'Idolatry': Somebody sticks up for David Archuleta!

I admit it: I’d prefer a Cook-Castro, or even Cook-Mercado finale. (Idol blasphemy?) But Dave Karger dropped by the cubicles to try to talk some sense into me. Does my dapper co-host have a point? Discuss!

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  • Robin

    Am I the first to comment?? YIPPEE!! I LOVE YOU DAVE KARGER! Are you single?? Finally!!! Someone who knows what they are talking about. I LOVE YOU! David A. has the better voice and I do get him!! HE belongs in the finale. Hands down. And Slezak?? You backpeddled a little? You said you may not be a fan but David A is consistently good?? And you enjoy listening to him sing? This is my lucky day! I’m off to buy a lottery ticket. Thank you for allowing Dave Karger to tell the truth! *…clicking my heels as I sign off…*

  • NineDaves

    it’s hard to disagree with someone as pretty as dave karger, but i cannot get behind this david archuleta kid. sorry. just don’t want another boring american idol (see j sparks).

  • cimagato

    Michael, could not agree with you more–on nearly everything you said. I do wish JC wasn’t defeated by this and would pull it out this week. I dislike the Bluejeans song he sang and when I heard him sing it, didn’t like it any more. But now his version is nonstop rolling around in my head-bizarre. Archie has a beautiful voice but completely forgetable. DC has my vote for the winner. Syesah has shown best improvement. If this were ANTM, she’d be a shoe-in for winner. (Come to think of it, she’s prettier and more poised than any of the final few on ANTM this season–maybe after she’s kicked off she could stroll over there and win something.)

  • avb

    I’m so ready for David A to go home. I was over him the first week of the TOP 24. Cook/Castro final 2….awesome! Ideal top 3 would have been Cook, Johns, Smithson…I’m sorry, America just got it wrong.

  • Jonathan

    I love waking up to new Idolatry…especially when last night I had a dream and the incredible and sexy Dave Karger was the main attraction! In my dream I confessed to Dave that he was in the first episode of Idolatry I had seen and that since then I couldn’t stop thinking of him. The dream was just us talking and me getting lost in your gorgeous eyes.
    Not posting this to be a creep
    just wanted to let you know, you have heart-throb/dream status to a 24 yr old male in VA.

  • Nose

    Slezak, I’m with you about Little David. I always get the impression that if you panned the camera to his parents while he’s singing, they would be mouthing the words and making all the same motions like Amy Poehler in Mean Girls. He just seems so mechanical. But, I think we’d all better prepare ourselves for the inevitable David-David showdown.

  • palais

    Slezak, you disappointed me by backtracking on David A. Shame shame. Although you redeem yourself a little with the whole Cook/Castro finale idea.

  • Patty

    I am just happy that the Idolatry videos are getting longer each week. By finals week, we will be getting two 1/2 hour videos. How will we be getting our Slezak fix over the summer though?? More America’s Next Top Doll videos – please, pretty please!!

  • Kathy

    Slezak, for once I got through one of your Idol videos. Do you know that you’ve lost a ton of readers this season because of your bias against Archuleta? I’ve considered cancelling my magazine subsciption in protest, but reminded myself that I’m not twelve years old, but an adult fan of a boy who shows potential for greatness in the music world.

  • MeNoLikey

    I have to agree with you Slezak, I just don’t get David A. He has a nice voice, but he irritates the crap out of me. I can’t stand him (and no, I don’t think you’ve lost a lot of readers because of that. You can have your opinion and people can disagree, that’s the nature of it, Kathy). I also LOVE your Idolotry videos, they are smart and funny. I have wasted many a work day watching your videos, so thank you!

  • Adam S

    I don’t understand how there are David A fans who actually like music. He’s so awkward it’s painful. He’s totally robotic. He doesn’t have any rhythm. He never met a run he didn’t like. He is just too young. And I’m a musician myself, but I don’t get why everyone loves his voice. It’s just not worthy of the praise everyone dumps on him. They laud him and give him a free pass every week, I’m convinced, for only one reason: his non-sexually-threatening babyface will sell records. But that doesn’t mean he’s any good.

  • PorkPieHat

    To Kathy: I have to disagree with your statement. As evidenced by the comments here, I don’t think Slezak has lost readers because he doesn’t like D’Archie. That is just silly, over-reactive BS on your part. Stop reading Slezak’s posts and TV Watch’s if you don’t like him. Simple as that.

  • AM

    I can not believe that the judges keep force feeding little David A–down our throats the way they do. He is definitely waaaaaayyyyy overrated by the produceers and judges alike. I don’t know why they are so convinced that this kid will sell a lot of records. He’s way to boring and not a great “performer” I wish he would have been gone weeks ago. But the producers will push who they want to push…..

  • Amber

    I’m with you PorkPieHat–Slezak has not lost readers because of his opinions on Lil’ David.

  • soundscene

    I say thank goodness for Dave Karger! EW is pretty much anti-David A. zone. I know people apparently don’t want to hear that, but I stopped coming here to read the reviews because there was a total disconnect between what I was feeling when David A. sang and what Slezak was writing. I only came here today because somebody told me there was an actual David A. defense in the Idolotry video. I get that Slezak can have his own opinion-and that’s fine-but it had gotten to the point where the criticisms each week became inconsistent with the ones the previous week (is he too mature or too Disney?). I just became disheartened with it all. I love David A.’s performances; I feel a connection when he sings. And tons of people feel the same way. I was just surprised one existed in EW’s offices.

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