Who is likely to get kicked off American Idol this week? Let your favorite railbird, The Nittany Turkey, handicap the remaining contestants’ chances of getting the axe this week.
This week is “country week.” Martina McBride will be the guest mentor. This creates a problem for just about everyone who remains. I’m a-thinkin’ that Haley would have been hot to watch in a pair of tight, studded jeans, but she’s gone. Oh, the singing, you say? Like American Idol is really about singing! Haley wasn’t much of a singer, but she sure as hell entertained me. If this competition is about singing, then why the hell is Sanjaya and his supporting cast of programmed idiots doing so well? But I digress. I just don’t think that country suits any of the remaining dudes and dudesses, but they they might just suprise us all.
So, without further ado, here’s the official Nittany Turkey odds prognostication for this week’s Idol blast-off:
Chris (2-1) – Will try to update some traditional country song and fail miserably.
Phil (7-2) – Phil actually could do a good job with country material. But Phil is weird and he’s going soon anyway.
Sanjaya (5-1) – The novelty of the Howard Stern / VoteForTheWorst.com engineered fiasco will soon wear off when the fools who are playing this game realize that they’re being played as idiot supplicants. Sanjaya did a credible job last week with BÃ©same Mucho, but will royally screw up a C&W song this week.
Blake (8-1) – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the guys are all weak this year. They pretty much suck, but Blake is the best of them. I dunno about how he’ll handle a country song, though.
Lakisha (20-1) – She might surprise me, but I don’t that big voice is suited to hearts & flowers country.
Melinda (30-1) – She’s versatile, and she can probably find a country song that suits her. Selection will be important.
Jordin (50-1) – This could be wishful thinking, but I think that Jordin will nail her song this week. Her support base is growing, she demonstrates a wonderful joie de vivre, and she possesses great maturity. Hard to believe that she’s only 17.
Now, button up them jeans, pull on your boots, cock your Stetson and get ready for the Idol hoe-down!