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American Idol Recap – Top 100

After two-hours of group performances last night filled with drama, tension, tears and probably a mild case of diarrhea for some of these contestants, we’re left with 100 hopefuls hoping to become one of the 50 hopefuls to make it to next week, who will then become one of the 24 hopefuls to make it to the preliminary voting rounds to become one of 12 hopefuls to make it to the Kodak Theater to become one of 10 hopefuls to make the Idol summer tour to become one of 3 hopefuls to get to go home and celebrate with their family and friends to then maybe become an average-record selling Idol winner.  In other words, we’ll still mixing the Idol batter and this cake has yet to bake, but damn if it ain’t fun to lick the batter (unless it involves Tiffany Rios, shudder).

Last night saw one of my hopefuls, Rob Bolin, crack under the pressure and be sent home, so here’s my new Top 10 after Group Week.

CURRENT TOP TEN (Previous ranking in parenthesis)
1. Lauren Alaina (1)
2. Stefano Langone (2)
3. Deandre Brackensick (NR)
4. Casey Abrams (4)
5. Pia Toscano (NR)
6. Chris Medina (5)
7. Brett Loewenstern (10)
8. Clint Jun Gamboa (NR)
9. Denise Jackson (NR)
10. Matthew Nuss (NR)

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American Idol Recap – Group Week

Fresh off a solid Hollywood round week last Thursday, Idol is back tonight for what might be my most favorite episode each season…the dreaded Group Week. Those unfamiliar, just think back to when you were in school and the teacher gave you a group assignment and made you pick your own groups. Sometimes you’re in a group where all of you gel and deliver an outstanding performance on the task at hand, and then other times, you’re stuck in an awkward mish-mash group with competing personalities, or people who don’t want to do any work and get all the credit, or someone that actually tries hard but is the obvious weak link on your team and you and the other members of your team secretly plot to have that person framed for murder and deported to Siberia. Not like I was ever a part of that…

Two hours tonight of drama, 168 contestants left from the first cuts of Hollywood Week, so let’s get right to it. Here’s my current Top 10 of those who I know made it thru from last week.

MY CURRENT TOP TEN (last week’s rankings in parenthesis)
1. Lauren Alaina (1)
2. Stefano Langone (2)
3. Rob Bolin (8)
4. Casey Abrams (3)
5. Chris Medina (5)
6. Robbie Rosen (6)
7. Jackie Wilson (4)
8. Thia Megia (NR)
9. Caleb Johnson (7)
10. Brett Loewenstern (9)

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American Idol Recap – Hollywood Round

Remember all those contestants that yelled “I’m going to Hollywood” the past month? Yeah, me neither, but thankfully we’ll get a refresher tonight of all the yellow ticket winners and their quest to be mildly famous and then ultimately overshadowed by whoever wins $5,000,000 on X-Factor in the fall.

Looking back, here’s who I currently have ranked as the Top 15 best so far…
1. Lauren Alaina
2. Stefano Langone
3. Casey Abrams
4. Jackie Wilson
5. Chris Medina
6. Robbie Rosen
7. Caleb Johnson
8. Rob Bolin
9. Brett Loewenstern
10. Jordan Dorsey

Ok, stopping at 10, b/c it was struggle to remember who some of these people were.

Should be interesting to see how Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler handle having to be critical of those they already sent thru to this round.

8:01 – Ryan Seacrest lets us know that this is the BIGGEST Hollywood week ever, b/c they have twice as many contestants here than ever before.  Considering I just struggled to come up with a Top 10 of best performances so far, I’m a little worried that this could be a long hour.

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American Idol Recap – Opening Night

I swore when I started this blog up again that I wouldn’t write about American Idol . After all, trying to recap last year’s horrendous season caused me to become burnt out on blogging as well as watching Idol. So I gave up on writing about Idol about 3/4 of the way thru the season, which isn’t very professional, but then again neither was the garbage performances that were being put up there each week last season. Crystal Bowersox was the only real talent, but you knew she wasn’t going to win because, since nobody votes for people with bad teeth to win (see Elliot Yamin, Jewel on Dancing With the Stars and Mike Tyson on The Bachelor).

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