Last night on American Idol: a very surprising result — to me anyway. But first… we had to draw out the results as long as possible because there are commericals to squeeze in. Commericials for Coke. Commercials for Ford. Commercials for Lee Dewyze’s new album. But before that, Seacrest shilled the brand-new 10-year-anniversary American Idol album. You know who the real American Idol is? Capitalism.
Anyway — the Top 12′s group performance is a combination of “Born to Be Wild” and “Born This Way.” Both excellent songs but totally unrelated aside from that one word they have in common. The most memorable parts of the performance: Lusky’s mic is off, Naima’s vocals are way off, and Haley continues to showcase awkward an uncomfortable dance moves. Loosen up, girl! The Ford music video is set to “Val Kilmer,” a ditty about a once hot and studley super star who has become a thick, bloated hobo wandering the East Village.
Speaking of bloated… Lee Dewyze certainly hasn’t been missing any meals, huh? Still looking good, though, Lee. He sings a soft, sleepy song and sounds good but still looks pretty soft and sleepy. You’re a superstah, dude, get excited! Later, the Black Eyed Peas put on yet another bizarre performance that is synthesized to all hell. They dedicate “Just Can’t Get Enough” to Japan, but it also includes the line “love you long time.” I know that a Vietnamese woman originally said that in Full Metal Jacket, but it seems a little… inappropriate.
By the time all is said and done, there are three women on the chopping block: Naima, Haley and Karen. Naima is sent to safety. Then Haley is, too. Karen sings “Hero” to try to get the judges’ wildcard vote. As she sings her Spanglish version of the song, Randy and J-Lo have some serious debate. Steven draws naked ladies on his legal pad and then takes a nap. In the end, the judges decide not to use the wild card vote. Randy says it was not unanimous, and I’m guessing J-Lo got out-voted.
Well, America. I can’t say that I agree with your decision. I thought Karen was fantastic! Adorable, well-spoken and a great singer who could appeal to a lot of people. I thought singing in English and Spanish would give her an edge. Do you think that she got more votes because of it? Or lost votes because of that? The boys are really kicking butt this season, huh?