When I first learned that tonight'sSt. Patrick's Day broadcast of American Idol would be country-themed, I admit I was bummed. I waskind of hoping for a Celtic theme, personally. How about Pub Songs Night? Sea ShantyNight? Thin Lizzy Night (imagine Adam Lambert singing "Jailbreak") orPogues Night (a slurry "Fairytale Of New York" by Megan Corkrey)? Ormaybe bring Bono on to be a mentor or something? At the very least the Idol stylists could have made the top 11 all wear green (orrisk being pinched by Paula Abdul, in the same manner in which she wanted tosquish David Archuleta's head lastseason). Or the producers could have invited back Irish also-ran Carly Smithson(this time, it would have been appropriate and I wouldn'thave protested). But no. There was no St. Paddy'stheme tonight, which was enough to make me cry into my green beer.
Tonight's countrytheme was also odd because this is the first AmIdolseason in a long time that's featured no straight-up country contestants in the finals.Read More »from American Idol: Luck Of The Irish?