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American Idol 10: Double Elimination

Damn, this show is fast becoming a sausage fest.  In four weeks, we’ve sent home four girls and saved one guy.  If Nigel and Company were really hoping to break the White Guy With Guitar streak that took over Idol in it’s third incarnation (seasons 7-9), it’s doing a piss poor job of it.

One thing Nigel and company have finally decided to fix is the goddamn 60 minute elimination shows.  Seriously–when the elimination show is 60 minutes long and I can fast forward through the filler parts, and find that the show took less than 10 minutes to actually watch, you have a show with the word DVR RATINGS VICTIM tattoo’d across the top.

What do we want?  More contestants singing!  When do we want it?  Whenever you’re on the air!  Continue reading

American Idol 10: Top 11 Redux

Notes: I was remiss last week in noting yet another huge influence by the most awesomest judge J.Lo.  We overheard her at the end of Top 12 week saying to Naima and her pitch problems during the post elimination scrum “I’ll talk to Mark….”  At the time, I assumed she was talking about someone on the sound crew.

Nope, she meant Mr Jennifer Lopez himself Marc Anthony, who came in and did something I’m not sure has been done in the history of the show–he taught them how to use those goddamn ear monitors properly.  The difference it made last week was why it was so hard to chose who went home, since everyone sounded great.

This is a good problem to have.  We have it again this week.  Seriously, Jennifer Lopez? She keeps paying off in spades.

On to Elton John 80s Elton John week:  Continue reading