Wednesday, May 10, 2006

it's over: a simulblog...

Well, it's over for one of them and three of them will give group hugs, shed a tear and then pack their bags to head home for parades, high school bands, Wal-Mart visits and just general hometown cheeriness, because that's what the top three do before being handed a song title from one of the judges and another one from Clive Davis.

Because THIS is American Idol.

And THIS is a simulblog, live blogging as they call it, writing as the action unfolds with publishing at every important break, so for those of you in the West who don't want to be spoiled, you might want to check out the
voting odds for tonight where, for the first time evah, Elliott is favored over Chris, and Kat has gone from second fave, behind Taylor to, well, goose poopy.

But come back later, please.

Now we wait for the beginning of the show...

Ryan reminds us that the finale is just two weeks away. Oh go ahead Ryan, make me sad. We get reminded of the events of the previous evening, just in case we've forgotten that Elliott was the bomb, Taylor was great, Chris was good and Katharine sang too.

Then, of course, we're reminded that this show is not about those kids on the couch, but about the judges and their antics. The camera pans to the couch. Polite laughter as the main stars make nonsense. Except from Katharine, who looks about to throw up.

And luckily we're spared by a commercial break...

YAY!! Kermit the Frog is in the crappy Ford commercial. Now that was a good one!

More Graceland footage as we get a mini-house tour. And then it's the medley.

YAY!! Medley is absolutely FAB. I love this group. They have proven they know how to work together to make good music rather than competing with each other only to butcher the work.

I love these kids.

But I hate commercials.

Seems Jerry O'Connell's fiancee wants to hear Taylor reprise Jailhouse Rock. And because we always like to push the execution to the very end so the ousted kid gets cut off after five syllables of the final song, we make time. Not that I mind hearing Taylor again.

Ryan puts Taylor to his right. And after calling the others over, puts Elliott with Taylor and sticks Chris with a horribly pissed Katharine on the other side.

One is the top two, the other, well...

Elliott's ecstatic to be hugging Taylor. Oh hell, I would be ecstatic hugging Taylor too.

Ryan plays around, getting Kat more and more pissed (this could be fun) before sending Elliott and Taylor back to safety.

Simon says Kat should leave. Oooo. Thar she blows.

OMG. Chris gets the boot. Now that was a good fourth place shock.

Katharine is no longer pissed. But Chris gets the special Bad Day arrangement that I don't like. Now he's pissed.

We could be in for a rumble.

Somehow I have a feeling that there are a lot of pissed people.

So long Chris. And good luck. Your opportunities now are not limited by constraints.


68 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I had a feeling. Thanks for posting and being 3 hours early! I'm going out to dinner and did not want to find out so late who got the boot. Kat has a lot of fans out there.

-Cathy

9:33 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger JR said...

I don't want to say, "I told you so", but...like I said, It makes great reality TV.

9:34 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simon looked upset by that decision too.

Bummer...BIG TIME BUMMER! Kat should have gone.

9:37 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Frances said...

Chris is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the first thing that has shocked me this entire season.

9:39 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm one of those PO'd people. America got it wrong.

9:41 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very pissed....

Beyond tears....

~V~

9:42 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I can watch the rest of the season. The choices are an early geriatric wedding singer, a schreechy pop princess and a hobbitt. No longer worth my time.

9:43 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger laura said...

sad day

9:46 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOO! Pissed, beyond belief. -Jenna

9:49 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't a real big Chris fan, but no way should he have gone before Kat. Something wrong with this picture. She knew it too! It was all over her face, she thought she was going home. That's what happens when the public votes, like it or not!

9:52 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

Chris's problem is that he didn't play the game.

He has one act (tilt his head back, glare at the camera and sing/scream). He refused to play the game, even though he could have. And ultimately, it cost him.

At this point in the season, the object isn't collecting fans. Each of the remaining finalists already has a rabid, power-voting fanbase.

What each remaining finalist needs to do now is absorb the rabid, power-voting fanbase of the eliminated constestants.

Chris didn't do that.

Seriously, do you think Paris or Kellie's fans are voting for Chris? No, they're voting for Katharine (girl power!).

Are Bucky's "underdog" voters burning up the lines for Chris? No; they're voting for the new underdog, Elliott (who, unlike Ace, can actually sing).

