"One thing I don't like about the show is that it turns truly sadistic when the person is voted off and they have to sing while they're crying," Simon said. "I just want to go up .... and carry them off and say, 'It's OK, sweetheart, come with me.' ... I don't know how the panel can stand that cruelty. ... Doesn't that seem like being thrown to the lions?"
~ Guess which Simon said that?
Brooke White's biggest fan and somewhat look-alike, that's who. None other than Carly Simon. Check out this MSNBC article for the rest of the story. Can you imagine reading/hearing that Carly Simon thinks you sang her song better than she did? That you should win American Idol?!
I think this was the most difficult exit I've ever watched. Bless her sweet heart. She's going to have a great career.
The rest of the contestants looked a bit shell-shocked when they walked on stage to support Brooke. I don't think they knew what to do, but they knew they should do something.
Most of the world thought Jason was going, but we were once again wrong this week.
And all this softness has made me feel guilty over my Paula comments. But I wasn't mean mean, was I? I love Paula! And didn't she look beautiful tonight?
Ok guys, let's start committing our guesses as to who goes next week. It'll be Syesha or Jason ... I'm waiting to see how they come out Tuesday night before I fully commit--because "THIS ... is American Crazy Idol," where the suspense is as thick as the eyebrows of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Neil Diamond! I LOVE it!
PS: I saw Brooke on Fox & Friends this morning, and they put Carly Simon on the phone line with Brooke--great moment. Carly told her that she is great because she is not "generic" and not to change her style. Wow.