Posts Tagged ‘American Idol’

Live Blogging (tivo assisted) the Shit out of the show tonight!

May 5, 2009



9:35 and that concludes the first annual katie comes to boston american idol cinco de mayo swine flu live blog of american idol.  thanks for reading (did anyone read?)  group photo coming soon!

9:34  unofficial poll: jess miller – danny is gone.  wife – kris.  ste – kris.  amy – kris.  katie – kris but hopes it’s danny.  lee – allison.  I’m taking the underdog.  50-1 odds.  that could never win.

9:33  there’s about to be a riot here.  ste screwed up the tivo recording.  cue the “serves ste right” comments.

9:31 Judges Reactions.  randy = yo.  yo.  you guys are rockstars.  that was the bomb.  kara = rock god, rock goddess.  paula = arh arh arh.  perfect marriage.  something tells me a marriage between these two might not work.  simon = you win the show tonight.   tivo just cut out.  ste gold is about to be thrown off the balcony.

9:29  Allison & Adam. “Slow Ride.”  Nope.  Not going to work.  It’s Dazed & Confused or nothing for me on this one.  Katie things Adam’s tight pants are hot.  So does Ste.  I think it’s going to be a slow ride to the bottom 1 for Allison.  Adam just touched his junk.  Jess Miller thinks they should sing Meatloaf.

9:28 murmors that Kris is going to be gone.  Danny doesn’t think he was as bad as the judges thought.  sweet vest.

9:25 Judges reactions. Randy =  it was alright for me.  A+ for the effort.  Kara = i’m 38 and hot.  Paula = i don’t know if this was the right song for you.  simon = last not was like watching a horror movie.  good day.

9:20 Danny doing “Dream On.”  Ste thinks it’s one of the best songs ever.  That’s from the same guy that has a Britney Spears poster still hanging on his wall.  The girls are up in arms that he’s wearing his wedding ring.  Amy just got a tweet from Pete Bouchard.  She’s most excited.  Danny bringing it at the end.  paula almost just popped a boob out.

9:17 Ryan – “you’re far too rich to have ice for lunch.”  simon – “it’s made with mineral water”

9:15 judges reactions. randy = for me, i appreciate something.  he loved the guitar.  kara = for me, not a great performance.  paula = kind of risky to do beatles.  stopped listening to her a minute ago.  simon = didn’t like.  like eating ice for lunch.  ahhahaha.  the british are so funny.

9:13  we don’t think this is going well. Ste says Karaoke.  Jess says “no artistry.”  Ste can’t believe barry ditched this party.

9:12 Kris doing “Come Together”  looking forward to this.  Amy says the song makes her emotional.  whatever that means.

9:11 and we’re back.  had a little angel food cake and strawberries for dessert.  good stuff. Kris up next. during the break Jess Miller wanted to know what Twiiter was all about.

9:00 we’re taking a break.  dessert time.

8:58 judges reactions.  randy = loved the harmonies.  kara = sum of the parts better.  paula = powerful.  simon = danny better than kris.  majority here disagrees.

8:57 girls (and ste) think Kris is doing better than Danny.  I think they’re both doing well.  Don’t think Allison and Adam are going to be able to match this one.  Wonder what the ramifications of that are.  Ste thinks Kris won the battle.  Jess doesn’t think it’s a battle.

8:56 first duet in Idol history.  just so happy i’m here to see it.  Kris & Danny.  or is that ste?

8:55 has anyone texted the word vote?  just cracked a corona.

8:53 Katie reminding everyone that Allison said “it’s not like I sit at home and cut my wrists”.

8:51 judges reactions.  randy = no good for him for me for him, kara = are you nervous?, paula = you’re fearless (editors note – huh?), Simon = liked it.  maybe trying a bit too hard to sound like the original.  interesting.  3 no’s and an ok.

8:50 ste likes allison.  i don’t.  we’ll see what the judges say.

8:47  consensus is allison looks gross.

8:45 judges reactions.  ste loves kara.  kara has a sick poof.  paula claps like a seal.  paula bout to pop a titty out.  they all love adam.  simon tells it like it is.  one of his favorite performances.  no one can top that.

8:44 ste is unsure what the song is.  his face scares jess miller.  pretty good.  his haircut reminds me of todd from Wedding Crashers.

8:41 the girls are discussing why Allison looks so skinny?  is it the stress?  is it the anorexia?  adam sings first for change.  that’s nice.

8:40 Jess just said she’s dressed like fantasia barino.  what do you think?photo-29

8:38 the show must go on. so must the blog.  people think they can blog better and more grammatically correct than me.  fuck them.  jess miller just said she loves duets.

8:35 adam def in the bottom 3 last week.

8:34 swine flu in da house photo-28

8:31 Katie gives a speech. Discussing whether Adam was in fact the bottom 3 last week.  People up in arms about how the picks had to be made.

8:29 About to Dim the Lights.  There are swine flu masks available here.

8:20 still eating, but we’re now discussing the finer details of enemas.  Just great conversation.  someone just asked how does the water not come out your mouth?  indeed.  how?

8:15 still eating dinner.  ste just tried on his new glasses.  he looks like danny gokey.  picture coming.  jess miller in da house now.

