Friday, March 16, 2012

American Idol 11: 3/15/12 Results

Well, America's Migraine is gone. Out of an all-girl Bottom 3 (big surprise), Elise Testone and Erika Van Pelt were saved, securing their spots on the tragic, sparsely-attended Idol tour, while Shannon Magrane was booted, securing her a continued life of priveleged anonymity. Who's the "loser" in this scenario again?

Even though I hate when my predictions are off, I'm glad that it was Shannon and not Erika who was eliminated. Still, I don't think Erika will last very long, considering she's one of the oldest contestants, a genuinely good singer, and—worst of all—female. Elise might end up getting unfairly booted early on too, since everyone thinks she has an attitude. She certainly didn't do herself any favors last night when Ryan told her she was in the Bottom 3 and, without congratulating Skylar on making it through, just sort of snottily wandered over to Loser's Row. But maybe it wasn't bitchiness. Maybe she was just so high she didn't know what was going on.

Seacrest revealed that the Judges' Save has been brought back for this year, which Shannon had no chance of getting. It will either be held onto until the producers set up the elimination of a chosen one (Phillip, Jessica), or wasted to set up the annual "shocking elimination" (e.g., DeAndre is saved and Jessica or Joshua is sent home the following week).

There isn't much else of interest to report from last night's show. I did enjoy Jimmy Iovine's critiques. Not of the contestants, but of Randy. He called out the Dawg's habit of constantly contradicting himself, like blaming the song when a contestant performs badly, then turning around and saying that the song doesn't matter if you're a good enough singer.

Oh yeah, there were also a couple of musical guests: Demi Lovato and Daughtry. I think I might have been playing with my phone when the latter was on, but I'm pretty sure he sang something that sounded a lot like every other one of his songs. I'm not sure why I was paying attention while the former was on, because she was terrible. She kept saying she wanted to give my heart a break, but what about my ears? WHAT ABOUT MY EARS, DEMI?

Next week, the Idolettes will once again get a chance to prove what relevant artists they are by performing Billy Joel songs. (I'll pay Heejun $1 million to come out and sing the full 7+ minutes of "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant.") And the results show will feature performances by last year's third runner-up, Haley Reinhart, and this year's annoying indie (so her marketing team would have you believe) poster child, Lana Del Rey.

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Cora said...

I think you're right, Elise and Erika should start packing their bags now thanks to the He-Man Woman Haters Club who only vote the cute boys through. And that's sad because Elise and Erika are really good.

Scope said...

I'm pretty sure the judge's save was only mentioned because Jermaine Jones was booted off. They have a contract for so many shows. They will need a bonus week in the mix somewhere. Use a save, but then only boot one. If the save had been in play all along, they would have mentioned it with Jeremy Rosado, right?

Anyway, she was the weakest link.


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