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American Idol – WTF?

I’m.. lost for words.

Three unsettling things happened on last night’s AI final:

  1. Bikini Girl was given more airtime
  2. Kara got up on stage to “sing off” with Bikini Girl, and flashed (she was wearing a bikini under her dress)
  3. Kris Allen won

I’m not sure which of these was the most egregious.


1 realityraver { 05.22.09 at 6:40 pm }

I would have liked to have been able to say that by Adam Lambert winning American Idol showed a whole new post Obama era in the US of tolerance and acceptance. But I cannot.

I would have liked to been able to write that with a Adam Lambert win it was a sign of the economic times where people wanted flamboyancy and escapism not unlike the Weimar Republic in Germany in the 1930’s and the Busby Berkley films of the same era. But I cannot.

What can be said that it looked liked Danny Gokey’s votes transferred to Kris Allen to ensure he won the title? Did homophobia and the religious right manage to ensure the best person did not win? Maybe there should not be free voting if results like this occur.

Adam Lambert was a star last night. He managed to stand out when singing with Kiss – no small feat. Byt the sound of the crowd I thought it was going to be a shoo in.

Anyway the positive is he won’t be saddled with the truly abysmal winners song.

Kara flashing cracked me up. What a great body. So she can sing, write songs, and look super hot. How fair is that?

I loved seeing bikini girl again – Katrina Darrell showed some moxy to grab her 15 minutes of fame. I am not sure if her fame will be extended beyond last night.

But hopefully this will not be the last we see of Adam Lambert.

2 Injera { 05.22.09 at 7:19 pm }

Raver – I’m still inarticulate over it. Thought you’d do a better job of saying what needed to be said on this. Your mention of the Weimar Republic was interesting. Hadn’t put that together. In that light, I’m kind of glad Adam didn’t win, as maybe this means the economy is on the up-and-up!

Ha! The winners song really is one of the worst ever. Good to find a silver lining.

3 Reality Raver { 05.24.09 at 11:17 am }

I am still smirking that Simon Cowell insulted the song with one of the writers sitting 2 seats away from him.