8:05 Nobody we know watches any TV live.  Times listed will not correspond to Idol performances.  We watch when we want to watch and there ain’t nothing you can do about it. –SG

7:59 SteGold here taking over the live blog.  We have some homemade margaritas made by Amy for Cinco de Mayo.  We have dozens of surgical masks to keep the swine flu to ourselves.  We have sweaty recently-yoga’d guests.  And we have no fewer than four RSVPd individuals who either forgot, got “sick,” or are out drinking with other friends.  Hell of a party. –SG

7:57 On the phone with Gelles.  he thinks swine flu.  not coming.  party down to 6. –LS

7:52 Wife just said she almost choked on a lettuce sushi roll in high school.  awesome. –LS

7:47 Just got to SteGold’s house.  We got Ste, Amy, Wife & an out of town appearance by Katie Hulbert. –LS


This Is My Competition??

April 28, 2009

You’ve got to be kidding me!  Featured in the B section of the Boston Globe today is an article about some broad that runs an Idol website out of Brookline (Side note: no wonder the paper is going bust).  Blah blah blah, she quit her job to run the site, blah blah blah, she get’s 60,000 hits, blah blah blah.

Go ahead, check the site:  I’ll just wait for you to come back to this site.  OK, you’re back.  Glad to have you back.  Where’s the humor?  Where are the guest blogs?  Where’s the picture giving the site an identity?  Where’s the well designed and thought out website?  All I see are serious Idol headlines, spoilers, a shit load of advertising, and not one ounce of love.

So yeah, I think her site sucks and mine is awesome.


P.S. Every good blogger knows that you never, ever, ever ever ever blog using a PC.  That’s just asking for disaster.

Pulling Out the Rules Book

April 22, 2009
Somali Pirates

Somali Pirates

We’ve had to do this once before. While most of you think this Idol pool could be run just as well by a group of Somali Pirates, sadly you are mistook. There is a set of rules that governs how this pool is run. AND!!! We abide by those laws at all times. So, the results show tonight was one of those rare times where I had to consult the rules book to determine the way to score the pool. The rules clearly state:

Section 2, Rule 4A, Line 3: In the rare event that two contestants are voted of the show on the same night, those contestants shall be awarded the same finishing position, which is to be an average of the two positions being voted off.

HOWEVER!!!! Due to the Idol producers screwing with my pool this year, we had to add some crazy amendments to the Idol Pool bylaws.

Amendment 17, Paragraph 2, Line 7: With regards to Section 2, Rule 4A, Line 3, an exception may be made when the order the contestants are voted off the show is abundantly clear. In this case, the first contestant voted off shall be awarded the lowest finishing position available.

Tonight, I’m invoking Amendment 17, Paragraph 2, Line 7. Lil was clearly booted off the show first. She sucked. She’s sucked for a couple weeks. America just finally got it right. Good day Lil. Good day Anoop. Good day for Gelles, who nailed the predictions right on the head.

Get your results here!

Open Letter to Matt Giraud

April 15, 2009

Dear Matt,
If I might use this forum to offer you a few suggestions. First, congratulations on being the first person in Idol history to be saved. Not only are you screwing up my pool, but, as Simon said, you have no shot of winning the competition. So now, when America screws up (as we always do) and votes Adam off in third place, we have you to thank for him not being the one to be saved. I hope you can live with that.

So now, my suggestions. Go play the lottery. Why not? Maybe buy a scratch ticket? Make sure you get one of those Red Sox scratch tickets where you can win season tickets for life. I’m sure you’ll win, and Sully from Southie who plays every day, with money he begs for on the streets while coming off his double shift in the coal mines to support his 14 children (who are blind by the way), will have to keep watching the Sox on his 9″ black and white TV. That seems fitting. Also, I highly suggest you go try and get on the Price is Right. It’s in Hollywood, right down the street from where you are. You’re bound to get picked. You probably won’t even have to wear an old school “I Heart Bob Barker” shirt. And you’re bound to guess the actual retail price correctly. And on top of that, I’m sure you’ll get the Showcase Showdown exactly correct and win both showcases.

Just seems like that kind of day for you, huh Matt? But hey, good luck in the rest of the competition.


American Idol Fixed?

March 17, 2009

I received a very disturbing email from my dear friend Robin “Tussy” Abramson today.  Please read on:

“I get this email from a friend every day with celeb gossip and this bullet was in today’s:

An “American Idol” staffer is running around telling people that the judges and producers have handpicked the final four contestants, despite the fact that 11 hopefuls are still battling for the top spot.

The female worker “told a group that the last four ARE going to be Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Adam Lambert and Alexis Grace.” Those four just happen to be the TV Guide’s predictions. /DN 16″

Now, I don’t know about you, but learning that this show could be fixed is like learning that the WWF was fixed (I had good money on the Ultimate Warrior beating Hulk).  Or like learning that Bonds and McGwire were on the ‘roids.  Just totally unfathomable.  I’m just not sure that if I was going to fix the most popular show on TV that those would be my top 4.  I would be thinking more along the lines of Jorge Nunez….

