Oh Man, What a Thursday!
Thursday night television hasn’t been this relevant since NBC’s white hot line-up ruled the ratings a decade ago. And while many were watching the big shocker on American Idol, I was watching the big shocker unfolding in an Anaheim arena.
When American Idol gets to the part where we start to vote for the contestants, that’s when I start watching. And this year, there is a serious upgrade in talent. I like to watch them perform on Wednesday but am never very interested in the results show–it always seems kind of hokey. I just read who got voted out the next day. Well last night’s big surprise–which, by all accounts, looked staged–was topped by an even bigger one (in my opinion) when the Duke Blue Devils–I write while grinning from ear to ear–were not only eliminated from the NCAA Tournament but thoroughly blown out. It’s all gravy now, my friends. And the Arizona Wildcats are my new American Idol(s).