Wednesday, February 18, 2009

American Idol Results 2/18/09

Remember all the big changes that we were promised at the beginning of this new AI season? Unfortunately, eliminating the cheesy group sings is not one of them. Tonight's results show kicks off with a very Mickey Mouse Clubbish performance of Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours." Great googly moogly, I had forgotten how much I hate these very Brady numbers.

Seacrest recaps last night's tuneless torture, and generously labels the evening "raw." Then he chit-chats with the contestants before dimming the lights and cueing up the ultra-dramatic chopping block music.

Casey Carlson. You're hot. (My words, certainly not Seacrest's.) But you're out.

Stephen Fowler is up next. Kara tells him to stay behind the piano and to never come out again. Maybe he'll take her advice, but we'll never know. He's not one of the chosen 3.

Alexis Grace is the first to make it into the Top 12. She sings again as I head for the bathroom. Can't we just blow through these results and get to the Michael Johns part, please??

I guess not. Seacrest continues with the "Randy said this," "Simon said that" routine with Ricky Braddy and Jackie Tohn. I recently found out that Jackie guested on an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and I vividly remember her part. This still does not make me like her, so I am happy when she doesn't make it through. Ricky, arguably the best singer from last night, also doesn't make it. No surprises so far.

Anoop Dogg in the hizzouse! He heads to center stage along with Michael Sarver. We discover that the voting audience really does listen to Simon, as they have put Michael in the Top 12, even though Anoop was one of the big fan faves. Well, it wouldn't be American Idol without a boring, nondescript blonde dude so, better Michael than Brent Keith. I know Brent didn't get his results yet, but I'm pretty confident that he'll be sent home. That's the good news.

The bad news is that, obviously, Tatiana Del Toro didn't make it. Everyone knows that Danny Gokey is going to be the third person going through. I really hope Tat gets called back for the wild card round. She really breathed life into this season.

Ryan continues with the results and calls down - oh! It's (Carly Smithson and) Michael Johns!!


Okay, who the eff is cutting Michael's hair these days? I'm not happy with it. He needs to lose the picnic tablecloth shirt too. But these are minor complaints. I would be happy to straighten him out. And by "straighten him out" I mean...oh hell, you know what I mean. Anyone who read this blog for one second last season knows what I mean.

I don't understand why Idol keeps jamming Michael and Carly (or, ugh, "Marly," as some people have taken to calling them) down everyone's throats as if they're a package deal. Michael is the one with an album coming out soon - can't they let him fly solo? Oh, and they're singing "The Letter," the same damn song that they did on last year's finale. This is rather disappointing. I mean, they sound good and all, but this was obviously a hastily arranged deal to make up for Michael and Carly's mentoring sessions in Hollywood ending up on the cutting room floor.

Maybe I'm just pissed that Michael never answered any of MY letters. I really thought that Valentine's Day card that I decorated with my own blood would've won him over. Ah well, I guess he's busy. I will just have to be patient, and trust in Jobu that he will be mine one day.

Okay, on with the results. Ann Marie Boskovich, Brent Keith, and Stevie Wright are all asked to stand and are quickly eliminated.

It comes down to Danny and Tatiana. People in the audience are whooping it up for Danny, and are snickering at Tatiana. What a bunch of jagoffs. Tatiana knows what's up and she looks like she's about to pass out. Seacrest asks Paula for her opinion on who should stay, and she actually makes a decision!! (Danny, of course.)

Before delivering the results, Ryan tries to ridicule Tatiana one last time by asking her what her psychic said would happen. She looks like she wants to punch him. I kind of wish she would, but she's having a hard enough time staying on her feet and continuing to breathe. The inevitable result is revealed, and I swear that Danny let out his victory "whooooooo" about a split second before Ryan even said his name. I'm starting to get a smug vibe from this dude.

Danny sings one more time and sounds much pitchier than last night. During his song, one of his friends backstage holds up a picture of Danny and his deceased wife. Okay, ENOUGH with the deathsploitation. I don't care if it was the friend's idea, Danny's idea, or the producers' idea. This manipulative, Lifetime movie bullshit is really pissing me off now.

I'm also irritated that I'm starting off the season with a 66% prediction accuracy rating. Especially since I picked Michael Sarver to go through in my early, pre-performance prediction, and then changed my mind. Oh well. I guess I shouldn't be mad, 'cause 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Next Wednesday, it's Group 2's turn. If they can't do a better job than Group 1, they should all be sent home. (Remember that the performance show is a day later because of Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.)

Group 2 is:

  • Kris Allen
  • Matt Breitzke
  • Megan Corkrey
  • Matt Giraud
  • Mishovanna Henson
  • Allison Iraheta
  • Kai Kalama
  • Adam Lambert
  • Jesse Langseth
  • Nick Mitchell/Norman Gentle
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Jeanine Vailles
My early prediction for the Top 3 is: Megan Corkrey, Matt Giraud, and Adam Lambert

I'm not a huge fan of Nick/Norman because I don't think he's funny, but I would still kind of like to see him win the whole shebang just to embarrass the hell out of the show.


Anonymous said...

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Falwless said...

You know, I hate to say anything disparaging about my Gokey, but I'm kinda sensing the smugness also. I noticed it last week when he was in the hot seat at the judges' mansion, and I sorta noticed it this week, too. And I'm totally with you on ending the deathsploitation. Seriously. Enough already. Enough.

I'm flummoxed about Sarver making it, when both Ricky and Stephen were way better in my opinion, but whatever. There's probably a large demographic of blue-collar fans rooting him on.

