If you watched American Idol 8 today, for the announcement of the Top 36, you would have shook your head in disgust!
For me... most of my faves got in.
Everything took a downhill slide however with the first shock when Jamar Rogers... didn't make the freakin' cut! Are you kidding? Nak ala Mawi ke masukkan balik since everyone knows that is one boy who can holler in tune, unlike some of the trash they put through!
Oh goodness... all the buzz over his elimination aside - honestly... it didn't take a genius to see he deserved in - even the rest of the contestants thought he was a shoo-in to perform in the coming weeks for a spot in the show.
But oh no... the dumbass judges had something else in mind.
They actually put in the annoying twats that be Tatiana Nicole Del Toro (freaking weirdo who screams endlessly like she's got crabs constantly eating out of her infected snatch) and drama queen Nathaniel Marshall who can't sing to save his life.
Great! Jamar's presence doesn't register for them, but a chunky, screeching queen and a Boy George impersonator gone punk does.
Someone like Jamar apparently for them - is not a stand out act. Honestly glance through the top 36 and see how many actually registered for you.
For me the boys that caught my attention were Adam Lambert, Anoop Desai, Brent Keith, Danny Gokey, Kai Kalama, Michael Sarver, Stephen Fowler and if nothing else but for his inspiring life story, the visually impaired Scott Macintyre.
The girls lost out in actual talent with only Lil Rounds, Jackie Tohn and Jasmine Murray worth any airtime. The rest were either skanky rejects off some backyard American bar karaoke wannabes or just total mumbling zombies. Honestly.
But here's the clincher.
Being Jamar and Joanna back!!!!
The only other female contestant apart from Lil to have actually been able to be a worthy winner, Joanna Pacitti, has been DISQUALIFIED from competition even though she was seen getting in during the show!
She apparently 'isn't eligible'! According to a FOX press release issued after the show aired, naming the 36 contestants still vying for the Idol title, Joanna has been replaced with Felicia Barton - anyone remember what Simon said to her as she was kicked off? Talk about slim pickings.
Joanna signed with A&M Records when she was 16, and has had her songs featured on film soundtracks such as Legally Blonde and First Daughter. But what got her disqualified, though not pointed out clearly - was possibly over the debate over the fact that the failed pro singer was considered by some way beyond her league in a supposedly amateur competition.
Which shouldn't be much of a problems since production allowed her to carry on in the show anyway.
But now making its rounds is also word of her rumored close relationship with a pair of 19 Entertainment executives.
Joanna lived for a time in the same apartment building as 19's Michelle Young and Roger Widynowski, even referring to the former exec as her best friend; 19, of course, is the production company behind Idol.
Who gives a flying fuck? Honestly. Idol started out strong this year, but I think moving into top 12, it's going to be seriously whacked. Especially if it's going to be made up by the likes of Tatiana, Nate, Norman Gentle (he be funny, but seriously....) and what's that other chunky psycho bitch's name... Kristen? (the one who ignited the drama during Hollywood group rounds for not wanting to practise with Nate and Nancy).
Going back to Weeds. Idol is beginning to so suck! I want Jamar and Joanna back in the fucking show!!!
PS - I don't care if people say Joanna was a plant (as in someone planted by the production). Better a plant than a freaking over the top, screeching mound of blubber that is Tatiana Del Toro. Besides - if the plants are better - why not? After all, Fremantle the right owners should look into how abusive the plant system is with other Idol franchises. Malas nak cita lebih bab tuh.
PPS - Faz, thanks for the bottle of Chanel Allure. My mom LOVES it... and you. Heh...