The only three ‘American Idol’ contestants left to stop the 4-year trend of Southern states winning the competition this season were Colorado’s Ace Young and California’s Katharine McPhee and Lisa Tucker — who were all in the bottom three last night. With Lisa Tucker getting the boot, the ‘Confederate Idol’ trend seems to only be strengthening. Reality TV Magazine writes: “With seven Southerners in the Top Ten, logic would seem to dictate that the vote would be split in the South and that it would be likely that at least one Southern contestant would wind up in the bottom three. The results are especially surprising when considering the fact that three of the American Idol finalist are from North Carolina. How could all three contestants from a relatively small state like North Carolina avoid the bottom three while two contestants from a large state like California wind up in the bottom three? Are people from North Carolina exceptionally gifted in phone dialing skills?”
Betting Favors Daughtry And McPhee To Win ‘Idol’
March 25, 2006 – BetCRIS.com is taking bets on the highest finishing male and female of this season’s ‘American Idol’. Chris Daughtry is the overwhelming favorite for the guys, at 1 to 2.85, with Taylor Hicks next at 4 to 1. On the girls’ side, Katharine McPhee is tops at even monkey, followed by Mandisa and Kellie Pickler, each at 3.25 to 1.
Tone It Down With Kellie Pickler, Cowell Warned
March 25, 2006 – The National Enquirer reports that Simon Cowell’s girlfriend Terri Seymour has asked him to please stop flirting with ‘American Idol’ finalist Kellie Pickler because he’s embarrassing himself. Producers of the show have also apparently asked him to tone it down a bit with the “naughty little minx”.
Will ‘Idol’ Pay Dividends With The Ladies For ‘Chicken Little’?
March 24, 2006 – MTV News caught up with ousted ‘American Idol’ Kevin Covais after he was booted from the program Wednesday night. When quizzed about being a “ladies man” on the show, the 16-year-old responded, “I can honestly tell you that before [‘Idol’], I was pretty confident with girls. The only difference was I didn’t have celebrity status. I’m more confident now, of course. I’m sure certain girls will just want a celebrity who’s been on TV, but I’ll watch out for those girls.” Read more.
‘Idol’ Scores Wednesday While New Dramas Struggle
March 24, 2006 – Wednesday night’s ‘American Idol’ results show, featuring a performance by Barry Manilow, averaged 27.3 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/26 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. That was enough to make “Idol” the top show in primetime and lift Fox to a commanding win over the other networks.
We Can’t Vote All The ‘Idol’ Finalists Off At Once
March 24, 2006 – After ‘American Idol’ finalist Kevin Covais told the audience after being voted off the show, “America, be smart. Pick one of these amazing people,” Jimmy Kimmel responded on Wednesday night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. “What other choice do we have,” Kimmel asked. “We can’t vote them all off at once. They make them sing again. It’s crazy they make them sing after the most devastating moment of their lives. It’s like after you got voted off ‘Survivor’ they make you eat one last rat as you go.”