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American Idol Roundtable – Top Three Week Pre-Show Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Posted by Jerkwheat in American Idol, jerkwheat, reality TV.

One more week! Can you believe it? The end….she is near. The battle of the Daves is surely coming next week, but hey! it’s been a nice run Syesha! Thoughts and meditations on this week’s show….after the jump!


This week is Choice Selection Week.  According to the stories, it will be three songs for each performer, with one being the Performer’s Choice, one being the Judge’s Choice, and one being the Producer’s Choice.  Let’s set aside that Simon is one of the producers and just assume they are different groups entirely.

Let’s just be blunt – Syesha needs a miracle.  She is apparently the Little Engine That Could, lasting to the Final Three. All this despite being a consensus pick (repeatedly) to go home in our Pick ‘Em, and surviving a couple of TiVo scares where she was the most fast forwarded artist of the night, which was a sure sign to go.

Since the results are foregone, there are probably just a few questions:

  • What result will Dreamboat’s father being banned from the show’s practices have?  (Side note – the comments are great there.  Exactly what one would expect on a Dreamboat article).  Personally, I hope the producers extract vengeance by giving him some song in public domain.  Perhaps “O Dem Golden Slippers” or “Les Trois Capitanes”.
  • How the hell will they fill the time Tuesday and Wednesday?  Nine songs, two and a half minutes apiece, twelve minutes of commercials… ouch.
  • Would anyone blame us for watching the results show on DVR?  Trips to the contestants’ home towns!  Woooo – hey wait, actually, it may be interesting to see what sort of a home Dreamboat comes from.
  • Would producers and judges make it so obvious by tanking Syesha’s selections?  Or do they feel confident enough they’ll get the D&D show next week as to give her something to star with?
  • How many of you will save the time you had booked for the Results show and jump to another reality show of high entertainment value?

To make it official – Syesha goes.  No matter if she performs so well that the Greater Deity You Worship or Deny to come from the heavens and say “You’re the best ever”, she goes home.  Unless said higher power does something to Dreamboat’s Voting Lines, of course.


This week is usually one of my favorite weeks of the season, In years past they’ve done a good job picking out songs for the contestants, and we may actually hear some songs that came out in the past decade. I would love to see the judges and producers force Archuleta to do songs that aren’t ballads and aren’t over 30 years old.  Especially since Dad isn’t allowed to pick songs this week.
I’m with JB*, I don’t think anything is going to keep us from an all David final.

I also like this week in Idol every year. I hope the judges force Dreamboat sing a relevant (less than 5 years) song. I agree that Syesha will have to have the performance of her life. The problem is she will probably pick a song that is too big for her. And she has a big voice. She just tends to get a little screamy. If she is strong and emoboy sucks…maybe he could go. I don’t think DB’s dad being a lunatic will hurt him. Hell it might free him up. Also, I think I am going to watch that show you are blogging about JB. Sounds fun.

Syesha FTL. I just hope it’s an entertaining week.


Well, MJ’s Big Blog already has spoilers up and Archie is NOT being
forced into relevancy – in fact, the producers are having him sing the
Dan Fogelberg song “Longer”. The producers have once again shown an
absolute lack of knowledge in the current state of music. David Cook’s
personal choice of Collective Soul’s “The World I Know” should suit
him well and I can see Cook making a nice little rock record a la the
Soul. Syesha is at least taking a stab at the last five years with
another obvious choice, Alicia Keys “If I Aint Got You”.

The David vs. David Showdown is just a week away – I just can’t see
Syesha sneaking into the Finals unless she has a previously unseen
voting bloc.

In Conclusion:

This week seems to just be a set-up for the inevitable – The Battle of the Davids in the finale. Is it possible that Syesha pulls an upset? Well…sure…but, really? We’ll find out tonight.



1. DougOLis - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Syesha clearly wins the David Eckstein Memorial Scrappy Award. Oh, wait, she’s black so she can’t win it.

Ha! Fogelberg! Really?

2. Jerkwheat - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You kids with your Dan Fogelberg…

3. Rockabye - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Seeing Archie do Chris Brown might actually force me to watch.

That’s definitely not his song…

4. DougOLis - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Apparently David Cook is doing “Dare You To Move” now instead of “The World I Know.” Still up his alley and a good choice.

Dreamboat on Chris Brown? Hmm, at least he’s doing something current but this has potential to be baaad.

5. Mrs_JB* - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I’m sort of stoked for the Battle of the Davids. I want to see how much better Cooks fingernails look over the course of this season.

And Seemingly – my husband still watches Sports Night (the abc comedy) way more often than he admits to (O Dem Golden Slippers, honey? really?!)

6. DougOLis - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What exactly is wrong with watching Sports Night?

7. Jerkwheat - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

“Dare You To Move” brings the Jesus rock vote…wise move Mr. Cook

8. Fat-Fat - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mr. JB likes Sports Night? I like Sports Night. I also like money. If he also likes money we should totally hang out.

9. Jerkwheat - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I like both of those things – we should all get together for something….Hey look! “OW! MY BALLS!” is on!

10. Fat-Fat - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Go away! I’m batin’.

11. JB* - Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I would also point out that Mrs. JB* RECOGNIZED the SportsNight reference, despite not watching the complete series with me for more than a year.

Lesson Learned – I married well.

12. JB* - Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oh, and for those who missed the reference, Les Trois Capitaines is one of two songs Danny was going to pick from for the incomparable Isaac Jaffe. O Dem Golden Slippers was for Dana.

Just to close the loop for those who have not enjoyed the Sports Night Experience. I ask now for permission to cry the day my SportsNight DVDs die.

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