Believing the American Idol publicity machine is like entrusting babysitting duties to a pedophile, both will surely lead to acrimony and bitter disappointment. Unfortunately we still we fell for it. “The best season ever” “The best singers of any season.” After slogging through 24 reaky performances, Idol viewers voted out the bottom 4 last night. Any surprises? None really.
Janelle Wheeler was pretty and blonde but sucked hard and deserved her fate. Ashley Rodriguez, though having a better performance, chose the wrong song and is joining Janelle in obscurity and future Idol trivia answer. Although we did like her incredibly shiny hair.
As for the men, Joe Munoz actually has a good voice and wasn’t that bad, but he’s not as cute as his competition and he also has an unfortunate little moustache that always reminds us of mentally challenged people. And finally we have had Tyler Grady. We have never been so happy to see someone go home. We will not have to endure any of his faux Jim Morrison moves and his screaming vocals. All in all America voted correctly. Let’s hope the remainder Idols can pull their shit together and actually feature at least one good performance amongst them.
And finally a suggestion to the contestants. Quit trying to change songs so drastically! It has worked so far one time with Andrew Garcia’s brilliant acoustic version of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up.” That’s it…once! Is the same situation as when J. Lo barely wore that green Versace and became a sensation. Every starlet and fame seeker starting wearing almost nothing to try to mimic her, but none succeeded. Is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. Not going to happen and as Simon said about Jermaine Sellers painful performance of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You Been Gone,” verges on the stupid!
You will never see these faces again…