We begin this missive on America’s most beloved reality show with some handy information.
First, Software for American Idol? Indeed “TalentVoter” allows the user to track their choices, is available in Spanish and most important, programs the computer modem to continually vote in an automatic fashion.
Next, moving on to the first “scandal” of the 2006 competition. Okay, so it’s not much of a scandal but there was all sorts of potential. For a set of sexy twins that posed for an online men’s magazine was titillating. Except the twins were nowhere near nude and only one twin was an actual contestant in this year’s contest. She is Becky O’Donohue and she was one of the first females eliminated. I saw Becky on Fox and Friends already, right after her elimination, such fame!
The steamy, belly-baring photographs of "American Idol" contestant Becky O'Donohue, which have ignited a miniscandal, have also hobbled MaximOnline.com.
The Web home of men's magazine Maxim was overwhelmed at times Thursday after several news sources ballyhooed the existence of the photos, in which O'Donohue poses with twin sister Jessie, according to a marketing executive with the magazine's publisher.
The executive added that engineers were working to correct the problem. The site never crashed, but pages were slow to load. Sometimes a note would appear for would-be visitors, saying the site was overloaded.
Moving on here’s some helpful links to all things American Idol, right here on Blogcritics:
Try as I might I can find no glimmer of a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood in the top ten female singers who displayed their talents this past Tuesday, 2/28/06. For sure there is singing talent in the feminine mix this year but not one has yet tweaked a button in my brain that flashes “super star”.
Katharine McPhee sang a Stevie Wonder song I never heard of. I thought she reached a bit too far for the high notes. I also did not care for her outfit and gosh, she even looked pregnant for a minute there. The judges considered she made a bad song choice.