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Oh, goody. Now his soul won't be eaten by the American Idol enterprise.

Posted by Vivian | May 23, 2007 10:00 PM

Is this show not fabulous, ya know?

Posted by Lord Nigel Featherston | May 23, 2007 10:08 PM

Finally! Now maybe people will stop with all the kvetching and get back to more important matters.

Surely, there's one last shred of post-mortem Anna Nichole gossip that has yet to be beaten into the ground around here, no?

Posted by COMTE | May 23, 2007 10:16 PM

He's okay. He's probably better off, as #1 says. But I agree with this article:

Posted by phil | May 23, 2007 10:17 PM

@3, are you saying that all you eat/drink/sleep 24/7 is substantial news? I watch way more than my share, and manage to stay pretty much up to the minute. More than most. Still, I have time for a little entertainment.

Posted by walter cronkite | May 23, 2007 10:42 PM

I don't actually watch AI and I have never heard Blake Lewis actually sing, the only reason I was rooting for him was purely hormones.

Oh well, maybe his failure will result in him having to do gay porn for a living. That way everybody wins!

Posted by Brandon H | May 23, 2007 10:46 PM

whew! now blake and i can continue our secret butt-sexxing without all the pressure and drawbacks of that opressive AI contract. our love begins today! come home baby, adrian is a-waitin!

yag. i am so totally kidding.

Posted by adrian! | May 23, 2007 10:49 PM

So, does this mean Blake moves to Virginia, or Chris moves to Washington state?

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | May 23, 2007 10:59 PM

What happened was the most gloriously insane and horrifying Beatles medley in the history of ever. Ruben Studdard singing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was comic genius. I was stunned.

Posted by Tone | May 23, 2007 11:03 PM

Philippi Sparks has to be the greatest male name I've ever heard. Just learning that name exists makes clicking on that article worthwhile.

Posted by Abby | May 24, 2007 12:38 AM

Jordin did fantastic performances in the show. She really deserved to win. Blake pulled me in to watching the show because he was adventurous in his music choices. Go, Jordin! But, really, Go, Blake!!

Posted by lawrence clark | May 24, 2007 2:09 AM

At least she called out her mom and dad instead of God, which most every single other idiot has done on that show.

Posted by The CHZA | May 24, 2007 3:48 AM

The best part of the article was the opportunity to vote in their bullshit little poll - along with 40% of the total voters - in the "I don't care" category.

Posted by ChillyMama | May 24, 2007 7:07 AM

Jordin did fantastic performances in the show. She really deserved to win. Blake pulled me in to watching the show because he was adventurous in his music choices. Go, Jordin! But, really, Go, Blake!!

Posted by Sam | May 24, 2007 7:50 AM

A) What in GOD'S NAME was up with Bette Midler? Haley "Hey Here's My Crotch!" Scarnato could have sung that song better last night, and without all the spastic arm-flailing. Did the Divine Ms M get hopped up on goofballs before coming out??

B) My TiVO can kiss my ass for being too stupid not to catch the actual finale, since the show ran long and after sitting through two hours of tribute songs and Bush Baby & Retard Boy awards, I missed the Big Ending. Thanks TiVO!

C) Blake and Doug E. Fresh beatboxing together was a treat.

D) Haley "This Is My Crotch, Please Buy It A Beer" Scarnato needs to skulk off and pose for Playboy now.

But I agree with the consensus that #2 is the place to be if you want to command your own singing destiny. Blake will do fine.

Posted by Wender J. Crinklebank | May 24, 2007 7:57 AM

They totally took a dump on The Beatles last night. No Beatles song should be allowed on AI. That's just blasphemy.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 24, 2007 8:00 AM

Did you know that TV is bad for you?

Posted by maxsolomon | May 24, 2007 9:02 AM

Ugh! The show was annoying last night (more than usual). But I'm glad Blake came in second. Sure, he's tied to an AI contract for a year, BUT he'll get to make his style of music. He's going to be working on an electro-pop album after that lame-ass tour they have to do. Jordin will be stuck with them for a while. Not that she has any personality of her own, so she actually NEEDS them to back her and help her write shit.

Team Blake!

I'm curious to know how long they have a hold on them. Kelly's been with Clive since the show. I know her most recent albums had a lot of trouble getting off the ground because they didn't like where she was going with it. But surely she's had some better offers by now? I just wonder if she's still in her original contract or if she's resigned with him.

Time to Google...

Posted by Faux Show | May 24, 2007 9:32 AM


As a member of the industry, you know how much I respect you as the elder statesman of TV journalism, but if AI is your idea of "entertainment", then all I can say is, take the black capsule now, buddy.

Posted by COMTE | May 24, 2007 9:59 AM

After they got rid of Sanjaya, I have been boycotting AI.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 24, 2007 10:04 AM

What happened was some of the worst TV I have ever seen. Talk about Shlock!

Posted by -B- | May 24, 2007 10:28 AM

Does that mean the front page of the PI will go back to their normal "news" about lost puppies and kids' art projects, instead of devoting the whole above-the-fold to a karaoke contest EVERY FUCKING DAY?

I mean, it's not like I'm going to subscribe to the Times - I have a personal beef with their ownership - but the PI has been turning into the Star or the Enquirer or something lately. It's embarrassing.

Posted by Geni | May 24, 2007 3:57 PM

For those saying Blake is better off not winning... it is my understanding that ALL of the featured contestants are subject to the same intense management and control as the winner. It just happens to be that the winner gets more of a commitment from the prod company.

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