In what surely was Pia Toscano‘s luckiest day, last Thursday the stunning songbird got booted off American Idol to a shocked studio audience and a sobbing Jennifer Lopez. But sob not, because Jimmy Iovine signed her for a record deal as soon as the show ended. Here’s the weird bit, on Wednesday night, I had a feeling that Pia was going to get booted off and through all 10 seasons of Idol, I have never called to vote for anyone. Not even Fantasia Barrino. But I was compelled to call that 866 Pia number like a dozen times. When I found out that she was booted off, as I was out and not home to watch, I just knew that this was the best thing that could happen to her, like a good case of Jennifer Hudson Syndrome. I wonder if Simon Cowell somehow has a finger in this because without Pia, the show is far less compelling. Maybe Simon and Christina Aguilera teamed up to kibosh Idol.
Look, you can cast Brad and Angelina as judges on American Idol but let’s face it, the American public is clueless. And mediocrity rules. I mean, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard, David Cook, Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze? Please. I had to look up all of their names because they are so unmemorable. I was thinking, “the gray-haired thing, the velvet, fat slob, the cute Christian twinkie, what’s-his-name and the guy with the receding hairline”. Proof that the prized slot of being the actual American Idol is not all that and a bag of chips. Well, maybe just a bag of chips. The remaining kids this season are just that, a bunch of sweet kids, whereas Pia has gravitas. Scotty McCreery and Laura Alaina are my next favorites to win because the country thing is what’s best for the American Idol formula as Carrie Underwood is the most successful of all the winners. P.S. That bearded blubbering grizzly Casey Abrams is so annoying that I can’t even. I am thrilled that the judges used their one save on him. They can have him and the weird faces that he makes. And any money bet he will not get a record deal.