Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Hollywood: my spirit has been broken...

How I love group night. There's nothing better than the whining and complaining, moaning and groaning, hissy and pissy outbursts, punctuated by forgotten lyrics, hideous dancing and, if we're lucky, a complete breakdown. Or two.

The 99 were reduced to the 44 who will sit in the chair tonight and be sentenced to expulsion or the wrath of the voters.

While we are treated to the familiar faces (translate: Paris, Ayla and her mom, Katharine, Mandisa) we are given the opportunity throughout the evening to meet some new ones.

The GOOD ~

Stephanie Scott, even though Simon made a point of informing her she snuck through on a split decision, she was really the only bright spot in the Paris Bennet trio that butchered "Emotion".

The entire
Rat Pack, Josh Jordan, David Radford, Kevin Covais and William Makar, the young ones who made "Fly Me to the Moon" sound fresh even to me.

Elliott Yamin, one of the sleepy dudes. Where has he been? If nothing else, he and Sway Penala deserve a pass just for not murdering Terrell.

Kinnik Sky, who we haven't seen or heard throughout the young season, will, I am certain, blow us away next week.

The BAD ~

The Barrettsmith sisters, Brooke and Leah, the cornfield girls that producers gave so much air time to during the Chicaco auditions, probably wouldn't remember the lyrics to Happy Birthday, in or out of a bathroom stall. We said goodbye to Leah; we will say goodbye to Brooke.

Tyra Swartz, who didn't like one group so quits. Doesn't like the second group, so quits. Goes back to first group. Why she was passed through is a mystery. But she'll not be around much longer.

Brenna Gathers, this year's annoying Mikalah imitator, with about as much talent and less likability.

Brokenote Mountain. Cowboy Garet's novelty has officially worn off.

The INEXCUSABLY NAUSEATING ~

Derrell and Terrell. Would somebody please just drop a house on these two. I've never been grateful for criminals, but I am thankful that these two idiots landed in jail, because producers seemed to love the drama so much, their incarceration probably saved all of us weeks of slimy television screens.

Tonight, the wait. The elevator. The chair.

And at least one meltdown.


tag: american idol

7 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

Did you see if Basketball Girl got through?

I'm sure Paris is going to breeze into the Top 24, even though I don't see the charm and that the shorter Corn Maze Sister is giong to make it, too.

12:44 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Ayla (basketball girl) got through. She'll be in the 24. Brooke, though, I don't expect to see after tonight. All the rumor lists are out, and she's not on a single one.

1:51 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

I'm avoiding all the spoiler info, so I don't know who is rumoured to have made it and who didn't.

2:24 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger AlbGlinka said...

My spirit was broken by those insane twins!

The producers must really have wanted ratings.

Had to admit though, the Brokeback Mountain parody was inspired.

hugs, Albert

3:48 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Ah Albert, what good is a Brokeback parody without some gratuitous sex? It was a rip-off. ;o)


Personally, I'm jumping up and down that April "up the down escalator" Walsh is still in the mix!!!

4:10 PM, February 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am with you about the twins! Sooo annoying! I was sure Simon wouldn't let Terrell come back after all of his whiny nonsense. I am glad they landed in jail too.
My husband is rooting for Taylor Hicks. I haven't decided who my favorite is yet.

Hillaree Day

11:10 AM, February 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never cared for Idol in the past. Only watched the auditions and hollywood week. I will watch as long as Taylor Hicks is involved. Finally someone with some soul and talent.

6:59 PM, February 21, 2006  

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