3/4 American Idol Results: And Then There Were Three More, Plus Wild Card Picks!

We are getting good at this which means we are on the same wavelength with America when it comes to voting- almost! Our choices are again correct, two out of three! We think that America got it wrong by letting through one hopeful- Scott MacIntyre into the finals, where there were at least a couple left who were more talented vocally. Ryan Seacrest paired him up with Kendall Beard on the elimination announcement and it would have been right to pick Kendall at that point. This is what we said of Scott MacIntyre’s performance last night:

Scott may have some talent instrumentally, but he isn’t that great vocally and that is what this is about. The judges gave a patronizing round of sympathy praise, and it was pathetic. Scott could get through on America’s sympathy, but it would be a shame to eliminate a true talent in favor of one that is just not in the same league. He was pitchy throughout and butchered most of the song.

He sang again tonight and we stand by our own critique. In fact we couldn’t bear hearing him sing the same song that we skipped half of the performance. The commercials that followed were better. Sympathy votes win again!

Joining Scott MacIntyre for the last three spots in the finals are Lil Rounds and Jorge Nunez.

We seriously believe Felicia Barton deserves that last spot! What’s heartbreaking is the judges didn’t even include Felicia on the Wild Card! In retrospect of the semi final rounds, Michael Sarver, Kris Allen along with Scott MacIntyre shouldn’t be on the finals at all. They can not compete with the best among the finalists and we’re betting they will be cut early on, unless America plays weird by eliminating the best ones first!

Wildcard hopefuls competing for a place in the the Top 12 are: Von Smith, Jasmine Murray, Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkrey, Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Giraud, Jesse Langseth, and Anoop Desai. They will perform Thrusday, March 5th before the judges and three will be named finalists.

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8/9 America’s Got Talent, But This Show Has Become a Joke!!

We should start by saying we loved this show the first year through last.  It has found some real talent, brought us a number of diverse acts, and entertained us week after week.  We are hoping this year is an anomaly in what has been a consistent winner, but has now become the Jerry Springer freak show.

We would like to see Jerry go as the host.  It is hard to take him seriously given his background.  All we can think of when we see him is his own personal freak show, in which the typical episode stars two fat women duking it out over the an ugly guy that is cheating on them both with sheep.

The judges we can give some slack.  We think the show could stand to get someone with actual talent to be a judge, but in reality, that is not necessary.  All of us can recognize talent, so they should be able to do the job.   Right?

The show begins informing the audience that there were over 100 acts passed through to Vegas!!  They missed the point.  Of the 100, least 60 of them were no-talents that did not belong here in the first place.

It is not easy to be a judge on this show, because it is not easy to pick the winner (but the viewing audience does that); that is challenging.  It is, however, extremely easy to pick out those that could compete for a chance at performing 45 minutes or more day after day in Las Vegas.  They try to make the trivial seem difficult, and it is totally disingenuous.

We have decided we are likely to cut this show if it does not improve big time.  It is not sincere and most of what they discover and play up is garbage.  It is much more beneficial to our audience if we spend time on genuine reality shows, and will likely spend our time focusing our future articles on the Olympics, the American Idols and other reality that is genuine, not Jerry Springer farces.

Back to the show.  They now tried to play up the Elvis impersonator, Joseph Hall.  After the “should we pass him through” nonsense act, and a bunch of patronizing filler, they pass him through.  How many commercials did that justify?

Is 90 minutes up yet, please????!!!!  Nope, not yet. They emulate the audition climaxes in American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.  They bring on the Chippendale singer, and play him up for all it is worth.  And the decision is?  Sharon says, “We are definitely giving you a place in our semi-final”.  Why?   We hear there are male strip joints in Hollywood, so if he doesn’t make it on this show, we know not all is lost.  Sharon made sure she got his phone number as she slipped a twenty into his trousers.

It is time to play up the child acts, which is pathetic exploitation of children.  And they send a mediocre child singer to Hollywood that has no prayer of winning.  They all cuddle up with her as though she is their granddaughter.  Pathetic.  But they gave her tokens for the slots and black jack in Vegas, so that was cool!!

Now they whip through several acts and crush the dreams of folks that eat too many donuts!

Time for two twin sisters, “Indigo”!  They come on wearing nearly nothing, and Hasselhoff eyes light up as usual.  They get sent on to Hollywood, after Hasselhoff offers dinner to Sharon and Piers to see if he can bed the twins before they get sent packing.

Now it is time for the sympathy acts.  They have elderly and more children crying before the commercial.  OK, we are all set for the tears.  We are crying already from enduring this show!!  So why shouldn’t the children cry too?

“It is my last chance” says a pouting Paul Salos.  Sorry if we spelled it wrong, because this show cannot afford to use subtitles.  It is his last chance!!!  Of course it is, the guy is 74 years old!!  We figure that Paul can get some great birthday performances to assist him in his retirement.  “My wife loves me so much she put my picture on a stamp”.  Yeah, that costs about two bucks these days, but that is about what your act is worth!!  They let him through, but it wasn’t because of talent. More sympathy votes.

They then send a couple of obligatory pathetic child acts through to Hollywood to play on the audience’s heartstrings.  We are getting sick of this show taking advantage of children and the elderly to try and make their show seem sympathetic, while collecting millions in commercial revenues.  Find us talent.  As Hasselhoff says about two times a show, “THAT IS WHAT THIS SHOW IS ALL ABOUT!!!”.  If this show just focused on the target, they would get there!! Last year was great, they did their jobs.  This year, they are not!!

So now, the writers figure, let’s play up the Iraq angle again.  The soldier performed last week and forgot the words, but this show hasn’t exploited him enough just yet.  The minimal talent soldier gets sent to Hollywood,  How can the show vote through someone that has no real talent, cannot win, and cannot even remember the words to a song?  We get it now, talent does not matter.  Just go to Iraq or get some other angle that the show can exploit, and you get to the finals!!!   Talent is irrelevant.  We suggest that become the new title of the show!!!  “Talent Is Irrelevant”.  What do you think?

They then work through a bunch of acts we cannot cover.  We are sorry, they did it so fast, that if they were even half way decent, they could have spent five minutes on them instead of so much time on the self-aggrandizing judges.

They still haven’t gotten it yet.  Our readers are disgusted with how misogynistic these judges are.  We want talent.  They are not it!!  Try and convince us what you have found is worth 20 minutes of consecutive commercials!!

Queen Emily gets a cameo that is long enough for us to actually catch her name.  “I have waited for this moment for over 25 years!”  Folks, the woman is 40 years old.  Her dream of a diet probably started long after age 15.  The judges put her through, and played up the nonsense through a commercial set before they did so.  Could they be any more condescending towards the audience?

So they patronize us some more passing through a few more token performers to Hollywood, making us all feel how kind and loving the judges are.  In the next ten minutes, they whip through act after act, and they quickly eliminate people that should never have passed the original audition in the first place. They break to more commercials playing to your emotions, or stupidity, as you are convinced to buy a new car or a specific brand of toothpaste.

They did eventually turn to the Brittney transvestite.  Jerry paid to get her through to the finals and plans a future show with her, uh him, uh it, acting as the mistress to two fat guys both married to the same hooker.  Her jockstrap was shining, and we are sure Jerry was proud.  She said “All they have to do is put their mind to it” as she caressed her Cubic Zirconia dog collar.  Wow.

We just had to stop.  There was no talent on this show.   The judges were pathetic, the show was worse.  It was all a play on the heartstrings of America, but there was no Terry Fator in this crowd.  We said to watch the final, don’t bother.  Watch the Olympics.  That is reality television.  This is a joke.

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