Top 36!! 2.11.09

Top 36 Chosen – 2/11/09

Well, our partner in crime, Lil’ Dawg has only one thing to say after last night’s show


Geez, what a one track mind! Rolleyes

Tight Black T

Well, we finally have the Top 36. For the most part, there were no surprises. I say for the most part, because there were actually three big surprises for me – Tatiana Del Toro, Nick Mitchell, and Nathaniel Marshall. If any of these people get to stay and a talented contestant is sent home I will not be a happy camper. Badmood

They shook things up a little this year with the contestants going to a mansion to hear their fate. No creepy elevator cam anymore, just a long hallway and then the judges sitting like the royal court. Another addition this year was the sing-off. If there were two contestants the judges were on the fence about, they each had to sing an additional song. Some of the match-ups, like Cody Sheldon and Alex Trugman who had become friends – were purely made-for-TV drama. Of the four match-ups that we saw, I disagreed with the choice on three of them. However, the last one, Breitzke vs. Sarver was a draw, with both men making it into the top 36. Simon said neither one could win. Well Simon, you just ensured that by putting in two guys who will be pulling from the same pool. Jamar Rogers, best friend of Danny Gokey, did not make it to the top 36. I hope Danny can handle not having his security blanket around.

There was an interesting development today regarding one of the top 36 – Joanna Pacitti was disqualified from the competition and was replaced with Felicia Barton. I do not remember Barton at all. Apparently, she was removed to “avoid the appearance of impropriety.” It had been reported that she has a close relationship with two executives of 19 Entertainment.

On Tuesday night, we will see the first group of 12 perform. It looked like a good group for the first night. Let the games begin!!!

Here’s the full list of the top 36:

Adam Lambert
Alexander Wagner-Trugman
Alexis Grace
Allison Iraheta
Ann Marie Boskovich
Anoop Desai
Arianna Ayesha Afsar
Brent Keith
Casey Carlson
Danny Gokey
Felicia Barton
Jackie Tohn
Jasmine Murray
Jeanine Vailes
Jessica Langseth
Jorge Nunez
Ju’not Joyner
Kai Kalama
Kendall Beard
Kristen McNamara
Kris Allen
Lil Rounds
Matt Breitzke
Matt Giraud
Megan Corkrey
Michael Sarver
Mishavonna Henson
Nathaniel Marshall
Nick Mitchell
Ricky Braddy
Scott MacIntyre
Stephen Fowler
Stevie Wright
Taylor Vaifanua
Tatiana Del Toro
Von Smith

Seacrest’s Hair

Hm, well, we really don’t have much to add. Nobody told us the ep was going to be two hours long, so of course we only got the first hour. How about some random observations?

Cody Sheldon looks like Eden Riegel from All My Children. That’s not a good thing for a boy.

Kara seems to be expressing opinions behind-the-scenes… we’d bet she got Joanna Pacitti booted after the fact. Either that, or Joanna’s actually still under contract with a label and they were surprised/appalled to see her appearing on Idol.

Simon is a pig. Kristin was obviously better than Jenn, and maybe it’s just that we’re not into tall blonde Swedish-looking chicks, but Kristin at least will bring some drama. We hadn’t seen Jenn since her first audition (which we missed actually, because that was the NYC ep), so obviously she wasn’t going to make it, no matter what Simon’s hormones said.

Alexis Grace’s new haircut is nice, but why the pink, honey?

Lil Rounds’ earrings are frickin’ huge!

Are we the only ones getting “weak” or “nasal” out of Jesse Langseth’s voice?

We only got to see Tatiana in previews, but did she seem fatter than she was a day ago?

Wish us luck with the VCR programming sitch next week…


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