Hello blog friends!
So I used to maintain a blog that was dedicated only to American Idol, but I realized I just don't have the time I'd like to fully dedicate to the cause. Still, I LOVE writing about American Idol and sharing my thoughts and reviews on the contestants... so I decided that from time to time, I'll just post an update here on my personal blog!
Let me first of all say, that I've had a love/hate relationship with Idol this season. When the audition shows first started in January, I was in love with my favorite show again. Steven's jokes.... Jennifer's funny comments... it was just all reminding me of how much I missed Idol (and how much BETTER it is than X-Factor!). But... then as time went on and we moved to Hollywood rounds, I was realizing just how slim this season is on talented standout stars! Is it because we are 11 seasons in and the show is reaching a burnout point? I was really starting to get worried... and was sad that my favorite show seemed to be taking a downturn.
THEN.... last week's cut to the top 13 REALLY had me in a love/hate situation. First of all, I was upset that they were only doing ONE semi-final cut. It seems unfair that these people only get one show to make it. And I felt particularly bad for the people who got little to know airtime up until now (poor Chase Likens... he stood no chance at all). I couldn't believe they weren't stretching the semi-finals out for a longer period of time.
BUT... then once the results were in, I was pleasantly happy and back in love with Idol! I can't explain in words how enthralled I was with my TV during the wild-card sing off. I was really hoping that Jeremy and Erika would be called up to sing... and when the did I was literally clapping and cheering... in my room... alone. I know. I'm sad. If thats not sad enough, I literally teared up when Jeremy was singing and the camera panned to JLO with tears in her eyes. What is my problem? Why am I so attached to this show? Needless to say, when Erika and Jeremy both got selected by the judges, I was ecstatic.
When all was said and done, I was pretty happy with the top 13. I was VERY thankful that some people didn't make it though (in particular, Reed Grimm who annoyed the piss out of me from day one).... and sad/surprised that some didn't make it through (I really thought Jen Hirsch was good). Still... the results could have been a LOT worse. All in all... once the 13 people were revealed, I was back in love with Idol.