Carly Smithson, Superstar

23 Apr

Well, Carly left us on American Idol tonight. I can’t say that I’m all that surprised. I knew she shouldn’t have picked that song, even though she sang it well … and did it even better tonight. I was surprised that the two worst singers from last night (Brooke and Jason) both avoided the bottom two. Randy said that he guesses last night’s vote was more of a popularity contest than a singing competition. Does he not know that every night’s voting is a popularity contest and not a singing competition. That was definitely evidenced by all the little girls screaming for Jason (Do they not care that he’s a “himbo“?) when he was standing next to Carly waiting for Ryan to reveal their fates. Come on, Randy; you don’t have to state the obvious.

Carly, you are a superstar. Well, at least in the Idol world you are. In the rest of the world, you’re still a star, though.

On another note, I hope beyond all hope that next week’s group song is “Sweet Caroline” (ba ba daaaa). Good times never seem so good (so good, so good, so good). Oh yeah, there totally has to be audience participation. I cannot wait!

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American Idol, the Musical

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4 Responses to “Carly Smithson, Superstar”

  1. George Carter Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 11:38 am #

    That’s funny that you found the word “himbo” in Webster. There’s actually a Seinfeld episode where they refer to a character as a “mimbo,” which they described as a “male bimbo.”

    I was just beginning to like Carly.

  2. laura Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    Aww, that’s sad. I’ve liked her from the beginning. I just don’t think America likes Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s still controversial to a lot of people.

  3. Lori Friday, April 25, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    I was shocked that Carly left before Brooke. Really shocked.

  4. laura Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    I know. She’s a good singer, but I’m sure that a lot of Middle America (a big AI audience) still have issues with that song. It didn’t matter how well she sang. She was the “bad girl” of American Idol. And I think that’s why she went home. Brooke is all sweet and sunny, and she has the Mormon vote … that’s at least 100 Osmonds.

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