If there was any justice in this (reality TV) world, last night’s American Idol would have been a double (and perhaps even triple) elimination, with at least Tim Urban joining Paige Miles on the way out the door, and with neither securing a spot on the Idol Summer tour. But at least with Tim on the tour the producers won’t have to worry about a shortage of crying, screeching 13-year old girls.
But since the only surprise last night was not who went home but who didn’t, we thought we’d take a look back at a true Idol elimination shocker, one of our favorite pieces of video in the history of video.
Love how Seacrest just slides it in there, like Hanks at the Oscars. It really seems like it takes a few seconds for everyone to realize what had happened, or perhaps they expected this to be one of Seacrest’s customary teases; “Chris, you are going home tonight…to get ready next week’s top 3 show!” But no, the journey was over, just like that.
And that, friends, is how you do an Idol elimination.