Friday, February 29, 2008

Idol eliminations

Well, it was bound to happen - one of my favorites getting unceremoniously dumped. And, on the basis of Wednesday's performances, it's hard to argue that Alexandréa Lushington deserved to be in the bottom two. It was probably the cargo pants that put her over the top. I have no complaints at all about the other three, although it's bound to get harder from here on in.

On a related score, I've been reading a lot of complaints about Amanda Overmyer. The most consistent theme is that you could walk into half-ass honky tonk in the country and find a singer just like her. And I think that's true. But none of those other singers are on "American Idol." The show always gives this sense that these singers competed against the entire country just to get this far. And, you know, sorta, but at this point, they're simply competing against each other. And that gives Overmyer a big advantage because she's different. I've already forgotten which one of the identical 17-year-old blondes got voted off last night.
Ultimately, I don't think she'll make it even Sanjaya far, but probably farther than you'd think.


At 8:21 AM, February 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a ridiculous amount of bawling last night, especially this early in the eliminations.


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