Official Launch of 2009 Idol Pool!

February 17, 2009

Dear Friends, Enemies, Family, Co-workers, Mistresses, etc,

Today, with the first showing of the final 36, I’m launching the 2009 American Idol Pool.

You’ll notice a lot has changed since May when America crowned David Archuletta Cook as the 2008 American Idol. George W Bush Barack Obama is  President. I’m still not married I got married (please send gifts if you haven’t already – The stock market is roaring sucks.  And Finally, The Idol Pool has a new website (…I think it’s awesome.

We’re getting all high-tech this year.  You’ll be able to sign-up for the pool online.  You’ll be able to cast your picks online.  And, continuing what was moderately successful last year, I’ll be posting to this blog on a weekly basis, if not more.  Who knows, we may even have some guest bloggers participate.

So, without further delay, please click here or at the top right of the page where it says “Sign up for the 2009 Idol Pool Here!!” and get your ass involved.  Tell everyone and anyone you know who might want to be in the pool.  Just send them to the blog to signup.

Is anyone out there?

January 29, 2009

Has anyone watched this season of American Idol yet? Well I haven’t, and frankly, I don’t care to watch until there’s only like 20 people left. I would argue that the show doesn’t get good until at least then, and maybe not even until the Top 10. Apparently there’s a new juuuuddddgeee. Whatever. I’m not down on AI, I swear. I just wish it wasn’t so long. The results show last year wasn’t until the end of May! May!!! It’s January now. There aren’t many things that can hold my interest for 5+ months, and Idol certainly isn’t one of them. I want to save all my witty commentary until it matters. Stay tuned.

2009 Pool Coming Soon!

January 5, 2009

Stay tuned for details. Tell your friends and family.


May 22, 2008

Yup, turns out it’s David Cook. I normally sing the praises of TiVo, but this time the old girl let me down. Forget to extend a live recording once, shame on me. Forget to extend a live recording twice, shame on TiVo. Should have figured this one out on it’s own. The blogosphere is going to be buzzing tonight. Oh well. On to the show.

Pretty good finale show. Lots of good performances. I thought this one was pretty funny:

Thought the best duet was Carly and Michael Johns. She should have finished much higher, and he’s not too bad either. There were a few people I forgot about in the Top 12. David Hernandez, Amanda Ugly, and Ramielle. Could have done without ever seeing them again. David Hernandez reminds me of these dudes:

Want to make sure I touch on everyone here. George Michael, George Michael Bluth and Boy George. I always get them confused.

Brooke is really just a terrible dancer. She gives Elaine a run for her money.

Chikeze is still the man. Definitely didn’t have the stuff to go the distance, and I’m not sure he would have made it this far in any other season, but I like him, and Elyssa likes him, so that’s all that really matters. Kristy Lee Cook. What can be said? She’s hot, not a great singer, and clearly got by on her middle America / hot chick thing. However! Compare her to Carrie Underwood, and really there isn’t any comparison. Carrie is also the hot, middle America girl, except she’s really hot, can really sing, and wears coats as shirts. Amen to that.

Syesha was pretty good. I still think she’s more of a middle of the pack girl. She did bring her stuff at the end, but I would have swapped Carly for her. I think that would have been a better fit. But, I’ve shared what doomed Carly in an earlier post. And finally Jason Castro. Dude. I’d probably try to illegally download his album. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to buy it, but if it happened to come across my desktop, well, who am I to turn it down.

Finally, on to David 1 and David 2. While watching the show tonight, prior to being told who won, I was thinking that David Cook CLEARLY was the better of the two. Every time they sang, Cook was just that much better. David A is good, real good, but I think he’ll be a bigger hit with the teenie bopper girls and the Josh Groban crowd. Who know who you are (stegold)! Well, 12 million more people voted for David Cook than David A. Suck it David A’s dad. It annoyed me that he wore a hat every night. You know you’re going to be on TV in front of 50 million people. Lose the hat.

With that I leave you with the results and a pool recap.

Pool Top 10:
1. Koretz, Elyssa
2. Whitney, Jeff
3. Gelles, Jess
4. Gelles, Gelles
5. Whitney, Merrie
6. Lewitt, Mike
7. Greenstein, Barry
8. Koretz, Ellen
9. Kaufman, Lesley
10. Gold, Ste

Pool Bottom 10:

36. Bornstein, Ruth
37. Reiff, Emily
38. Hulbert, Katie
39. Grosser, Jeff
40. Canlas, Joel
40. Schneider, Marcia
42. Sandler, Elaine
43. Green, Lynn
44. Schneider, Amy
45. Gold, Judy

As an interesting side note, 40% of the Bottom 10 are my blood relatives. 0% of the Top 10. That’s some good genetics. Also, nice job by Amy putting David Cook in 12th place. That worked out.

Thanks to everyone for participating in the pool this year. I had a lot of fun writing the blog. Stay tuned for the 2009 American Idol pool. Tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers, cell mates, whomever!

And I almost forgot! Congratulations to Elyssa and Jeff Whitney! Well done. Jeff, I’ll have your winnings ready for you. Elyssa, I already spent yours. Sorry.


May 22, 2008