American Idol – And now there were 11
Tonight’s show had me totally confused on which age demographic American Idol is aiming for. First we had the acknowledged cross promotion of the Fox G rated movie Horton Wants a Who so I presume that was aiming for the under 12’s and the mums with kids.
However Ryan Seacrest, said that next weeks show has now been changed and the Idol’s will be singing more songs from the Lennon/McCartney songbook. So the babyboomers win again. I am hoping, as is David Archuleta that I have misheard Ryan and it is actually rock night.
Ryan Seacrest was sparkling tonight, as he was last night. Reality TV Magazine query whether he had been sipping from the same cup as Paula Abdul, because of his whacky behaviour. Either way I thought he was on fire both tonight and last night.
As usual Ryan did not take long to get down to business, and Syesha was announced to be the first in the bottom three.
I had not realised that all bottom 3 contestants had to sing their song again, and hopefully Australian Idol won’t take on that format change, as normally these people are in the bottom 3 for a reason. Did we really need to sit through Kristy-Lee’s song again?
The last person in the bottom three was David Hernandez so clearly the gay vote did not save him.
He was also the one to be eliminated.
Kansas City has an interesting article on whether being gay hinders your chances on Idol. One of the questions raised was whether the delightful Danny Noreiga was a victim of this discrimination.
Danny was my favourite and I wish he was still there, but his rendition of Tainted Love was probably one of the weakest of the night.
Having said that the article does have some valid points.
Speaking of Danny he continues his post-Idol career with an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. If you want to see him on the show click here.