American Idol was a rip-off last night: no one got kicked off! I had to endure two hours of horrible schmaltz--well, most of it was pretty hokey. I didn't mind the charity aspect of the program (I'm all for that), but the performances were positively horrid. A song would start, I'd listen for several lines, flinch, then punch the "MUTE" button. (One can stand "We Are the World" or a melodic facsimile thereof only so many times.) By far the most ridiculous thing was the "duet" with Elvis Presley (what was that? a hologram?!) and Celine Dion.
So after all of that, no one gets the hook. Dang! Apparently this week's votes will be combined with next week's votes, and the bottom two will get knocked out.