MTV’S Jim Cantiello’s Live Blog of the Finale
I love MTV’s Jim Cantiello. I will even watch his The Hills Detox even though I refuse to watch the actual show.
Here are some choice bites:
9:46 pm – I heard the BEST story from an unnamed source who may or may not have been in the Top 36 with Tatiana. Story goes, the top 50 had to fill out intense psychological tests. And Ju’Not Joyner got up in the middle of the room while they were taking the test and said, “Tatiana, when they put your scan-tron in the machine it’s gonna go kabloom!!!” HAHAHA!
Ju’Not Joyner…still think that dude got kind of screwed. Wasn’t even asked back for the WildCard.
9:55 pm – As awesome as that was, I was really pulling for Kris and Adam to sing “More Than Words” by Extreme. It would have suited both of their voices perfectly. And remember that music video when the couple is sitting on the couch and then wave their lighter midway through? I always loved that moment. I had a lighter in my hand ready to go. But, alas, Queen. It’s cool. There’s always next year.
Yeah, HBD doing Extreme would be perfect, but I still think the perfect Top 2 Duet would have been Paint It Black, joined on stage by the Stones. It would have been a delightful shoutout to their preferred nail polish, in a way, but it’s Idol. And we can’t have dark songs on Idol. Duh.
Jim concludes with what may be my favorite on-the-scene observation of the season.
10:15 pm – BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!! The press room left the feed up after the show went off the air and I NEEEED to share what I just witnessed. Right after Kris won, he was whisked away to backstage, where a crew was waiting for him to say “I’m going to Disney World!” Kris, being a low key dude, wasn’t giving the producer what he wanted. “Be more excited!” Kris tried to up the energy. “I’m going to Disney World!” “You can do better than that! SCREAM IT!” Kris tried again. The producer pushed more. Kris tried again. And then an “Idol” stage manager rushed in and started yelling at the other producer. “That’s the best you’re gonna get! Let him be himself! He doesn’t do excitement!” I’m so depressed that I witnessed that. Okay, I’m done now. Thanks for reading!
Read Jim’s Live Blog. And everything else he writes. Your life will be instantly better. Promise.