But I do have to give American Idol some credit. They got Alicia Keys on the show to talk about starving children in Africa and ask nicely for her fellow Americans to text and donate 5 dollars to the cause. THEN to up the Fox reputation one more level, Alicia Keys brings to the stage a young boy from Rwanda to preform "I'm the World's Greatest". Touching really. He smiled and danced like a real American.
They also had some other great guest performers tonight (sense sarcasm). Jordan Sparks, a previous American Idol winner, sang something about causing wars, how relevant of her. Kate Perry preformed one of her two hit singles wearing a sexy Elvis inspired swimsuit, there was even confetti. After that one my mom yelled, "Retarded!" Apparently she didn't like that performance. Offensive? Maybe, more like awesome. I was just relieved she didn't defend her like she had been defending every other aspect of that fucked up show.
The end of the show was especially nauseating. It took about 15 minutes and 5 comercial breaks to announce who was eliminated. And when they did, they displayed a slow motion collage of clips set to some sappy song, while occasionally showing clips of audience members tearing up, and of course clips of Paula with her makeup dripping down her face onto her coture gown inspired by middle school dance ensemble.
All in all I feel kinda stupid now, and for some reason I can't get the Ford logo out of my head.