Full disclosure. The TV Addict is no Michael Slezak. We have not been paying that much attention to AMERICAN IDOL this season and quite honestly only jump on the bandwagon once the contestants are whittled down to 36. We’re not about to write 3000 words on why Ricky Braddy is this year’s Jason Castro and we’re certainly not a savvy enough student of IDOL to remember, as Slezak did that Braddy made what some might call a questionable decision to choose a song that “IDOL graduate Elliot Yamin so thoroughly owned back in season 5.”
In fact, all we do know, as evidence by an iPhone filled with last season’s IDOL performances, is that we put our money where our mouth is. And following last night’s two hour AMERICAN IDOL train-wreck of
epic Sanjaya proportions, we’d like to thank the twelve semi-finalists for saving us a few dollars in these uncertain economic times.
100,000 auditions later and this is the best 12 they could come up with? Seriously. You know you’ve got problems when the only thing getting us through the two hours were random cuts to audience reaction from our favorite sitcom star… wait for it… Neil Patrick Harris!
But back to business. If we’ve learned anything from our insatiable appetite for everything pop culture, it’s that America loves an underdog. Which is why we’re picking the following three performers to survive tonight’s IDOL results show.
Even though we’re fairly confident that all that banging on the table was more a reflection of the fact that the judges knew last night’s show had finally come to a close, there is no denying the fact that Gokey was the best of an incredibly disappointing bunch. Plus, he’s a widower, which gets him the sympathy vote and a free pass to the finals.
Not only are we in complete agreement with Simon that Anoop is off the charts when it comes to the likability factor, thanks to Slumdog Millionaire, there’s no denying the fact that India is in. Sorry Sanjaya, too soon.
Single mom with a heart of gold.