Yeah, that's gotta be rough.
You know what's also rough? Yesterday I predicted that Joanne Borghella, Kady Malloy, David Hernandez, and Luke Menard would be the first cuts. D'oh! Well, one out of four ain't bad, right? Right?
The question now is, who will be Vote For The Worst's new female pick? Stay tuned...
The other round 1 female elimination, Joanne Borghella, was the one I predicted correctly. Score! But that doesn't exactly make me Miss Cleo The Psychic, does it? Anyone could have seen that cut coming. Funny how the two models in the competition were the first to go, huh? Maybe American TV viewers aren't so shallow after all...
Moving on to the two male cuts, those were a little more surprising to me. I'd wrongly assumed that the tween Fanjaya voters, the ones who'd kept the notorious Mr. Malakar in the running for so long last season, would rock the vote this season for similarly hirsute boy-toys like Colton Berry and Garrett Haley. But upon further consideration, Colton and Garrett's exits make a lot of sense, for different--if equally unfair--reasons:
From the few nanoseconds we saw of Garrett on Tuesday's final-12-boys episode--and during last night's elimination, before Ryan rushed him offstage as if he had a plane to catch or something--the boy was cute (no, he does not need to go tanning--don't you know that causes melanoma, Simon?) and he had a sweet, gentle, likable personality. Maybe if he'd gotten the screen time he needed to build a decent fanbase, he might have made it through this week. Or, maybe if he was a better singer--because honestly, his "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" was just a little hard to listen to.
Perhaps Kyle can remember these highly effective smear-campaign tactics later on, when he launches his political career? Just a thought.
Or maybe, just maybe, my earlier theory was true--that there wasn't room for TWO campy, emo-haired theater boys in this year's competition--so the campier Danny Noriega prevailed. In which case, I can't complain that much about Colton's depature, since Danny is my much-ballyhooed top male pick.
Anyway, Colton himself seemed thrown for a loop--and I must admit my heart went out to the guy, as he seemed to take it pretty hard. Plus, Simon was unnecessarily harsh with him. I almost thought Colton's dad was going to kick Simon's ass...and Simon would have deserved it! The kid was already out the door, so there was no reason to kick him out, or kick him while he was down, the nasty way Simon did. Boo!
On the bright side, maybe Colton Berry will get to guest on Ellen DeGeneres soon, just like Kyle Ensley and Josiah Leming did earlier this week. He's such a self-proclaimed Ellen lookalike, it'd be good to see the two of them in the same room at the same time, just to make sure they're not the same person, if for no other reason.
You know, when I think about it, the reason the girls got cut this week was the right reason--subpar singing--while with the boys, a lot of it had more to do with manipulative editing on the part of the show's producers. Did the Idol powers-that-be WANT Colton and Garrett gone? If so, why were they included in the top 24 in the first place?
Let the conspiracy theories begin anew! It's all part of the Idol fun.
So anyway, four down, 19 to go. Come back next week to see if my faves (Danny, Michael, Brooke, Ramiele) or your faves make it one step closer to finale night, and in the meantime, have a fab weekend.
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