Paula Deemed Safe, Brooke Sent Packing as Idol Dwindles to 4

While the fate of one of the Top 5 hung in the balance of this American Idol results show, Ryan felt the need to reassure us that Paula’s status as a judge is secure despite her mishap in the bizarre judging format on Tuesday night.

Brooke WhiteDoes anyone really think Paula mistake would cost her her job?  This woman has flakiness down to an art form, having cultivated it for seven years on this show.  Why would they can her now?  While I think her flightiness is genuine, I think the producers gladly play it up to juxtapose Simon and Randy – the ditzy flower between to thorns.

But that was just the beginning of a night full of surprises.  The biggest shocker of all was that lackluster Jason Castro was deemed safe right from the beginning.  Everyone I talk to or read comments from think it’s well past time for dreadlocks boy to depart.

This guy can barely string two coherent sentences together for the interviews and looks as if he can’t be bothered to even try when performing.  But apparently a significant number of the 45 million votes don’t agree with me.

All I have to say is – what are these people smoking?  Are they not watching – and more importantly listening to – the same weak ass performances I am?  Surely that charming little smile that he pulls out when he knows that he can’t compete with the others isn’t winning that many votes.

I probably wouldn’t be so animated about his unjust success if I felt like he was taking the contest seriously.  His other four co-contenders are busting their butts each week (albeit not always successfully) to put their best efforts forward, while Jason continues to just coast.

With both Davids continuing with safe passage, that left Brooke White and Syesha Mercado in jeopardy.  And choosing from this pair was not an easy feat.  Syesha outperformed Brooke on the first song Tuesday night, while Brooke clearly took the lead with the second song.  In the end, Brooke was sent packing, leaving Syesha as the only female in the Top 4.

I liked the format last week where they let the bottom two sing their songs one last time before announcing the elimination.  This week, not only was Brooke too emotional to sing by the end, but her swan song was abruptly cut off when the program ran over time.

But aside from the voting results we (or at least I) learned a few new tidbits. 

For example, we learned when Ryan announced the winner of the Coke cup design (chalk this up to more needless promotion) that Randy used to be a model.  I can’t find anything to back up this claim so I don’t know if it is legitimate (if so, what did Randy model for?) or if Ryan was just running off at the mouth.

And we also learned during the fan call in segment (which I had hoped would continue to be overlooked for other programming like last week) that Simon got his first kiss from a girl name Tara when he was nine.  Although it was the most interesting call of the season, I can’t help but wonder if it was staged.

In the end, I’m still reeling from the fact that Jason was granted immunity so early in the show.  What do you think?  Did America get it right?  Did Jason deserve to stay?


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4 Responses to Paula Deemed Safe, Brooke Sent Packing as Idol Dwindles to 4

  1. Jen Zug says:

    To be honest, I’m kind of getting bored with American Idol. I really think Michael Johns and Carly should be in the top four, and I’m having a hard time getting over the fact that they’re not. I’m not sure I can take another week of Jason Castro.

  2. CuriousC says:

    Poor Jason needs to go. I’ve been told the vote-the-worst campaign has been strong this year, but that might be idle gossip blabbing – haven’t read about it.

    I, too, have enjoyed watching the DVR versions with fast-forwarded commercials and commentaries. Even when I miss the show by accident!

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