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April 05, 2006

Oddsmakers Give Bucky The Boot

From the LA Times:

Online odds makers, are ignoring country rocker Bucky Covington's safely above the top three finish on last week's "American Idol" show and selecting the singer as most likely to see his journey end in tonight's results show. And chanteuse Katherine McPhee, who shocked audiences when she earned the second lowest vote total last week, is nonetheless deemed safe by the gamblers wagering on the show.

Pinnacle Sports, which offers a separate betting line on "Who will be eliminated" lists Covington as the most likely to go at 3.58 to 1 odds, closely followed by heartthrob Ace Smith [sic], who earned last week's third lowest vote tally. Katherine McPhee remains highly favored to win among Pinnacle bettors, trailing favorite Chris Daughtry.

I concur.

Update: Wild ending. I can reveal it now, since I have no Hawaiian readers, and I'm not sure Kevin watches AI in Korea.

The stunned silence after Mandisa's name was called is something I've never heard on AI before. While this field may not contain the best performers in Idol history, the talent is very evenly matched. So it's really hard to predict who's going next. I think Mandisa went because lots of people assumed she would last 'til the end, and therefore voted for someone else. Plus, she really didn't do that good last night, as Country is not her best genre.

Let me also revise and extend my remarks about Kelly, which I made after the top 24 were picked. I was wrong. I think she may have a shot at the prize, and last night she showed some serious game.

Bucky dodged a bullet, though.

Posted by annika, Apr. 5, 2006 | TrackBack (1)
Rubric: Arts


Mandisa? Oh, sweet God in heaven, not Mandisa!

Holy mackeral. I'm stunned...really. I was at the hockey game last night and missed the results show. Wow.

Posted by: Victor on Apr. 6, 2006


I don't have a TV, and my computer's too old and slow for me to watch streaming video.

By the way, this is for you, because I know how much you love Britney.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Apr. 6, 2006

I forgot, Korea is across the International Date Line, so Kevin got the results on Tuesday!

Posted by: annika on Apr. 6, 2006

Yes; you guys recently "sprung forward," so Seoul is now only 13 hours ahead of DC instead of 14.

I should have added that I have absolutely no interest in American Idol and have become, alas, totally clueless about what trends dominate American TV these days. Strangely, I don't miss TV.

Except maybe for South Park.

Ludditically yours,


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Apr. 6, 2006

sorry to see mandiva go, i liked her spunk

Posted by: Jane on Apr. 7, 2006