I completely forgot to start a post when the show started.
Well, first off, I thought I would take the trash out early… about 15 minutes
til the show started. BAD idea… I didn’t get back until 3 minutes into the show…
When I turned on my tv, Ryan was talking about how tonight’s
vote will be a shocker. Then we went over to the Disney Theater. Ellen
Degeneros was there and she talked about how the vote cant be that shocking “Am
I going? Just tell me now! Oh come on! I cant wait” she says. Then she
introduced Earth Wind and Fire which sang a montage of songs.
Next (all before a commercial break) Randy did a segment in New Orleans about
Hurricane Katrina. Then we went into a Quincy Jones song written for the top 6.
After the break, we went to Ben Stiller. He said he would
sing a song until we raised $500,000,000,000 (billion). He sings worse than
most of the contestants who try out. Didn’t he read my audition tips???
After he was on screen, we saw more footage of Ryan’s and
Simon’s trip to Africa. Was a tear jerker… It
makes me want to give everything to them over there. They have nothing. They
live in one room houses.
Tomorrow, on iTunes you can download all performances from
Disney and the ones that will be in the main studio. Plus the studio recordings
of the iDols (hahaha) songs from yesterday.
When we returned from the break, Ryan started to tell people
are safe. Ryan says random order. Melinda is safe. Then Paula talked about her
trip around the corner at the Boys and Girls Club. Another tear moment.
After that, we went back to Ellen who introduced Il Divo. Thought
he had a great performance.
We returned from another break and Jack Black got to go on
stage! He sang a song and was judged by Randy, Paula and Simon. Simon said the
best complement EVER “I thought it was better than Sanjaya ever was!”
Next, Ryan went back to the Idols. Blake is safe. Then, back
to Africa with Carrie Underwood. Just an
awesome version of “Stand by You”. Once again… another tear jerking moment.
When we returned, we went down to the Disney Concert Hall. She
talked about how she had breakfast with Sanjaya and he told her two things: 1)
Condition every other day and 2) donate. Then she introduced Rascal Flats.
Paula did another bit about some families in the south. Its very sad stuff we
are dealing with.
We got to see the next and the longest Ford Music Video
which was one of the funniest and best ones ever. Then we went back to Africa. At the end of the segment… lets just say its very
hard to write right now. Once we returned, we went to Ellen who looked like she’s
been crying since it started. If that wasn’t bad enough, Josh Groban sang You
Raise Me Up. We need a break… Can I call a commercial break right here? Thank
What a night. I’m a wreck! I knew it was real but wow. We
got to see a video sponsored by Exxon Mobil (probably why gas is so high right
now…) Then back to Disney to see Kelly Clarkson perform. If you donate $10, you
could save 20 children. Lets just say that I saved a lot of kid’s lives today.
Thanks Idol for cheering me up. I really needed those funny
clips there. Back to the results. LaKisha is safe. That leaves Blake and
Jordin. I personally don’t think anyone is going home tonight.
Another clip with Randy showing us kits that we could buy
with a $25 pledge. Celine Dion was up next with an amazing job getting an old
clip of Elvis and putting this whole thing together. That had to take MONTHS to
get that right. Great thing is, I already own it. I’m still trying to buy I’ll
Stand by you that Carrie Underwood just sang but its hard to get thru.
After the break, we learned that we were at about $30
MILLION. That’s 15 for the US
and 15 for Africa. Ryan wanted to ask Simon
how much he donated but Simon refused to say. So we went back to Ellen and I didn’t
catch who was singing. Annie Lennox? Something like that.
We returned from the break, Chris and Jordin were both left
to see who gets eliminated. Chris is safe as well as Jordin. I knew I was
right. No one goes home tonight. However, next week, they will send home the
bottom two. This weeks votes and next weeks votes will be added together to
send home 2 people. Tonights show was really American Idol History.
The producers of American Idol decided to leave the lines
open an extended amount of time so we will not have a total for tonight’s
donations. We will find that out next week.
To leave you with some Idol Trivia that you didn’t know,
Sanjaya is (gulp) 10 days older than I am.
Have a good night everyone and you can finally dry off your
eyes and go to bed.