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2/26: American Idol recap, results show: Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert & Kris Allen!

I was at a screening for the very funny film “I Love You Man” so I missed the results show.

Unfortunately, my DVR didn’t tape the results show so I really didn’t see it at all. Fortunately, Linny and Lara both texted me the results during the movie.

The results included two non-surprises: Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert. And in a bit of a shocker, Kris Allen was the third one. I would have expected Megan, Matt B. or even Jesse. If I can scrounge up some footage, I’ll write some more.

Who will make the wildcard? I’m sure Nick won’t make it but I wouldn’t be surprised if Megan and Jesse got another shot. The tricky ones are Jasmine and Matt G. Both were highly touted before Wednesday but screwed up. Do they even deserve another shot?

141 comments Add your comment

GAgirl

February 27th, 2009
10:08 am

Good morning my fellow time wasters….great response linny.
woodpappy I hope you are right about never seeing Norman again…I’ve probably been the most vocal in my intense dislike of him so I shall just let it go….looking foward to next week and the wildcard. have a great day…

Scrambled Neggs

February 27th, 2009
10:14 am

Neg’s most excellent observations:

**Simon is truly the king/queen maker in the early rounds because viewers haven’t really formed opinions or allegiances. Once we get down to the Top 12 and beyond his influence on voters steadily deteriorates, which I think is a good thing for the integrity of the contest.

**This year will have no “rockers”, guy or girl, in the Top 12. AlIison is the one most capable of belting the rock out, but she’s certainly not “rocker chick”. Wonder if that’s intentional because “rocker” DC won it last year and they don’t like overlap?

**Kara vs Simon: Is the hate real, or just an act to stir the pot for ratings? I sense real tension between them, and think the reason Simon switched seats is to get further away from her. She is definitely a threat to his superiority and ego. Simon likes to dominate pathetic Paula and buffoon Randy, but Kara takes no sh-t, has an ego of her own, and has real “biz” success and influence to back up her commentary.

**Neg’s Top 6:
1. Allison – Seeing her 2nd time around convinced me she’s the real deal
2. Danny – Way overpimped, but has the chops and regular guy appeal
3. Alexis – Good voice, good looks, but definitely outsung by Allison
4. Adam – Gay theatrics annoy me, but he has some skills
5. Michael – Lots of potential, but needs to avoid looking clumsy on stage
6. Kris – I know so little about him, but his MJ routine was very average.

RxDawg

February 27th, 2009
10:22 am

Cool, thats the exact 3 I picked.

JTesla

February 27th, 2009
10:29 am

K&Cfan: I’m with you. I still haven’t been grabbed like I was in the last few seasons. For me there are three reasons.

1) I can see the man behind the curtain. The producers built up 3 people to hate, and I don’t feel that it is a coincidence that those 3 made it to the top 36 or that there is one of those 3 in each group. The producers put through people we love to hate for ratings. Yes this is first and foremost a TV show, but I’d rather the drive for ratings be hidden a little better.

2) I feel no connection with the top 12. Quick audition or Hollywood week clips do not allow me to connect. We have heard one full song from six of the top 12, in the last few years we would have heard three full songs by the top 12 stage.

3) I feel no connection with the judges. Randy and Paula have become caricatures of everything that was disliked about them. Kara shows some shining moments. However, she seems to be saying a lot but conveying very little. Simon, well he is still a favorite, but he appears to be bored.

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
10:32 am

Neg…I agree with your choices so far. I think a small portion of the voters will be put off by Adam’s theatrics…the kid can sing rings around most of the others but probably cannot finish in the top 2. Allison was terrific, she brought life to a relatively dull show. Danny is great but he’s on a downturn right now due to dead wife backlash. I see a dark horse showing up..maybe among the wild cards.

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
10:36 am

JT…things change once the top 12 start singing. I thought last year gave us too much connection to start off the top 12. Most of us had already decided who should and shouldn’t stay. When top 12 starts this year, they will still be new enough to us that we’ll really have to listen and choose based on the first performance rather than all the one’s we saw before. I don’t think we should necessarily have our favorites set in stone yet.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 27th, 2009
10:38 am

NEGS!!!! I love “Scrambled Neggs” that was the best by far!!! We’ll see how it goes, but so far, i too am a but underwhelmed by the picks. either they’re waaaaay pimped by the judges, or they’re just flat. we didn’t get to see enough of the preliminary rounds on some of these guys, and they virtually have no chance to get in because they ARE unknown. Seems really unfair for someone like tatianna to have literally hours of coverage, while some of these others are just names, and belatedly known names, at that, with almost no coverage of their auditions at all.

