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Last Night’s American Idol Showdown: Who’s Gonna Win This Thing Tonight?

So nope, I still haven’t watched a lick of Idol this year. Even last night. Can you believe it? I mean, I used to be a HARDCORE Idol fan, but the show lost its luster for me over the past few years. Plus? I bought The Aristocats for my daughter this past week and it FINALLY arrived in yesterday’s mail. So you know what was taking precedence last night, what was REALLY going to go down. Regardless, like a good celebrity gossip blogger, I made sure I briefed myself on what happened last night, so that I could totally take a part in being partial to one contestant or the other and go all gung-ho for the next twelve hours. I may as well jump in head-first – it’s the show’s last night, after all.

Check it out if you missed it, too.

Scotty McCreery:

Lauren Alaina:

I just think it’s so nuts that the show went totally country this year, you know? Mind blower. But after sitting through both of these performances in the wee hours of the morning, I have to say that I’m rooting for Scotty, even if Lauren’s song was a total tearjerker. I’m not in the mood to be all sentimental first thing in the morning – I’ve got to warm up to that shit.

So … Who’s going to take it tonight?

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American Idol Recap, Or “How I Lost Faith in America”

Spoiler alert: the majority of American Idol voters have no idea what good music sounds like.

In case you couldn’t tell by my anger and disappointment, last night Haley Reinhart got voted off the show.  You know what that means?  It means that the finale is going to feature Lauren and Scotty.  And that is, pardon my eloquence, dumb as a box of rocks.

It’s not that I think Lauren and Scotty are bad people, it’s just … really?  Was the rest of the country watching the same show that I was watching?  I sincerely don’t get it.  But as a friend said to console me, it’s ok, Haley’s definitely getting a record deal, she’s going to be just fine.  And as another friend said to console me when Casey Abrams went home, it’s better that the good ones don’t win the competition – just look at how successful Adam Lambert is compared to whoever it was who beat him.

I still don’t get how more people like Scotty “Baby, Lock Them Doors” McCreery more than Haley, but it’ll be ok, I’ll get over it eventually.  But in the meantime, can you explain yourself, America?

Poll: Who’s Gonna Make It to the American Idol Finale?

To be totally honest, I’ve been doing these American Idol polls for the last few weeks mostly because I can’t wait until like, 10 PM to hear the show’s results and I always think I’m going to get a feel for what’s going to happen if I ask you guys.

My friend Richard told me he’s pretty convinced that Scotty’s got the top three on lock and he would know because he’s basically the #1 American Idol expert. I personally cannot wrap my head around this because I don’t understand who Scotty’s audience is (do teenage girls really give a shit about croony old country music?) and I think Haley is just so clearly the best in the competition. I also think little Lauren brings a lot to the table, what with her only being 16 (adorable!) and after her town was recently devastated by a tornado, she cried on the show. Teens, tornados and tears are the three Ts of being a champion in this game, I’m thinkin’.

But seriously, guys? If Haley doesn’t take this thing I’m going to do something real drastic. I just cant understand why they didn’t shut down the whole competition and cut the season short after hearing her rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” last week.

So what do you think?

What's our 'American Idol' Finale Going to Look Like?
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