But I LOVED Michael John's vintage Dolly t-shirt. Seriously, how cool was that? And speaking of shirts...how about Carly heeding my warning and sporting a sleeve tonight! Sure, I was envisioning the longer variety, but I'll take a short sleeve. It's a good first step.
Ok, so by now we all know the drill. Ryan calls the Idol wannabees out from behind the curtain and if they are lucky they go to the couch, if they are unlucky they go to the stools. This is a long drawn out process, so to mix things up we are treated to the ridiculous phone bit which just seems to get more awkward every week. Although, how great would it have been if the Idol producers let Michael Johns and David Cooke sing "Islands in the Stream" together? Hysterical. But instead, we were treated to the winner of Foxes Next American Band singing "This Little Light of Mine." Did that lead singer look like a crazed lunatic, or was it just me? I've always loved my DRV, but Idol's Wednesday night show has given me a new found appreciation for the FF button.
Back to the results. It was good to see David Cooke and his high blood pressure take a seat on the couch. I've vowed to go easy on him from here on out. I hope they gave him a chill pill at the hospital, cause he could really go all the way if he can just keep it together. So no more hair jokes from this point forward. Really.
And I thought the Idol producers were going to give us a chance to get to know our contestants a little bit better this season? But between the Fox promotions and the phone calls and the visits with the old (washed up) Idols, there is not enough time.
I've already had enough of the Idol Gives Back crap. My time in front of the TV watching Idol is my lowest, shallowest, most decadent 45 minutes all week (yes, you can watch both episodes in 45 minutes with the help of your DVR). So while I sit there with a stupid grin on my face trying to escape the real world, the last thing I want to see are images of starving, impoverished children in Africa. Nor did I sign up to see the reunion of the two orphan sisters. And what are the chances that the folks at Idol would catch it on camera, huh? Amazing.
And if that wasn't weird enough, no sooner were the two girls reunited when the camera pans to Dolly Parton and her girls strutting on stage and singing about Jesus and gravity. What the? I felt like I was in a bad dream. Does anybody think it's ironic that Dolly sings about being grateful for gravity and yet has surgery after surgery to defy its effects? I don't know, I thought that was a little odd.
Ok, so in the bottom three we had a very emotional Brooke White and then Ramiele and Kristy Lee (Mutt and Jeff). Ryan sent Brooke to the couches before she completely lost it. And so Ramiele got to have the stage to herself to break down. Well, not completely to herself as Kristy Lee smothered the hell out of her to the point where we couldn't see Ramiele's head as she gasped and cried. Seriously, was it that much of a shock for Ramiele? Did she really think she'd go all the way?
I don't remember contestants crying this much in past seasons? We need to get a hold of ourselves, gang. Just because you didn't win, doesn't mean you aren't going to successful. You saw Bucky Covington and Phil Stacey and Bo Bice tonight. Hmm. Yeah, well, ok, go ahead and have a good cry...