American Idol will be short one singer before tonight’s results show completes. Also, ABC premieres its new treat starring Portia de Rossi, Better Off Ted.
It was country night on American Idol, which pleases me to no end because that’s my kind of music. Randy Travis was the mentor but if the rehearsal packages were any indication, he didn’t have much in the way of advice to give the singers. Of course nobody will ever beat Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber teaching the American Idols to sing with passion.
Kris Allen really bowled me over with his soft, romantic ballad. I didn’t even know the song but I was mesmerized by his simple performance. Anoop also surprised the crowd with a lovely rendition of You Were Always on My Mind. Trouble with him is I don’t enjoy watching him on stage, there’s something off about him – wouldn’t stop me from enjoying a CD of his music, though.
And then on American Idol, there was Adam, bless him and his freaky version of Ring of Fire. You gotta give this kid props for putting on a good show though even I don’t know if I loved it or hated it.
As for the results show tonight, I have no idea who’s going home, kind of like last night on Dancing with the Stars when I was blindsided by the loss of Belinda Carlisle. I didn’t expect her to even be in the bottom two let alone be sent home. Seriously folks? You kept Wozniak and the cowboy over her? It’s a weird, weird, world.
While I contemplate the strangeness of it all, you keep reading.
Tonight On TV — Wednesday, March 18
ABC shows off a new series tonight after Scrubs. Better Off Ted is a satirical look at corporate America that the LA Times described as the “love-child of The Office and Fringe.” Imagine that. It’s all followed by new episodes of Lost and Life on Mars.
Don’t miss our interview with Better Off Ted star Portia de Rossi.
NBC has another edition of Chopping Block, then Gabrielle Union joins the cast of Life as Crews’ new partner and finally a writer might be involved in espionage on Law & Order.
CBS has their usual lineup with the laughers The New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried, then a serial killer returns after a ten-year hiatus on Criminal Minds, and human heroin is the gimmick on CSI: NY.
Fox begins with a new Lie to Me then it’s the American Idol results show.
The CW has tips for America’s Next Top Models and that’s followed by a rerun of 90210.
Over on cable
The contestants get high on Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel.
Damages is new on FX.
Liz and Jenny get detention on TVLand’s High School Reunion.
The Ghost Hunter’s go to Star Island in New Hampshire tonight on SCI FI Channel.
News & notable
I’ll trade you my Carrie Underwood for a Sanjaya – American Idol trading cards are coming your way from Upper Deck.
Hollywood Reporter says Audrina Patridge will be leaving The Hills because…wait for it…she’s getting her own spin-off series.
Moonlight’s Alex O’Loughlin will be checking into the hospital as the star of the new CBS show Three Rivers. The show has a bit of an unusual concept as each week it focuses on an organ transplant showing the event from three points of view, the doctors, the patient and the organ itself…actually, that would be the donor.
American Idol — Kris Allen performs in front of the judges. CR: Ray Mickshaw / Fox
Life: 3 Women — Pictured: (l-r) Gabrielle Union as Detective Jane Seever, Damian Lewis as Charlie Crews — NBC Photo: Chris Haston
Make Me a Supermodel — Pictured: Laury — Bravo Photo: Virginia Sherwood
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