Many of the twelve finalists of ‘American Idol’ had told The New York Post on Wednesday that they felt the contestant with the best chance at winning season four was Mario Vasquez, but now comes word that Vazquez withdrew himself from the competition earlier today, citing personal reasons. Juicee News Daily reports that sources said Vazquez “was unhappy and felt like this was not the place for him. He was having a difficult time in many areas and although he appreciated this opportunity, he chose to leave immediately.” Taking his place will be Nikko Smith, the last person eliminated on Wednesday’s show. The show’s website already is reflecting this news.
What Was America Thinking?
March 10, 2005 – Contributed by BadAss4Backstreet: I’m sorry America, but you got it wrong. How in the name of Judas could you vote Mikalah Gordon through to the Top 12? This little girl has absolutely NO talent whatsoever, she’s obnoxious, and she’s not that cute. Not that looks matter, but if a hot girl with no talent gets through, it makes a little bit of sense. Not this!! She’s in it for all the wrong reasons. She wants to be the next American Idol so that she can get some money and buy her mom the implants she always wanted. Yeah, GREAT role model in the making. All she’s after is attention. She’s totally insincere and not worthy of even being in the presence of the others. America darn near got it right this time out; almost a flawless Top 12…talent across the board, and great personalities to match. But then ya had to go and send Mikalah in, and Amanda Avila packing. Amanda had some talent AND she was cute to look at. So close, but yet SO far.
With THIS happening, I’d almost rather see a comeback of Britney Spears and *NSYNC, and you KNOW how I feel about them. They are at the very least amusing.
Simon Cowell: No Regrets For ‘Idol’ Picks
March 8, 2005 – Simon Cowell tells ‘Extra’ doesn’t regret is his choice for this season’s ‘American Idol’: Carrie Underwood. “I still think she’s the best, I really do,” Cowell revealed. “I think she’s got a run for her money, though, with a couple of the guys, maybe this guy Bo [Bice] for instance. I wasn’t sure about him in the early stages. But I like him because he’s authentic.”
Ousted ‘Idol’ Joseph Murena Chats With WBLI
March 7, 2005 – Long Islander and ‘American Idol’ ousted contestant Joseph Murena was on his home town pop station, WBLI, on Monday (March 7). They talked about a poll suggesting he was the top pick to bring back to the show, but Murena hadn’t heard anything about bringing people back and probably wouldn’t want to return. They then discussed the song-clearing process and the difficulty in getting the songs he wanted cleared. They wrapped up with Murena discussing his career options. The 4 minute interview has since been removed from wbli.com.