Idol Thoughts — 03.24.10

You have work pretty hard if you wanna “out-cheese” Wham!’s version of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” So you gotta give the Top 11 credit for their group-sing effort on last night’s American Idol results show, which was apparently brought to you by new sponsor…Velveeta.

Written all across Crystal Bowersox‘s face: “Why am I singing this? WHY am I dancing? And how does someone ‘Go-Go?'”

It was a night of Disney ballads (Miley Cyrus and Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato). But no fairytale ending for Paige Miles, who was not rescued by her prince. In fact, Simon Cowell told her straight up: “We won’t be saving you.”

So it was a preempt on the “Sing For The Save.” Now, that’s a poison apple. Paige has the dubious distinction of being the contestant that made it the furthest who doesn’t get to go on tour. But, if you’ve read my recent blogs, the outcome last night was not a surprise.

The Bottom Three was also a just one: Katie Stevens (which I saw coming), Tim Urban (I said Andrew Garcia), and Paige Miles.

While Tim’s coalition of supporters is clearly not growing, Andrew continues to enjoy much goodwill with voters, probably the residual of that great version of “Straight Up” from weeks ago. For that one whole week when AI9 contestants were allowed to have individual Twitter accounts, Andrew had the most followers. He also enjoys huge support in his hometown, Los Angeles, which has the second-largest population in the country. So I suspect Andrew can continue to be less and less dazzling while sticking around for a few more weeks.

That’s all for today. Time for me to Go-Go.

Greg Valentine
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