Many of the American Idol contestants, both current and former, are popping up on Twitter. Unfortunately, I can't guarantee that these are all real. In fact, I can guarantee that some are fakes, as some have multiple accounts claiming to be that person. For now, I'm listing the multiples until I can determine the authoritative account.
With more than 88 million votes cast, and less than one million votes separating first and second place, the smart money remains on Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey to make the finals of the eighth season of American Idol. But is one of AI's surprise results shows in store for us tonight? The Ford Music video was Matthew Wilder's "Break My Stride", with graphics reminiscent of A-Ha's "Take On Me". Visually interesting, but musically boring. Wait? No group song? It's going to be a better night than I expected.
My biggest worry I had heading into tonight's results show is that the one suggestion we made that turned out to be accurate (Anoop) might be the person going home. That would be twice that had happened. To start the show, Ryan Seacrest announced that For Rida and Kellie Picker will perform. Who came up with that combo? They continued the "Songs From the Year You Were Born" theme, with a song from the year Simon Cowell was born, "Venus" by Frankie Avalon. It started with a video, and then Frankie himself walked out on the stage. Nice surprise. Frankie looks and sounds just the same.
There was a great deal at stake tonight, as everyone who is safe tonight is going on the summer tour, and thus knows that he or she at least gets some money from all the abuse they receive from Simon Cowell (and for having to try and figure out what the hell Paula Abdul is talking about every week). And to open the show, Ryan Seacrest tells us that there were thirty-one million votes, and that the results may shock us.