Halfway home: No. 7, Emily Piriz
REASONS: This pick could be way to high or way too low. She’s an anomoly because she is exactly what the producers want in an “American Idol” – she’s young, can sing, can play and drives the boys wild. But that’s not always what America wants. And America votes are what counts (until those goofy-ass saves come through or we’ve been getting lied to all this time). I’m comfortable picking her here because I think the people I’ve left (except one) will fare better in the voting.
WHY WE’RE IDIOTS: She’s young and hot and people don’t want to hear people play guitars. They want to hear songs that are just dripping with sexual innuendo and when she does it every week, American will vote for her in droves for driving Connick to a breaking point.
WHY WE’RE NOT: If you haven’t figured it out by now, Malaya Watson is my darkhorse. She’s the other competitor I’m not entirely comfortable having ahead of Emily, but you need to have those because Idol has never gone according to plan. Plus, Angie Miller really annoyed me when I picked her last year and she didn’t win so I’m not going to let a piano-playing hottie destroy my dreams again.
WHY WE’RE ROOTING FOR HER: Again, Dudes Review Idol. She’s legal, which means HOT CHICK CENTRAL.