Wednesday, April 15, 2009

getting to a half dozen: a SIMULBLOG!...

There will be no Academy Awards handed out after last night's Songs of the Cinema production, but somebody's gonna get the ax before the night is over.

Because THIS is American Idol. And this is a simulblog, where I'm typing as the action is unfolding on the East Coast, so if you don't want to know the results, now's the time to go get some popcorn and take a potty break. But come back and dish with the rest of us.

Because the show is about to start!

The Ford video is to Freeze Frame, with magazine covers and a Ford car. The group sing is pretty thin with undetectable harmony. It's not been a good season for group sings.

[Blogger is really messing up tonight, so if I suddenly disappear, you will understand why.]

Ryan and the kids chat about working with QT, and we get to see the highlights of the kids' visit to the premiere of 17 Again.

Time to dim the lights.

Allison is told to stand. She gets her reviews from last night. She is safe.

Adam is next. He's okay.

Time for Anoop. He's heading to the bad stools for the third straight week.

Jennifer Hudson returns to Idol's stage. She's FAB.

Ryan kills more time by chatting with Anoop on the stools of death.

Kris is told to stand. Lil is told to join him. They get reminded of last night's reviews. Simon gets an opportunity to tell Kris he was "brilliant". Lil is sent to join Anoop on the stools.

Time for Matt and Danny. Danny's wearing his glasses tonight. Danny is safe and Matt heads for the corner.

Kara thinks the bottom three deserves their fate. Paula babbles.

Ryan sends Anoop back to the safety of the sofa.

It's time for that teen sensation Hannah Miley Montana Cyrus, and since I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard, I think it's a good time for me to take a break from the television.

Simon says the judges might consider either Matt or Lil, but not both. I think he's talking about Matt, because he did not hide his disgust with Lil last night at all.

After the two are forced to wait through an endless commercial break, the lights are dimmed. Over 36 million votes came in last night. Lil is told she's safe, leaving Matt on the stage alone.

Matt is forced to sing his song without benefit of the piano, while the judges go through their charade of "discussing" the save. This performance is a thousand times better than last night.

And the judges throw him a lifesaver. Or a show-saver, as it were.

Matt is in tears as the kids gather around for hugs. Simon reminds the group that next week two of them are getting executed after they've been forced to sing Disco.

So nobody leaves. We're still at seven.

See you next week.

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Anonymous Julie said...

They should have had Quentin direct the Ford Ad.

9:06 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Dave said...

They should let Quentin direct the show so it comes in under time. Maybe there would be a Mexican standoff between Seacrest, Simon, Paula, Randy and Kara.

9:30 PM, April 15, 2009  
Anonymous Julie said...

With Kara going down in flames.

9:32 PM, April 15, 2009  
Anonymous Julie said...

And that is why all the judges should talk! Go Simon.

9:36 PM, April 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, Matt needed to shed some tears, because he SHOULD have been sent home.
He and Lil will probably go home next week.

10:07 PM, April 15, 2009  
Blogger Kristi Mantoni said...

hating the judges save...and Miley

10:09 PM, April 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very bad choice by the judges. Simon was right, Matt has no chance to win and next week will be the shocker elimination and someone who really deserves to be there will go home. Stupid choice...

10:40 PM, April 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i KNEW that the save was going to go tonight.Seeing as someone(God knows who)is keeping Lil in this show,i knew that this was the only
week that they really could use the save because if they'd waited til top 6,then it would have taken one of the top 5 out too.So it wasnt any surprise at all that they
saved Matt.The surprise is that Lil
is still here....i think i want Megan unless Matt picks an excellent choice next week he along with Lil will be going home anyways.

1:13 AM, April 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops,forgot to add..there doesnt
automatically have to be a "shocker" every year,last one i remember is Daughtry.

1:15 AM, April 16, 2009  
Anonymous Jenann said...

I think Miley should've been sent home.

4:33 AM, April 16, 2009  
Anonymous chrisROCKS said...

When Matt is on, he's really on and I like him. When he's off, he's really off and it's painful. Tonight was not great, but definitely better than last night! I'm glad they saved him only so I can see if next week he does really well and the save was worth it. But I think Simon is right: he can't win this.

Lil should've been sent home. Weeks ago.

Anoop has probably never been last in his life. He was probably head of his class every year...including Kindergarten. Anyone else notice how thinly veiled his annoyance was that not everybody thinks he's as great as *he* thinks he is? I like his ballad-voice, but I'm getting really tired of his "how dare they put me in the bottom 3 again" attitude.

I'd also like to know why everyone hates Kara. Granted, she's not warm and fuzzy like Paula. But at least she's coherent and has something of value to say to the singers. Can someone help me out here?

P.S. I miss Chris Daughtry and David Cook.

4:42 AM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger Dave said...

If I were going to get rid of a judge, it wouldn't be Kara or Paula; I'd can Randy. He doesn't add anything constructive to the show and Kara has replaced him as the most constructive of the judges.

The longer this season has gone on, the more I think they're regretting not saving Alexis (because she's the only one who has deserved it).

7:34 AM, April 16, 2009  
Blogger Dave said...

PS - The director and the sound guy should both be fired.

7:34 AM, April 16, 2009  
Anonymous JJ said...

No kidding Dave.. fire the sound guy for sure!! I'm sure you noticed Jennifer H messing with her earpiece and finally just ripping the thing out! Ridiculous! She did great regardless. I'll bet Lil was grinding her teeth listening to her!! I'm glad she was in the bottom last night. She'll be there again next week for sure and, hopefully going home. And it'll probably be Matt again too or possibly Anoop. If it had been Lil and Anoop last night nobody would have been saved.

9:10 AM, April 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Dave, they should of saved Alexis.

Next week Anoop, Matt or Lil will probably go, but it could just back fire in their faces.

It will be interesting to see what happens.

Loved seeing Jennifer, not sure I like the song.

Hated seeing Miley. I think she's a no talent "little star", and the only reason she's where she's at is because mommy and daddy opening the doors for her.


9:52 AM, April 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Matt deserved the save. He has so much potential and we have seen how good he can be. I hope he can pull it together next week!

9:59 AM, April 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anoop has no talent, no charisma, he's arrogant and boring. Adam wins it all in a walk.

11:09 AM, April 19, 2009  

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