Thursday, March 13, 2008

David Out on American Idol: The Whole World Knows I Stripped at a Gay Bar and I Don't Even Get to Tour

It's not exactly a surprise of Jennifer Hudson proportions, or even, really, Rickey Smith, but the elimination of David Hernandez on tonight's episode of American Idol hurt just a bit.

True, his performance of "I Saw Her Standing There" was almostly painfully cheesy, and, as Simon said, "desperate," but he was far from the worst singer in the competition. And more than that, he had potential, something I'm not sure Kristy Lee or even, possibly, Ramiele, have. (Frankly, I would have been happier to see either the second lowest vote-getter Kristy Lee, or the third, Syesha.) David certainly wasn't going to win the competition, but he had a killer voice and would have been pretty entertaining over the next few weeks.

Alas, we won't have this gay stripper to kick around anymore. You gotta feel for the guy -- in the last two weeks everyone he has ever known now knows he took his clothes off for roomfuls of men, and now he doesn't even get to go on the American Idol tour. That's the bitch of fame, kid!

As for the rest of the show, there were annoying plugs for Horton Hears a Who (the product placement on this show can at times be absolutely shameless); we saw a painful, painful group sing; were treated to replays of Simon and Ryan's attention-getting squabbles; listened to torturous call-in questions -- "Which judge would you be?" Really?); and saw a montage of the contestants saying every cliche ever uttered on the Idol stage -- "My whole life has changed," "I can't believe how lucky I am," blah blah BLAH!)

Luckily Katharine McPhee came back to grace us with her beautious-ness and gorgeous voice. The dress was ill-fitting, but who cares -- she sounded fierce! I'm looking forward to David Foster produced Katharine McPhee/Adult Contemporary star! (In the meantime, can she please come and play Elphaba on Broadway??)

Yep, Top 12 elimination shows are back, and I'm already a little sad about a result. Oh Idol, what you do to me!


rosalind said...

Finally, someone speaks who is not a Kat basher. She looked amazing, sounded good and shined like a star. She has more stage presence than 10 of the reamining idols combined. (I exclude David A because the boy's got presence,

I do think it's only fair that if we have to suffer another beatles week (vastly overpraised songbook),
then Simon shoulod be treated to another Kristy Lee country version.

Anonymous said...

I can NOT believe I had to hear Kristy Lee Cook again!! I couldn't get to mute fast enough! OMG, that was so bad, She thinking it was good, well that's scary!
I hope she is next to leave.

Anonymous said...

i am very very upset
David Hernandez was GOOOOOOOOD
better than the 2 girls standing
next to him no elimination day

tmpirr said...

"Vastly overpraised songbook'! Are you kidding!!???

Anonymous said...

Did the fact that David is gay hurt him? I think so . . . after all, many Idol voters are young girls & women and this might turn them off. Based on the quality of his singing, I think he should have survived at least another week. But we all know this is as much a popularity contest as a talent contest!

muaythaibabe said...

I thought that the Top 12 toured, that's why it's so important to make the Top 12. David should have nothing to worry about.

muaythaibabe said...

My bad--after I looked it up, I guess only the top 10 tour. I think David was OK, but, unfornuately, the American public can be fickle, especially the AI voting public. Look what happened to Chris Daughtry & many others.
Also, when you put yourself in th epublic eye, you have to make sure you have no skeletons in your closet, 'cause someone will find them & get paid to blow you out of the water.