America is stupid.
I guess I should clarify that: those people in America who vote on American Idol are stupid. I'm a few days behind, but I just watched the results from this week and I am not happy. Not happy at all. The biggest cheater is still there, and should have gone home this week for sure. Her performance was awful. Seriously. But who did America send home? This guy:
Why? Why send him home when he's clearly one of the better ones? He was in my top five, for sure... and I'm pretty confused about what went wrong here. What is America thinking? It doesn't make sense to me, and this show (in my limited experience, since this is only the second season I've followed) always seems to have at least one of these upset votes. It was a shock for lots of people-- judges, fellow contestants, audience-- and not just for me. But man. He's really good. And seems like a genuinely nice fellow. His song choice for this week may have hurt him a tad, and of course this show is as much a popularity contest as a talent one (case in point: Sanjaya last year...). But still. So for what my opinion is worth: America, you got it very, very wrong. And if he puts out an album, I'd buy it.
I realise many of you will think this post is a cop-out, just to get my one a week in. I guess it is partly... but still. Take what you can get. =D