The only people I think may have gravitated to Chris are some of Ace's tween girl-fans who were voting for the resident hottie, but I think even some of them went to Katharine, who is young and pretty.

Chris fans, take solace in the fact that he will probably be the most commercially successful of the final four from this year. What he does, he does really well. Unfortunately, he didn't play the game well enough to win.

9:54 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg. no nononon no!!! if elliot or taylor wins, wow I pretty much will never watch this show again. I have zero faith in the american people. and elliot looks like an leprachaun. and I do not like him. grrrr... I'm mad.

9:55 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think there will be many pissed people? You think?!??! Well, count me as one of them! I am totally disgusted, but should I be surprised? No, not when it comes to AI. Every year my fav goes home before they should. I think next year I will just pick the worst and it will make my life and heart rest easier. Sigh. ROCK ON CHRIS! ROCK ON! You will be sorely missed! Can't wait to buy your first cd!
Hugs,
Lisa

10:08 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry - Chris has a great career ahead of him. He's more talented than most of the nationally known recording artists playing on your radio today.

I'm really sad for him, but I would be sad for ANY of the top four going tonight. They're all GREAT. I'm an Elliott fan, but I'm not stupid - I can see the talent all of them possess, and I really believe they'll all have success regardless of the outcome of American Idol.

10:13 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katharine's survival shocks me.

10:17 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

That was a true shocker. Just shows what a poor performance (or two) can do to a fanbase. Riles them up into hypervote.

10:27 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Katharine seemed out of breath during her first song and trying too hard on the second last night.
I really thought she was the one that was going to be packing her bags and from the look on her face up until Ryan dropped the bomb, I think she thought so too.

You could tell Chris was completely blindsided, but I have to agree with Dave's comment earlier, he just didn't play the game right. No worries for Chris though, he could front any band that is on the radio right now. I am certain this is not the last we will hear from him.
He ought to go over to RockStar and head up Tommy Lee's new band Super Nova!

HillareeDay

10:31 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grrrrrrrrrrr.....

Why can't someone good ever win on this show?

10:34 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Birmingham said...

Observations:

1. Priscilla Presley really has that Lily Munster thing going for her.

2. It's not too early to predict where Chris' votes will go: to no one in particular, Chris' voters are too pissed to vote next week.

3. Compared to the first four seasons, is this not one of the best final four groups?

4. Can't wait for Jennifer to link the Elvis Medley. I was thoroughly entertained by that group performance.

5. Don't underestimate Taylor's fan base. They represent the 30 - 50 demographic and vote with all their might, evidenced by the fact that he has not been in the bottom group yet.

6. Instead of a wish list of next weeks songs, I would like to predict which judge the final three will draw: Elliott==>Randy; Taylor==>Paula; Katherine==>Simon

10:36 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Oooo Birmingham, those judges draws look exactly right. Poor Taylor. LOL

And I'm working on that medley right now.

10:42 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sooooooooo upset!!!!! Kat was by far the weakest singer this week. Elvis rolled over in his grave at her performance of his songs, why is she still there? You can count me as a Chris fan from day one and yes I voted for him 100 times last night alone, guess I should have dialed faster. I am sure Chris will have a wonderful career ahead of him, and I also have no doubt that in three years when Kats name is mentioned everyone will say....who??? You don't have to be the winner of Idol to be the star of the season, and Chris is shinning.

10:43 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger tracyintpa said...

I am totally pi$$ed that Chris got voted off. I love Taylor and Elliott and was pulling for an all male final. Though I have to agree with Dave, Chris should have played the game a little better. If he had picked a ballad and hit it out of the park, he'd be at Kat's farewell dinner right now and not his own. Its a damn shame, that she is going to have the chance to compete in the final three. I think this was the best final four so far, and the closest and tighest race so far. The winner could very easily go to any of the remaining three. Chris will be completely successful, I have no doubt that Clive Davis is already thinking of ways to use and market his talent and appeal.

10:56 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

Wow! That totally blew my mind...but to me, in a good way. I also thought it was Kat's last straw, BUT I'm a sucker for dialidol and just kept my fingers crossed that it was right this week.

I did like Chris at the very beginning, but he started to bore me as the weeks went by. I do agree completely with the High Lord, and felt it was his time to go.

