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I’m kind of bad at predicting Idol results. Last week, I thought Andy Garcia or Paige Miles would go home, but Didi Bename’s performance cost her a spot in the top 10. She sings Rihannon and the judges don’t bother to save her. In fact, I don’t think they were even listening – they were just chit-chatting the whole time.
So yay, now we have our top 10!
The top ten Idols are going to be announced this Wednesday, but screaming teenage fangirls have something exciting to look forward to. American’s favorite
lesbian teenage pop star Justin Bieber will be performing during the results show! At least, that’s what the Idol ticket invite says, according to those in the audience waiting list. In any case, Usher will be mentoring our Top Ten contestants as they gear up to perform R&B/soul music and returning on Wednesday to perform his new single, OMG. And since Usher discovered Justin Bieber (why Usher why??), it’s likely that the kid will be performing on either dates. Also performing their new single are P Diddy and Dirty Money.
Haven’t been following American Idol much these days but I thought I’d pop by and check out the episode where Miley Cyrus mentors our AI kids. I know she’s pretty much everywhere and has been living in the public eye since she was old enough to walk, but I really wouldn’t trust her to help me out in my singing. This week was the Idol Billboard #1 Hits week. More importantly, their performances this week will either make them part of the top 10 and the Idol tour, or it could mean that their 15 minutes of fame are up.
Here’s what happened.
“I woke up yesterday morning and had the strangest feeling that I was going home,” Lacey Brown said to reporters during a Thursday (early Friday morning, Manila time) afternoon conference call, after the 24-year old was the first to be eliminated on this year’s round of 12 on American Idol.
Her prescience was par for the course for a lot of West Coast viewers of the results showed that aired locally here on Wednesday night. Followers of Ryan Seacrest’s Twitter page got the news early that she had been voted off, thanks to the logistics of filming a show live for the East coast, in a status update that read “…got tonight’s voted-off Idol Lacey Brown.” Perhaps as a direct result, that episode brought in the show’s lowest ratings in the key 18-49 age demographic, reports the Washington Post.
Should Lacey have been the first one to go? Not according to USA Today’s Idol Meter, which adopts a “pseudoscientific fast-track formula to gauge each singer’s momentum.” Despite after-results movement placing the ousted Brown at 0 (to contrast, Siobhan Magnus is at 75), the Meter has Tim Urban at -25. No doubt, that’s got to have Vote for the Worst in a good mood, considering how they’ve been furiously campaigning to have him to survive each week, so that he can torment audiences again with his faux-Jason Castro shtick.
But who is Lacey Brown? Brown, 24, currently works as a Christian venue director and values teacher to college-aged people.
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TweetHere’s something I forgot about – the Judge’s Save. Up until the Top 5, a unanimous vote from the four judges will spare someone from elimination. Apparently it is once again in play this season, although I’m sure there are ton of people wishing it had been in play last week to save Alex Lambert. Just a little something to keep in mind every elimination night.
Let’s cut to the chase. First to be placed on the hot seat is Paige Miles, who if you remember, performed sick, but still turned in a decent number, hitting all the right notes, and generally being impressive. Her fanbase must be smaller than expected, as she’s in trouble tonight. Read the rest of this entry »
Tweetonight it seemed, was all about the stage. Big stage, glitzy stage, lots of lights on the stage, judges walking to their seats from the stage, judges criticizing the contestants’ use of the stage, and so on, and so on, but somewhere in there was a singing competition and a good dose of Rolling Stones. Now while I could probably count the number of contestants who had Rolling Stones tracks on their iPod before this week on one hand, I think overall a lot of people gave a good account of themselves tonight.
Who’s on their way out? Who’s here to stay? We have the tiers headlined by Rolling Stones singles, so we too are in theme!
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