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American Idol Season 9 in Atlanta: Hotlanta Brings the Sob Story (and the Next William Hung?) (Recap)

Call yourself a cool cat, with the gold in your mouth, hat turned sideways, lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground. Pants on the ground. Pants on the ground. Giddey-yup! -- Larry Platt (the next William Hung)

Sorry to those of you who may have just gotten that song out of your head, but I had to do it. I promise I won't do it again. Yes, last night did not disappoint in giving us a few highlights -- the major one being Vanessa Wolfe, "the country girl from the country," as Randy so cleverly ordained her (I guess he's good for something, right?).

Oh, Vanessa. Where do I begin? Let me count the ways you managed to turn me into a sobbing mess over my lunch break as I watched you, sitting on the edge of my couch, lookin' like a fool with my pants on the ground. (Oops. Sorry.) Was it the fact you got your hot pink dress for $4.50 from the dollar store? (By the way, did you run into Skeeeboski there? He's just like the dollar store, after all.) Was it your mom telling Seacrest, "Instead of butterflies, I got frogs."? Was it the thought of you sitting on that air-o-plane eatin' your little bag of peanuts (probably wearing your same hot pink dress) going to Hollywood, a place full of Heidi Montags and Paris Hiltons and other fame-who-ers who don't deserve the stuff you so do? Or was it the fact that you encapsulate everything there is to love about this gosh darn show? Yes, Vanessa. I think it is the latter. I hope you break free from Vonore, Tennessee and manage to fulfill your dreams. Because, Vanessa, just like your momma manages to do for you, you make me feel good.

And lookie there. From pants on the ground to a truly touching moment, this is what makes Idol so great. I feel so sentimental right now, I'm finding it hard to do my usual sassy question wrap-up, but here goes nothing:

What was your favorite moment of last night's episode? Did you understand a single word of what Skeeeboski said? Why is it every time they play "So Small," Elizabeth turns into a ball of mush? Did the "dit sisters'" eye makeup and well, their eyes in general, scare you as much as they did me? Was Holly Hardin really Kellie Pickler under the disguise of a guitar? And lastly, is it just me, or does Kara look like she's always staring at a big juicy steak when she sees a contestant she likes?


  1. Anonymous1/14/2010

    Yay! You are back!

  2. I ain’t got butterflies, I got frogs. Hahaha! “I got this dress for $4.50 at the dolla store..” how refreshing.

  3. idolrocks221/14/2010

    my favorite part of the night was when mary j. said to guitar girl, "I don't get it." Classic!

  4. connie1/14/2010

    I missed some of the show because the doorbell rang and a college student was selling magazines and dang if I didn't invite him in and buy a two year subscription.

    It wasn't my fault. I had just witnessed Vanessa's story....and my heart was all open and stuff.

  5. queenbee31/15/2010

    Lol. I thought the same thing about Holly Hardin. I could have sworn she was Kellie Pickler without makeup. I loved the Pants on the ground jingle. That made my night. My son is still singing it.

    queenbee3 January 14, 2010
    05:30 PM PST

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  7. oh connie that's too funny. i have rewound that darn segment about 4 times, and i sob like a baby each time! it's quite ridiculous.

    then i like to back it up with a good pants on the ground to make me laugh again.


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