Kellie's little blue Idol dress

by Jon Peter Lewis, posted Mar 2nd 2007 12:41PM

Jon Peter LewisI was a little distracted tonight. I should have been trying to care about who left this week, but instead I kept thinking about Kellie Pickler and her little blue dress. It's not what you think; I'm into smarter girls. It's just funny how perfectly she illustrated what the effect of a night on the town in your "Red High Heels" will have on you.

I like to think she woke up the morning after and looked down and was like "holy s**t my boobs are bigger!" It makes for a good story.

Another good story is: now that Alaina is out, Ryan is free to hit on her openly. I think something like that could bump Britney and her bald head from the cover of every magazine in the grocery store. It's publicity gold. There were lots of other little fun tidbits on the show last night. Starting with one of Idol's very own bald contestants, AJ.

I found it incredibly ironic that both AJ and Leslie, who were "feeling good" so intensely that they had to express it in song, were sent home and probably feeling the least content. And, weird enough, that seemed to be the theme of the night -- and not just from the cast-offs.

I could understand Alaina losing it during her last performance. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. But when I see Gina blubbering in one corner, Melinda's face covered in tears in the other and Sundance crying steadfastly in the back for who knows why, I just sit back perplexed thinking, "What the heck? Get it together."

It's cool that they support each other I guess, but man ...

Sanjaya MalakarThe biggest story that seems to be in everyone's mind is why didn't Sanjaya or Antonella get the boot last night. It's a shocker, they're saying. I don't see what's so shocking about it really. No matter what the judges say, the singing part of the competition is over once the voting is opened up to the public.

Then it becomes a campaign. The winner is the one who can pull from the most voting demographics. Being the worst has it's voters (don't think that can make a dent in the 32 million votes cast). Also, being a scandalous hot chick has its appeal to people, as does looking like a 12-year-old boy.

Like Simon said, AJ didn't stand out. The same could be said about the others going home. You have to personify something to get anywhere.

Anyway, it's late and I'm tired. Sayonara until next time.

[Jon Peter Lewis was a contestant on the third season of "American Idol." He has just released his debut album, "Stories From Hollywood." Visit his Web site,, and to download his single.]

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