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7:44 pm May 26, 2010, by Rodney Ho
‘American Idol’ season finale live blogging
May 26th, 20107:54 pm
Ok, where is everyone?
May 26th, 20107:56 pm
Present. Just waiting for the live version.
May 26th, 20107:57 pm
Rodney makin us sweat lol
May 26th, 20107:58 pm
Hey, CD and EN! I go back and forth because I miss Dierdre if I don’t.
May 26th, 20108:00 pm
Thanks Harriett…it’s nice to know someone misses me.
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May 26th, 20108:09 pm
I think they were so busy chatting up there that they missed the crotch shot of Siobhan! LOL!
May 26th, 20108:10 pm
Hey, D! I don’t think I can do the live thing tonight. I need to watch more carefully. I am going back and telling them. Be right back.
May 26th, 20108:12 pm
Hey Rodney..don’t jump the gun like you did last year with the winner! Don’t want to be embarrassed two years in a row. lol.
I wish they would repeat the show on demand or later in the day or something..maybe i should switch to direct tv…
May 26th, 20108:13 pm
Wow…kris has a really hot guitarist in his band!
May 26th, 20108:15 pm
I am back. I think Kris’ song sounds pretty good.
May 26th, 20108:20 pm
Siobhan’s voice is better than ever.
May 26th, 20108:22 pm
Really liked Siobhan and Aaron! The BeeGees…not so much
May 26th, 20108:23 pm
I finally had to turn coveritlive off. I heard that frickin clicking sound through the entire song. Do they even watch the show on that thing?
Me, too. Barry Gibb looks really bloated. Speaking of bloated, there was Hasselhoff, sitting in the audience. I read two days ago that his poor daughter had to physically take him to the hospital for drinking again.
May 26th, 20108:24 pm
OY! They dug the Bee Gees up for DWTS last season….I see they are looking and sounding as decrepit as they did then.
May 26th, 20108:25 pm
I did not hear it, D. I want to take it all in tonight.
I used to love the BeeGees but, enough is enough.
May 26th, 20108:26 pm
Oh, there is Mike!
This is Taylor’s song!
May 26th, 20108:28 pm
Mike S!!!!!! It’s McDonald. I guess it’s his song more than Taylor’s.
May 26th, 20108:29 pm
Ok. I can do without this.
May 26th, 20108:30 pm
I wondered why they did not pair Taylor with McDonald.
May 26th, 20108:31 pm
Well…that didn’t work!
BeeGees been rde had and put up wet. . . . Siobhan and Aaron in good form.
Those girl outfits remind me of the Mary Katherine character on SNL who always put her hands under her armpits and took a big fall, arse over elbow. . . Can’t remember the cast mbrs name but she was kool
May 26th, 20108:32 pm
When will Idol learn not to put the obnoxious auditioners on the stage? The funny ones, yes! The obnoxious ones, NO!
May 26th, 20108:33 pm
I know they need to have a little humor mixed in tonight, but that was just not funny.
May 26th, 20108:41 pm
I am underwhelmed by Christina Aguilera.
May 26th, 20108:42 pm
See…I don’t get this. I like when the guest stars sing with the Idols but why does she (Christina) get a song all by herself? Aren’t we here for the Idols?
May 26th, 20108:44 pm
I get former Idols coming back to sing. I get non-Idol stars doing duets with Idols. I don’t get why they get to show off on a tv show that isn’t about them!
May 26th, 20108:45 pm
Yes, I was wondering why she got so much time by herself. Also, I do hope the entire night of farewells are not of the “roast” variety. I’d love to see some heartfelt stuff mixed in. I know they don’t want it to be maudlin, but come on, let’s not do a comedy sendoff entirely.
May 26th, 20108:46 pm
I meant “rode hard” and put up wet, the BeeGees. . .
Simon didn’t seem that convulsed by Ricky G’s jokes about his money!
Are we pretty much resigned that Lee wins???
May 26th, 20108:47 pm
I think they’ll get maudlin toward the end, Or maybe not. But I agree.
I as just saying the same thing to my wife!
Wow…is that Lee singing on key?
May 26th, 20108:51 pm
He was actually doing a good job!
yikes…I thought the guys sounded terrible as a group.
My eleven year old just saw Hall and Oates and said “who are those old guys??”
