the second lowest number of votes out of the boys (which he so did not deserve and yes I'm looking at you Sway and Bucky), but no way did he get fewer votes than, oh, say Brenna or Hhhhhheather or Melissa or Kellie "Pick Pickler!" (I know, right? It never gets old!) In fact, I would guess there were at least five or six girls who received fewer votes than Patrick. But two guys had to go, so there you are.
Honestly, I find it unfortunate that a genuinely talented singer, who is charasmatic and nice to look at in his Ed Norton sort of way (and I thought he was hawt in the sunglasses at his audition, I don't know WHAT Simon was going on about), was sent home before guys like Gedeon and Kevin, who-- come ON-- although talented singers, are not right for national television and do not have a shot in hell of surviving to the Top 12. Am I wrong? Hey! Kevin is NOT SQUISHY, people! NOT! And hello? Sway is not long for this competition either, with his pimptastic faketto and overall ick factor. And what the HELL is up with Boomhauer?! Huh?! Bucky? Growly McLooksLikeAss? How is HE still in this competition? Huh?! What is wrong with people?
Personally, I think Patrick could have made it to the Top 12. He's definitely one of the six best boy singers. Not win, duh, because Katharine or Ace will SO win this competition (with Taylor and Mandisa-- hopefully-- giving them a strong run for their money), but he would have been entertaining. Because he can SING.
That being said, Patrick being booted is tragic in the classical sense: tragic heroes always have a fatal flaw, and Patrick's was his stupid song selection. Everyone knows Come To My Window is the kiss of death on American Idol. Duh.
As an aside, kudos to the producers for giving us one hell of a group sing, right? Ah, the awkward group sing alongs! How I've missed them. Good LORD. Although I must give props to the producers for original product placement: "It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin' down to take a look at me!" Tricky! Ah, well played, American Idol and Fox. Well played. Oh, and hee... who else felt the un!comfortable! when Mandisa's pose at the end just went on... and on... and on...? Just me then?
Wow. This amount of verbosity over an elimination episode before we even have a Top 12 is indicative of obsession far surpassing that which is healthy.
Oh, and finally... Paula? One word: BOOOOOOOOOOOBS. Now put those bad boys away before you hurt somebody.
- Circus Kelli commented:
I don't even have to watch AI -- your recaps are awesome!
Forgive me for backing David here, but I gotta tell ya, the boy is from a nearby town -- I gotta back him. ;)
- » 2/24/2006 8:09 AM
- Cat commented:
Aw, David, the poor kid. He looked like he was going to puke his guts up any second... I think that's what saved him, actually. That and his dimples. Because CUTE.
I personally thought his song choice was perfect for him. And FUN! Simon is on crack.
- » 2/24/2006 8:29 AM
- LadyBug commented:
I just ... ... I just love you, Cat. I just love you and I love AI and I especially love your AI obsession...er...I mean critical analysis.
Personally, I was happy to see Bobbie go; his "Copacabana" had Barry Manilow turning over in his grave. (What's that you say? Manilow's not dead? Hmm...he looked like such a well-preserved corpse when I saw him on Oprah a while back.) (Umm, yeah, so I'm not a Manilow fan. So sue me.)
But Patrick should definitely have outlasted Ho-Sway and - most certainly - David "I think I'm Frank Sinatra reincarnated" Radford. Ick. David's performance was just...painful. In fact, it was one of the few that made me actually THANKFUL the sound kept going out on the dang VCR! Blech.
As for the girls...I am SO ready for Brenna to go home. (And yeah, Ryan having to cue the audience to clap for her cracked me up, too. Hee.) I had hoped she'd be going home (Is it just me, or is she just another Mikalah Gordon, with her I'm Better Than Everyone, Talk To The Hand Attitude?), but I was happy to see Becky go home. And Stevie? Girl, if I'd had to listen to her squeaky, cutesy, baby voice for ONE. MORE. WEEK., my ears would've started spontaneously bleeding in protest. Barf. O. Rama.
I'm totally with you on your top four pick...although, where do Lisa and Paris fall, do you think? I mean, yeah, they're both really young, but they're GOOD. DAMN good. And such stage presence! I'd like to see them both go far in their careers.
Okay, I guess I've taken enough of your comment space. Oh! But I have to add one thing...GIRL, you are CRACKIN' ME UP with your renaming Bucky, Boomhauer. I don't know how many of your readers are die-hard King of the Hill fans, like I am, but can I just say...HEE!
- » 2/24/2006 9:40 AM
- dashababy commented:
It was just a matter of time before these 4 got booted, it might as well have been last night although I agree, Brenna couldn't go fast enough for me. I was sorry to see Stevie leave tho since she lives close to where Kristine lives and I didn't think she was that bad. I thought she was doing better too last night until she went into her whispery high pitch opera thing. Blech.
LOL, those awkward sing alongs. Ya-uck. I'll stop there.
I happen to like Bucky tho. He's not that bad but I did notice that he is somewhat "Blinky". What's up with that?
Patrick, I'm sorry to say he was average I thought. Definitley lounge lizard material to me. Just my opinion.
I do love your recaps and it's all part of the whole A.I. experience for me. Keep up the good work! xoxox
- » 2/24/2006 10:20 AM
- Wicked H commented:
Ha! I was sure Mandesa got stuck or something. Weird!
Great recap as usual Ms Cat!
- » 2/24/2006 10:21 AM
- Mandy commented:
You are so right on with this! Although, I never liked Stevie so I was happy to see her go!
- » 2/24/2006 4:05 PM
- mrtl commented:
You crack my ass up.
My bets are on Katherine, Paris and Chris. I love Elliot's voice, but his teeth and his ears distract me way too much.
- » 2/26/2006 2:51 PM
- onangelwings commented:
Nice wrap up. I love it!. I was shocked that Brenna didn't leave!
- » 2/26/2006 4:54 PM
- Kristine commented:
Dear Gawd. SOmeone shoot Brenna!!
and I heart your AI updates!
- » 2/27/2006 7:18 PM
- Liza commented:
brenna should have gone last week and stevie stay.i would have liked to hear stevie sing something different and really wail with her soprano voice.
bobby...that was just sad...not him leaving, his performance...
patrick shouuld have sang a different song and i bet he wouldnt have been booted.
- » 3/02/2006 10:38 AM