I know, I know. All of America is sitting in stunned silence at the "shocking" Idol elimination of Pia Toscana. Once you've scraped your jaws up off the floor, take a good look at the whole scenario.
This season is turning into "The Bachelor" only in the sense that each week is becoming "the most shocking moment in Idol history". We already went through the elimination of Casey, followed by what we all know now was a way too early save.
Every week Randy Jackson says to vote for your favorite if you want to keep them in. Apparently either everyone's TV was on mute when he said that or people were busy fast forwarding their DVR's and missed it. After last night's performances, which I actually thought were the best I have ever seen in a night, I had this weird feeling that Pia was going to go home.
It had nothing to do with her not being incredibly talented, of course she is! And gorgeous to boot. But just like Randy said you'd have to vote to keep her in. Those phones were busy dialing and texting for Paul who almost got his pearly whites booted off last week. There were votes for Elvis, I mean Scotty who has the devotion of screaming little girls with cell phones.
No one is going to NOT vote for Casey since he was saved. James always will have sympathy for his illness (I get that) and his Adam Lambert like screaming gets 'em every time. Haley has the votes of people trying to keep her from the bottom three. The rest are a toss up.
Now, think about a few years back when Chris Daughtry was eliminated. Being a huge fan I was shocked. How could that have ever happened? And to cap it off, Taylor Hicks (who??) was that season's winner. Daughtry looked like someone punched him in the stomach that night but in retrospect the public did him a favor. It gave him more time to kick start his Grammy winning career.
The one save per season was created for situations just like this. But when you use it the second week of competition this is what happens. Now I am left wondering who is going to win?? I was pretty sure it was going to be Pia.
But she will be quite the winner without Idol. I am guessing that by tomorrow morning record producers will be lining up to sign her. Magazines will be featuring her on their covers, cosmetic companies will contract her to be their spokesperson and agencies will be looking to represent her. So no tears for Pia. Just get your dialing fingers in working order to keep the person you want to stay in or no bitching when they're voted off.
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