“You’re Eliminated!”

29 Feb

Sorry for the typo on the title–very embarrassing.  You’re supposed to hide typos within the body of the text so no one notices them.  Thanks to my mom for pointing out my glaring error. 🙂

I know I said I wasn’t going to watch “American Idol” after the unjust treatment of Josiah Leming and Kyle Ensley. But since Josiah was on “The Ellen Show” and got hooked up a ton of recording equipment (watch clip of Josiah on “Ellen”) , I’ve issued a reprieve. Actually, my best friend watches “Idol” so if I want to spend the evening chilling in the living room with her and the pets, I’ve got to watch “Idol”, too. Fortunately, tonight was the elimination show and I love to see people get sent home in the early stages.

This is what I don’t get about the “Idol” elimination shows–why do they have the contestants sing the song that caused him or her to be cast off Idol Island? I know the final song is the contestant’s chance to perform one last time on the show, but shouldn’t they have a back-up? Or maybe choose a song that was performed well? No, the last time we hear a contestant, we hear the song that was mediocre at best and that’s what we remember. Does anyone else see a problem with that? If it wasn’t that great the first time, it’s not going to be much better when the contestant’s trying to hold back tears.

First to be eliminated was 17 year-old Alexandrea Lushington, who did a rendition of “If You Leave Me Now” by Chicago. Her performance wasn’t spot-on, but what does a 17 year-old teen know about 70’s music anyway? Most don’t. Randy told Alexandrea that it was the wrong song for her, but I disagree. Choosing a classic Chicago song is never wrong. Plus, she is one of the best dressers in the whole lot of gals and pretty darn talented.

The next girl on the chopping block was Alaina Whitaker, a rather cute 16 year-old who performed “Hopelessy Devoted to You” from Grease. She was adorable, even though Simon thought she was dressed matronly. She got axed, yet Kady Malloy was allowed to stay. The girls are practically twins, but I don’t like Kady. Whenever she’s on-screen, I yelled, “Get over yourself!” Her “confidence” comes across as snottiness, and alienates me (and Sarah and my dogs).

Kady’s not the only girl that needs to go. Amanda Overmeyer, the husky-voiced Harley-riding nurse, isn’t one of my favorites. I want to like her because is so interesting, but I just can’t get into her. Her voice makes me want to wretch, and her hair (especially when she performed on Wednesday) reminded me of Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid. I could be mistaken, but “American Idol” contestants shouldn’t conjure up images of Disney villains. Asia’h irks me. It’s an unfounded irk. But I think the outfit she wore Wednesday was a throw-back from one of Paula Abdul’s early 90’s videos. I didn’t know if she was going to sing or on her way to her hectic job at the office.

First to go was Jason Yeager. I have no idea what he sang. All I could focus on was the random blond streak on the front of his head. I ponder why on earth someone would choose to put one little blond spot in his hair, and if it was naturally occuring, why he didn’t dye it to match the rest of his hair. It’s probably there to make him look “cool”. I had a Ken doll with a random blond spot on his hair because that was the look in 1990 when New Kids on the Block ruled my heart. Definitely a dated look. I felt bad about being so offended by his hair when I saw that his favorite “quote” is “Jeremiah 29:11” on the “American Idol”. Then there was Robby, who massacred the song “Hot Blooded”. He was dressed in a skull shirt with a skull handkerchief on his head–I wandered if the rest of his pirate crew was going to show up and lay siege to the “American Idol” stage.

Before you think I’m an overly critical whiner (which I probably am), there are two contestants who I feel are amazing–Brooke White and David Achulela. Brooke has an ethereal quality of sunshine and light. Watching her sing just warms the cockles of my heart. The same is true with David. He’s a cute kid–and what a set of pipes for a 16 year-old. Despite what Simon, Paula, and Randy say, I think these these are the two to beat.

But what do I know? I wanted Sanjaya to win. Just kidding.

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No Responses to ““You’re Eliminated!””

  1. Concerned viewer February 29, 2008 at 9:15 AM #

    David is the best in show by far. Not even a contest. Brooke is too sweet and nice, yawn. This chick has not even seen an R-rated movie? Get out there girl! Seriously, that suggests this person’s world is not real. There will be those like yourself that find her warming, but for the rest of us the milque toast will become very dull if not annoying. She does not make the top 6. I sure as hell hope not.

  2. Concerned viewer February 29, 2008 at 9:15 AM #

    David is the best in show by far. Not even a contest. Brooke is too sweet and nice, yawn. This chick has not even seen an R-rated movie? Get out there girl! Seriously, that suggests this person’s world is not real. There will be those like yourself that find her warming, but for the rest of us the milque toast will become very dull if not annoying. She does not make the top 6. I sure as hell hope not.

  3. Deneice February 29, 2008 at 3:57 PM #

    You need to remember…the judges don’t eliminate…the “public” does. You really can’t complain (well you can) if you didn’t call in and vote.

  4. Deneice February 29, 2008 at 3:57 PM #

    You need to remember…the judges don’t eliminate…the “public” does. You really can’t complain (well you can) if you didn’t call in and vote.

  5. Donna March 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM #

    THANKS, AMY. THAT’S WHAT MOMS ARE FOR!

  6. Donna March 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM #

    THANKS, AMY. THAT’S WHAT MOMS ARE FOR!

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