May 26th, 20108:52 pm
Breaking tradition and finding out early who the top dog is. Don’t mind me. Sounds like a great night so far.
Are they also doing a send off for Ricky Minor, or has he been pushed out already?
Janelle looks good!
May 26th, 20108:53 pm
Is Crystal’s mom still around? Does anyone know.?
May 26th, 20108:54 pm
We’ve got a ways to go yet, JT
OMG, they’ve Siobhanned Crystal!!!!!!!!!!!
May 26th, 20108:55 pm
Whoever blocked this show is an idiot!
OK, is it just me, or does Crystal put Alanis Morrisette to shame in the vocal department??
May 26th, 20108:56 pm
Oh yeah, I’ll be back in a little over an hour, but had to swing by to see how the talent or lack of talent was.
Hmm Christina was not wearing her wedding ring….cancelled her tour…trouble in paradise?
May 26th, 20108:57 pm
Nice of ya to drop by, JT. See you later!
No, she had great vocals on that. Too bad they had to change the words.
May 26th, 20108:59 pm
The movement during the song was distracting and unnecessary. What was the director thinking?
May 26th, 20109:02 pm
That I agree with, D. Too much pacing around.
May 26th, 20109:08 pm
Casey and Brett Michaels…pretty cool! I still like Casey better than Lee as a singer….I wish he’d had more of a personality on stage.
May 26th, 20109:10 pm
Great to see Brett Michaels on stage!
May 26th, 20109:11 pm
Yes, personality was Casey’s main problem. He did not seem to get it. He has a guitar player’s mentality, and it hurt his performance/singing.
May 26th, 20109:15 pm
Poor Lee, off key to start on the stage with Chicago.
May 26th, 20109:16 pm
In way over his head.
May 26th, 20109:17 pm
Wow…Lee sings better than most of the guys in Chicago……oops…I take that back!
May 26th, 20109:18 pm
I think he stunk it up. He cannot hold a note to save his life.
LOL, Deirdre. My thoughts exactly!
May 26th, 20109:23 pm
LOL!!!!! Pants on the Ground!!!!
The General did himself proud. He can move for an old guy!
May 26th, 20109:24 pm
Look at the General cut a rug!! this is the high point of the night so far.
May 26th, 20109:25 pm
Now we know: William Hung AIN’T!!
I’m lovin AI tonight!
May 26th, 20109:27 pm
Is it possible Paula has gotten dumber?
May 26th, 20109:33 pm
My god, I thought she was gone for good. And notice no one is laughing at her lame attempts at humor.
Paula's a media monger
May 26th, 20109:39 pm
She’s making sure she’s in every shot with Simon.
May 26th, 20109:40 pm
OK…I’m crying just a little bit.
May 26th, 20109:41 pm
OMG, I started crying the minute Paula walked out on the stage, and I am still teary-eyed.
It was great to see Paula again and all those former Idols…and all the winners except Cookie! Where was Cookie???
May 26th, 20109:42 pm
I am crying a LOT.
I don’t know, D. Where WAS he? All of them were not there, were they?
May 26th, 20109:43 pm
My wife teared up for Paula too.
May 26th, 20109:44 pm
Every one but David Cook. Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, Carrie, Taylor, Jordin, and Kris.
Was that Kelly, behind Simon? Newly svelte?
All the winners but Cook were there. He must be on tour?
May 26th, 20109:45 pm
gotta admit, I’m a little teary eyed right now. Seeing Paula on the show again and all those old clips of her, Simon and Randy together reminds me of the good old days when this show was pure magic.
Janet Jackson appears!
May 26th, 20109:46 pm
Kelly was the first one to sing.
May 26th, 20109:47 pm
I wish they had not changed it up so much. It was simple, but good. Janet Jackson looks pretty good without hair.
May 26th, 20109:48 pm
I didn’t recognize Kelly at first until my wife told me who she was.
May 26th, 20109:56 pm
Lee, Joe and Crystal. Which one of these three can actually sing?
May 26th, 20109:57 pm
What a great job.
May 26th, 20109:58 pm
After Janet, I forgot what the show was about tonight. Following Janet with Joe Crocker, and Idol contestants? Good example of what NOT to do.
I have to admit that his has been a fun finale so far. Most of it has been very entertaining. Crystal looked beyond thrilled to be singing with Joe C*cker.
