[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.]
The intro video showing more funny HCJ... then goes right back into the overly dramatic stuff. I think tonight, again, the Bottom 3 will be Aaron, Casey, and Mike, with Aaron going home (though possibly Casey, if we want another angering shocker).
8:01: "This... is... AMERICAN IDOL!" Interesting new emphases... trying to switch it up a bit, Ryan?
8:02: Lady GaGa performs tonight. Assuming she's performing "Alejandro," that will probably be the 3-4 time I've heard that song today. There's only so much of it I can take...
8:03: The Top 5 performing a medley of Sinatra songs. Let me take this time to pose a question to myself: Why do I do a live blog for the results show? Nobody cares how I thought the bajillion and one guest performers did. They just want to know results. But I suppose doing an American Idol post with only about 5 lines wouldn't be all that interesting. So for prosperity's sake, I shall continue on. Hell, there are only a few more, anyway. Oh, and the medley is alright. Lee's been getting quite a bit of cheering. I'm starting to think he's actually gonna overtake Crystal for the win. What an underdog story if it happens.
8:09: Hells to the yes! Next week will be "Songs of the Cinema"! They'll be doing songs from movies! That'll be awesome. Anyway.
8:10: Ryan: "Are you ready... for the world premier... of the new... Ford Music Video?" No, actually... I really couldn't care less. Though they're singing Plain White T's, I believe... I haven't heard this song in a while, but it's a good one.
8:11: We get a video on how Tuesdays have changed for the contestants... before they got on the show and after they got on. And...
8:12: Did they just say 7 AM was early? Pfft... and did they just call a tequito a burrito? Get your Mexican (or at least Tex-Mex) cuisine right.
8:14: Getting to some results. He talks to the contestants for a minute.
8:15: Lee stands up first. He goes to the center of the stage. I think tonight might actually be the night when Ryan does the "choose which group you think you should be standing with" thing that's so mean. I'm guessing he'll do it to Aaron.
8:18: Or not. Lee's safe. I guess he's not gonna do it this season? Huh. Oh well. But yay! Lee's safe!
8:22: And we're back with Lady Gaga... because when I think Frank Sinatra, Lady Gaga is the first to come to mind. And... she's singing Alejandro. Blah. Though she's starting off with Bad Romance? Interesting. No comment on the whole thing, really. Interesting outfit, I suppose? Yeah.
8:32: And we're back... again. But instead of doing any more results, we get to see some behind the scenes with HCJ and his humor. I can go with that. And, yeah, he's funny. And he's gonna sing now. No offense to the type of music or HCJ, who seems like a super awesome guy, but I'm just not a fan of crooner-type music. So... I can give a pass on this. Not that it's bad or anything. It's not, and everybody there is incredibly talented. I just don't care for it.
8:38: HCJ stops singing after the song ends (duh) and addresses the audience. Pretty cool and different. He makes an Ellen joke... and then announces that he'll be accompanying the contestants in singing some of his songs. And so far, most of them are doing even better than last night. For instance, Casey's few seconds of singing here are miles better than his whole performance last night.
8:42: HCJ tells the story of when he first met Sinatra. Fun story.
8:48: Finally getting back to some results. Crystal stands up. She moves to the far side of the stage.
8:49: Big Mike stands up. He stands on the near side of the stage. Aaron stands up. He better not join Crystal...
8:50: Thank God. He joins Big Mike. Casey stands up. Go join Crystal... and... yeah, he goes over to Crystal. BASTARD! He's doing the "choose a group" thing, making Lee choose. Lee refuses to pinpoint the safe group. Good for you, Lee. But the Bottom is...
8:51: Mike and Aaron. That means Casey and Crystal are safe along with Aaron. I suppose that means Aaron is finally going home?
8:55: I have to be honest... I won't be hurt with either of them going, but I want it to be Aaron. And it's...
8:56: Aaron! About damn time. Now we get the Goodbye Video.
8:58: And now we get the Goodbye Song. And he's just singing what he sang last night. Because people liked it enough the first time to vote you through, right? Bleh.
Final Thoughts: I'm glad Aaron is finally gone. Next week is the Top 4 of Crystal, Lee, Casey, and Mike singing Songs of the Movies. I hope it's as awesome as I hope. We'll see. See y'all then.