Right-o, so we saw the fruits of the second round live show tonight in the UK. Over in the US of A, the results of the public vote have been announced.
Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert have made it through to the finals of American Idol. Much like [[Michael Sarver]] in last week’s rounds, many people feel that Kris Allen is the weakest of the three. Brad has quite a nice run-down of the results show, so check that out. The consensus is that Megan Corkrey must be headed for the wild card round.
Shocker: Kris is through, Megan is not. Judging from Dialidol.com, the vote outside Allison and Adam, who dominated, was very close. So Kris must have squeaked out of the pack. He sings again. And a little better than last night, though still flawed. Corkrey, meanwhile, has to be headed to the wild card round, given how much the judges talked her up last night — when she wasn’t that good.
The other key point that is repeatedly being made is that the show closer has been the favourite for the past two weeks now. Is that a blatant ploy from the producers?
And in answer to my question earlier this evening, Nick Mitchell, aka Norman Gentle was unceremoniously booted by the American public. So much for appreciating his sense of humour and unique appeal. Bye bye funny man!
Oh, and a take-away lesson for the producers – the last two weeks, people are complaining like crazy about the hour-long results show. It’s all padding! You could cut that down to a half hour comfortably, and people wouldn’t have to sit through a recap of a show they saw the previous day! It’s really no wonder people Tivo (or Sky+) the show and fast forward past the adverts. All they want to know is who’s going through.
So please, cut the length of the results show down. Maybe give us half an hour results, followed by half an hour backstage analysis?
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