at the VERY least, once the 36 (or 24 or whatever number they pick for us to start the eliminations on) are chosen, they could run a special airing, a couple of nights, showing auditions, backgrounds, etc, of EACH of those that we will vote on — culled from all the tape made of the auditions…. a “reprise” if you want to call it that, but including EVERY ONE that we will be seeing and voting on, all in one week, so we can at LEAST see what else they’ve done besides the one song in the elimination rounds.

they spend so much time on losers, is it too much to ask that they give us a REAL view of the finalists????

are you listening, Simon Fuller??? Help us out here!!!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 27th, 2009
10:40 am

looks like D and I have opposite takes on the knowing the singers question, LOL!!!! not often, but it happens!

everett

February 27th, 2009
10:41 am

linny – thank you.

GAgirl

February 27th, 2009
10:48 am

Looks like D and I are on opposite sides as well about Adam. It’s not his theatrics so much that annoy me but his screeching and screaming. Megan was much better. Love ya D…..

Nana

February 27th, 2009
10:49 am

That’s telling em, KPH!!! :)

Mike S

February 27th, 2009
10:51 am

GReat song KPH, but I was thinking Aloiwisheeswishy is more deserving of this one

Attitude Adjustment – Hank Jr.

I met an old friend in the bar the other night
He got a little drunk and he wanted to fight;
He jumped up and challenged every man in the room.
And just about the time he got the words out
An old boy jumped up and closed his mouth
And used his head for a mop and his butt for a broom.
It was an Attitude Adjustment, I guess it was his first time.
An attitude adjustment, now he understands just fine.
He got bent out of shape, then he opened his mouth
And just one appointment straightened him right out
It was an attitude adjustment–It’ll work every time.

Now I’ve got this big old Brother-in-law
And me and him just never did get along
Cause he just wasn’t treating my sister nice.
He got drunk one night and started and beating me up
And I went and got a tire tool out of my truck
And straightened him out as cold as a block of ice.
It was an attitude adjustment and it’ll work every time.
An attitude adjustment-I made him see the light.
Now he says I’m his kind of man,
He comes around me with his hat in his hand
It was an attitude adjustment; I cured his family pride.

Now my girl friend slapped me in the face
And I said “Darling, that was your first mistake”.
And then she went wild and her eyes turned red.
She started breaking everything and screaming loud
And kicking me and cussing me out
And I gave her a little adjustment on the top of her head.
It was an attitude adjustment, Ah she loves on me all the time.
Just an attitude adjustment, She’s got a whole new frame of mind.
She don’t nag and I don’t beg, We get along and like I said,
Just an attitude adjustment Ah, everything’s just fine.

She called the cops to take me in
And I said “You’ll never do it , Friend”.
And they just smiled and said “Oh yes we will!”.
Now sticks to the head and kicks to the shin
And several bites by Rin Tin Tin
And I couldn’t wait to get into that jail.
It was an attitude adjustment, Oh I went along peacefully
Attitude adjustment, They made me clearly see
So my head is black and my legs are blue
And both knee caps are bit clean through
It was an attitude adjustment
Made my whole life look brand new.
YES, SIR. I UNDERSTAND JUST FINE–PERFECTLY

RxDawg

February 27th, 2009
11:04 am

I’m surprised at all the Kris hate. That guy can sing, he stays on key way better then most of the other contestants (which is VERY important to me). He also has very good vocal rythem. For some reason a lot of contestants don’t. I think it is related to how much musical background they have. Anyways, I think the tone to his voice is very nice and pleasant. Sometimes when you watch the show you have to close your eyes and just listen to the music, it can make a difference. His arrangements are very nice as well. To come out of nowhwere, he really surprised me. I don’t believe he can win it all yet, but I bet he’ll be a factor for a while.

tiffy brown

February 27th, 2009
11:07 am

Hey everyone! I’m a surprise guest on next week’s show. please make sure you all vote for me. I’m the seasons’ big ’surprise’ Simon keeps talking about and I’m reppin’ my hometown ATL! Remember to vote for me Tiffy. Email me for more a sneak preview on Saturday at Atlantic Station at tiffy_9to5@yahoo.com!
see you there

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
11:10 am

No worries, ladies…I’m so used to being on “opposites sides” that it doesn’t bother me. I was a Kat supporter, remember? :-)

Last year, even before the top 12 started singing, many of us had already picked who should be in the top 3. We thought it would be the first all male top 3……ok, we got 2 of the top 3 right, when the top 12 STARTED singing….where’s the mystery? Where’s the dark horse?

