Spoiler Alert...Below are the results and some thoughts on this week's episodes of American Idol. So before reading any further, watch the eps, claim to be 19 so it isn't as creepy, then read what I have to say.
Apparently this is how every season of American Idol is going to go down. It's starts with plenty of trepidation, because I know the show burns me every time, but as the live episodes begin I get involved after finding a couple of contests that I like. As they inevitably end up in the bottom three on numerous occasions, the excitement more than makes up for the fact that the judges are impossible to enjoy and a majority of the contestants are untalented and uninteresting.
But after a while the only ones I like are gone, in this case Paul, and the writing is on the wall for Haley, so the interest begins to wane and wane. As of now I really am not rooting for anyone other than Haley. Instead I am rooting for others not to win. I really have no affinity towards James Durbin, but he is such the less of three evils at this point, that I have to root for him. Let's pretend that Haley has no chance, which is probably true. And also take into account that Jacob Lusk is both a terrible singer and an awful human being, which gives us James, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to win this title.
While Scotty and Lauren were early favorites I think Durbin has made the necessary late season run to take this thing. While I might not like James very much, at least he might deserve the crown. He has performed. He has taken a few chances. He has done enough for the show not to be embarrassed if he wins. Lauren? She has not had one performance that I wouldn't call mediocre. What she's had going for her is that she has never been awful. Scotty has similarly skated along in mediocrity, but if a guy that gets made fun of by Joel McHale on a weekly basis for his smirks wins the competition, they should really end this thing right then and there.
So James Durbin has my vote moving forward, unless for some oddity, Haley has been gaining the steam she really should be ever since Benny and the Jets.
(2) Casey Abrams- Eliminated (-20)= -20
(11) James Durbin- Safe (33)= 33
(14) Scotty McCreery- Safe (33)= 33
Top 6= 46 Total= 341
(1) Lauren Alaina- Safe (33)= 33
Top 6= 33 Total= 158
(16) Jacob Lusk- Safe (33)= 33
Top 6= 33 Total= 118
(18*) Haley Reinhart- Safe (33)= 33
Top 6= 33 Total= 104
*acquired from Larry via trade
* acquired from Tyson via trade