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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wow, had all these great "weird news stories" to comment on today and then American Idol goes and turns the earth on it's axis...well not AI, but the fans of the show.

Last evening Chris Daughtry was eliminated! The "chosen one", the person who has been pimped by Simon since they got to Hollywood...the biggest shock ever on AI. There are those who will say Constantine being eliminated was a shocker, but to me he was never really that important.

Now this morning there are reports that tonight on EXTRA, there will be a huge announcement that some band will offer the lead singer spot to Chris. Rumors are it Van Halen? Is it Fuel? Well, let's start by saying that unless the producers of AI release Chris from his contract (very very unlikely IMHO), he can not sign any contracts until December...and that is a long time.
If it is Van Halen, say NO Chris...why saddle yourself in a band on the way down. Fuel? Well a better choice for sure, but if someone wants you so quickly, think of the other offers out there.

The entire show last evening took place in the twilight zone...starting with Rebecca Rojmain being pimped for XMen III.. and then her asking Mr. Hicks to sing "Jailhouse Rock" and the producers letting him. The performance was looser then the night before but I truly think it was not a set-up and Taylor was clueless it was going to happen. Of course, by them taking those 2 minutes there, Chris did not get his sing-off at the end...

How did Katharine end up staying? My theory goes like this point in the contest there are millions of viewers who do not have a favorite. These people watch each week and vote for the singer they like best that week. See, I was one of those people up until this year when Mr. Hicks caught my soul. Most of these millions also listen to the words of Simon. This week, though he was not complimentary to Katharine (for good reason), he really was very unimpressed with Chris - calling both of his songs "OK" - and the undecideds are probably less rockers then they are pop fans. Add to this that Katharine is the last female and all the young prepubescent and teen boys are oogling her body and voting based on that ("What do you mean she is singing. I can't hear anything, but look at her eyes")...she is getting that vote.

My desire is to see a Taylor/Elliott final and has been for a while. They are roomies in LA, good friends and the E-Train, Elliott's fanbase, is very cool and kind.

Next week is the final 3 singing 3...the judges pick a song for each to sing, the contestants each get to chose a song and then Clive Davis chooses a song. Mr. Davis is very astute and, in the past, has selected excellent songs for the contestants to sing.

My fingers and toes are crossed that Mr. Hicks decides his choice is "Try A Little Tenderness " (the song the producers yanked from him at the last moment during Love Songs week) and that Mr. Davis or the judges select "Georgia", which is a song Mr. Hicks has sung for years with his band and ... is absolutely fantastic singing.

Wow..two AI blogs in a week... well, I have many many "weird-news-stories" to share next week...tomorrow's blog will be a special one...hope to speak with you then.

Has Barry Bonds retired yet? No? Too bad. AVG. .250 HR 5 RBI 12 SB 0
Babe...even when he passes you, you are more about baseball then he ever will be. Hank, he will never catch you...never.

Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.

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3 Of Your Sparks

  1. Angell Says:
  2. Well said. Can't add anything to that except GO TAYLOR.

    Looking forward to tomorrow's blog...back to the war zone.

  3. robsg1rl Says:
  4. ah, thanx, Bond. there's my fix. I truly enjoy reading these blogs of yours. Look forward to them every day. I think "shocked" is the word of the day for me.

  5. JOYCE Says:
  6. wow - i agree completely, from the beginning i thought it was an elliott, taylor finish. who knows though after last nite we can expect any number of surprises. you and i are on the same page vince.


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