The bride returned from a business trip tonight. Went out for dinner together, didn't rush home and I wasn't about to waste even 40 minutes going through all the build-up to the last five minutes of "Idol." But I did check those closing minutes, which were kind of funny. ...
Not because of the guy who was eliminated. Because of the desperate effort to wrap up the show on time, with Seacrest pushing things along, and the "judges save" decision delayed so Paula could shake her groove thing and Kara could sing along as Sarver gave his last please-save-me performance. Also funny, because his song was "Ain't Too Proud To Beg."
Nor did it ever seem likely that the four judges would unanimously agree to save him, so I don't know what the hangup was -- other than it appeared Paula was making some determined plea for another chance to shake her groove thing to the sounds of Sarver, and Kara appeared to say that he had gotten better. Still shouldn't have been enough.
Yes, he wasn't the worst last night. That honor goes to Megan Joy, whose windup-doll approach to music seems to satisfy some of the audience. But it was amazing to see the show trying to get off the air, and the judges dawdling until Simon finally told Sarver he was definitely, positively, absolutely going home.
I'll check out the rest of the show later. Any particular craziness other than the end?