Well, Fox won’t be repeating this week’s debacle where they tried to “save” time by limiting comments to two judges per singer — yet still not finishing on time (four minutes late!).
So they will allow all four to comment, hopefully in pithier ways, and cut out dross. Last week, we had not just one but two time-wasting Coca-Cola sponsored “interviews” and that arse-kissing Quentin Tarantino lovefest video upfront. Oh, and all the Ryan Seacrest time-wasting blabber in between. It’s been done before. “Idol” can squeeze in seven performances and 28 total judge comments in one hour.
There is no “guest mentor,” so that should shave some serious time off the hour, too, since the opening package for Quentin ate up about 4 minutes total.
Anyway, losing Simon’s comments sucked. You could see how annoyed he was that he couldn’t say anything about Matt’s performance Tuesday night!
-My colleague Sonia Murray reported that Fantasia and Jennifer Holliday guested last night at the Fox Theatre at the Jennifer Hudson concert, night two. I’m distinctly jealous!
-MJ got this video of “Good Day L.A.,” which featured Simon Cowell saying that he felt this was the time to do the save because he believes next week will be Anoop at the bottom and he wouldn’t have saved him. He thinks Matt will finish fourth at best. (I agree.) Why save him? “I don’t know,” Simon said. “The girls love him. Maybe I’m wrong (unlikely).” He also said Randy was indifferent while the ladies Kara and Paula pushed for the save. He believes everyone, but Adam will struggle with disco except maybe Lil Rounds.
-Call me really really late but I finally got around to seeing that unemployed Scottish 47-year-old singer Susan Boyle from “Britain’s Got Talent.” The video has already been seen 20 million times! She looks like Benny Hill with thicker eyebrows but sings like a dream!
Here’s an interview she had with “The Early Show” earlier this week:
And more on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” She evades a question about saying in the past that she has never been kissed.