Kat had an off week (just like everyone does), and she shouldn't be punished for it. To all the Chris fans out there, don't put down the other person who was outvoted by him, she is still a great singer overall! And Chris was great too, they ALL are, its just that someone had to go this week and it was him.

Also, I know you Chris fans are really pissed that he got the boot, but don't stop watching the show because of that! You guys are fans of American Idol and you'll be sure that he will have a great cd out come fall or next spring! This just makes me remember seeing Fantasia win season 3! I screamed and hollered and ranted that I would never watch the show again cos some idiot beat out Diana DeGarmo, the cute little girl who proved herself to be the best 16 year old out there! But here I am, still watching and obsessing like never before!

p.s. Birm- those are great predictions for judge choices. Can't wait and Kat McPhee better bring it!!!!

10:57 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Sunny?? Are you serious?? You liked Diana DeGarmo?????????

:D Just trying to lend a little levity here...

Don't Cry Out Louuuuuud........

11:02 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

Hehe, yes jennifer, I did, although she did oversing that song, I agree with that one! She wasn't my favorite, (Amy Adams, JHud, BigMatt, JPL were better), but I thought she was a million times better than fantasia.

11:12 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta say I'm felling sad, but honestly, I have liked all four of these kids since the start, so I've been prepared for weeks that this would be the hardest cut to 2 ever. I didn't really watch season 1, but have the rest, and I've never liked more than 2 people. I think Kat would be running away with the contest if she stopped singing opera. she needs to understand she's amped, and the audience doesn't need you to do all the work for them to hear you. Her solo in the medley was great, it had the correct volume for once.

Chris could easily have been the winner too, had he learned to leave the screaming out of songs that aren't suppose to be screamed. The end of less conversation was terrible, only because he had to throw in a scream. I had been thinking up to that point, he's actually singing for once, then he had to "trademark" it, and got himself the boot finally.

Taylor learned weeks ago to not "trademark" every song with his odd dancing and spasms, and the 'yell'. I love when he does it, because it's not all the time. he tries to be a balladier from time to time. I don't think Taylor has the best vocals, but he's ok with the slow stuff, isn't grating on the ears, and when he does up tempo, you have to smile and laugh :)

Elliot is still an oddity. He sings well, though I don't usually understand what the judges are hearing when they say how great he did something. I'm not a singer, I can't hit a note, so I don't understand the technical side of singing. I just know what I like. And he's usually ok to listen to. just not as memorable as Chris and Taylor, though he does seem to be technically better for what I can grasp.

I think Kat was in shock she didn't get the boot, but as one of the ladies mentioned elsewhere, the chances of the sole lady getting the boot tonight were just too distant. Certain people only like, or greatly prefer female voices, and hence always think a girl is best. She had a really bad week, but those who like each of these kids are voting based on the season, not last night.

I think it's the fans of the outcasts who are really swaying things. Fans of girls are helping kat, anti-rock fans are hurting Chris. It doesn't matter how well Chris does, if he makes it "modern" rock-esque, those who like country aren't going to vote for him, they'll go for Taylor or Elliot, etc. This is where Bo lost out last year, and Chris didn't take the steps to "play the game" as mentioned above. Rock, especially screaming rock, is NOT the predominant music style in America. It's a small portion. And rockers have to learn, if you want to "win", you can't be a rocker 100% of the time. You need to be a 'singer' at least 50% of the time so you have a chance to win over those who are anti scream :)

so I feel bad for Chris, the way Ryan set him up, you could see it coming, and after the 'people having been picking Chris to win this year' and putting a big grin on his face, that was a hard and fast slap down of a delivery of the bad news. If I had a rock band in need of a front man, I'd be calling Chris. He's got a great rock radio and concert voice.

My upcoming expectation: Kat go the shock of her life tonight. Either she gets in the dumps and down on herself thinking she doesn't deserve to still be here, or she sees the opportunity she's been gifted, and she works twice as hard as any other time, and comes out on fire, much like Elliot the past couple of weeks after being scared by the eye. I still think Taylor is the likely winner, but with so many pushing to save Elliot, and if Kat hits 3 out of the park next week, I won't be 'shocked', just saddened, if Taylor were dropped due to apathy and laziness by the voters. Gonna be a wild last 2 shows!!

