American Idol 11: Top Six Elimination

With last night’s performances all up to par if not above, we’ve got our first serious fan base war battle. Whose base is weakest? As much as I think she outshone both Jessica and Hollie by miles, I’m afraid tonight’s victim will be Elise, who’s been running on borrowed time for at least two weeks now as frontrunners have accidentally fallen first.

Ryan looks so much better than last night. He’s got energy! They announce a vote total! Tonight not only do we get to compare last season’s Stefano to Katy Perry in our weekly “ALL HAIL THE IDOL MACHINE” moment, but we also get a bonus performances from Queen’s official tribute band The Queen Extravaganza. This is the first time a “tribute band” has ever graced the Idol stage. I fully expect next year for us to have Beatles Week, and performance by The Fab Four to follow.

Ryan announces the Idol tour dates. Nope, still haven’t gone to one. If I didn’t go for seasons seven and eight, I’m not going to go now. Also, we’re not going to talk about the TMZ segment. Nope. Not going to do it.

After the jump…Somebody to love, and Somebody to send home!

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Jane Epenson Doesn’t Want to Hear Miracle Day Had Issues

Poor Jane Epenson. It’s hard to hear when people don’t like your baby.

The Torchwood fans are very passionate. I’ve never dealt with a more passionate group of fans, so they weighed in very loudly about this last season — which was the only season I was involved in. I was very proud of what we did. I thought it turned out amazingly well. I don’t think you can ever beat Children of Earth, the previous season, which was an absolute masterwork. But, I thought we did very well. I thought we did things with that show that are not normally seen on American television.

The thing of it is, Miracle Day the concept wasn’t bad. The problem stemmed from the execution, starting with the 10 1-hour episode format. Children Of Earth would never have been nearly as good if it had been 10 1-hour episodes. I cannot for the life of me fathom why no one else sees this.