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Thursday, May 17, 2007

American Idol: Elimination night….shock, silence, and a big ol’ “What the *@!?”

by guest bloggers Becky and Bethany

Last night’s elimination on American Idol proved to be one of the most shocking nights on television. Well, maybe not the most shocking night, but close.

After 55 minutes of a drawn-out show, we were told that Melinda Doolittle, the only contestant who consistently performed GREAT and who WE were sure was going to be in the final two, was booted. Frankly, we are a bit stunned, but probably shouldn’t have been.

We knew that because Melinda has a more mature voice and is more mature in general that she wouldn’t win Idol. We’ve said that for weeks. But what a shame. She has at least been consistent, which is something that Jordin has not been for the last three shows.

Blake appeals to young girls and everyone who is off the mainstream a bit, and we can understand why he is in the final two, plus he’s cute. But after the last few performances from Jordin, we are beginning to wonder if all of Sanjaya’s fans and all the people who are NFL fans are voting for her. Plus, she just doesn’t seem to have that perky modest personality that she had before. She seems a bit….spoiled.

All we know is that American Idol is a reflection of our society that we live in. It is a popularity contest. And while we have always known this, it’s a bitter pill to swallow the morning after great talent has been let go.

Of course, this may be a positive for Melinda. Look at Chris Daughtry and where he is right now. He has an awesome CD out. And look at Elliot Yamin, last year’s second runner up. He’s got a new set of pearly white veneers and lustrous curly locks and as an added bonus, he has a CD out in stores also.

A word of advice though for Melinda, if you do decide to get new teeth, just look at Elliot and take a deep breath. Don’t go overboard.

Needless to say, we’re just kind of deflated right now and very discontent with the whole show. So, we’ll end with a Bonne Adieu and be back next week with all the details of the finale.

12 comments:

Becky said...

we rocked again Bethany!

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting.....and I have to say I agree with you - what the H.E. -- double hockey sticks - was that all about anyway. Melinda was the best vocalist on the show - bar none! Of course there I go having expectations of reasonableness from a show and a process that gave us (and kept with us for nausiating weeks) Sanjaya the weird! Blake is still a "flake" with that strange thin lipped pie hole (mouth) - I can't stand to look at him when he sings and that skunk stripped hairdo - Flake with a capital "F". I think you guys are being a bit hard on Jordin as I just keep focused on the fact that she is really just a 17 yr old kid and - yea maybe a bit spoiled - but again - is she a good singer? You have to say yes she can sing. The art of performing well can be learned by her, but basic singing ability - she's got it.

Becky said...

anonymous i think some good weekly therapy sessions might help you with that pent up aggression I think you are harbouring.

I know who you are......

;-)

bethany said...

Whatever Anonymous. Jordin is too fake for me. As for Blake, as long I don't look at him for too long when he sings, i am ok.

Anonymous said...

Elliott didn't perform his own dentistry services, btw. When someone GIVES you free dental work and your teeth look like everyone else's in Hollywood, you say "Thank You".

Tim said...

I thought I read somewhere that Elliot's new "Goin' To Town Teeth" cost him $50,000...I think it was People Magazine...that's alot of dough

bethany said...

Frankly the dentist that performed that dental work should have his license taken. NOT his best work. But, alot of Hollywood cosmetic surgery has been botched, look at Michael Jackson.

Becky said...

I dont have to say thank you, they arent my teeth. And honestly I think the money would of been better spent on something else.

This is proof about what kind of society we live in these days. What you were born with isnt good enough.

Anonymous said...

Focus people - Melinda is gone, doesn't anyone care? Now I realize that Melinda also had some dental shortcomings (way more gums than needed) but you have to admit the chick could sing. The third person out- two years in a row - has less than perfect dental presentation but this is a SINGING competition not the American Dental Association SHOWCASE!!!

Becky said...

good one!

bethany said...

well said anonymous.

Becky and Bethany said...

Show yourselves, quit hiding behind the anonymous post!

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