That’s my argument for knowing too much about the singers. Before the finals even began….we picked the top 2. For example, even though he had a fantastic Beatles week, Chikezie was eliminated based on what we already knew about his abilities from the semi-finals. How does that let a singer rise to the occasion? She’s a Woman had to be one of my top 5 favorite performances for the entire 7th season, yet he was gone before we could hear much more of him because we’d heard enough during the semi’s.

JTesla

February 27th, 2009
11:22 am

I understand your point Deirdre, but I think that people picked their favorites before we even knew who the top 36 were. I think it is natural in this type of competition to mentally choose or at least loosely group your top picks as soon as possible. Take Kris, in my mind the worst of the 6 that we have so far. One or two more songs might allow me to hear his talent, but so far all I have is “Man in the Mirror.” I hate that song and I hate him for singing it.

I get the impression that I am not the only one who has mentally made a favorites list. Those on top can mess up one week before they fall, those at the bottom need to be perfect to move up peoples lists. Is it right? No, but that is what happens year after year regardless of our level of exposure. I would prefer more exposure so that the ugly ducklings can have a better shot.

Harm

February 27th, 2009
11:35 am

KPH, You can have a cookie! Everyone that played Where’s Deirdre gets a cookie! I have to go out in this nasty weather sometime today, while I’m out I will pick up an assortment of cookies. Deirdre,could you possibly return to Ft. Lauderdale this week end and take us with you?

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
11:37 am

One of our best Idols was picked with very little fanfare and Simon calling her forgettable throughout the show. Kelly Clarkson was not on the top of anybody’s list before the top 12? 10? began. She got next to no air time and, in Hollywood, Simon argued vehemently against letting her into the top group. Yet week after week, this unknown and unheralded girl became the obvious front runner. I’m just saying that too much emphasis on the semi’s tends to color our opinions. BTW, Kelly made the top 12?(10?) by singing just once in a single elimination round much like we have this season.

Negostistical

February 27th, 2009
11:39 am

I would agree that spending the overwhelming majority of Hollywood week on the dramas of contestant preparations rather than the performances has left us with an empty feeling. In the future, I plan on skipping it because the petty bitching and moaning between wannabe contestants is of zero interest to me.

Harm

February 27th, 2009
11:43 am

JT, I had a list of early favorites that didn’t make it. Alexis and Allison were not on that list, only because I had not seen them much. I am happy that they both made the final 12.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 27th, 2009
11:44 am

TRUE Deirdre, BUT… since they HAVE shown some (Danny, Adam, etc.) then they should give at least 1 shot to ALL of the top 36 to have some exposure from the auditions. I’d even forgo, happily, the back stories, but show me their auditions, even without commentary, so i can see what else they’ve done to get where they ARE. OR, cut out the clips and backstories completely and let it just be — ok, here are your 36, now you get to vote. which i’d not like, because i DO like seeing the auditions — it helps to know, if someone has a bad night, that they HAVE done better and aren’t a waste of space and time — or conversely, if someone has a super night, it’s nice to know that they were perhaps borderline but HAVE worked hard to improve…

but mostly, don’t show SOME of them and nothing of others—that puts a really unfair balance in the equation, IMHO.

so we don’t really disagree completely — i think.

sometimes. (sometimes i think, that is.)

Mike S

February 27th, 2009
11:47 am

Good points D. Don’t forget, Clay was a wildcard addition too.

IF you look back, most years there was a dark horse of sorts that snuck into the top 3 or better.

Season 1 – Kelly
season 2 – Rueben was annointed from day 1 while Clay just hung around until that night he sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Season 4 – Bo blew everyone away early, but in the end a shy little girl from Checotah Oklahoma with absolutely no stage presence what-so-ever came out of nowhere to win and become the biggest Idol star yet.
Season 5 – Taylor was obvuiously a fan fav from day one, but Kat and Elliot both spent most weeks fighting to stay out of the bottom 3 while enduring jokes about free roaming puppies and jacked up teeth.
Season 6 – All Melinda all the time, yet in the end the young kid from Arizona blew us all away.
Season 7 – OK, you got me there, it was the David and David show from Day 1. But who would have thought when the top 12 began that Barefoot Brooke would finish 3rd.

