LAST EDITED ON 03-14-09 AT 11:54 AM (EST)
This thread tracks the pimpage that is given to contestants, like getting to sing last **the "pimp spot" ** or never having to sing first for several key weeks, or video packages, media spotlights, etc. Whatever seems like pimpage probably is!
I fast forwarded through most of the weeks so far and the top 13 Michael Jackson renditions is still on my DVR from this week. Thank goodness we have Snidget's live show threads for reference.
The singing order of the top 13, Michael Jackson theme night:
5. Jasmine -- first boot
9. Jorge --second boot
Booted: Jasmine and Jorge
Note: "at risk" on results night: Megan (with Jasmine) and Anoop (with Jorge). (I don't recall if Ryan actually said they were also low in votes or if this is just the way the show arranged them.)
Without going back to look at audition videos, here's what I remember from the remaining eleven in terms of pimpage, please help me fill this out!:
Lil: home destroyed in tornado, mom of three from Memphis. Did Simon call her "brilliant"? Trying to recall her superlatives from the judges, of which there have been many.
Scott: legally blind guy who plays the piano; lots of judges' love for Scott
Danny: wife passed away one month before the audition. Judges said he was "current". Popular with the audience and voters (see dial idol for his top 36 results).
Michael: oil rig guy; was made to do a sing off for the judges with another beefy guy; do the sing off peeps ever win?
Kris: he's from Arkansas and is married. What other pimpage, if any, did he get? Was he one of the "boring singers" that Simon was referring to when he told Anoop that some people would be selected for the wildcard because they were "casting" then, not adding more boring singers? Is he the DA of this year? Simon told him he should not have mentioned so early in the season that he was married.
Allison: 16 years old red head and the "dark horse". Did you know she's the dark horse? The judges have called her the dark horse a gamillion times already it seems.
Anoop: From University of North Carolina; wild card "casting". Can't recall what else was in his backstory. Lots of audience cheers and screams for Anoop. Voting...another story.
Megan: can't recall her backstory. Did she have one? Is she this year's Haley? We know Simon likes her.
Adam: "current" guy who was in Wicked. Simon could imagine him making records or whatever the quote was at making the top 36. Wicked talented.
Matt: dueling piano player; wild card "casting". Bluesy, and the judges don't want him to step out of that box. Simon tried to invoke a Taylor Hicks comparison which did not work on many levels.
Alexis: 21 year old single mom from Memphis who was told by the judges to "dirty herself up". Big voice from the small package comments. Also caught one "dark horse" comment from the judges (Simon?).