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5/26: Idol “withdrawal”

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?

44 comments Add your comment

Mike S

May 26th, 2009
2:28 pm

First! LOL

Definately a rocky start, but Susan did do an excellent job with the song. I am a huge fan, and hope she continues to wow us all.

Mike S

May 26th, 2009
2:33 pm

Here you go Rodney — Fox news has the ultimate Showdown.

Kris vs Susan Boyle.

Boyle is winning 69% to 31% at the moment

http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/05/26/youdecide_idol_susan_boyle_kris_allen/

Neg = Neg

May 26th, 2009
2:52 pm

Damn, that broad really does have a beautiful voice. Butter.

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

May 26th, 2009
3:02 pm

think her nerves got her on the first few notes, but then she “took hold” (moved her hand to her belly, then up to her diaphram) and began to sing beautifully.

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

May 26th, 2009
3:10 pm

Rodney you should get in touch with that doctor, LOL, and tell hime WE “talk” AI year-round!!! send the folks our way, after all, it’s the least we can do to help reduce the population of people losing their minds!!!

JTesla

May 26th, 2009
3:15 pm

People go to a psychologist because they don’t know how to get through summer without their favorite TV show? Here’s an idea turn off the TV and go outside during the summer! Imagine that.

Rodney, you are prohibited from posting news regarding Diana DeGarmo without posting a picture of her.

harriett

May 26th, 2009
3:27 pm

I love Susan Boyle and think she made a beautiful recovery on that song. She doesn’t show nerves at all, but her beginning suggested they are there!

Woodpappy

May 26th, 2009
3:50 pm

Rodney I was just thinking, man it’s Tuesday and NO AI….what to do, what to do…But I will be going outside and not to the Dr.

KPH

May 26th, 2009
4:05 pm

One slight hickup at the very start then she belted out a geat song with a wonderful voice. WOW! I would like to visit the karaoke bar where she sings regularly.

KPH

May 26th, 2009
4:06 pm

Oh and a great example of why I would like to see American Idol lift the age limit.

KPH

May 26th, 2009
4:08 pm

LOL! Take your umbrella Woodpappy. :-)

Jane

May 26th, 2009
4:09 pm

haha JTesla. Here’s another article about the Diana stalker (she wants to write a book about her nutjob stalking) with a new picture attached:
h t t p:/ /w w w.news. com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25544700-2862,00.html

harriett

May 26th, 2009
4:23 pm

This sounds terrible, but now that Idol is over, everyone knows it, and those who left me alone on Tues and Wed now have permission to “bother” me! LOL! They knew better before! :)

harriett

May 26th, 2009
4:55 pm

Time to head home. Bye everyone!

Mercedes S.

May 26th, 2009
5:57 pm

to combat those post-partum blues, remember:

Wednesday, Kris on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, Fox (??)
Adam on “Regis and Kelly”
Kris on Late Night w. Jimmy Fallon, NBC at 12:35 am

Thursday, Kris and Adam on the Today show 7-9, NBC
Adam on “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”, Fox
Danny on “Regis and Kelly”

Friday, Danny on “Mike and Juliet”

Harm

May 26th, 2009
6:58 pm

Sorry about the typo Mike and congratulations on the weight loss!
Linny, sorry I didn’t respond to you, my computer went on strike! We will probably keep the dog because we are all getting very attached. I also forgot to tell that the vet says these dogs sell for around a thousand dollars! I wouldn’t pay that much for any dog(I would get a rescue dog). I didn’t find the dog, she found us.

I would still like to give you my contact info though, do I need to e-mail Rodney or can I just tell him to give it to you on the blog?

Harm

May 26th, 2009
7:01 pm

I’ll check back in as soon as I get a chance.

Allie

May 26th, 2009
9:27 pm

JT, here’s the Diana picture from one of the articles. She looks pissed off, rightly so…

http://img8.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0664411000.jpg

JTesla

May 26th, 2009
9:43 pm

The purple hair works for me, more women should go purple… hint hint.

rid0617

May 27th, 2009
12:39 am

I haven’t watched idol since the first season ended. It’s basically a non stop commercial. American Idol: ruining music since 2001

GrantPGuy

May 27th, 2009
12:44 am

I am not making any comments on this one way or the other… Just an FYI:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/business/media/27idol.html?hpw

JTesla

May 27th, 2009
1:53 am

Deirdre

May 27th, 2009
7:32 am

Morning!

Re the link that Grant provided us…we hear about this stuff every year. The ONLY way to solve the problem(if it even exists) is for Idol to limit the number of votes per phone. After this year’s “nearly 100 million votes” that isn’t going to happen.

