Didi Benami Ousted on American Idol

| March 31, 2010 at 9:43 PM EDT

Top 10 contestant Didi Benami was eliminated from American Idol 2010 tonight.  What an absolute shame seeing as she was in the bottom two with Tim Urban aka Sanjaya.  Urban has to be the worst finalist in AI history and for a guy who didn’t even make the original Top 24 I’d say he has to be pretty pleased with himself. 

I personally liked Didi pretty well.  Her voice sort of reminded me of Nora Jones and I think if she had made better song choices she probably would have faired much better.  Still she has to be feeling pretty bad leaving before Urban who barely even stays in tune.  I’ve lost all confidence in the show this season and worry that once Simon Cowell leaves we will see the end of what used to be the most popular television show in the country. 

Did you think Didi was the right choice to go home tonight?  Tell me why or why not.

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DWTS 2010 First Elimination

| March 31, 2010 at 9:05 AM EDT

I was pretty shocked to see Pamela Anderson and Shannen Doherty in the bottom two last night on Dancing With The Stars.  I personally didn’t think either one of these ladies deserved to be there because they were absolutely NOT the worst of the dancers. 

Doherty was ultimately sent home while Anderson lived to dance another week.  I thought the soap star Aiden was way worse than these women and of course Buzz Aldrin was just horrible but he has the American hero thing going for him and is probably seen as inspiration to many people in the voting community.

Doherty’s partner, Mark Ballas, sustained a knee injury Monday and was going to have to leave the competition for 6 weeks so his father would have become Shannen’s partner so she said she was fine with going home because she didn’t want to dance without Mark.

Who did you think really deserved to go home last night?


Big Changes on SYTYCD Season 7

| March 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM EDT

Update: Mia Michaels will return this season and Mary Murphy will not be a permanent judge but will choreograph as well.  Also the judges will actually have more power than I originally thought because they will eliminate all the way until the last two or three and the viewers will choose the winner.

The hit summer dancing competition So You Think You Can Dance will have big changes this summer when it airs. 

First there will be no top 20 and only 1 finalist will be voted off each week instead of the usual 1 boy and 1 girl.  They will change partners each week instead of staying with the same one throughout the majority of the competition. 

The biggest change for SYTYCD is that there will only be a top 10. Of the final 10, who will be half guys and half girls, “one finalist will go home weekly,” Fox announced today. They will be paired with “former SYTYCD finalists who are skilled in various styles of dance, including ballroom, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary,” and those partners will change weekly. 

Nigel Lythgoe wrote on Twitter that “only the competitors will be judged not the All Stars.”  With this new system in place it seems the judges will give up most of its semi final round control to the viewers.  I personally liked the fact that the judges controlled the first part of the show because it ensured the really talented dancers stuck around for a while.

What do you think about these new changes?

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The Celebrity Apprentice: Darryl Strawberry Quits

| March 29, 2010 at 10:09 AM EDT

I can’t stand to see anyone quit.  It really pisses me off and I believe they end up regretting it the rest of their lives.  Not that Darryl Strawberry will regret it because I really think he just didn’t give a crap about being on The Celebrity Apprentice this season.  What a shame for his charity who missed out on the opportunity to make some money because Darryl knew a lot of people in NY.

Once again Cyndi doesn’t disappoint us with her air headed statements and long drawn out stories and Rod Blagojevich keeps up with the campaign trail shaking hands and declaring his innocence on the streets of NY.  One question:  How do you become the Govenor of Illinois and not know how to type or use the computer?  I couldn’t believe that shit!  This is the age of technology and you can’t even type on a computer?  That is freaking ridiculous in my opinion. 

Michael Johnson is the project manager for the men and pretty much disses Bret Michaels as not knowing what the hell he is talking about.  Bret does make valid points and had Johnson stopped being bull headed for a moment they might have won the competition but the women stepped up once again with Summer Sanders as PM and became the victor.

Personally, I didn’t care for Sanders.  I thought she totally disrespected Cyndi with her attitude and not utilizing her for her obvious talents.  She called her out for no reason in the boardroom but after they won she had to eat crow and apologize.

Michael Johnson got lucky when Strawberry quit because it saved him from getting fired.  Strawberry tried to save face at the end by saying he was doing it to keep Michael in the game but it was obvious he didn’t want to be there and just wanted to go home. 

It’s a shame because Strawberry was playing for Autism research as is Holly Robison Peete who was quite unhappy when he quit.  What did yall think when Darryl asked to be fired?


Amazing Race: The Seychelles Islands

| March 29, 2010 at 9:53 AM EDT

The beautiful Seychelles Islands is the location for this leg of The Amazing Race.  The teams faced detours with Turtles or Ox and swam to the ocean floor to receive a map in a bottle before reaching their pit stop. 
Brent and Caite almost quit the race when they leave a coconut behind and have to drive their ox back a mile and a half to retrieve it.  These two whine a good bit of the time and really grate my nerves.  I pretty much pull against them every episode.  They do let the detectives follow them to the pit stop at the end so I give them a point for that.  
The Father/Daughter duo leave their backpacks at the detour and decide not to go back and get them.  They have their passports with them so they are not really concerned to retrieve their clothes and other necessities they may need.  Should be interesting to see if they are able to buy some clothes to continue in the race because the father doesn’t even have a shirt.  They come in first on this leg.  
The cowboys would have come in fifth but they managed to leave their bottle on the boat and Phil sends them back to pick it up.  This puts them in last place but lucky for them it is a non elimination leg.  
Will the cowboys manage to complete the task only they have to do next week in order to remain in the competition?


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