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Friday, April 16, 2010
Big News: American Idol's double elimination sends Katie and Andrew home



I haven't been posting much about this season's American Idol, but when the double elimination came and sent two packing, I had to say something. Here's what I hate about the judges' save. Sure it gave last season's jazz crooner Matt Giraud and this season's Ruben Studdard at least 2 more weeks to perform on national television, but this is when fans start to go into overdrive. Thus, the performances of the person saved doesn't really matter anymore when the double elimination comes.

Katie Stevens, the "young Christina" as Randy would say, along with Andrew Garcia, the guy who will always be remembered as the guy who did "that Paula song Straight Up" in Hollywood Week. Majority of American Idol's voters are young females who tend to vote more for looks rather than talent. Aaron Kelly's trip to the bottom 3 obviously got his fans into a frenzy, and Tim Urban who is without a doubt improving, has Vote For The Worst behind is back, and we all know what Vote For The Worst did for Sanjaya Malakar back in Season 6. And of course, the person who got saved, Michael Lynche, probably had his supporters vote harder than usual.

Katie was improving by leaps and bounds, but her voters probably thought they cold kick back and relax after Katie didn't fall into Bottom 3 territory last week when she sang Let It Be on the Beatles' Week. With the right song, she did well. I don't know about Simon on with the whole Country thing, but Katie might want to try it out to see if it works. I saw a Season 9 version of Katharine McPhee in Katie. I really, honestly felt she should have made Top 3 at least.

Andrew was way past his due date, and his weeks of mediocre performances definitely didn't help. He wasn't spectacular, and he'd been getting mixed to negative comments from the judges, which really didn't help his case. I'm not that surprised he got eliminated, but Aaron Kelly should have gone home with Andrew this week.

If the people at 19 were to sign any of them, I'd go for Katie, who might just be this season's Jennifer Hudson. Without a doubt, once again, the voting public has got it all wrong. See Allison Iraheta, Carly Smithson, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee among others for reference.

Is it just me, or does anybody else feel the judges should be the one with the deciding vote?

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