Lisa has been eliminated from American Idol. She did well and I am bummed for her. However, that does get me out of nine more weeks of Idol.
Here is what is baffling me: I suspected that Lisa would not win overall from the beginning, but I did think she would make it farther than #10. And I was sure Bucky would go before she did.
So they pulled out the bottom three last night and Bucky wasn’t even in the group, I was befuddled. He received more votes than at least three other people. I am trying hard to figure out how this happened. Bucky’s song the previous evening was unintelligible and boring, and his dancing makes me uncomfortable and embarrassed (though I don’t know if I am embarrassed for him or me). Kind of like when a friend is singing karaoke, and they are really bad and you know they are eventually coming back to your table and you have to make conversation…like nothing happened. I am sure he’s a decent dude, but in no way is he “the next American Idol.”
So who’s voting for him?
The South? I would think they would Pick Pickler. And voting for Bucky seems to be a poorly planned way to “rise again.”
Skynyrd fans? Are there really enough of them left (with working telephones) to make such a statement? (Just for the record, I had to look up how to spell “Skynyrd.” So many Ys!)
Country fans? Don’t they have their own idol thing going on right now? I vaguely remember seeing some commercial about the “Next Country Star” (or whatever it’s called) with special guest Dolly Parton! Who can really say; I see so few commercials the days since DVR. I could just have easily imagined it. (Also for the record, the only way I am watching that show is if the special guest star is Larry Fishburne and he’s reprising his cowboy character from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.)
So now, my vote goes to Jay Leno or Mandisa. Maybe Elliott if he either knocks off the ghetto dancing, or conversely continues the ghetto dancing, but dons a “Flavor Flav clock” like hip hop accessory and makes it his “thing.” Maybe a jewel encrusted Sherlock Homes pipe? But I doubt I’ll be watching anymore, so just tell me who wins when it is over. But if Bucky wins, just tell me the show was cancelled.
I am going to mull over my bafflement some more whilst eating my breakfast – Cracklin’ Hatch Bran!