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
11:56 am

Never mind Barefoot Brooke…how on earth did Jason Spicoli make it to 4th???????

I absolutely agree that we should have seen ALL the top 36 during both the early auditions and the Hollywood round and much of our time was wasted watching Tatiana cry and Bikini Girl preen and pout. If they want this to be a show about finding talent then SHOW us the talent! They did much better with that this year than they have in the past and I hope the trend continues.

However, I have always felt that we need to make our decisions based on the most recent performance. The competition is too tight for us to be giving someone a break for a bad show based on the good show that came before it.

BTW…who is the annoying contestant in round 3….I have apparently blocked him/her out of my head.

RxDawg

February 27th, 2009
12:00 pm

Good points about the exposure of some and none of the others. Thats the only reason Michael is still in it IMO. I think one of the wildcards will last longer then he does.

RxDawg

February 27th, 2009
12:02 pm

D- the annoying contestant next week is the guy with the funky hair, nose ring/facial percings, and skin tight blue jeans. I don’t remember his name, and probably never will.

JTesla

February 27th, 2009
12:04 pm

How easily we forget Syesha Mercado – third last year.

Exposure is good and bad, but my point is INTEREST. I am more interested when we are in the real portion of the competition, this stage we are in now doesn’t feel real. Last years Chikezie would not have made the top 12 this year – exposure let us know his name. Jason and Brooke rode on their early success. Early on most people liked them it was only when they stayed on past “better” talent that we turned on them. However, that talent – Michael Johns and Carly Smithson coasted through the earlier shows. I would say that they were already picked as favorites. Good and bad, but I would rather watch 1 or 4 be eliminated then watch 9 eliminations.

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
12:08 pm

Thanks Rx…. Nate or nathaniel…I’d completely forgotten about him. The judges made some really stupid mistakes this year.

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
12:11 pm

Poor Syesha! Good voice, good talent but basically unmemorable(except for the red dress,of course)

JTesla

February 27th, 2009
12:11 pm

The third is Nathaniel “I need a tissue” Marshall

JTesla

February 27th, 2009
12:12 pm

Hey Deirdre, do you think if we ask nicely Rodney will post another picture of that red dress? Of course, that might push Justin over the edge.

Negalomania

February 27th, 2009
12:14 pm

Carly was pimped with DA through the Top 12 last year. DC was a “dark horse” until the Top 10. The early pimp favorite is usually the kiss of death, while the “dark horse” seems to always close hard and win. Look out Danny…Allison has been given the “dark horse” label, and they are tough to beat.

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February 27th, 2009
12:44 pm

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Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
12:44 pm

They’re always going to pimp somebody and they should…it’s part of their job description. We, as voters, can listen or not. Most of the time it’s not. Cook won and he wasn’t pushed by any of the judges until about halfway through the top 12. Simon hated Taylor. And Melinda was everyone’s first pick the year Jordin won year.

Negofilia

February 27th, 2009
12:51 pm

Simon hated Taylor.

D, you don’t need to use past tense there.

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
1:00 pm

harriett

February 27th, 2009
1:05 pm

Would someone refresh my memory about the wild card history? Didn’t the judges used to pick one each that they liked instead of bringing back a whole group of folks?

Deirdre

February 27th, 2009
1:12 pm

I think that’s right, harriett. But I like the idea of the judges picking a group then selecting 3 from the group…..this way the wild cards aren’t just the pick of a single judge but of the judges together.

harriett

February 27th, 2009
1:16 pm

I agree. I just couldn’t remember. Thanks, D. I am off to a meeting for an hour or so. UGH!

Nana

February 27th, 2009
1:59 pm

Think I’m going to head home and maybe I can beat the worse of the rain. Although, right at the office it’s raining so hard one can’t see across the parking lot. At this rate, it will take me twice as long to get home. If I leave in a few, if I’m lucky, I should be home around 4-4:30, providing I don’t have any trouble.

Anyway, ya’ll have a great week-end. Be safe, be happy, be cozy. And please, be very careful on the roads. It is nasty out.

Woodpappy

February 27th, 2009
2:04 pm

Hey Neg, I just love your names !

Lori

February 28th, 2009
10:30 am

Here’s a chance to vote in USA Today for your wildcard picks. David Osmond and Jamar Rogers are leading, which happen to be my two picks too.

http://content.usatoday.com/topics/post/People/Celebrities/Directors,+Producers,+Writers/Simon+Cowell/63310941.blog/1