The Final Pre-Finale Link Blitz: Less Filler Than A Half-Hour Elimination Episode

May 23rd, 2007 // 8 Comments


In preparation for our liveblogging of the American Idol finale, we’ve been scouring the Internet for pre-show buzz on tonight’s big, huge, blowout show. In addition to the rampant confusion over which Perry–Steve or Joe–would be performing this evening, we found a few links that you should keep in mind while watching tonight’s show with us at 8 ET:

- Is anyone even going to watch the finale, given that the outcome was pretty much decided when a syrupy ballad won the songwriting competition? [Reality TV Magazine]
- And that the finalists–including a Playmate-doted Sanjaya–apparently found out who the winner was at breakfast this morning? [Idolforums, reg. req.]
- In an effort to scramble for answers, a Fox executive is claiming that viewership only seems to be down, and that’s because of DVRs. [reality blurred]
- Tonight’s episode: A Fantasia-free affair–but Ruben will be in attendance. Hello, ratings spike! [TMZ]

- In case you were wondering why the Paula Abdul Out Of It Scale was temporarily retired last night, you may want to rewatch this clip from the show’s opening, which caused us to throw up our hands. [YouTube]
- This analysis of “This Is My Now” was exhaustive (and exhausting), but we always appreciate a well-timed reference. [Eat The Press]
- “This Is My Now” co-writer Scott Krippayne has “killer songs” that are popular in the Christian music world. Perhaps this bodes well for a surprise appearance by the Smashing Pumpkins. [Thinks By Me]
- Antonella and Haley are firmly in Camp Jordin, according to their MySpace pages. [TMZ]

[Photo via Reality TV Magazine]


  1. RepentTokyo

    you must be a member of idol forums to view this topic.

  2. Maura Johnston

    @RepentTokyo: that’s why the link says ‘reg. req.’ after it.

  3. chrisb

    Dear Idolators, many thanks for covering American Idol. As for myself, I’ll be watching the Lost finale tonight.

  4. RepentTokyo

    @maura: i wouldn’t want to register for any forum that would have me as a member.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @chrisb: my normal idol viewing companion is abandoning me for the same reason. the things i do for you guys!!

  6. chrisb

    @maura: I was too ashamed to say, but honestly I’ll probably TiVo Lost in one room and watch the American Idol finale on the small TV in my bedroom. I watch way too much TV. Heavy sigh.

  7. Feh Am Legend

    Here’s my hairbrained theory. There’s a lot of crazy shit going on in the world right now; there’s going to be a lot of people watching this. Recipe for disaster?

    Anyway, not my cup of tea, but I commend you for braving this. I look forward to the results.

  8. Maura Johnston

    @puffermedia: Are you talking about the Lost finale?

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