Well, this is quite a pickle Fox has gotten themselves into. The save was not used this season, yet they scheduled the show this year so that they had to use it. Janelle was eliminated this week. We have 4 more weeks of performance show and only 4 contestants left. So if the top 4 sing next week, the top 3 sing the week after, and the top 2 sing the following week, the show ends a week early. Let us know in the comments - how will Idol get itself out of this conundrum?
You may even consider that Vote for the Worst has been specifically talking about the Fake Save all week to pressure Idol into eliminating Janelle so the show would have to fuck themselves over. We couldn't lose either way, either Janelle stuck around or the show screwed itself. Go us! I'm OK with the show ending a week early. That's a better present than the VFTW pick succeeding! But they'll never do that so they're stuck dragging out this shitfest and killing off the rest of their viewers.
But as always, we soldier on and keeping voting for the worst of the remaining group. So who should be our next pick? Who out of this group is the least liked and most likely to fail miserably with a record deal? None of the 3 are entertaining, so we have to go with the worst in other ways. Let us know!
We know how to pick em! The VFTW pick is always sassier and more outspoken than the average Idol contesant, and our boy Lazaro is no exception. In his TV Line interview, Lazaro says that there's no way 5 guys could have gone home in a row without some sort of manipulation. It's true, it's fairly obvious the producers were trying their hardest to eliminate the guys right off the bat. Even with the sad sacks they had on this year's cast, 5 in a row going home without some sort of foul play is a pretty hard sell. He also says the key change for "Close To You" was decided 5 minutes before he performed and he wanted to sing "Ticket To Ride" for Beatles week but the producers changed his song on him. That would have been so much more fun than "In My Life!" The interview isn't half bad if you can ignore megadouche Michael Slezak's terrible interviewing skills.
We're proud of Lazi for speaking up. It's not as if people don't realize this show is completely manipulated, but they're really getting it this season. Will there even be a season 13 with the ratings tanking this much?
Now everyone pretend like you have no idea the save will be used tonight, otherwise it will be a groan worthy hour of TV (even worse than normal).
(Story via MJ's Big Blog)
How is the American Idol top 5 like a moving party? Everyone has a box! Janelle Arthur is the new VFTW pick for Box Social 2013 and she did us proud tonight. Her first performance was meh, but her "Dumb Blonde" was a true VFTW classic with memorable vocals and manic performance that outshone all the others.
If Janelle outlasts Candice, Angie, Kree, or Amber, the audience and judges will be livid. So come on, that should be motivation enough for you to vote for her. We know they're going to use the fake save tomorrow, but if Janelle ends up as the lowest vote getter, they won't. So we still have to vote. Make sure to Supervote at AmericanIdol.com and then call 1-866-436-5702 or 1-866-436-5707
After being attacked by this year's group of American Idol contestants all season long, VFTW's Lazaro Arbos is ready to fight back as he's saying one of the remaining girls is an evil psycho bitch...
“I’m not gonna say names and I don’t wanna sound rude,” Lazaro told ABC News Radio backstage at Live with Kelly & Michael earlier in the week. “But I think that one woman in particular is cra-a-a-a-z-y and she wants to win!” Lazaro would not say if the contestant was Kree, Candice, Amber, Angie or Janelle, but he thinks that she — whoever she is — needs to chill out. Big time. “She thinks that we’re in The Hunger Games and she’s fighting for her life,” dished Lazaro about the mystery contestant. “She needs to realize that it’s not about winning: it’s about what you do after the show.”
I wonder which girl Lazaro could be talking about? I suppose there was that incident a couple weeks back of Angie Miller attacking Lazaro on Twitter. And I suppose there's this Tweet from Lazaro's sooo awesome sister...
But who knows, it could be any of them, right?
The spoilers are out for Clam Jam 2013's top 5 week. The themes are Divas and Songs From The Year You Were Born. Best choice goes to Candice Glover for picking a Pauler tune. Second best goes to our VFTW pick for being a "Dumb Blonde". Everything else? Well... if you're tired when you start watching, you won't make it the full 2 hours.