May 26th, 20109:59 pm
Wow, move over J-Lo, Janet Jackson is the new Booty queen..
May 26th, 201010:00 pm
I think we’re going to find out who wins now.
Pac Man ate my last post about Joe. I forgot to leave out the o. LOL. I said he’d really enjoyed his life–60s and 70s style. It shows.
May 26th, 201010:01 pm
Wow!! Loved Crystal and Joe and Lee, though I couldn’t hear Lee very much. That was my favorite song of the evening. I agree that Crystal looked ecstatic to be singing with him.
Yeah, she got behind the vocals for Joe.
I love tonights show, for the most part, I hope the right person wins
May 26th, 201010:02 pm
Still remember John Belushi behind Joe on SNL.
the moment is here…..
May 26th, 201010:03 pm
yeah…well, it’s Lee. The teeny-bopper vote came through strong for sure.
America got it wrong again
Well, I had high hopes that he’d say Crystal but….no!
May 26th, 201010:04 pm
Not unexpected, but so not the one who should have won.
Underdog wins again… Grats Lee
May 26th, 201010:05 pm
well….unless he produces a single that blows everything he’s done on AI out of the water, I won’t be supporting him. Sorry. I’ve seen that announcement moments more energized than this one, though.
He should go by Tone Lack.
OMG so flat!! He’s so emotional.
May 26th, 201010:06 pm
He is bound to have a Taylor Hicks career…..
Well…..There you go kids. The best talent doesn’t always come out on top; neither does the worst. Sometimes, its just Lee. Based on how the season went, this was befitting.
May 26th, 201010:07 pm
Good job Lee – Nice Speech to Simon crystal, cost you the title
Goodbye, Simon. You were the highlight of the show. Thanks for a great memories
Congrats to Lee, looking forward to Crystal’s first CD.
Alex – you are a jerk.
Taylor Hicks is a friend of mine and you would die to have his life
May 26th, 201010:09 pm
She was robbed just like Melinda Doolittle!!!
May 26th, 201010:10 pm
This will only add to the shark jumping. Crystal will get to cut her own deal now right?
May 26th, 201010:11 pm
It’s a sign of the times, people these days seem to vote for the people that “need” to win rather than who sang better. Crystal being runner up will be fine, Lee being runner up would fade to oblivion.
May 26th, 201010:13 pm
oldfart…no, Crystal is owned by 19 until after the tour…then they get first dibs.
May 26th, 201010:14 pm
Probably not fade to oblivion – probably a Daughtry type career….better than the oil changes you currently provide
May 26th, 201010:15 pm
We’ll see how Lee’s win will translate into record sells and radio spins. Why buy Lee music when you can get the real thing. Crystal will win the money title in the end.
May 26th, 201010:19 pm
I’m ok with Lee winning, he had some good moments throughout the season and is not undeserving, but he was certainly not the best singer on the performance finale..
May 26th, 201010:20 pm
Darn, Scott, who tinkled in your cornflakes this evening?
May 26th, 2010
I have a wonderful wife, 4 great kids, and sold a successful business so I’m retired just before 50. Your “friend” Taylor can have his life, I’ll take mine.
All long at Crystal goes through the ‘Hollywood Car Wash’ and gets
teeth straightened and whitened, stretch marks removed, hair-cut, looses 15 pounds, new wardrobe, self tanner, she will be fine
Scott needs new friends
Lee is going to have a Taylor Hicks type of career, which sux for him because Taylor Hicks had a Jeremy Gelbwacks type career (look it up).
May 26th, 201010:21 pm
Thats well and good- no need to knock on Taylor though. You basically made fun of him for winning Ameican idol. Feel good about yourself?
By the way, my “friend” Warren Buffet said you would die to have his life.
May 26th, 201010:23 pm
May 26th, 2010
You’re making a great name for yourself on her Scottie. My “friend” Sgt. Hulka says “Lighten up, Francis”.
May 26th, 201010:30 pm
So Scott, if your “friend” Lee is such an awesome singer and performer, you shouldn’t need to make such nasty comments about Crystal.
May 26th, 201010:37 pm
Thanks D. Hopefully she can at least do her own stuff. She has talent and that wasn’t too abundant this year.
May 26th, 201010:54 pm
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May 27th, 201012:28 am
Crystal was Robbed! She was the strongest talent.Even though I still love Casey.
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