[I wanted to do this last season, but I got the idea a few episodes too late. I do admit, I watch American Idol. I really didn't start until a couple years ago, though (my mom was a much bigger fan). Similar in style to the Live Survivor Blog over at Blog Cabins, Idol Chatter (pun and all) will be a play by play of the episodes and what I think of what's happening. For those that don't know, just continually refresh this page to get new updates as the show goes on.]
Here's the third live blog for this week's American Idol. Let's see who's going home and who's moving on. My personal guess is that, of the girls... hell, any except Ms. Bowersox, and I'd be fine (OK, and maybe not Lilly Scott, either). But the guys? Jermaine Sellers and Tim Urban. Let's find out...
7:00: Some fancy editing stuff here... all dramatic and hardcore.
7:01: Ryan: "This............... is American Idol!"
7:02: Wow... it's the first results show, and they're already pimping "Idol Gives Back." Give us some space, guys.
7:03: Ellen: "There were some surprises. I said I liked bananas. That came out of my mouth." Have I mentioned how much I heart Ellen?
7:04: The Top 24 is singing together for the first time. Singing "American Boy" by Estelle. I really hate this song. Like, so much. You don't even know. The singing is good in this version, but I hate the music and overall sound that goes with it. It's just annoying to me.
7:07: I just realized who Crystal Bowersox reminds me of. She's totally a pudgier version of Emilie de Raven (AKA Claire from LOST).
7:11: Girls in the hot seat (as Ryan says). Siobhan is up first. And she's safe. Le sigh. Haeley Vaughn now. And she's safe too. Bah. Now Michelle (who I enjoyed) is safe. OK. Come on, guys. Katelynn now. Poofy hair is safe. Leaving us with...
7:12: Katie and Janell. Who's going? Janell was awful. I say her.
7:13: Yup, Janell. No surprise there. She hurt my ears last night. And... no, no!
7:14: *crying* She's singing again. Hey, she's actually doing better tonight than she did last night. Not hard to do, really. I mean, don't get me wrong. She's still really, painfully bad right now. But it's still not making my ears bleed.
7:16: Scratch that.
7:21: Allison Iraheta! She was one of my favorites from last season. Liking the song. Nice outfit, too. You know, I loved Adam Lambert the most of everyone last season. But his debut CD, for all intents and purposes, sucks. But I would totally buy Allison's CD just based on that performance, and she came in 4th. But then again, a lot of the best singers haven't won.
7:25: Back to the ladies! Another is gonna leave now. Paige is up first. She's safe. Of course she is. She went first. Anybody before the final two are safe. Including the next girl, Lacey, despite Ryan's attempt at a fake-out. Lilly Scott will also be sticking around, as will Crystal Bowersox (thank God). So it's down to Ashley and Didi. I'm thinking Didi is going. And the girl going home is...
7:27: Ashley? Bah. Whatevs, yo. Let's hear her sing a song. She doesn't seem very thrilled (not even sad, but... angry).
7:29: Oh wow, I think my ears just exploded. This is like... infinitely worse than last night. Ironic song to sing, though ("I'm just trying to be happy").
7:35: haha... Tyler in a bathrobe and boots and socks during rehearsals the previous day.
7:36: Alrighty, one of these guys is going home. Big Mike's up first. He's totally safe. John Park's safe, too (yes!). His mom and dad are so cute together. Speaking of, here's Aaron Kelly, who's--of course--safe. Todrick's up next, which means he's safe, which leaves us with Tim Urban and Joe Munoz. Oh man, this is totally Tim. And it's...
7:39: JOE?! Double-you Tee Eff?
7:40: Tim looks about as flabbergasted as I feel right now. This was totally a pity vote. Joe is singing right now... he's doing pretty good (especially compared to Tim's abysmal performance yesterday). I guess, looking on the bright side, I'm not having to listen to Tim sing again right now.
7:46: Oh joy... a break for some Idol Gives Back. And more stuff about Haiti. And Kris Allen, last year's (surprise) winner.
7:48: Kris sings. Video footage of destroyed Haiti and Kris helping out there. Tons and tons of pathos. He has water bucket-filling skills. Kid-lifting skills. Piano playing skills. Singing skills. Money-making skills. Girls only like guys with skills! GOSH!
7:50: Would it be inappropriate for Black-Eyed Peas to come in during the middle of Kris repeating "Let it be" with "Imma Be, Imma Be, Imma Imma Imma Be..."?
7:54: Alright, the last guy is about to go. Casey's up first, which means he's totally safe (Hell yeah!). What? Jermaine is up second? No way, that means he's safe? Bull! Who the hell is going, then? Lee's up next, so he's safe. And he knows that (you can see it in his smile). Next is Andrew Garcia, so he's safe. Again, thank God. So that leaves Retro Rocker Tyler and Mullet Rocker Alex Lambert. I'm thinking Alex is going. And the person going home is...
7:57: *sigh* Tyler. I think Tyler's cool. He says "I don't think I got that much constructive criticism during Hollywood Week, and what I was given now was a little too late." The camera goes to Simon, who you can see saying "Good point." Haha, wow.
8:00: Tyler sings, but the show's running over. Of course, the one guy I'd like to see sing again is gonna get cut off short. And he's actually putting more charisma in it tonight than last night. Of course.
Final Thoughts: Total shock... at least for the guys. I think America got it wrong. Tyler and Joe were no winners, but they shouldn't have been kicked off before Jermaine or Tim Urban or, hell, even Todrick. But whatever. It is what it is. Casey James, Andrew Garcia, John Park, and Crystal Bowersox are still on, so I'm happy. So stay tuned next week for Idol Chatter #2 (and its derivatives).