No great loss on American Idol last week, as the ship’s cargo was lightened by two lightweight sailors who were just along for the ride. Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai bit the dust at the behest of the admiralty — better known as the collection of 14 year-olds who dominate the “voting public.” So, America voted and we lost some dead wood. Whoop-de-doo!
Any fool knows at this point that whoever goes up against Adam Lambert is going to lose, but the remaining four wannabes will hang in there as long as they can. With five left, we can take comfort in knowing that there are only four more weeks of this crap! How we will maintain interest is up to us as individuals. This Mouse, like a lot of humans, hangs in from week to week tolerating bad acts while waiting for Lambert to favor him with his latest surprise.
However, with the Stanley Cup Playoffs in progress and the Mouse’s favorite Penguins still in it, potential interference is afoot. When this occurs, we leave you in the astute hands of The Runnin’ Redhead for your play-by-play commentary. This week, the Antarctic birds are awaiting determination of their second-round opponent, so the Mouse is liable to be free.
I didn’t hear what the theme would be this week. Perhaps they’ll do the music of The Trashmen. All contestants will be required to do their own take on Surfin’ Bird as well as one other of The Trashmen’s obscure non-hits.