‘Something Pitchy:’ Does Lauren Alaina Stand a Chance Against Scotty McCreery?
After the disappointing elimination of ‘Something Pitchy’ favorite, Haley Reinhart, myself, Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org) and MJ Santilli (MJ’s Big Blog) question whether or not either of these two are ready for the big time.
Also on our minds, does Lauren really have a shot at besting this season’s All-Star, Scotty? Will the ‘American Idol’ season ten finale feel more like a country fair talent show than one of the biggest televised competitions of the year? We discuss all that, plus Il Volo, Nicole Scherzinger and Lauren’s mom in this post-Top 3 results show edition of AOL’s ‘American Idol’ talk show, ‘Something Pitchy!’
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Live at American Idol: An Oddly Unemotional Exit
From our seat behind the judges table, it was obvious the audience wasn’t sure what to do from the get-go. From their mild response to the usual preshow antics to having to be prompted to applause at the start of the show, it was clear they just wanted the results already!
As we sat through an amaze-balls performance by Il Vono (who knocked all the Idol singers out of the water) and the pretaped Nicole Scherzinger-50cent song and dance, the mood on-stage was totally chill. None of the contestants looked nervous. Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley all lounged on the couch with an “I’ve got this” attitude.
‘American Idol’ on the scene for Top 3 results show: Who won the finale coin toss, and who does Scotty want to shave his head?
How to tip a bodyguard: At the end of Haley’s hometown video clip, her bodyguard, Aaron, appeared onstage pretending to cry. Once we went to commercial, Aaron came back onstage, and Nigel Lythgoe rushed over to hand him what I’m 99 percent sure was a wad of cash. Aaron took the money and discretely slipped it in his back pocket. Somebody’s going to Legoland this weekend.
American Idol Recap: Oh But She’s Weird and She’s Wonderful
Regardless of your contestant allegiance heading into the American Idol Top 3 results-show telecast, there were reasons to celebrate by the time the credits stopped rolling and the season finale of [cue imitation of Fox voiceover guy] Bohhhhhhhnzzzz [end imitation of Fox voiceover guy] began.
‘American Idol’ recap: Throwing in the Growl
Hey, dreams unwind; love’s a state of mind, man. Much to her surprise and chagrin, the sassy ‘n’ sexy Haley Reinhart was forced out of the Idoldome last night. I guess it makes sense. She’s kind of too good for this show anyway — or at least she didn’t fit in at all with the America’s Got Country vibe of Top 3 week. Good lookin’ out, Haley!
Guest Blogger and ‘American Idol’ Alum Elliott Yamin: ‘I’m Baffled By The Final Two’
I really don’t know what to make of the Top 3 results last night. On one hand, I don’t want to take credit away from the final two since we all know how hard it is to make it on that show and all the work that goes into it week in, week out. Then again, when it comes to country music — and I’ll risk sounding ignorant here — it’s the most loyal fan-base and the most widespread, so I think that bodes well for cats like Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, who both have that twangy country style to their voice. Look at what Carrie Underwood has done. That lane of music is still very much thriving and with the help of a show like American Idol, I think they go hand in hand.
‘American Idol’ goes country for its big finale
If you are a fan of teenage country singers, season 10 of “American Idol” is exactly what you ordered.
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina got most of the 95 million votes cast on Wednesday, sending Haley Reinhart home in third place. The 17-year-old McCreery and 16-year-old Alaina are the youngest pair of finalists in “Idol” history, and Alaina would have been out of luck entirely had the show not lowered the age limit this year, as she just was 15 when she auditioned.
‘American Idol:’ Scotty McCreery Will Face Lauren Alaina in Finale
On Thursday’s American Idol, the raspy-voiced underdog finally met her match. After finding herself in the bottom three numerous weeks in a row earlier this season (but hitting her stride in recent weeks), Haley Reinhart was eliminated from Idol.
This leaves teenaged country singers Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to duke it out in the show’s Season 10 finale, airing Tuesday with the results to follow Wednesday. Host Ryan Seacrest boasted to the crowd that this week’s voting numbers reached 95 million, the most votes of any nonseason finale in Idol’s history.
Haley Reinhart Sent Home On ‘American Idol’
Regardless of who went home on Thursday’s (May 19) “American Idol, ” the nation definitely did their part, as Fox announced before the show that a record-setting 95 million votes were cast after Wednesday night’s performance show. Not only was it the third-highest vote total in “Idol” history, it was the biggest vote tally ever for a non-final show.
It was nearly 50 minutes in before host Ryan Seacrest finally got around to reading some results, with all three finalists bowing their heads and holding hands in anticipation of the news. But, in his typically sadistic fashion, Seacrest cued up the line, “After the nationwide vote, I can now tell you … the results … after the break.”
‘American Idol’ 2011: Goodbye, Haley Reinhart
“American Idol” really likes to ratchet up the drama on results night, and it always gets a little out of control narrowing the final three to the final two. Hours before the show started, Fox sent out a release boasting that 95 million votes — the most for a non-finale night EVER — had been cast for Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart.
American Idol Sets Up A Pretty Boring Finale
So we lost Haley Reinhart this week. Fuck you, America. That’s all I really have to say about that. I don’t know why twangy teenagers are bulldozing everyone else this year, but it’s going to make for a truly boring one-note final show. Has American Idol ever had a less interesting final two than Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina? Even the Taylor Hicks season had Katharine McPhee, who was pretty good. Scotty’s obviously going to win this thing; that’s been pretty clear from about week four. But I could’ve really used a couple more Haley performances in my life. Haley looked pissed. I sympathize. Unfortunately, she departed with “Bennie and the Jets, ” probably my least favorite of her performances all season. She also neglected to scream her final note directly in Casey Abrams’ face and reciprocate his gesture from a few weeks back.
American Idol Recap: Paul F. Tompkins on Homecomings and Disasters, Both Natural and Show-Related
The show fake-dramas us right off the bat, with various clips of the judges praising the top three, and Jimmy Iovine throwing his two cents in on video for good measure. Video Jimmy’s big prediction for the finale? “There’ll be a guy in it.” Why are we still going through this pointless exercise? And I don’t mean American Idol. I mean life.
The show begins, and in the crowd we see many of this season’s Fallen Idols! There’s Paul! And Casey! Also Jacob! Plus Naima! Additionally Thia! Ashthon is another! Pia, okay! I believe Stefano was on the show! And thanks for adding MySpace’s Karen Rodriguez! I expected to see them all next week, I guess, for a “taste of the tour, ” but perhaps they’re here because this will be the last night of suspense before Scotty wins.
Mason-Dixon Idol: American Idol 10 Top 3 RESULTS
95 million votes cast? While this may sound absolutely astounding, as if American Idol is at the pinnacle of its popularity, have you considered the Facebook factor? How many votes are being cast via Facebook? Tonight–not Saturday–is Judgment Day. And if there is a Flying Spaghetti Monster, he best be sending Lauren Alaina on her merry way.
American Idol in 60 Seconds