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The show started with the best group song so far this season. There was even some real harmony. I ran it back just to make sure they were not lip-syncing. I am surprised that this part of the show is getting better just as the contestants have more songs to learn each week. It might be that Neil Diamond’s songs are just easier to sing, or perhaps by trimming some of the less talented fat from the competition, the group song has become better through attrition. Whatever the reason, it’s a good thing.
Creepy Constantine (and I stand by the creepy comment 100%) was back this week to promote some lame Idol recap show on the Fox Reality Channel (unlike my lame Idol recap blog). Looks like that singing career has really taken off for him. I think I still remember Gina Glockson, but I know I don’t care one bit.
Apparently, Paula, the producers or maybe both of them were so embarrassed by her ridiculous comments toward Jason during last night’s show that they deliberately omitted them from the two minute recap. Are you serious? That was hands down one of the classic moments ever on Idol, and the fact that they did not include it in the recap smacked of a purposeful cover-up. If you are going to put that stupid airhead on the show every week, don’t take liberties with your audience while trying to avoid the fact that she is an idiot. You may say that they were just worried about her feelings, but I say, if you are going to put yourself out there every week in that condition as a judge of talent in a competition on television (no less), then you deserve whatever ridicule and criticism you receive. Oh, if the internet rumors of her impending demise were only true.
I’m not going to take any easy shots at Neil Diamond’s mother on this blog, but I will remind the producers of the show that this is television.
When Jason was safe, I knew it would be a bad night for one of the girls, and I was right. I was pleasantly surprised to see Brooke leave the show, because she honestly deserved to go. It also will give the Internet a week’s reprieve from the inevitable calls of racism that will come whenever Sayesha leaves in the next two weeks. I did come up with a name for Brooke’s first album after seeing her attempt to sing herself off the show. How about Déjà vu? Get it? Brooke is a sweet person, but I do not see her ever having a successful music career. I truly hope she finds another way to be successful that does not include playing in smoke-filled bars on the weekend, I do not know if she would survive in an environment like that.