Thursday, April 16, 2009

"American Idol" judges spare finalist Matt Giraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The four "American Idol" judges used their one-time-only veto power on Wednesday to spare Matt Giraud from being sent home after the hit talent show's fans cast the fewest votes for his performance of "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

"Matt, it's good news," Simon Cowell told the singer, who broke down in tears after the judges' unanimous decision allowed him to stay in the competition at least one more week. The audience, which had chanted "Save, save, save!" cheered wildly.

Giraud first had to perform the Bryan Adams song from the film "Don Juan DeMarco" one more time, and Cowell said Giraud had actually done better on Tuesday. He began by saying, "I don't really see that you have really any chance of winning" as the other judges voiced disagreement.

Cowell also told the other finalists, who surrounded Giraud in an emotional group embrace, "I wouldn't be so quick to congratulate him," because the save meant two singers will be sent home next week and the veto had been used.

1 comment:

JENNIFER said...

Vote people. Vote. And here's the best reason ever...

This is to help those on the show who should be getting their chance to make it for the first time EVER. And well someone needs research this and send the judges a clear message, but I know my instincts. I knew from day one something was stunk in Denmark. But this takes the cake…

American Idol ADAM played Arty on Home Improvement Nick at nite. It was on as I started posting this. I was working on my twitter posts. (on twuffer) And I am staring at the tv, going...THAT is Adam!!!! It's the episode where the youngest learns karate.

How odd that on Night 1 they blew Adam up and he was the ONLY 1 w/ special lare and in charge effects!!! And all the judges told everyone but Adam, they stunk!!! Did you catch that?

So, let me say Adam should be in the entertainment business, he's been in it long enough. But not this show. And NOT now! But for him to stay a moment longer on a show that helps no names get into the industry is as insulting as it gets. The show is about you and me and people who should have a chance to "Make It" but who are cold off the street. They should be getting this CHANCE TO MAKE IT NOW. Not Adam.

Sure, why not go ahead and put Carrie Underwood on their to win this year's show, too. Why not? If Adam stays, the show is a total waste and a scam.
Kick Adam off now.

Get the phone calls in for you Favorite NEXT WEEK. Remember that the judges can and do go in their room and vote. I have heard Paula on national TV state she goes in her room to vote. That means they all go in and vote. And they all have assistants…that can vote, too.
So how much does your vote count?