I'm sorry to see Anoop go. I liked him.

And my prediction is that either Ricky or Stephen will be a wild card slot.

Falwless said...

Also, if Danny's smugness eventually turns me sour, I'm onto Giraud. He's quite the hotness.

BeckEye said...

Hmm. I hate spam, but at least it's related to the post topic for once.

Fal, you're so fickle. But I guess I am too because I didn't find Giraud all that hot to begin with, but when they showed him last night for the Group 2 preview I cocked an eyebrow. Figuratively, because I can't physically do that with my eyebrows.

Anonymous said...

Your boyfriend looked sort of chubby and pasty last night because of that gawdawful outfit. Carly looked like a drag queen. Why am I sounding so bitter?

Anyway, Tatiana gives me a headache and I'm quite glad she's gone. Hope Anoop gets in on a wildcard because he's adorable and I really like his voice.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thank God Del Toro is off the show. The dude that beat her was the best singer last night. And seems like a class act.

Dr Zibbs said...

And hey look! It's Falwless there in the comments!

red said...

What happened to MJ?! He looks like he's withering away. And what the frak did they do to Carley's teeth!? Yikes!

I kinda think Starver is dreamy, but I'm bummed about Anoop. They can't not bring him back to the WC...they just can't not...or something.

Ian said...

Add me to the list of people who are starting to find Danny kind of smug. The way he handled his announcement to the Top 12 showed an obvious lack of humility. I read the thing about him on Vote For the Worst where someone who'd known him said he was "smug," but I thought that maybe, just maybe, the death of his wife could've given him some perspective since then. Nope. It's probably hard not to be pleased with yourself when "Idol" treats you like you can do no wrong. Oh well. He won't win. Half of America is sick of the over-the-top pimping already.

You think Adam Lambert and Matt Giraud are going to make the Top 12? Come on, they have no sob stories or children (at least, not that they've shown us). Megan's a single parent, so she's a given, but Kai ("I take care of my mother with a medical condition") Kalama and Matt ("I'm a blue-collar worker with a family to support") Breitzke are obviously going to be the ones joining her.

I'm still not a fan of Michael Johns, but next to annoying Carly he actually almost seems cool.

I hope Tatiana and Anoop make the Top 12 as Wild Cards.

red said...

Oh, also, what was up with Tatiana's weird accent when Seacrest first interviewed her. Did you see Alexis spin around and look at her like, "What the hell? When did you become French?"

Bond said...

I am so glad Tatiana is gone...what a whiny little b**ch...I had Alexis, Danny and Anoop going through, so 66% right...I did not see Danny as smug...but will be on the lookout for it...

Anonymous said...

I thought last night's results were pretty good.

Oh, and I bet this'll be the first President's State of the Union address 70% of our country has ever actually watched.

I digress.

I was glad to see Tatiana go, and I laughed at her when she was crying behind the 12 year old.

Alice said...

i am SO happy you recap all these because seriously, i do not have the stamina to have to sit through all these myself. once again, thank you :-)

words words words said...

Wow, I so agree about the picture of the wife moment. That might be the low point of the show so far. It's kind of tragic and demeaning to this poor woman. And I noticed the smugness too. I also noticed he wasn't nearly as good tonight. I'm pleased that Sarver made it, I like him a lot. I have no argument with the results, and I fully expect to see more Tatiana in the wild card.

Also, the best thing about this episode was more Carly <3

Anonymous said...

I knew you'd be happy to see Michael.

pistols at dawn said...

None of these people will inspire the rabid fandom of middle aged housewives Clay Aiken once did.

GingerSnaps said...

Everytime I see Michael, I think of you. :)

I agree with you on his hair and attire, though. He didn't look quite as hawt as he should have. He needs a new stylist.

I also agree with you about Danny...he's awesome, but I hope he doesn't let it go to his head.

I, for one, am really glad Tatiana is gone. She drove me crazy! Although, yeah...she did add some "drama" to an otherwise ho-hum season thus far.

Mathdude said...

I teach a Wed night class now and can't watch the results show. Well done as usual.

Happy Birthday BE. May all you MJ-related wishes be granted!

Gifted Typist said...

Just watched it both episodes tonight. Thank god for DVRs. Could stand the post-performance interviews with the parents.
Choices were right, although the rough neck was underwhelming. Tatiana was just self-deluded and pathetic.

Now to Michael Johns.

Will someone get that man a stylist. The hair - ah, wash it, boy! It was just wrong and weird. And why put him with Carly? He can hold his own, can't he? Maybe it's contractual. Do you think the jacket was contractual too? Ach!

BTW, I sent the end of my cut-off finger to him and didn't hear back either so don't feel bad about the bloody valentine.

Chancelucky said...

I still think Tatianna is Spanish for Mikalah Gordon, but that's just me.

I'm waiting for someone to kill his wife, son, parent, etc....just to have a back story to get on the show.

cube said...

I was sorry to see Tatiana go, but I suspect she may get a wild card slot because, as whiny as she was, she was never boring.

My daughter and I are sharing you &
Falwless' discontent with Gokey. It's looking too much like he thinks he's got this thing in the bag. Smug, yeah.

His hand gestures are annoying too.

pistols at dawn said...

I still have never heard Jason Mraz. I assume he plays adult contemporary via acoustic guitar, like a less stoned Jack Johnson.

coffee said...

the producers of American Idol are obviously singling out Danny Gokey as a favorite, but he's good so i don't much mind


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