Thursday, March 5, 2009

Idol Thoughts (Go Jesse Go!)

Okay, so Fox is using its juggernaut, American Idol, for all it's worth, stretching out the voting and the road to Top 12 as much as possible. This year, we got three weeks of Top 36 performances, topped off by tonight's wild card showdown featuring second chances for 8 hopefuls.

Idol likes to keep things equal, usually with 6 guys and 6 girls in the Top 12. So far, we have 6 guys and 3 girls. The wild card show features 4 guys and 4 girls. (Hmm... wonder how that happened!) In order for us to have an "equal" Top 12, the judges would need to select 3 girls and no guys.

My choices for the wild cards would be Jasmine Murray, Megan Joy Corkrey and, my personal fave, Jesse Langseth. Sure, she's the sister of singer Jonny Lang, so people think she may have gotten a little extra consideration. If that were the case, wouldn't David Osmond still be on the show? Whatever the case, Jesse's got an awesome, very distinctive voice, and "Bette Davis Eyes" was perfect for her! It's the only Top 36 performance I've bought on iTunes (so far).

One thing that's always bugged me is that Fox makes such a big deal out of the Top 12, but it's only the Top 10 that go on tour when the show is over. Can anyone make sense of that?

Anyway, tune in tonight to see how they round out the Top 12. And go here for a complete breakdown of last night's show!

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