As a daily blogger of “American Idol” for more than four years, I guess I’ve never really experienced true “Idol” withdrawal and I help you regular off season folks to ease their way out of each season and into the next.
But alas, not everyone has that outlet:
The New York Daily News talks to a psychologist about it:
“I hear it all the time from my patients: ‘how am I supposed to get through the summer without my favorite TV show?’” says Dr. Michael Silverman, assistant professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “It’s potentially a withdrawal. Not like cocaine, but neurologically it is along the same lines.”
Idol blog= cocaine!
-Here’s an update on that nutty Diana DeGarmo stalker in Australia. Tanya Quattrocchi will be sentenced Thursday for multiple charges of stalking.
-I just spoke with Michael Johns. I’ll post the interview closer to the release of his album on June 23. He is committed to moving back to Atlanta once his career settles down. Right now, he says he’s hardly ever home, just working, working, working.
-In Britain, Susan Boyle helped that show draw gargantuan ratings–more than 50 percent of TVs that were on were tuned to “Britain’s Got Talent” over the weekend. “Idol” drew about 30 percent of TVs on in the U.S. during the finale last week. In other words, if Boyle got 50 percent of U.S. TVs on during primetime, she could draw 50 million plus here.
Here’s her version of “Memory.” It’s not quite as good as her original audition but it’s good enough to get her in the finals. What do you think?