Idol Knockout Week

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Garret Haley was the first one out.  Amy Davis was second.  Joanna Borgella was third.  Colton Barry was fourth.

Some mild surprises, but no shockers.  I really thought Luke Menard was a goner this week.   And did the way they set up mean Amanda Overmeyer’s on the bubble?  I’d be pretty surprised if she came that close.

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9 Responses to “Idol Knockout Week”

  1. #1 |  Greg N. | 

    I love Idol. I watch every year, and vote every week. However, I”m absolutely embarrassed every week during the Brady Bunch Movie “Top X” medley. The choreography is abominable. A show with Paula Abdul should never feature groups of adults doing the stationary train move (you know the one).

    Of course, I keep coming back and loving every (other) minute of it.

    I would have given Colton at least one more week; I agree completely with getting Garrett out of there before he could become this year’s Sanjaya. I also thought Luke was out of there.

    I agree with both of the girls who were tossed, although I was hoping that the fake Janis Joplin chick would find an early exit. Now I’m afraid she’ll be hanging around for quite a while. My wife makes the point that the huge majority of the callers are white trash. If that’s the case (and I think it probably is), Overmeyer’s in for the long haul (quick: can anyone guess what her song next week will sound like?).

    My fave: the guy with the dread locks.

    Over/under on when he sings a Jack Johnson song: 3 weeks.

  2. #2 |  Mikestermike | 

    DVRs are just the best. Nothing like watching an hour long show in about 15 minutes.

    Surprised about the results for the ladies, too. Of course, there were about 6 that deserve the boot.

    What is next week’s theme?

  3. #3 |  Kieffer | 

    Mikestermike, you’re absolutely correct on your DVR comment. My friend DVRd all three nights this week so I went over there last night and we blew through like 5 hours of AI in about an hour and a half.

    My friend suggested that Harmony should come out with an Idol branded remote control with a “Paula” button that automatically skips her commentary. Though I really think it should be a Seacrest button.

  4. #4 |  Buck | 

    Chikezie and Danny Norriega both cheated death last night. Neither one of those deserved another chance.

    And DVR’s are the best. It can be, in Simons words, excruciating to watch that entire show without the ability to fast forward through all of the fluff and crap.

    And I like Overmeyer (if that makes me White Trash then so be it. I certainly won’t argue the point)

    Overmeyer is more masculine than half of the guys.

    Watching Idol makes me wonder sometimes if evolution is slowly ridding the Universe of all testosterone.

    Of course sitting here discussing American Idol with other guys could bring into question whether or not I have enough of it ;-)

  5. #5 |  Matt Moore | 

    Why would you be surprised if Obermeyer got kicked? She was terrible, did a song that almost no one remembers, and (worst of all), she scatted.

    America’s not ready for jazz!

  6. #6 |  Greg N. | 

    Buck,

    Agreed on Chikezie, but my best guess is that Danny Noriega is here for at least a few more weeks. He’s not the best vocalist, obviously (in fact, he’s probably in the bottom 10), but the kid’s got personality and that goes a long way.

    Re: Overmeyer. You’ve misunderstood the logic. It isn’t, “If you like Overmeyer, then you’re white trash.” Rather, it’s “If you’re white trash, then you like Overmeyer.”

  7. #7 |  Buck | 

    White trash is in the eye of the beholder and I am sure that to some I fit the bill.

    Overmeyer’s time is limited. I agree with that. I don’t think she could sing a Christmas carol without it being rough and raunchy.

    I thought she lit it up with the performance she gave. It was powerful. Of course being the white trash that I am I tend to like my women a little on the trashy side :-)

  8. #8 |  Mike Leatherwood | 

    “White Trash” is just about as lame as “Urban” or “Metrosexual” descriptions. They really have no modern meaning whatsoever, and usually is left up to the individual to define. WT could range from a southern drawl to outright hillbilly-ism, it seems. And the post-Revolutionary War origins and meaning really should place it among the worst of racial epitaths as it had dual conotations.
    But, to be fair, Overmeyer should really be called a “Biker Chick” or “Scooter Tramp” if we’re going to be foul about it.

  9. #9 |  Greg N. | 

    You’ve misunderstood me as well. The wife wasn’t saying Overmeyer was white trash. She was saying that most of the Idol-voting audience was white trash, and that Overmeyer would appeal to that group (for whatever reason; probably because the “Biker chick” subset overlaps with the WT subset).

    Lame or not, I think the “white trash” designation conjures up a reasonably stable set of attributes such that, if asked, a randomly selected person would be able to pick the “white trash” person out of a random crowd. The same could probably be said of “metrosexual” (“urban” not so much). Besides, surely “biker chick” is no better on the same score.

    In other words, while you may disagree with the term, I’m willing to bet it generates a reasonably consistent image in the average person’s mind.

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