The consummate boredom of American Idol is slowly abating as the also-rans are slowly eliminated. Last week’s have-not was Michael Sarver, the oil rig roughneck who was lucky to make the top ten in the first place.
This Mouse opined that it would be either Sarver or Megan Joy who would be eliminated. Fortunately, it was Sarver, for if good looks and body heat were the only selection criteria, Megan would be this year’s Idol, hands down. I need a few more weeks of her to maintain my interest while we wade through a plethora of perniciously pedestrian performances, paring the pool to the penultimate pairing prior to crowning this year’s foregone conclusion.
Gratuitous alliteration aside, WTF am I talking about? I’ll boil it down for you. Adam Lambert is going to win this thing and Allison is going to be the runner-up. Aside from Megan, who has carnal attributes that eclipse her performing skill, the rest bore me.
And so, here is this handicapper’s tout sheet for these final nine:
Adam Lambert 4-5. Runs well on any surface, a wire-to-wire front-runner.
Allison Iraheta 3-1. Young filly with a big heart and a big whinny.
Danny Gokey 7-2. (Blinkers on.) Might surprise.
Matt Giraud 10-1. Plenty of run in cheaper company.
Lil Rounds 12-1. Chestnut filly who fades in the stretch.
Kris Allen 20-1. Needs some seasoning.
Anoop Desai 20-1. Not a factor.
Megan Joy 30-1. Good looking filly. Needs to come to the Mouse’s stud farm.
Scott MacIntyre 50-1. Gone this week.