Nearly 51 million votes last night and the top three contestants, Ryan told us, all had within 1 million votes of each other. And how, I wondered at the top of the show, would that bode for Jason? Did his fans rise up in protest the moment Simon said, “Pack your bags”? Could be. This is, after all, American Idol.
David A — safe
David C — safe
Stupid phoned in questions. Guest group, Maroon 5. Bo Bice. Amazing how long an hour results show can feel. Thumb twiddling.
And finally the results — Jason goes home. I wish he could have gone out on a higher note. He’s talented and original. He said his inexperience was showing last night, and that was true. Also showed he’s got wisdom enough to know he doesn’t know it all.
Jason, you make an album, I’ll buy it. I’m going to miss you on the show a lot, and I confess I don’t care as much about who wins Idol now.