[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.]
It's time for the results show where Casey finally gets voted off. Seriously, if anything other than that happens, I'll probably stop watching Idol. Granted, I thought about that anyway with Simon leaving after this season. Anyway, moving on.
8:00: Over-dramatic intro.
8:02: Oh great... Justin Beiber... a 14-year-old boy (I think) who looks and sounds like he's 7 and sings about true love and how he's finding the one for him. You know, I've never seen as big of a mismatch in a song than Justin Beiber and Ludacris. Yeah...
8:03: Ryan is talking to the contestants about how their lives have changed since the show.
8:08: Believe it or not, I actually prefer Ryan interviewing the contestants and having the judges talk to the contestant rather than having a million guest performers. This has been interesting.
8:13: Oh joy! The Ford Music Video! *snore*
8:14: The "Going Home" videos... by that, I mean when the contestants return to their hometowns. First up is Casey returning to Texas. Of course, all they show are females. And... Casey signed a dachshund. Huh. I've never understood why people ask famous people to sign things that are gonna be washed off anyway (pets, babies, boobs, etc.).
8:23: Turban spotting! I don't mean middle eastern headwear... but Tim Urban! Anywho... moving on.
8:24: Now, some new guy named Travis Garland who is apparently better than Justin Timberlake. I've seen this guy for only 10 seconds or so and... he's no Justin Timberlake. Good God, is this guy cheesy. He makes 90s boy band dance moves look classy. This is almost so bad it's hilarious. And is it just me, or does this guy kinda look like a Lawrence brother (remember them)? I think what made it hilarious was that he kept the straightest, most serious face while performing the most ridiculous dance moves. Anyway, it's over and... Yeah... that was... um... yeah.
8:32: Going to Ohio with Crystal now with her "Going Home" video. Well, that answers my question. A guy just had Crystal sign his chest, and when she said "you better bathe," his response was "Oh, this is getting tattooed on, baby" (and say that in your best gay voice). So... is that one woman going to get Casey's signature tattooed onto her dog?
8:36: We did get to hear some original songs from Crystal during that video, and it was really good. If that's what's to be expected from an album, I can't wait.
8:37: Now going home to Chicago with Lee. We get to see the infamous paint store... just a glimpse, anyway. Lee didn't get to sign any washables (except a baseball jersey, but I suppose that doesn't have to be washed). Aw, Lee's crying as he's singing.
8:46: My day is now complete. I get to listen to Justin Bieber do not one, but a mishmash of two of his songs. Seriously, they should stop going after Obama. I think this kid is the one who forged his birth certificate. How can anybody believe this kid is older than 8? Yet he claims he's like... wtf, 16? Trust me, I've taught 14-to-17-year-old Freshmen for a year. This kid is not 16. And... oh joy! More cheesy dancing! Fun Fact: I just went to Google to see how old he was (as I thought he was 14) and typed in "how old is." I didn't even have to finish the sentence, and the first 2-3 choices I was given was Justin Bieber. Apparently other people don't believe him, either.
8:53: Finally, some results. And the first person in the Finale is...
8:54: Lee. Heck yeah!
8:55: And joining Lee in the Finale is... Crystal... who can't believe she's safe (or is unsure). Which means Casey is going home. No surprises there, obviously.
8:56: And now for his Goodbye Song. He's doing "Daughters" again from last night. I actually like this performance. He's really relaxed, going through the audience, shaking hands. He picked up some random little girl (who I'm sure he knows or is related to) and sings with her in his lap.
8:58: The Goodbye Video. Can you imagine it? Casey almost didn't even make the show. He had to take his shirt off to even make it to Hollywood. And he ended up in the Final 3. Though I saw his potential from even his first audition.
Final Thoughts: Next week should be awesome. Lee and Crystal will be a great finale. It can really go either way and I'll be happy, but I'm actually kinda rooting for Lee at this point. See y'all next week!