EDITOR’S “EDITOR’S NOTE”: For last night’s elimination on American Idol Season 7, America “pulled a Michael Johns” by ousting one of the most talented contestants left: Carly Smithson. See what Coworker Chad and I think about this latest turn of shocking events in our instant-message wrap-up from earlier this morning.
Chad says: Hey. You okay this morning? I know you must be grief stricken after last night. Your second favorite, gone just like that.
Laura Mac says: Well. Actually I feel more like I've seen a ghost. "The Ghost of Michael Johns Past." UN-SCARY-BELIEVABLE. What happened??????
Chad says: No idea. I figured Carly Smithson wouldn't make it to the top four, but I was surprised to see her go last night. She had a really good performance.
Chad says: I'm still in shock that the two worst performances of the night - Jason and Brooke weren't either of the bottom two.
Laura Mac says: They must have a REALLY tight fan base that will keep voting 'til there's no one left.
Laura Mac says: Jason looked dazed and confused. And Brooke knew she'd been granted a miracle.
Laura Mac says: I just can't figure out America's voting pattern. Makes no sense.
Chad says: Brooke looked like she was going to have a heart attack.
Chad says: This makes me worried for David Cook.
Laura Mac says: Yes. Because now it appears that popularity REALLY is trumping talent. More so than I thought. So David's goose may be ... well ... cooked.
Laura Mac says: Especially next week, since Neil Diamond will be in the house. I don't get that choice of mentor AT ALL.
Chad says: Man, I love Neil Diamond. He is the man! I mean, he's no Dolly Parton, but he's awesome.
Laura Mac says: Okay, I'm just going to pretend you didn't say that.
Laura Mac says: So ... next week. Who will fare the best under the tutelage of The Diamond?
Chad says: David Archuleta, definitely. I predict he sings a slow ballad with a very touching message with his eyes closed.
Laura Mac says: Hmmm … "Heartlight," perhaps? Eat your heart out E.T.!
Chad says: Actually, I expect a great performance from Cook again. Neil Diamond has some very catchy, recognizable tunes that I can see being great rock songs with a different arrangement. I also think it will be a good week for Brooke. A lot of sort of folksy songs to choose from.
Laura Mac says: I think Cook will select "America." He can rock it out.
Laura Mac says: And maybe Brooke will pick "Sweet Caroline."
Chad says: That would be awesome.
Chad says: Those would be two very good song choices.
Chad says: I'm a closet Neil Diamond fan, so I admit I'm more excited about next week than most.
Laura Mac says: Okay, well ... your secret is safe with me. Ahem.
Laura Mac says: Any final thots on Carly’s surprise exodus last night?
Chad says: I wasn't a big fan, but I was a little sad to see her go. She was a colorful contestant with a big voice. I also thought she deserved to stay for a couple more weeks.
Laura Mac says: Yes, I think so, too. From now on, I think it's anyone's guess on who will go out each week.
Laura Mac says: And I suppose that's what's keeping us all hooked.
Chad says: I'm hooked on Cook, and I will start voting to make sure he makes it to the end.
Laura Mac says: Me too.
Chad says: All true Christians should do the same. Just kidding.
Laura Mac says: Gosh. There's so much o' the snarky I could say. But I shan't and shall stay the meek and mild little lassie that I am.
Laura Mac says: Until next week, bro ...
Chad says: Later.
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