Oh. My. GOD!!!!

April 10, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 16 comments

I am speechless, dumbfounded and in compete and utter shock.

I cannot believe America voted for Syesha and Carly over Michael!

OMG! What the hell? I am so pissed right now. Freakin’ Kristy Lee over Michael?
Syesha over Michael? My, god!

I can’t type I’m so pissed.



  1. Jaci Burton

    Shocked the heck outta me too. So didn’t think he was going to go. I didn’t think he’d win, but didn’t expect him to even be in the bottom 3. I thought it would be all girls. Then again, nothing on AI surprises me anymore after the Daughtry season.

    Oh, and I forgot to wish you Happy Anniversary the other day! Hope it was a great one. 🙂

  2. J. Carson Black

    Karin, I loved what you said over at Murder She Writes. I’m shocked, too. It’s ridiculous. BUT, and this is what you said over at MSW, it’s what he does with it from now on that’s important. Winning Idol is great, but it won’t, in itself, make anyone a star.

    The silliest line with the most truth to it is, “That’s showbiz”. Because that says it all. Artists, writers, singers, actors, in fact most people get knocked down. But adversity, if you’re willing to accept its lessons, almost always makes you better. Adversity can be a series of signposts leading you to where you always wanted to be. Or sometimes it will take you farther than you ever dreamed of going, or in a new direction.

    Adversity makes you focus, work harder, work smarter, and question some of your deepest held convictions about yourself and your work.

    It’s absolutely necessary, and I have a feeling Michael will not just get past this, but use it. I hope so.

  3. Lynn Raye Harris

    Yeah, it was surprising. I think the audience was stunned too. I had a feeling Kristi would survive the night, but I really expected either Carly or Syesha to go. Carly can sing her butt off, but she’s not connecting with America on some level and I thought that might hurt her.

    Totally shocked to see Michael go. And irritated as CRAP at those friggin teens who scream for David A all the time. Get over it!

  4. J. Carson Black

    I’m not really watching it – only off and on – but I can’t stand the kid with the braids. Ugh.

  5. Karin

    Will be back in a bit to comment. I have to run out for awhile.

  6. LaDonna

    What a shock is right! I thought it’d be the girls too, and hope Michael keeps keepin’ on! He’s a talent, and deserved much from from AI. Kinda reminds of the year they had that one guy on longer than bearable, all because of America’s votes. What was his name, Karin? We were painfully watching his performances. The long-haired young kid… Oh, Shanjaya someting.

  7. Poppy

    I was surprised, but I thought he hadn’t really had a fabulous performance since the early days, so even though he’s a better performer than many of the others, I think he got caught in the opt-in nature of the voting. There was no burning need to vote FOR him, even though no one would have ever voted AGAINST him. Also, I read over and over again that he was too old/old-sounding to appeal to the infinite-redial demographic and that the over-30 viewership is way, way down this season.

    Me, I might just bother voting for Kristy next week. Probably not, bc I’d need to find the phone, but maybe. 🙂

  8. Cele

    Not to say I told you so, but I think I pretty much called this one. But I still think Syesha should have gone over him.

    Why did I call it? Because he quit listening to the criticism, he quit taking to heart the reason he was there. Did he deserve to go? No, but he began justifing himself and arguing with the judges. In the past that has always seen like a death knell. I see the same thing happening to Carly and to Jason. But these are just my thoughts.

  9. Virna

    I think Poppy had some really great points, but bottom line I agree it was unfair for him to be booted when others should have clearly gone first. OMG, though, he’s too old at late 20s? Yikes!

  10. Poppy

    Well, too old if you’re 16!

  11. Edie

    I was shocked too, but he can still gon on to have a great career — if he picks the right songs. He has all the opportunities now, and he has the talent. I hope he makes the most of it.

  12. Karin

    So I spent the day with my inlaws while they bought a new car. And of course I found one too! But I’m not buying nuttin’ until I have to. I still haven’t replaced my car that was totaled last fall. And since I work from home and hubby does too, it’s well, not practical. But I found the car I will buy. In the fall. Maybe.

    Okay so, I’m still in shock about Michael, but getting over it.

    Thanks for the happy A wishes, Jaci.

    Jake, thanks, and what I’m loving more about that post at MSW is how everyone is haring. Very humbling.

    Lynn those screaming teens are wearing on my last nerve too.

    His name, LaD is (gritting teeth) Sanjaya.

    Jake! That kid with the dreads is my boy! He reminds me of Goofey. 😉

    I know, Cele, next time I’ll heed your sage words.

    Poppy, I think Michael got voted off because people assumed he would get to stay and then voted for others to keep them.

    Virna, sad that late twenties is old it that biz. at least for someone breaking into it. Thank god it’s not like that in the publishing biz.

    Edie, I think he will make the most of it. He’s had a taste of the big time now. He’ll want more.

  13. Carol Burge

    I know I’m chiming in late, but I just had to post. 🙂 I think it shocked the heck out of everyone. Did you see the judges faces? The audience? OMG, I almost fell off my couch! Crazy! I still can’t believe it! I think even Michael was in shock. I will never get over this one.

  14. Laurie

    I must be the only person not unhappy about Michael leaving. He’s never been my fave. I have to admit though, that of the three that were in the bottom, I thought he would be the last to go. I wasn’t crazy about Dave Cook’s song choice this week, but he is one of my favorites. My other favorites are Brooke and Jason – I love the natural pureness of their voices, although I think Brooke needs to shake things up a bit with a different flavored song. I love that version of “Over the Rainbow” – he did a great job with it.

    Happy belated anniversary, Karin!

  15. Karin

    Carol, I’m still pouting!

    Laura, I think what I liked most about Michael was that he was a man. Not a metro male or a goof ball or a guy who painted his nails black, but just a real man amongst boys and odd balls. I’ll miss that.

    And thanks for the happy anniversary wishes. 🙂

  16. Carol Burnside

    I’m chiming in late, too, but still with you on the pouting! So unfair. Hope he gets a contract so I can buy the CD. 🙂

    I like Jason Castro, too, despite the dreads. We all know what it means to have a strong voice in writing. Well, where singing is concerned, being distinctive can be just as important. I think he connects with the audience, chooses (mostly) the right songs for his voice, and will get a contract. I’d buy his CD too, and David Cook’s.

    Brooke I’m tired of.
    Syesha is just meh.
    Carly? Doesn’t inspire me, though I think she has a good voice.
    Christy? Simon had it right to begin with. Forgettable.

    I can’t see me buying any of their CD’s, nor David A. His would probably be a collection of inspirational anthems and ballads, all sung the same. Ugh.

    Oh, and belated anniversary wishes for another wonderful year to come. Mine (28th) is this week. 🙂

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