Earlier today I declared my love for “Modern Family.” I’m not going to do the same thing for this season’s ho-hum “American Idol,” which I’ve already bashed so many times this season that it seems like overkill to do it again. (Sort of like thwacking the destroyed printer in “Office Space” just one more time, even if it’s already gone long ago to prefabricated-plastic hell.) But it IS a rather big episode tonight for “AI,” and I know there are still a lot of people out there watching (including me, if only in a bableep-bableep-bableep accelerated TIVO way).
So. Who’s going home? Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze or Casey James?
If the judges have their way, at least according to last night’s show, Lee is definitely in the Top Two. I still don’t really get the whole Lee phenomenon, however. I guess his story arc fits a kind of anti-glamour, underachiever-type trope — he’s basic and solid and droopy-eyed appealing, just an average Joe getting his big break. He’s the meat and potatoes on the “AI” menu.
I think (I hope) that the lightweight Casey doesn’t make it into the finals, setting up a Lee-vs.-Crystal showdown — but even then, it’s not as if I feel all that strongly about the matter. Guess we’ll see.
Any more passionate guesses out there?