It was off to Chicago for this episode of "American Idol," the second of their audition shows. It was nice seeing Haley Reinhart, a Chicago native who was the contestant I pulled for in Season 10, but alas, was not the winner. (I enjoyed her CD considerably, though.) As literally no one I pull for ever wins, I have given up hope of that ever happening- though it finally did over on the "AI"-nemesis "The Voice" with Cassadee Pope. Who knows? Maybe this will be my year to finally pick a winner. (This is not to say I wasn’t won over by some past "AI" winners, notably Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.)
We picked up with an epic fail by an auditioning contestant’s sister, who was waiting, phone in hand, family on-line, for the result. The poor girl was barely out the door before she was practically tackled by her sis, who happily announced her sister’s victory- only it wasn’t. Cue the wah-wah. Awkward!