Candice Glover – “”When You Believe” by Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
Amber Holcomb – “Without You” by Badfinger/Mariah Carey
Angela Miller – “Halo” by Beyoncé
Kree Harrison – Will sing a Celine Dion song
Janelle Arthur – “Dumb Blonde” by Dolly Parton
Kree Harrison – “She Talks to Angels” by Black Crowes (1990)
Candice Gover - “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul (1989)
Amber Holcomb – “What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life” by Michael Dees/Barbara Streisand (1994)
Janelle Arthur – “When I Call Your Name” by Vince Gill (1989)
Angela Miller – “I’ll Stand By You” by The Prentenders ( 1994)
In the top 5 of Box Social 2013, we're now forced to vote for a girl. After pushing white guys with guitars to win for the last 5 years, this is foreign territory. So we thought long and hard and realized that our pick is quite simple. We encourage you to vote for Janelle Arthur.
When the judges were asked to name their top 3 contestants a few weeks ago, Janelle was the only girl no one named. The judges and Jimmy clearly think Janelle can't hold a candle to the other girls. She doesn't have nearly the fanbase of the other girls. She picks fun, uptempo songs and isn't afraid to look ridiculous. Also, she won our poll with over 50% of the vote. That's enough to encourage us to vote for her to see if we can knock out any of the other 4 contestants.
So we figure we'll chew on VFTW's Marshmallow for a while. She's sugary sweet, slightly stale, and you probably shouldn't have too much of her, but we're determined to ruin the Idol diet. Go, Janelle!
Anyone who can count to 10 knew that American Idol would have to use the save this season. With 10 weeks of finals and 10 contestants, the save would have to be used for the finale to end on time. Well Idol made it even more obvious that they are going to use the save by listing that the top 4 will be performing on May 1st in a press release. Since we have 5 contestants right now, and they still have to perform on April 17 and April 24, and the save must be used by the top 5... the conclusion isn't hard to figure out.
So get ready to watch one of the favorites SHOCKINGLY ELIMINATED this week and the judges will save her. Do yourself a favor and skip Thursday's show. It's bound to be horribly painful (not to mention pointless) to watch. If Idol decides to change their own rules and eliminate someone on Thursday, next Thursday's show will then be pointless. Wait, who are we kidding, all of the episodes of Idol this year are pointless.
Well, it had to happen sometime. Our boy Lazaro who couldn't sing in the right key or remember any words had a great run and made it to the top 6, but he was eliminated tonight. Oddly enough, Lazaro was the only thing anyone talked about with this season of Idol, so now the buzzworthy element of the show is also home. This isn't shocking, as the producers of American Idol clearly have no idea how to make entertaining TV. But we loved supporting Lazi all these weeks and having fun watching him entertain us.
As always, VFTW soldiers on, but now we have to actually support a girl since there are no guys left. Who do you think we should vote for at this point?
Lazaro Arbos did an interview with the Pacific Rim Video Press after his performances last night, and he insists that he did an excellent job with his second performance. He defends himself by saying that the judges have made horrible records as well as good records, and it's all a part of life. What Lazaro doesn't seem to understand is that he doesn't have good performances. We like how cocky he's getting, maybe his friendship with Amber is producing this season's version of Mean Girls. Great TV!
In related news, gigantic ego Curtis Finch Jr. tweeted that he is pissed that Lazaro is still on the show. He has since deleted the tweet, but is just continues the hilarity that is ensuing because this year's top 10 all hate Lazaro. The animosity toward him is unparalleled. At least the contestants who hated Sanjaya just talked poorly about him behind the scenes. (Story via MJ's Big Blog)
Lazaro Arbos gave his most VFTW worthy performance with "Close to You" tonight and the judges massacred him. Mariah talked to him like he was 2 years old, explaining what a key change is. Randy said that he knows Lazaro's story but that it's time for him to go and that he sounds like a bad audition. Keith didn't even like it. Nicki couldn't even judge it. The judges looked incredibly uncomfortable and darted their eyes around because they want Lazaro gone yesterday. Well, we say no because he's the one keeping this show entertaining. His "Angels" performance made them comment awkwardly again. Lazaro is making the show so awkward, it's brilliant!
He dresses fierce, he always lives up to our standards, and he will show Idol that they shouldn't rig things desperately to try to get a female winner. So vote for Lazaro Arbos! You can dial 1-866-436-5703 or 1-866-436-5709, whichever number is less busy. But make sure to SuperVote first at Americanidol.com because you can get in 50 votes in one fell swoop. 50 times the chance Lazaro stays!