American Idol Final Three Recap-Elliott Voted Off/Amazing Race Finale - Hippies Win
Tonight it's the dreaded hour long results show. To be honest, I'm only kind of watching this. I'm really watching the Amazing Race finale. So, last night the final three performed some crappy songs crappily. Meanwhile, Ray & Yolanda finished third in the penultimate leg in Japan!
The Idols look into the future with a Ford commercial that gives us a sneak preview of what they'll look like when they're old, wrinkled and have big butts (and I cannot lie). It ain't pretty.
On the Amazing Race, teams must travel to Anchorage, Alaska and drive somewhere. The Frats do a killer imitation of a bad Japanese dub job.
The Idols go to their hometowns. Everyone loves them. They're amazed. What's really amazing, however, is the way Ray & Jolanda worm their way onto a critical flight. Once in Alaska, teams have to drive through the snow to Mirror Lake. You know, I've never seen teams have to deal with bad weather before. It's about time. Then, in a truly inspired Detour option, teams have to set up an ice fishing shanty. Wow-it's like the Race has gone to Wisconsin!
Back over on Idol, it's still filler time. Yawn, although I do enjoy Kat's reprise of "Think". That's one of my favorites from her this season. Plus, as a shoe marketer, I appreciate the emphasis she puts on her footwear.
While Idols bask in the glow of the public's love, the Amazing Race teams snowshoe on isolated trails in Alaska. Of course, not being hardy folk, they bitch about how cold it is.
Virginia loves Elliott. And Colorado loves the Amazing Race. That's where the Race is going to end as the teams fly to Denver (all on the same flight) and then head to Golden (where, by the way, our own BV lived for a few years). Then, like U2 before them, teams go back to where it all began at Red Rocks.
You know, I love Elliott, but I can't picture him singing "Moody's Mood for Love" at Red Rocks. He's no Bono.
And however much Idol messes with their contestants, they're nowhere near as wicked as the Amazing Race producers. In the teams final Roadblock, they have to find the flags of all the countries they've visited in a field of over 200 flags and then place them in order. Ooooh, I love geography quizzes. I would rock this Roadblock. Rock!
Speaking of rock, remember Chris?
After a riveting flag contest, the Hippies, B.J. & Tyler win the Amazing Race! I guess their fancy college educations came in handy afer all! The Frats are second while Ray & Yolanda trail in third. Also, Phil looks hot in winter clothes. And, I have a confession to make. Blonde frat boy has totally won me over. He's really kind of funny and sarcastic. Who knew?
Back over on Idol, it's finally results time. Ryan shows us that the voting percentages are nearly tied. The contestants are within a percentage point of each other. Amazing (the theme of the night). And it's Elliott who is going home. Drat. That sucks. Thanks a lot America. Way to make Elliott cry again.
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|# May 17th, 2006 9:01 PM james|
|if there was a drinking game based on taking a drink every time elliott cries... OOH! OOOH! That must be what Paula plays every night! |
|# May 17th, 2006 9:09 PM BVBigBro|
|There has been road work since I left, but it appeared to me that the cabbies took the long cut to Red Rocks. |
|# May 18th, 2006 10:13 PM Wendy|
|Thanks for the Amazing Race recaps, Kris. You did great with them this season, especially with this Amazing American Race Idol multi-network extravaganza. |