Well, he couldn't hide forever could he? That's right the Redneck has fallen people and all that remains are talented singers. Oh right, Ace is still there. Well we're close!
Bottom 3: Elliott Yamin, Ace "Pink Sweater" Young, Bucky Covington
Eliminated: Bucky Covington
dialidol.com final tallies: 6. Chris Daughtry 7. Bucky Covington 8. Ace Young
Biggest shocker of the night was probably Elliott being in the bottom 3. I think for the first time ever I was really rooting for the guy. I don't know if he's grown on me over the weeks or if it was just the fact that he sang my favorite Queen tune and did it well (and maybe even better tonight when told to sing on the spot). But I kinda like the guy now. Of course, I grew to like Bucky too, but we all knew he had to go eventually. And what a send-off. There will be plenty of Fat-Bottomed Girls waiting for ol' Bucky back in North Carolina! (No offense to the NC folk....there are Girls of all types everywhere!!) I was sad to see Ace stick around though. I really don't know if I can tolerate any more of his cheesiness. If he pulled off another Father Figure performance (from the semi-finals) maybe I could get back to enjoying his performances. But for now, Ace may as well be the Joker of the group! (ahh card jokes...you loving my new theme?)
Hey how about the cheesy Queen Group performance tonight? Actually, they sounded pretty good...but I think we all could've done without strolling down memory lane with the Brittenum twins and all of the infamous Audition video clips. The best thing about the whole performance is that I was redeemed in my song selections for the group! Both Paris and Katharine sang a bit of "Don't Stop Me Now" (which I picked for them both) and even Chris sang some of "Under Pressure" ! (Easily my 2nd favorite Queen song......Ice Ice Baby is such a rip-off!!!) I'm glad to see the musical masterminds behind Idol think the same way I do. But my question is this....I wonder how long they've been rehearsing this Queen performance.....in year's past they put together a group performance for every week. But this year they've been having the guest performances on results night. I'm wondering if they weren't allowed to use any of the songs performed tonight for the Tuesday Night performances. Because both Katharine and Taylor both sang in the medley some of the songs that they originally wanted to sing (that they rehearsed with Queen). I'm always about the Conspiracy theories and I think this is a good one. The Judges always stress song selection and how they have so many great songs to choose from. But what if they really don't? Sure, they could pick any Queen song out there (maybe)...except 10 of their greatest hits that were featured in the Wednesday Night Medley. I mean, does no one find it odd that there were no repeated songs in that Medley? Maybe it's all in my head. But hey ....that's what keeps me plugged in. Because this year, it sure ain't the performances.
Speaking of which, is anyone feeling the same way I am? I hinted at it last night. But there is just not ONE person that I can see being the next American Idol. I try to think of any of the performances this year and match it up against Kelly, Ruben, Clay, Carrie and Bo's worst performances (ok...maybe fantasia too).....and I just don't see these people matching up! I think there's a lot of potential....but I'm just not seeing anyone taking the opportunity.
And frankly...when will Paula finally admit that she is hooked on crack? The woman has not strung together a 2 word sentence all year that has made sense! (yes...I wouldn't expect a 3 word sentence or larger from Paula) And did anyone catch her on Leno the other night? I was embarassed for her! I think she needs MC Skat Kat to whip her back into shape!
Paula definitely needs to take 2 steps back and remember how to offer constructive criticism and worry less about Simon tickling her.
Anyways....Rod Stewart next week. You Guys excited? I definitely would've been....if they were doing Rod Stewart songs....but no...we're visiting the Great American Songbook volumes I-IV. Now, I know that my mom loves these albums (they make Great Christmas Gifts!).....but seriously....didn't we already do this theme night with the 50's night? When are we going to have an 80's Night? I don't recall this ever happening on Idol! I'd love to see someone take on A-Ha's "take on me" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" (you want to talk about falsetto?) and Bryan Adam's "Summer of 69" No no.....let's have Rod Stewart teach us how to sing like old people! And the judges complain about them all sounding old! I'm tired of this people! LET'S REVOLT!
So I'm getting long-winded in my entertaining rambling. So I'll leave you with words of wisdom that someone named Mike once said.... "I told you dialidol.com was not reliable!!!!!!"