JJ

11:13 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

Also, sorry for the backlash at all the Chris fans, I'm just trying to defend my girl Kat!

11:13 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger purplvr said...

I cried when Ryan made the announcement. The "shoot the messenger" syndrome got in the way and I was even mad at Ryan for a minute there. I've already had the day from hell (at the office) and this is what did me in.

I like Katherine but she was not better than Chris last night! I tend to agree that he didn't play the game, so to speak, which is probably what cost him the votes.

First thing my guy said after Chris got the boot was, "Now there are going to be a gazillion bands out there calling him up, wanting him to front them." I hope so! Chris has an awesome future ahead of him and, once the shock wears off of tonight's execution, he'll see that for himself.

Rock On, Daughtrey Baby!!

P.S. Jennifer, it even makes me sad just to see his picture all black and white now ... sniff sniff :-(

11:18 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Ahhh. Amy Adams. NOW we're talking! What a total farce her ouster was. Crazy dancing, indeed.

She was really the only one I liked from S3, although I came to love George.

11:19 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh man, when season 3 started the 12, my fav was Amy Adams. she had a bad early week and was gone, and I was shocked. people needed to not be put off by colorful hair and personality :)

but i'm with Sunny. I was shocked when Diana made it to top 4 status, but at that point, she was definitely my fav. I'm not ashamed to say I'm not worried about voting for the best singer, if the other singer is the person who grew the most in the show. If someone with the total package (say Bo) is competing against someone off the farm (say, oh, Carrie), I'll take the more natural one who hasn't had the benefit of years of road shows and has all the stage presence already. Without Idol, Carrie never makes it into the music biz. She was too farmgirlish. And she still has no stage presence. hopefully that changes in a couple years :) Bo was always a shoe-in to be a success, as Chris is, put with the right vehicle. Elliot feels like the one in "need" of AI to me this year. Even Kat likely has more overall prospects without being on AI. Without AI, would anyone have given Elliot a look with his bad hair and well, odd face? (anyone else hate the mouth closeups which force us to stare into his fishlipped mouth at teeth in serious need of braces? when he does those power notes and puckers up, why does the director constantly tell the camera to stare into his throat!! ugh!! haha

JJ

11:23 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, while we're talking about Amy and other oldies, are there any rules that prevent cut contestants from trying out the next year? I mean, it seems odd to me we haven't seen say, the 11/12 person from any season the next year, having worked and improved, or people from hollywood week that maybe made the top 24. I keep wondering if there are rules or the auditioners outright reject those people for having failed their one try.

11:26 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Julie said...

Can I just say how disappointed I am. I loved Chris, but was not surprised. I was surfing thru my AP TV section on my yahoo page last night and there were three stories, Elliot's story, Kat's story and Taylor's story. I kept searching to see if Chris's story would show up but it never did. I don't like to think conspiracy but well I went there.
Needless to say I think will have a great future either as a solo act or some band will pick him up.

11:28 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Julie said...

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11:29 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

yes! the top 24 (or 32 from other seasons) are not allowed back in for the running. Anyone before that can tryout again. Matthew Metzger tried out both seasons 2 and 3 and made the top 32 the second time around. He didnt make the top 12 however and wasn't able to try again. But that's ok, cos now hes on One Life to Life and he's beautiful!

11:29 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Anyone who has made the semi-finals is barred from coming back. So that would be the 24 from the past two years, the 32 from S2 and S3 and the 30 from the first season.

11:30 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Oh, but he's DEAD now on One Life to Live. ;o(

11:30 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

Julie, I noticed that also. They did great stories for all of them though, especially Elliott!

11:30 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

He is??? I don't watch it religiously like I do Days. I just happened to be flicking and saw him and was like :O !!

11:32 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Yeah. Died in a tornado last week. They just found the body today. Bummer.

Hey Julie, got links to those articles?

11:35 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Julie said...

I hope this works....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060510/ap_en_tv/tv_idol_yamin;_ylt=Ato8maVgn_gu2LwmgORYztyuGL8C;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--

That is Elliot.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060510/ap_en_tv/tv_idol_hicks;_ylt=ApPjYQlJiTSQe782JO4MCdauGL8C;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--

That is Taylor.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060510/ap_en_tv/tv_idol_mcphee;_ylt=An7yfcBCXlgITzmg6t9fQfCuGL8C;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--

That is Katherine.

