'Idolatry': 'American Idol' has a new name...'America Hates Talent'

Last call for the Rage and Shame Express! Alexis Grace got booted from American Idol this week — missing a spot on this summer’s Idols Live! tour — while Scott MacIntyre and Michael Sarver keep chugging along, ready to commit acts of mediocrity against the Motown songbook come Wednesday night. It’s enough to make an Idoloonie consider hiding out in a Utah ski lodge from now until late May, ignoring the goings-on on our nation’s favorite talent competition and subsisting on CSI reruns and trashy Judge Alex episodes alone. But then, of course, I’d be missing out on the emotionally devastating fun of speed-dialing the super-talented Allison Iraheta all the way to her inevitable eighth-place season 8 run. And why wouldn’t I want to do that?

Anyhow, if you’re feeling glum about Alexis’s Idol ouster, then do press play below, as my cohost Kristen "keepin’ it real" Baldwin and I take a break from our vacation to vent our feelings, and of course, give you a message board (below) to vent your own…before the Rage and Shame Express leaves the station. All aboard!

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  • Elena

    I love Allison. I literally speed-dialed for her all night (it made me nervous her phone line wasn’t busy, so I kept calling it again and again…) because the girl is talented. Not only does she seem like a normal, human person (other than Adam, former sexless drag queen and frontman for an Atreyu coverband, or Danny, whose magnetic personality repels me), she’s a kid, and she acts like it. That’s way refreshing. She just seems like a person I’d want to be friends with. GIVE THIS GIRL A BREAK ALREADY, AI!

  • NYCSlain

    If Allison is voted off next week, I hope she gives America the finger…

  • MikeNJD

    Slezak and Baldwin, thank you so much for the Idolatry videos. They make me laugh every single time, and are making this most-peculiar season of Idol bearable. And thank you for making a video while you are enjoying your vacation. Have a great time, and come back soon!

  • sx221

    Yes, thank you so much Michael and Kristin for making the video while you were away on vacation! Excellent work, as always. Can’t wait for the Alexis interview! <3

  • IdolFan

    While it’s awful that Alexis was sent home far too early, I’m just glad Adam and Allison are still competing. They are both so talented, and i look forward to watching them each week.

  • Michael Slezak

    I am such a little girl!

  • Idolatry Addict

    What a surprise and a thrill to see an Idolatry episode while Michael is on vacation! But come on, Slezak vacationing during the Idol season? what’s really going on? and why was Kristin vacationing at the same spot as you??! :-)
    BTW, as usual, I agreed with all your perspectives – except for Adam – that was an amazing performance!

  • peanut

    i think scott is great. everyone needs to calm down. he deserves to win just as much as everyone else…if you think he is bad, why the hell is he still in the competition.

  • Idol_09

    The reason Scott and Michael Sarver got more votes than Alexis is that people knew they sang bad and “saved” him. Happens all the time. Fans think Alexis is safe so they vote for someone who sang bad so they wouldn’t get voted off. Same with Allison.

  • Steph

    I think Slezak and Kristen need a raise. These videos are absurdly entertaining.

  • Steph

    Automated robots post comments here? Seriously? I’m sure their time would be much better spent making sure the Jonas Brothers win the Kid’s Choice Awards.

  • Ellen M

    Kristin says: Adam will “end up copulating with the microphone stand”.
    And viewers, both male and female, will have an orgasm.

  • Buster

    Having noted a lot of outrage coming from AI fans this season, I wonder how many will back up their threat to no longer watch religiously. FOX-TV will take notice of a rebellion among us fans only if the ratings plummet.

  • Frank Anderson

    I think American Idol has been great! This is my first season really watching, and other than a horrid sounding keyboard that they keep using I have enjoyed the performances. I think Alexis was a good choice to go… sorry.
    I do hate that the last few shows have had themes.. don’t know if they do this every season, but isn’t the point of this show these people showing us who they are as artists? Doesn’t chosing a theme give certain artists a leg up or leg down? I really don’t care about fairness… but would simply be more interested to see what these people would choose on their own.
    I really only see buying an album by Adam, but think the talent had been good- other than the judges seem to babble and waste time… which Idol does alot. Do we really need full hour long results shows? They are boring!

  • johnny

    The best way to save the show would be to have people vote for the worst. That way good, under-the-radar contestant wouldn’t fall through the cracks.

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