AMERICAN IDOL 7 - TOP 10 REVEALED: Call a doctor! We've got a nurse down on American Idol. Amanda Overmyer -- nurse, hog rider, channeler of Janis, Bride of Frankenstein -- was sent home tonight over the wretched Kristy Lee Cook and Carly Smithson. Are the 30 million people voting all hypnotized or smoking crack? Kristy Lee Cook should have gone home weeks ago, and yet she's in the Top 10 and going on the summer tour. And what the hell was Carly doing in the bottom three over Ramiele? I blame Carly backtalking Simon and droning on about being a blackbird with a broken wing, blah, blah, blah. Shut up and sing, Irish. You got talent!

It was another hour elimination show and that meant 57 minutes of padding, self-congratulations, that inane Q&A with people calling in to ask pre-screened questions, the cheesy Ford commercial and another embarrassing group sing featuring the songs of The Beatles. Watching the boys sing While My Guitar Gently Weeps made me want to sob. I can't even remember what the girls sang, but Ramiele's microphone was switched off. Oh, well... Kellie Pickler from season five showed up to sing her country song Red High Heels and act like a total ditz. She actually sounds better now than she did when she was on the show.

The "mentors" for the Top 10 were revealed: Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Andrew Lloyd Webber (?!) and Neil Diamond. Damn it! I would have loved to hear Amanda rip up Love On the Rocks. Instead, we're stuck with Kristy Lee for another week. Jesus...vote her out America! Get with the program.

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KATE EVANS said…
Damn, I'm bummed. (It hasn't aired yet here in California, so thanks for the heads up, Collin. I won't be watching.)
Lisa Allender said…
Coll, I just read your recap. btw, I just got "caught up" with your blog for the past week, so if you feel like reading several posts from me, go ahead and check your past several posts...the Iraqiversary from your friend in NYC was truly moving.
I'm glad I missed it because I would have screamed over her being sent home. She was my favorite. And my straight brother's favorite, too! It's the only thing we've ever agreed on in our lives.
Justin Evans said…
Let's face it. Amanda scared America.

In twenty years she'll be that neighbor down the street in the trailer park who smokes too much and bullies her kids into going to the corner market to buy her a carton of Lucky's and some monostat 7; pretends she raised you and insists you call her "Aunt Amanda"

In ten years she'll be trying to pretend she's still 'got it' with all the guys who are 10-15 years younger than she is and still screaming "I'm an idol" when she has sex with the new barflies in town. After, she'll make crude jokes in front of the neighborhood kids after her latest 'boyfriend' has skipped town.

In five years she'll be arrested for beating up one Kristy Lee Cook after one of Kristy's appearances at a state fair. She will, in a plea bargan, plead guilty to drunk and disorderly conduct and no-contest to battery.

Right now, she's half-way through her second case of Jack Daniels.
Anonymous said…
I agree about Carly. She needs to keep her mouth shut and sing. I thought she looked a little smug also but no one beats David Cook for smugness. Is it wrong to say I'd probably do him if he was wearing a hat?

GAV
cyncanusa said…
To Justin Evans, I see you have it all figured out...Well lucky for you. You said, let's face it, Amanda scared america! Well, there is nothing more frightening than to see a person gossip and have people's lives all lived out! Goes to show that you think you are funny and are getting attention when in fact, you appear from what you just posted that you are a very lonely person who lives a very boring dull life. Who gives a damn what color Amanda's hair is, a biker, a nurse, loves Janis Joplin? Amanda is an intelligent individual who was not afraid to be unique. She stood out in the crowd. I adore her because she is a strong person who has a decent job, sings her heart out, and does not act like she is better than anyone. She showed people she was not easy to break down, In thirty years from now, you however, will be sitting amongst a bunch of old people talking about nothing, gossiping, making up nonsense b.s. stories, thinking you know how people live, watching the neighbours houses or should I say, trailer parks dying to know what they are doing, who is going in and who is going out of their homes! a real busybee!! How scarry is that America?
ButtonHole said…
A carton of Lucky's and Monistat 7! That is a priceless pairing!!!!
ButtonHole said…
Well, it appears that our cynic cyncanusa has lost all its mirth.

Opinions are like assholes: everybody's got one.

Love the way it criticizes one (hilarious, methought) Justin Evans for imagining someone's future life and then turns around and imagines Justin's life as "sad," "full of nonsense," and "very boring dull." And then proclaims it all as "scarry" [sic] without ever getting a clue.

You sound like one more good time, honey. zzzzzzzzz
Collin said…
Hey, hey, hey...no bitchfighting on my blog. This is a reality tv show we're talking about. Try not to make it so personal. Please and thank you.
ButtonHole said…
(digging toe into sand and looking sad and a little guilty)
Wellllll, I guess......oh kay.....sahwee....


(that was just so MEAN, though!)
Collin said…
No apologies needed, Button. I was actually directing that more at Justin and whoever cyncanusa is. Justin's post was a bit over the top, and cyncanusa's response was as well. The American Idol recaps are supposed to be fun and snarky. So, place nice ladies or it's handbags at dawn for the both of you. :)
bookfraud said…
damn. i turn my head for a few minutes, and a bunch of bitchslapping breaks out.

oh, yeah, american idol. are the 30 million people voting all hypnotized or smoking crack? you bet it is! it's part singing contest, part homecoming queen vote, part democracy at work.

remember, if this country could elect bush twice (well, one time), they'll vote for anyone.
Tania Rochelle said…
I thought Justin was pretty damned funny.
Anonymous said…
I love a good bitch fight! This is one of the best commenting conversations ever.

GAV
Anonymous said…
I think you should delete both their comments.
Collin said…
^ Absolutely not. We don't do censorship at the Modern Confessional. Justin is a blog pal of mine and is allowed his own opinion, just as the completely anonymous cyncanusa is allowed his/hers. Let's move on shall we? There's another 10-plus weeks of American Idol and surely to be a lot more inflamed passion between now and then...esp. when America wakes up and sends home Douche Cook.
Dustin said…
DOLLY PARTON.

DOLLY PARTON.

WHEN??????????????
Collin said…
In the next couple of weeks I think. I heard today that next week the Top 10 will do songs from the year they were born. I'm definitely going to need some uppers for that two hours.
ButtonHole said…
Kudos on the stance on censorship, Collin. YESSSSS!


And your poem......It was beautiful. I loved it. Thanks so much.
Jennifer said…
Wow. It's wild over here on your blog today, Collin. Kinda scarry too! Let me know if you need anyone's ass kicked.
ButtonHole said…
Do you rent out by the hour, J? Like a Rug Doctor? Do I have to provide any weapons or accessories, or are you strictly hands-on?

Cuz I always know somebody who could use a good ass-kick.
Lisa Allender said…
Wow--I just arrived, and again, wow!
Congrats on continuing your "no censorship", Collin. You're the best!
cyncanusa said…
I must be out of my league! I did not realize that posting blogs meant: kicking butt, having a bitch fight, putting A.I. contestance down, having a comment deleted, getting so personal
Collin said…
Cyncanusa, I suggest you read your original post to find the answers to most of your concerns.
cyncanusa said…
To Collin, I know I got too personal

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