Just an interesting coincidence.

11:39 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Idol Brain said...

I hate to remind you all, but yesterday I went out on a limb and predicted the male appendage with ears would be going home tonight.

It feels GOOD to be right!

Katherine's T & A factor are keeping her in the game. No one alive can think she sang well, but never underestimate the power of hormonally charged males.

Elliot has the pity vote, because he's so damned homely looking (remember iggy dolls?) that you just gotta love him. And he does have a good voice.

Chris can go back to screaming in the shower and doing the beady-eyed dumb stare. Im sure there is a rocker band who would love having him front for them. He could get lost among the other rockers who have the same lack of personality this one trick pony displayed.

Did I mention I predicted he would go home tonight???

The REAL idol folks, is Taylor. He can sing, entertain, and is the breath of fresh air Idol needs.

Was it my imagination, or did Simon have tears in his eyes, now that his cash cow was BOOTED OFF.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

11:48 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

I did see Paula crying like a little baby. Her hands went right to her face the moment Ryan said Chris' name. She's a boob anyways, though.

As much as Simon is right most of the time, his attitude drives me nuts. He's still my favorite judge though.

I could say a million things about Randy, but I won't because they are way too mean. I just never listen to what he says and whoever he gets for choice of song next week, watch out, because its going to be a bad one. (i.e. picking Shania Twain for Carrie just because she is country, C'MON! Everyone knows that Shania was only country for her first album then she used her looks to get her everywhere else) I'll be surprised if he makes a decent selection.

11:59 PM, May 10, 2006  
Blogger Elliemae said...

AMERICAN IDOL SUCKS!!!!!IT'S RIGGED!!!I CAN'T BELIEVE CHRIS IS GONE AND ELLIOTT IS STILL THERE. PEOPLE JUST VOTE FOR HIM BECAUSE THEY FEEL SORRY FOR HIM!!!!

12:02 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Elliemae and all other Chris fans.

I vote for Elliott because I LIKE him, and would love to see him win AI. His voice is pleasing to me, and his quirky "Clay-like" looks make me smile.

That's why I vote for Elliott. Tami

12:49 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous gavintiegirl said...

Elliemae, You said, "PEOPLE JUST VOTE FOR HIM BECAUSE THEY FEEL SORRY FOR HIM!!!! " Or maybe, perhaps elliemae, some people have what is called depth of personality and want more out of their American Idol than what we already hear on the radio every 5 seconds of the day.

Elliott has a different non POP sound and yes, he is not as HOT as Chris, but don't be so shallow. Remember Kelly Clarkson? To date, she is the best American Idol and in the looks department, she is no Katharine McPhee, but she is a better singer and performer than Katharine any day.

It's not about looks!!! It's about quality of the voice and the way they present their voice.

Elliott obviously did it better than Chris.

1:19 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous gavintiegirl said...

I love you Tami!

1:20 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous ChrisROCKS said...

AAARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

*turning green, muscles popping out all over the place, running mad down the street*

NOT HAPPY!!!

1:28 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous ChrisROCKS said...

*Taking aim at Sunny with my super soaker* ; P

1:37 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be cruel, but all the complaining about Chris getting the axe is making me happy he's gone. Ever since the top 6, I've figured these 4 would make it to this point, and it would be upsetting to loose any of them. They are simply the best top 4. I'm going to hate it next week too, because the person getting cut is probably good enough to have made the finals in other years. I don't blame people for voting for Kat, considering she was asked to do something that was very hard for her compared to the guys, and that's to sing Elvis. Imagine they had 3 girls and one guy, and did a Madonna night. Would you really expect the guy to out do the girls? You'd expect it to go poorly, most likely. At least I wouldn't have high expectations :)

3:02 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the final four should form a group. The medley was was great.

5:56 AM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger JR said...

