April 7, 2011

Pia.

Seeya.

Let's put the blame where it belongs: on Gwen Stefani. If it weren't for that jumpsuit, we'd have been relieved of Stefano.

And, Iggy... no. That did not work. I love you, but I don't think America understands.

39 comments:

Big Mike said...

Bad link.

John Burgess said...

Bad link.

Expat(ish) said...

@big_mike: No link is bad link.

-XC

wv=disses. Seriously.

Big Mike said...

@Expat(ish), you remind me of the guy on the gallows: no noose is good noose.

Lem said...

your link is all Klopped up.

Irene said...

Harem pants always look like diapers.

Diapers, whether on Runway or on Idol, are bad karma.

ambisinistral said...

should be http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3203963

Julie said...

I agree... it wasn't her singing it was that G-awful outfit... Stefano should be on his way home... guess they wished they hadn't used their save now... because Casey is not holding up.

Beta Rube said...

Julie is right. Casey is ordinary, Pia would have been a much more righteous save.

Beta Rube said...

BTW, I was hoping for an Idol/Top Chef thread after all the political intensity as of late. I stayed up way past my bedtime on Tuesday and toggled between Althouse and the AP County reports.

We were all wondering why Waukesha added more precincts reporting with no change in vote count.

SteveR said...

Very hard for any female to win these days on Idol, the outfit didn't help.

Irene said...

The outfit also made Pia look like she belonged on one of the "Real Housewives" shows.

Jana said...

Well, in all fairness, it wasn't the first week she was poorly styled. I can't remember if it was one week or two weeks ago that she was wearing a white silk jumpsuit with an elastic waistband and pant cuffs. The harem look with cut out shoulders? Ack. One can only assume she was pandering for the J.Lo vote.

hombre said...

Unbelievable!!

Simon, where are you? We need a judge who judges to shame the teenyboppers into supporting the best talent for as long as possible.

Laurie said...

Ann --

You ruined our entire night! We're on the west coast and the hubby saw your headline right before we were going to watch! Please, watch out for the people way behind you out here on the west coast....

Still love you though.

responder67 said...

I'm so over AI. It was fun this year up to this point.

John said...

Thank you America Idol voters one and all, Pia is gone, yippee.

james conrad said...

LOL, my G/F made a comment about Pia & I had no idea what the hell she was talking about, still dont. Clueless in Charlotte

EnigmatiCore said...

There were a low number of calls from Milwaukee. You all should not get too excited, because I would not be surprised when tomorrow this result does not stand.

/This post is a placeholder until Placeholder gets here.

//Damn sure it is the only thing the latest incarnation of Doyle et al can produce

TMink said...

I have not seen AI, but Iggy is the opposite of an idol. He is all substance, no style.

Trey

MadisonMan said...

Was anyone more surprised with that result than Stefano? He looked ready to faint.

This is the Jennifer Hudson move of this season. Pia's the best belter they've had on in years -- she's way better than Carly, the last good belter. But yes, her clothing sense was no good.

Pogo said...

"Pia."
Seeya
.


I didn't even know Pia Zadora was sick.

Leland said...

Agree with the jumpsuit. I remember it more than the song, and not in a good way.

Bob Ellison said...

SteveR, do you really think it's a disadvantage to be female on AI? I haven't ever watched much of it, but your comment is interesting. I'd guess the viewing demographic leans sharply female, so maybe that gives male performers an advantage.

Still, the three biggest post-AI successes have probably been Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and...Jennifer Hudson. I guess Hudson lost because she had too much gravitas.

lgv said...

The judges blame the audience for their poor choice. Yet, the judges heap praise on everyone almost equally. If the judges would simply say, "you sing like a girl, Stefano", or "Hayley, you are a one trick pony with the growl", or "Dude, you sing like Rod Stewart with the flu", maybe the viewers would make a choice the judges agree with.

Anneruh608 said...

Bob, those are three of the four biggest, post-AI successes. The other is Chris Daughtry, who is behind Carrie but (probably) above the others in terms of commercial success.

Ann Althouse said...

"You ruined our entire night!"

I'm really sorry. I thought it was late, but it wasn't late enough. I will be more careful in the future.

Phil 3:14 said...

I was shocked; she has great pipes.

I'll admit one of my 1st thoughts was
Is it possible to "hack" the text voting and radically skew the vote?

SteveR said...

@Bob The fact that very good females have not won in recent years reflects the change in voting trends. Nice looking girls especially, but females in general. Heck even Adam Lambert lost to tweeny favorits cute boy Chris Allen

Beta Rube said...

Didn't Pia Zadora have a rich old man who tried to do the Marion Davies thing with her career?

PatCA said...

I felt sorry for Stefano. It's like everyone was saying it should have been him.

Yes, the outfits were bad. They look good on Gwen but these kids are a little more middle of the road than that.

Trooper York said...

Pia was eliminated because she had no natural voting bloc on the show. She is very talented and most likely the best singer in the group. But she had no personality and was ultimately “too nice.” Some idols get picked up by the “Vote for the Worst” crowd and last a long time (Sanjaya, Scott Savol the wonder Weasel). Others are tweener love objects like David Archuleta and Adam Lambert and currently Scotty. But you can be the best singer with a bland personality and you get bounced. Just like Jennifer Hudson did

Trooper York said...

Pia needed to stake out an outrageous personality position to counteract her bland appearance and boring techincal perfection. Being Italian from New York she should have gone full out "Jersey Shore" and Snookied it up. She could have walked the walk and talked the talk. Persoanlity is more important than talent. That's why Kelly Pickler, Ryan Seacrest and Barack Obama have jobs.

Trooper York said...

Steafano, Carly, Paul, and Bearded douche guy should all have left before Pia.

The final four should be screaming Tourettes guy,deep voiced Randy Travis pumpkin head southern kid, big chocolate pudding Luther Vandross gay black church guy and babyfat blond Lolita Southern girl.

I think it might be an all shit-kicker finale with Pumpkin Head Deep Voice kid vs babyfat blond Lolita.

Country rules.

Ann Althouse said...

I like Paul. I don't even know why. He makes me smile.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, Trooper, can we get a review of the show? If I go over there one more time and see that triple torso display I'm going to barf.

MadisonMan said...

Does he have a picture of Iggy's performance?

Trooper York said...

Sorry I am busy. Plus I put all my good stuff on your blog.

But I got a bunch of emails from all the Trooper York commenters so I have a bunch of commenter memories up.

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