May the best performer win.
I have one prediction this week. The worst performer (not singer) will go home this week, regardless of power voters, DialIdol.com predictions, and VFTW pronouncements. You’d be better off flipping a coin than listening to what VFTW says. As always, if you have others you’d like to see added to “Erik’s List,” let me know.
|Erik’s List of American Idol Pundits|
|Pundit||Bottom 2-3 Accuracy||Bottom One Accuracy|
|DialIdol.com||91% (10 for 11)||50% (2 for 4)|
|Erik J. Heels||82% (9 for 11)||25% (1 for 4)|
|The Woes and the Prose of an American Idol Junkie||82% (9 for 11)||25% (1 for 4)|
|Reality TV Magazine||73% (8 for 11)||75% (3 for 4)|
|Various and Sundry Â» American Idol||64% (7 for 11)||50% (2 for 4)|
|USATODAY||64% (7 for 11)||50% (2 for 4)|
|High Lord Dave’s Blog||64% (7 for 11)||25% (1 for 4)|
|American Idol Season 5 Blog||55% (6 for 11)||25% (1 for 4)|
|Flipping A Coin||50%||50%|
|Vote For The Worst||18% (2 for 11)||25% (1 for 4)|
|Simon Cowell||NA||50% (2 for 4)|
|Zabasearch.com – Most Searched American Idol Contestants||no historical data||no historical data|
Here are some snippets from other blogs that I’ve been meaning to blog all week. Since I have no other predictions, now is as good of a time as any.
Access Hollywood Video Podcast (http://www.slimtainment.com/idol/archives/2006/03/exclusive_idol.html).
Taylor Hicks on Saturday Night Live (SNL) (http://community.livejournal.com/votefortheworst/15003.html).
A couple of good observations from Reality TV Magazine about why American Idol is so popular (http://www.realitytvmagazine.com/blog/2006/04/why_is_american.html):
“The reason that American Idol has reached heights no other television show has achieved is because of a perfect combination of hosting, judging, casting, marketing, and viewer participation…. Instead of being random chance that could be bestowed upon those both deserving and undeserving, the public rewards based on who they feel deserves to win, which is often a combination of talent and personality.”
Links to top songs by year from a couple of sites that are new to me (http://idolingalong.blogspot.com/2006/04/five-kidsten-songs.html)
(musicradio.computer.net, www.rockonthenet.com). See also Wikipedia’s list of number one hits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_number-one_hits_%28United_States%29), but don’t waste your time trying to navigate the horrible official Billboard magazine website (http://www.billboard.com/).
Is it Tuesday yet?