If Kat had done "Are You Lonesome Tonight" as her Tuesday performance, it might have gone better for her. Those who have noted that three guys vs. one girl singing Elvis puts her at a disadvantage have a valid point. This week the disappointed Chris fanatics are probably too mad to vote for anyone, but when they get back in the game for the finale the underdog may benefit from their vote. That could put Taylor at risk in the finale. He has been in the driver's seat all season and America loves an underdog which will benefit whoever he faces in the finale. But, as long as Simon keeps vilifying Taylor's antics, America will continue to vilify Simon by voting for the Grey Fox.

On another note, just remember this...
Only Kelly Clarkson has fulfilled the original intent of American Idol...become a pop diva!!! Ruben wandered off into R&B and now gospel. Fantasia is also in R&B and while she has 4 Grammy nominations to her credit, she's not an American Idol. Carrie is probably going to be a country superstar but never a pop diva. Which of this year's final four fit the image...None of Them!!!
As either Barry Manilow or Rod Stewart said, Kat was born to sing the classics. Others on this site are right in saying that Kat could head to Broadway and be huge.
Elliot will never be a pop star. Again he is a great vocalist, but not a pop star.
Chris is a rocker...deal with it! You would never find him fronting a boy-band and being a pop idol.
Taylor is headed to the country-blues charts, not the pop charts.
So enjoy the next few weeks and look for your favorite in a record store near you...but don't look under pop music to find any of them.
Actually Ace had pop idol written all over him, but he lacked the talent to make it happen.
Later all!!!

DrillerAA

8:12 AM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Thanks Julie! And yes, they should form a group and sell a charity CD.

8:14 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris getting booted off was the best thing that could have happened to HIM. After the fallen Idols finish their summer tour, maybe even sooner, he will be SO up for grabs, and be able to rawk on bigger and better than if he had to continue under Clives thumb.

Too old for this stuff....

8:49 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not about looks!!! It's about quality of the voice and the way they present their voice.

Elliott obviously did it better than Chris.

................................

This week he did...but not any of the other weeks.

I love all kinds of music, heck I'll even venture into some country, but I will NEVER buy Taylor or Elliott's music, and I feel bad because they are going to end up just like Fantasia and Ruben.

9:09 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This could spell trouble for Taylor - with Kat splitting the vote between the existing boys. Now who will you vote for? I love Tay - but now he could be the underdog! Vote for T!

9:10 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There actually is NOTHING wrong with how Fantasia and Rueben ended up! They went much further than they possibly could have without Idol!

I am tired of the former Idol winners being bashed. It is a career booster, no matter what the genre is. Pop, Rock, Gospel...etc. You don't have to be a chart topper constantly to have benefits from winning!

9:14 AM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger angelof_mercy81 said...

I'm still in shock over last night's results show. I had figured Chris would end up in the bottom 2, but Kat would be the one to leave. Boy, did I call that one wrong...I think even Kat was thinking, "Huh? Did I hear that one right?"

Mom wondered the same thing. She asked me, "Is it possible that Ryan could have read it wrong, or they gave him the wrong one?" (As you can tell, she's an Idol fan AND a Chris fan.)

Chris' departure has stunned me more than any this season. I like all of the top 4, but Chris had, at one time, seemed to be a lock for the finale. And now...whew. Shocker. But Jennifer pointed out recently that we tend to have shocking 4th place finishes every other year, and this year we were due one. And boy did we get it.

I still think Chris will do well, regardless of his finish on Idol. Remember when he sang "Hemorrhage" in the semifinals and Fuel expressed their admiration? Something tells me Chris will be getting many phone calls in the next few days.

11:16 AM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger MP said...

#1 Amy Adams was one of my favorites too.
#2 It's a signing competition. Chris either by stupid voters or conspiracy is no longer singing in the competition; he's not dead nor is he being banned from singing. He's on the CD and in the concert. I think his career will be fine w/out the title "American Idol"
Sometimes reactions are a little extreme. Believe me I thought he should have been one of the final two..but oh well. I can get the CD
J: You mentioned in your live blog that there will be a lot of pissed off Chris fans. Most people I know are Chris fans and I'm surprised that there aren't really truley "pissed people". Most w/ my attitude...damn the luck..he'll do well...not fair. I think the media talk show circut will blow this WAY out of proportion. Our town was first on the list of Fox channels, after 2 hours of sleep Chris said that he can't talk about it but something big is in the works.
I'm rooting for Kat and Taylor in the final #2.
And finally, loved Kermit and really loved the group sing.

