Well, I didn't want to go with my gut, but it finally paid off for me. Even though Sanjaya has been unbelievably awful....awful enough to get booed tonight, he still remains and our buddy Brandon, just as I predicted, leaves us after tonight's elimination show.
Eliminated: Brandon Rogers
Bottom 3: Brandon Rogers, Phil Stacey, Sanjaya Malakar
Mike's Bottom 3 (my elimination Pick in Blue): Brandon Rogers, Stephanie Edwards, Sanjaya Malakar
Dial Idol Bottom 3: Jordin Sparks, Brandon Rogers, Stephanie Edwards, Phil Stacey, Chris Sligh, Blake Lewis, Gina Glocksen, Chris Richardson, Haley Scarnato
Wow, Dialidol.com has been really off so far. They had Melinda, Lakisha and SANJAYA(HUH??) ranked in the TOP 3; and the remaining 9 were fair game for elimination! Bizarre. Their system doesn't seem to be firing on all cylinders this year.
Anyway, having Sanjaya in the bottom 2 but escaping elimination was a more realistic scenario and exactly how things went down last season with Kevin Covais. Brandon DID forget his lyrics and DID go first, but it wouldn't be Idol without a "shocker" of an elimination. But it doesn't seem like anyone was really shocked this time. I, wasn't. In fact, I finally got a pick right! The shocker to me was Phil Stacey being in the bottom 3. I mean, I know I busted on his appearance, but I thought he gave a decent performance. But maybe his scary "look" is scaring voters away! I don't know. What I do know, is that Sanjaya will have to really impress the viewers next week if he wants to escape elimination yet another time. Then again, we have seen the crap escape elimination in the past. In season 4, Scott Savol made it to the top 5 and Anthony Federov to the Top 4. But one could argue that they were BOTH better than Sanjaya Malakar. Don't worry, Idol Producers will do everything they can to make sure Sanjaya does not go On Tour for the show this summer (since only the top 10 actually go on the tour).
I don't think they announced the theme for next week, they had to spend too much time allowing Diana Ross to butcher up a cover song. Seriously, she legitimately could've saved Sanjaya from Elimination by being the worst performer in the past 2 days. It was cringe-worthy!
Anyway, that's it for now. Go ahead and praise me for getting it right this week, I don't mind! I'll see if I can go 2 for 2 next week where there is a 95% chance I will pick Miss Malakar. See you then!