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American Idol 4, May 4 - I Will Ease Your Mindby Sting7 -- 05/05/2005
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Ryan welcomes us, and asks if we can "handle the results?" I hope so. I have never been so sick of hearing the name Constantine before in my whole life. Jeezly Crow! Ryan tells us the finale is only three weeks away (hard to imagine!). Intro the contestants on the couch, intro the judges.
A recap of last night’s performances. The final five perform "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and it’s lovely. And, if the song wasn’t subtle message enough, Carrie and Vonzell give flowers to the judges – well, Randy and Simon, and a kiss to Paula. That’s a little odd. I think Paula could use some flowers today. Over on another channel, PrimeTime Live is plumbing the bottom of the pond with an expose’ about Paula and Corey Clark! Nothing but love in the room, here. It was nice, and completely planned. Message delivered.
The crowd applause is particularly strident. A show of support all its own.
Ford Commercial time. "A Message To Rudy." Rudy is a dog in a car. Rudy has a message too. Leave me alone.
Results time. It’s Anthony’s birthday. Happy Birthday! Last night, I predicted Anthony and Scott would be at the bottom. Scott would be going home.
Anthony - may sit on the couch (Ryan didn't say he was safe, just sit on the couch).
Vonzell - stay there (boos from the audience, who assume that means she's in danger).
Scott - may sit on the couch (he pumps his fist and thanks the audience, but when he gets to the couch, Anthony looks like he may have this all figured out).
Bo - stay there. (He nods knowingly)
Carrie - stay there.
Ryan announces that Vonzell, Bo and Carrie are the top three. Anthony and Scott are the bottom two. Eat it up, haters. If I had my druthers, I’d rather see Anthony stay and Scott go home. I don’t have an issue with either guy, but in terms of the performances, Anthony has had such quiet momentum, I would hate for it to end tonight.
Ryan says both will be singing for us. Scott delivers a nervous "Every Time You Go Away." Ryan asks Randy if Scott is safe. Randy said he does not know, but the right three are on the couch. Paula says Scott had fun last night, and that’s what matters. Ryan reminds Simon that he said Scott was leaving. Simon says he meant that for this week. Then he and Simon jab at each other.
Anthony’s sings a composed "Incomplete." Ryan asks Randy what Anthony needs to do from here on, if he stays. Randy says he has to sing like it’s his last time every week, no pitch problems, pick the right song, "it’s the heat of the moment from here on." Idol’s first Asia reference!
Ryan announces the results, "Anthony, it’s bad news, buddy. We forgot to get you a birthday card, but we do have a gift – you are safe!" Anthony’s knees buckle just a little.
Scott’s funeral video airs, in the end, he says "I just want to be the guy everybody loved." You definitely claimed some hearts, kiddo! The problem was Scott didn’t act much like an underdog yesterday, and the sympathy votes weren’t necessary. Oh well. In reality, Scott was not the worst of the night, he went out strong. Good for him. You want to be remembered doing a good job, it could make all of the difference.
Well, Bo was not eliminated. So ends the “vote for the worst” controversy. As Idol (and I) said, there aren’t enough idiots willing to play along. It gives you a little more faith in humanity, doesn’t it?
We’ll come back next week and see the final four battle for supremacy. Anthony’s Armada... he needs you! Don’t let him down!
Now, I have to go see the nastiness the ABC is dying to share to with us. Ugh.
Sting7 has been a respected published writer for 16 years, as a music editor, entertainment critic, columnist, and interviewer. He also has a curious love for pro-wrestling! You can email Stinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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