Um Hi –
Normally, a results show is just a cheesy rehash of heavily peppered schmaltz. For the most part, this one was no different. Engineered crying, cloying soliloquies and druuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Paula! It’s actually worth your sanity to skip watching and just check the internet the day after to see who got auf’d (whoops, sorry, crossed the streams…um…how about “Seacrusted”?)
Real quick –
HATE RYAN. Hated him seasons 1-5, loved him season 6, came to my senses in Season 7.
But that’s not why I’m writing to you today. I’ve written before and I’ll probably say it again *channels Andy Rooney*:
“You ever notice how they sing their song better when they get voted off the island (whoops) than they did in the first damn place?”
I guess it’s because they lose the jitters and figure “Screw it” and go head on nen and sing the hell out it waaaaaay better than their previous effort.
Every once in while, hater or not, Idol puts up big TV moments, and I’m always so incredibly stoked when I see one, and bummed when I see it alone. Tonight I had a two-fold moment like that, unlike any other to date. The second girl voted out (I don’t know/care what their names are until the final 12, I know who David Archuleta is though…) genuinely was pissed and upset that she was done and started crying and said she couldn’t sing. She’s not a good enough Actor to make me believe it wasn’t real, so I bought in and WOW. She started with the help of the girls and then stepped forward and sang “Hopelessly Devoted” like she meant it. As one point during the song, you can ACTUALLY SEE HER THINKING ‘Wow, I can actually sing this song’ close her eyes and really get with her inner-Olivia. She was proud of herself after proclaiming she couldn’t go on, and I’m proud of her, but Drunkie McStraightuperson was so proud she gave her a standing ovation (for those of you who don’t know, every time Paula stands during Idol, you have to toast and take a drink, if she does a sitting touchdown you do the same, and if she does a standing touchdown, you have to down your whole drink). So, I toasted myself. But it made me feel better knowing that with the super-contrived, trashy, cornucrapia that we’re ask to endure **coughcoughthemomentoftruthcoughcough*, it’s nice to see some old-school Mom and Apple Pie wholesomeness, you know?
Of course all of that kumbaya was dashed instantly when they quick panned to Danny Noriega’s flamin’ ass crying, and in the background was Luke Menard MACKING ON LITTLE DAVID ARCHULETA! I re-wound it like, too many times to be wrong. If you have it tivo’d then I strongly suggest you re-watch armed with the power of slo-mo. WOW. They look like they’re at Charlie’s in Phoenix in the back, ankle deep in sawdust at about 12:37am on a Saturday.
Never has something so wholesome had an interjection of something so scandalous since Katie Holmes met Tom Cruise.
I’m just sayin’