Truth be told, it’s their open voting that will eventually kill the show. As soon as people start believing that their measly little 200 votes won’t really make a difference, they’ll stop watching.

harriett

May 27th, 2009
7:49 am

Morning, D, and everyone! As usual, D, you are absolutely right. AGT limits the votes to ten per phone. I know that doesn’t keep people from using multiple phones, but at least it cuts down on the stuff like Grant posted (if it’s true).

joel

May 27th, 2009
8:44 am

It did feel really weird last night without Idol. I always really miss it for about a month after it ends. I love college football and always feel the same way when it’s over every January.

Dalek

May 27th, 2009
8:59 am

Adam got the EW cover, 3 consecutive last slot performances before the finale, cape pimping, judge pimping, the best judge/producer song choices, press pimping, etc x 3. Kris had a lot to overcome 4tw. Adam fanatics cannot play the fairness card.

Deirdre

May 27th, 2009
9:00 am

I know that Rodney’s keeping busy…his Jon and Kate Plus 8 article on his Radio and TV blog got almost as many hits as his American idol blog gets during the season.

Adam will be on Regis in a few minutes. I think his “travel” song is Mad World although I’d love to hear him sing Tracks of My Tears again.

harriett

May 27th, 2009
9:03 am

Good for Rodney! I will look forward to seeing Adam’s performance, although I will have to wait for it because I can’t watch live.

Deirdre

May 27th, 2009
9:03 am

Dalek, I tend to agree with you about that. Adam captured the media’s attention but only because of the possible “controversy”. And Adam “fanatics” are no different than the fanatics from other seasons…most will get over it and move on in a few weeks.

I prefer Adam to Kris and I doubt that Adam will get any less attention from the music world just because he lost.

harriett

May 27th, 2009
9:04 am

And, joel, I meant to comment on what you said. I, too, feel that way when college football is over, as well as when Idol is. I am a huge college football fan and really miss it. Not so much a pro fan, though.

harriett

May 27th, 2009
9:07 am

Dierdre, the realists like you and I always knew Adam was not going to win, so we were not as stung as some who thought his winning was preordained. You led the way in saying he could not win, but we knew then, as now, that he will have just as much success as he would have as the winner. I still don’t get the sour grapes. He’s fine and will continue to be.

JTesla

May 27th, 2009
9:09 am

Jon and Kate article, hmm remind me to avoid that one.

Woodpappy

May 27th, 2009
9:25 am

Morning….Rain, Rain go away. I’m so tired of this drought!

harriett

May 27th, 2009
9:26 am

Hi, JT! Is it summer yet in Oregon?

Deirdre

May 27th, 2009
9:51 am

Gush Warning!!!!

Adam was sooooo good on Regis and Kelly!!! No, I’m serious. For one thing, he looked terrific…just enough “out there” to still be Adam but tasteful and slim. I always thought he was just a little too “meaty” on Idol but he sure looked slim and trim on Regis’ show.

He was a charming and interesting guest and he sang Mad World absolutely beautifully(not a so-called “screech” anywhere). And Kelly is such a huge fan that she was gushing even more than me! :-)

harriett

May 27th, 2009
10:03 am

Thanks, Dierdre! Cannot wait to see it!

Lara

May 27th, 2009
10:04 am

Nope, not having withdrawals…I laid a new tile floor in my guest bathroom last night!

JTesla

May 27th, 2009
10:24 am

Harriett: it is summer. It is time for the Rose Festival in Portland which normally means it rains all week, but the weather has been perfect so far.

Adam… meaty LOL

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

May 27th, 2009
10:38 am

Harm: if you e-mail Rodney and give him permission to send your e-mail addy to me, then I can e-mail you back. That’s the safest way to go about it. that way the amount of exposure is minimal, LOL!!!

I figured it was about a 100000-to-1 chance you would NOT want to keep the new pup, LOL, but i HAD to try!!!! (hey, can’t win if you don’t play, right?)

withdrawal hasn’t been allowed to set in yet, and with SYTYCD starting up, i’ll be fine — it’s just a matter of swapping tues-wed to wed-thurs, apparently, at least at this point

plus some new shows for summer season i want to check out — Listener, Mental, and one other that my brain is not remembering at the moment…

Mike S

May 27th, 2009
10:50 am

Great story on Diana and her trip to Iraq here. The more I read about her, the more I respect her.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,522173,00.html

Mike S

May 27th, 2009
10:51 am

I was not overly impressed with Mental last night. IT was kind of slow to me, and basically a House clone but with a “nice” House. I’ll give it another week or two to pick up.

Neg = Neg

May 27th, 2009
10:57 am

D, you thought Adam was too meaty on Idol? Really? Wow…I thought he was a thin and trim guy. I guess you must go for that super-skinny look.

KPH

May 27th, 2009
11:15 am

:-) Morning folks!

GAgirl

May 27th, 2009
11:47 am

Morning All
I too, am suffering from Idol withdrawal. Nothing interesting on TV so am reading Angels and Demons. Great book. D, Kelly Ripa is the “queen” of talk show gushing. I think it’s written into her contract. LOL