Before getting to the video and Linda’s post (below) I want to make sure you understand that Adam was not necessarily in the bottom two; he was in the bottom three. That’s a BIG different when you have five contestants left.
A lot of people have commented about this but most people have the impression that Adam was in the bottom two! Ryan never said he was, he just said he was going to send someone to safety. He did not say he sent the highest vote getter to safety and they always do this to create more drama.
There are a lot of conspiracy theories out there but I absolutely believe that it comes down to us: Some of us got lazy. If you didn’t vote for Adam for the full two hours last week, look at yourself in the mirror and bitch slap yourself.
After a lot of analyzis and research, I believe what happened last night was a result of people that had overlapping bases going to vote for Allison and other contestants that were closer to get eliminated. We all ‘thought’ Adam had such a lead that there was no way he could’ve hit the bottom three and so we got comfortable. A lot of us also split voted for the contestant that we ‘thought’ were in danger like I did for Allison. We cannot afford to that anymore. We’re in the finals… time to choose guys. I love Allison but I choose Adam, how about you?
Finally, on a more positive note. Adam being in the bottom three was not the worst thing that could’ve happened. This was a great warning sign and our fan base has been fully activated. Send all of our reserves and lets mobilise our troops. THIS IS WAR!!! 🙂
by Fernando (Dreamsound)
Here’s what Matt Giraud said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
“I really didn’t care what side he was gonna come on. If I was him, though, I probably would have sat down. I would have pulled an Archuleta and not said anything. But Adam was just being real. He’ll tell you what he thinks. He’s not afraid of hurtin’ you. Our feelings weren’t hurt. Kris and I joked about it with him. ”Why didn’t you pick us, dude?”
Ok.. Linda’s turn:
Not Feeling So Good
First of all, it was really cruel of American Idol to make Adam choose a top group, and then tell him he was in the other, bottom group. I recall that they usually do a bottom two, not three, at this point of the competition. Like everything else this season, they changed it up. I just wish they hadn’t done it to Adam. But the fact that they did, makes it apparent that they thought it would be a ‘shocker’ to reveal that Adam was in the bottom group, which no one believed would happen. I do love that Adam didn’t play it safe and actually chose which group he felt was the top one. He asked if it was based on last night’s performances, and that question wasn’t really answered. Then he chose anyway. Kudos to you, Adam, for not being afraid to go for it and play along with the ridiculous situation they put you in.
It was the longest half hour or however long it was, of my life, waiting for the official announcement that Adam was safe. I am still incredulous over tonight’s results. I cannot, no matter how hard I try, reconcile Adam’s talent with his being in the lower echelon this week. I have not fully comprehended that Adam was the person with the second lowest number of votes tonight. It is pure lunacy!!!
I am really trying to calm down and be rational. Okay, so Adam has some vulnerability. I guess we’ve learned that tonight. However, Adam standing there in the bottom is an aberration. An abomination. A craz y, unbelievable turn of events on American Idol. One that I never in a million years expected to happen, and am still stupified that it did.
Seeing Adam look so scared and susceptible was heartbreaking. I don’t think anyone really expected that he would be Daughtrified tonight; but it was still stressful. I think we were all less worried about Adam leaving than simply traumatized that he was in the bottom at all.
How did this happen? Did his fans get complacent? Did they think he was so invincible that they slacked off on the voting? That is the only way I can rationalize this result. Or, possibly Lil and Anoop’s votes all went to Allison.
As of now, Danny is the only one this season who has never been in the bottom. Of course that doesn’t count for anything, but I still so much wanted Adam to have the distinction of never being a basement dweller like Carrie, Clay, and Kelly. I guess that doesn’t really matter in the long run, but still. Ugh.
These results can be analyzed ad nauseum, and I’m sure tomorrow’s articles will be full of such dissection. However, that does not do us or Adam any good right now. Next week is rock and roll, where Adam has the potential to slay the competition and give us another ‘wow’ moment. Adam needs to do something by Que en and Freddy, where he will totally shine and showcase who he is as an artist and what he is capable of doing. He needs to accentuate his lower register to shock all the naysayers. His fans need to vote. We need to make sure this was a one time lapse into insanity on the part of the voters. We need to stay focused and positive. The absurdity is over, and from hereon in, it’s only an upward march to the finale!!!
by LindaK (firstname.lastname@example.org)