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Thursday, March 3, 2011

After Two Hours of Nothing

Earlier today I heard a rumor that they weren't going to show us the wild card picks on American Idol until next week now.  What?? That mean would mean another week of having to listen to people who didn't make the cut this week. How would that make any kind of sense?  It's confusing because it would mean that they are apparently just changing things up as they go along this year.

So what I wanna know is, if that's true, how do they expect to fill two hours of show on American Idol tonight with nothing but the top 10 picks? I mean, I know that Ryan Seacrest is great at stretching out nothing into even more nothing, but this is a lot even for him.

OK, so I'm watching the show now and they've just explained what's happening tonight, but I'm still not sure.

Oh, I see how they are going to fill up two hours, they are just going to re-hash everything that happened in the last two nights. Please, Idol, I just saw all that and blogged about it.  I'm ready to move on.

Not crazy about the filler video of the guys talking about nothing. But I think I may be liking Scotty McCreery a little more than I did, country music aside, of course.

The first match up is between Scotty and Robby Rosen. (What's with the Scotty and the Robby thing? Grow up!)  I don't think there is any question here. Scott is staying and Rob is gone. Right? Right? Right!

The next match up is Clint Jun Gamboa, Jovanny Barreto and Jordan Dorsey. Personally, I'd like to see all of them gone and I won't be surprised if that happens. So. I exhibit no surprise.

After boring chick recap and filler videos, we have some decisions to make. Please, let's get to it, I'm ready to cut some of these people out of my life forever.

This match up is Pia Toscano and Lauren Alaina. I'd like to say they are both through. My husband thinks  Lauren is out, but I don't see that happening. Which, of course, it didn't. OK, I called it.  So far I've been right on every match. This can't last.

Now we have Ta-Tynisa Wilson and Julie Zorilla. Both out, please.  Although scarily, maybe not. Both sucked, but they were both high in the dial idol predictions, actually, they took spots one and two. I'm glad that dialidol was wrong. We actually had a chat about this on Twitter today, figuring that the dialidol results would be skewed this year because of the online voting.

Next is Kendra Chantelle, Karen Rodriguez and Ashton Jones. I think Kendra or Karen may go through, but not Ashton. My husband thinks Ashton is going through. But, as usual, he's wrong. Karen made it through and Kendra didn't. I would have called that one the other way.

Tim Halperin, Casey Abrams and Jacob Lusk.  If I'm calling it, Tim is gone and the other two go through. If only one is going through, it's Jacob. My husband wisely agrees with me this time. And we're both right.

Naima Adedapo, Thia Megia and Lauren Turner. We have two more girl openings, right? Probably Thia going through this time, but I'm not sure she really deserves it most. My hubby is basically just taking my lead from this point out, I think. Not to worry, cause Naima will be a wild card pick. Didn't I call all this over the last two days? Why do I even bother to watch?

Brett Lowenstern and Paul McDonald. Clearly Paul. Clearly. Either way, the one who doesn't make it will probably be a wild card pick.

This last girl pick, between Rachel Zevita and Haley Reinhart, should be Haley. But I'm a little worried. Please, please, please let it be Haley. Please. Yes!! As my husband pointed out, Rachel looks like a psycho. Plus, she's wearing one of my mother's scarves.

Between James Durbin and Stefano Langone, I'll take Stefano, cause I can't take the screaming or the whiny crying anymore. But I think James will make it.  Either way the loser will be a wild card pick.

I just want to point out that I called every single one of these as we went along. I'm like a genius or something.

There's still an hour left. So the wild card picks are singing tonight, yes? Yes.

So now we have the wild card picks and the first is Ashton. (I think they'll also pick Kendra and Naima. Just my thought. And the guys will be Brett, Stefano and Jordan.)

Ashton sings And I'm Telling You, Jennifer Hudson - I thought it was a little flat, honestly, but she's probably going through.

Stefano sings I Need You , Smokie Norful - He so deserves to go through. This guy is adorable and he's an amazingly good singer. This is a singing competition, right?

Kendra (and so far I'm right, three for three) sings Georgia on my Mind, Ray Charles - I liked her yesterday and I still like her today.  I'd put her through.

Jovanny (OK, so I didn't choose him) sings some song about an angel or something. It doesn't matter, cause he's not going through. We already have our resident Latina in Karen Rodriguez. Plus, he just is not as good as Stefano and Kendra were before him.

Naima sings For All We Know, Donny Hathaway.  That was just lovely. I feel sure she has to go through.

Robby (so I didn't get all the guys right, whatev) sings Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Elton John. That was a decent job, nothing thrilling though and, honestly, I just don't see him going through.

I think it will be Stefano, Kendra and Naima.

And the wild card picks are . . .  No, wait, first we'll watch JLo's new music video. I thought videos were over. I can't say I've ever heard a Jennifer Lopez song before. I wish I could still say that. I have a question. Who is the ugly white guy? And why? (OK, that's two questions.) Also, can I please have that time back?

After one more set of commercials, we finally get to find out that I was (not exactly) right and the three wild card picks are Ashton, Stefano and Naima.

I guess the Kendra thing was just my wishful thinking.

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