Iâ€™m finally starting to believe my wife.Â Sheâ€™s been calling me an idiot for years, and after last night, her diagnosis is confirmed.Â I am an idiot!Â Iâ€™m certainly not sane by Einsteinâ€™s definition:Â continuing to do the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.Â Iâ€™m idiotically insane because I keep expecting America to vote rationally on American Idol.Â Think about it.Â Casey James is in the Bottom 3 for two weeks in a row, and he doesnâ€™t even make the Bottom 2 last night; Michael Lynche, Sinatra Weekâ€™s best performer, does; along with Aaron Kelly, who had one of the better performances Tuesday night.Â Ultimately, little Ed Norton, Jr., got the heave-ho.Â
Cathy, our wonderful receptionist, encapsulated the entire show this morning.Â She said, â€śThey paid Lady Gaga $250,000 for that?!â€ťÂ Yep, and for a lame remake of â€śLa Isla Bonitaâ€ť at that.Â
American Idol is officially off the rails now.Â Tuesday nightâ€™s audience of 17 million was the lowest since 2002.Â I, for one, am not inspired by any of the remaining contestants.Â But, as the intrepid blogger that I am, Iâ€™ll continue to slog through to the bitter end.Â Donâ€™t you know that Simon is just itching to be out of there?Â And it looks like just in time, too.
How I Rank Them (Idiot That I Am)
Lee DeWyze--Only because heâ€™s the judges' pet.
Crystal Bowersox--By all rights should be the winner.
Casey James--Only because heâ€™s so cuteâ€”whatever.
Michael Lynche--Still the most talented of the bunch.