Who knew Aaron Kelly would be the contestant to speak out against the behind-the-scenes machinations at Idol? Nice work, Twink Frau Bait! Aaron Kelly's Idolatry interview with Entertainment Weekly has some very interesting information about how rigged Idol is. First off, Aaron says the songs lists on iTunes are way longer than what the Idols get to choose from. He says they sometimes have to choose from 12 songs. Aaron also says that Idol edited his Hollywood video to make it look as if he forgot his lyrics when he didn't and that they changed they key to his song before he performed without telling him. Well hey, good on you, Aaron. But isn't it a little early to call out Idol before they give you that summer paycheck for the tour? Either way, thanks for the info!
How exactly were those results eyebrow raising? Aaron Kelly went home. No one liked him, so why is anyone surprised? He was terrible. But Casey James is safe, a true Goat for the Worst Victory! Everyone and their mother thought Casey was a gonner tonight, but he stuck around and wasn't even in the bottom 2. Even after that God awful performance of "Blue Skies". But now that the goat has made it to the top 4, it's time to stop kidding around and we need to kick it up a notch. Casey James made it another week, and it's all thanks to us. Love mail and thank yous can be sent to email@example.com.
If you think about it, it's a double VFTW victory. Many people didn't know we switched, so the Worsters that voted for Mike or switched after seeing our banner saved Mike from leaving in the bottom 2. And then our other votes saved Casey. We are so truly awesome. Look how great we are!
The American Idol contestants are allowed to use Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace this year as Idol finally comes into the 21st century and embraces social networking. Of course, the results are homogonized and bland due to Idol's tight grasp. VFTW reader Mikey sent us an interesting e-mail comparing the times that the various contestants post on their Twitter. For example, on February 18th, all of the contestants posted between 6:48 PM and 7:11 PM. The pattern continues each day. All of the contestants post within the same half hour window. This tells us that the contestants are either forced to tweet at the same time each day, or more likely, a production assistant or someone is required to update the contestant Twitters with random stuff. How non interesting.
TheTVAddict.com also anaylzed the contestants' social media to see who is the most popular. Not surprisingly, Andrew Garcia is in the #1 spot. Rounding out the top 5 are John Park, Tyler Grady, Tim Urban, and Aaron Kelly. The least friended contestant is Michelle Delamor, so we'll probably be saying goodbye to her on Thursday. These stats only take into account Idol fans that use social media, but it's probably a good thing to take into account.
There's a lot of buzz going around that American Idol desperately wants a girl to win this season. And who could blame them after the tweentards and fat housewives have completely taken over this show, turning the past two seasons into a massive sausage fest. And if they truly do want a girl to win, they've cleared the path by casting the ugliest group of male contestants we've ever seen on this show, and that's saying a lot. Read on to meet this motley crew but be forewarned...you may not want to do this on a full stomach.