11:28 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mainstream just "isn't ready" for Chris just yet. But, he accomplished a HUGE goal of getting his name out there- he's far from done; Good luck, Chris!
And I DO have to say that if Kat doesn't change her 'out-of-tune' really quick-like, I may have to change loyalty camps and support the only one who's shown he can live up to that 'raised bar'- Elliot. And to those of you put off by his looks, I ask, "When has this competition been about how a contestant LOOKS as opposed to HOW they SING??"! He's shown himself to be absolutely PHENOMENAL in the past 2 weeks. It's getting very interesting...
-Mia

11:36 AM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

I wish chris the best for the future! Idol has definitely given him that opportunity to show America what he has. If it weren't for being locked into the tour and 19's rules, he would be recording a cd as we speak.

I do believe all of the final 4 contestants will do well after the show is over and the summer tour ends.... Actually, final 5. I read somewhere that Paris is going to be working with Beyonce on an album (could be a falsehood). If so, she's going to do great too!

I am still hoping for a Kat/Elliott finale, but anyway it goes is fine with me. They ALL deserve it! Next week is going to be fun as well. Three songs each, they should make it a 2-hour show, so the kids have more singing time. But the House season finale has precedence.

...til next week!

11:36 AM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Idon Brain said...

It doesn't take a "stupid voter" to know that Chris has no personality, has the dead cold stare of JAWS, and is a one trick pony. He shows all the versatility of Jessica Simpson, and the blandness of Marge Simpson. Unless you're tone deaf and actually like to hear a song screamed.

I am so glad he's gone, so all you Chris fans can go cry in your inexpensive beers.....oh and did I tell you I PREDICTED HE'D GET DAS BOOT??????

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

11:38 AM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

One more thing...
Mia-I agree with you about Elliott's looks. I personally think he's adorable, but others who don't shouldn't not like him. He has the BEST vocals this season...the BEST! I liked Scott Savol's voice (please don't shoot me here!) but he definitely didn't have the look. I even enjoyed Ruben (only until AI) and he was far from looking the part. Everybody is unique and different and like many have previously said, this is a SINGING competition, not a beauty contest.

11:42 AM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Actually I would have said the pissed off people thing regardless of who went, cause Katharine had a look that would kill. So she started it. :D

And, at the risk of ticking people off, I said to a friend before the show that a Chris shocker would be the best thing for him. Yes, the media will blow it totally out of proportion, like they always do, so he will get tons of attention, which will only benefit him. And, unlike Bo, he will be under only about a contract restriction until roughly early next year, he will not be forced to record the drivel 19E always makes them record, he can front a band and make his own choices.

But I know it's hard to see it that way when people are still stung by the disappointment of not seeing him in the top three show. I totally understand that.

12:01 PM, May 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, SUnny- it's nice to know others have made a similar observations about the looks vs talent thing. I think Elliot can really truly pull this off if he continues to make the strides he has in the past few weeks.. And regardless of WHAT genre he falls into, if he wins this, I know I'll back that boy and buy whatever he releases because his voice is smooth and sends shivers down my spine (that's the criteria I use to decide who's the best!).. To those of you who have a hard time listening to Elliot, try this: close your eyes and HEAR the man!
And, as I said a mere 5 hours ago, Chris is ALREADY moving on and I for one, know exactly where I'LL be at 7PM Eastern Time tonight...
Anyone have any ideas about who this 'mystery band' might be???

4:15 PM, May 11, 2006  
Blogger AlbGlinka said...

Well, I'll put my 2 cents in.

I was sad to see Chris booted, even though I thought he was way too cocky and a poseur. I'm surprised he didn't play up the Daddy angle more, having his wife and stepkid in the audience crying tears of joy when he sang. That would have gotten him some Elliott votes, I'll bet. I thought he was hot, and the voice is great-- but just kind of a boring person.

Katharine is... a nightmare to listen to. The girl has NEVER been able to hold a note. She is only still there because she's so pretty. Listen on headphones and don't watch the TV-- it is torture without the visuals!

The only person I can see winning at this point is Taylor, as much as Elliott makes me smile.

5:36 PM, May 11, 2006  
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