American Idol – Elimination Night – the top nine revealed
John Farnham’s manager Glenn Wheatley must be ruing the day he got jailed for tax evasion as his butt is currently stuck in Beechworth Correctional Centre, while his number one client has been plugged on the highest rating show in the USA two nights in a row.
You cannot buy this sort of publicity. Will John Farnham come out of retirement again for a very late crack at the lucrative American market?
It was elimination night and all contestants were looking suitably nervous, or maybe it was because they were going to have to sing and dance to another cheesy number.
These numbers is like watching the contestants go through a weekly humiliation, something I find vaguely amusing.
Tonight’s group number was to “Right Back Where We Started From” and I must confess Brooke White’s kooky dance style actually suited the song.
I just realised tonight how skinny Brooke is, she really needs to eat a few burgers.
One person who apparently is stopping eating burgers is Carly Smithson who denied the pregnancy rumours tonight. She did say the problem last night was she had a problem with Spanks. That and the toilet discussion with Ryan last night I thought she was telling millions of impressionable young girls that she had taken a heap of laxatives to help her lose weight. Just as my jaw hit the ground I realised that Spanks was a corset type undergarment.
The special guest tonight was a previous American Idol contestant Kimberley Locke. I had never heard of her, but I was concerned that everytime she hit a high note her “chest” was going to come bursting out of tight dress.
I was not a fan of her singing but I was impressed she managed to spruik the new album plus her restaurant Croton Creek in her 5 minute spot.
The bottom three were Chikezie, Syesha Mercado, and Jason Castro.
This means Kristy-Lee Cook will be around for another two weeks, as she should perform strongly with Dolly Parton mentoring. Will everyone have to pick Dolly songs or will it just be country week. Will Michael Johns try to sing both parts of the iconic “Islands In The Stream”?
None of the bottom three was a surprise – Chikezie I like, but the song he sang was a complete dog.
Syesha I don’t think is connecting with the audience, and that stupid baby laugh she does which she thinks is a great party trick, really reminds me of Chucky out of Child’s Play.
And Jason Castro has been plateauing over the last few weeks, and has become a bit boring. He was the first of the three to be told to go back to the sofas.
However I was sad when I heard Cheesy Chikezie had been eliminated, as the previous two weeks I had enjoyed his performances.
But as Simon Cowell said to the bottom three “Don’t underestimate the audience”.