Where to find results of American Idol
May 19, 2004 7:04 PM   Subscribe

I missed American Idol (not that I, um, watch, or anything), who was voted off tonight?
posted by Grod to Media & Arts (16 answers total)
The bad one.
posted by ColdChef at 7:09 PM on May 19, 2004

posted by jerseygirl at 7:09 PM on May 19, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks, my GF was angry 'cause I was watching Angel and wouldn't let her change the channel.
posted by Grod at 7:13 PM on May 19, 2004

What I do when that happens to me is visit the forums. It's pretty easily to gleen within about 5 minutes of the shows ending (it was on at 9pm EST tonight, btw) who was voted off. I don't reccomend spending more time than neccesary there though, some rabid human beings with WAY too much time on their hands lurk there.

I'll just say I was perfectly content with the results, although my Idol wasn't in the top three anyway.
posted by nelleish at 7:13 PM on May 19, 2004

There's always TWOP.
posted by konolia at 7:50 PM on May 19, 2004

Grod, develop a love for Television Without Pity. That way you'll always know what happened for watercooler talk, but you'll never actually have to watch the damn show. Also, they have forums, too.
posted by anastasiav at 8:10 PM on May 19, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks. For some reason a general google "American Idol" didn't do much good, lots of sites but I couldn't find any useful content just long rants. I've bookmarked television without pity, that'll come in handy.
posted by Grod at 9:00 PM on May 19, 2004

Not snarking, but this is a great question for Google News.
posted by Kwantsar at 9:01 PM on May 19, 2004

I haven't seen this show, as I live abroad. Seriously, can anyone explain to me why a talent show is so fascinating that CNN keeps reporting -- in its top slot of links -- who lost on American Idol this week or who was voted off bachelor island? Isn't this sort of like that Ed McMahon Star Search show in the 80s?
posted by planetkyoto at 9:52 PM on May 19, 2004

Yay, jasmine is finally out!
posted by mathowie at 10:16 PM on May 19, 2004

www.realitynewsonline.com is my source. The recaps of the love shows are infinitely more entertaining to read than they are to watch. And they've got an game theoretician analyzing survivor and running regression analysis on the shows to predict winners. I sometimes feel almost smart reading stuff on there.
posted by dness2 at 10:26 PM on May 19, 2004

I haven't seen this show, as I live abroad.

Are you sure there isn't a local version of the show where you live? I think they have Idol spinoffs in over 20 countries now.
posted by gyc at 10:41 PM on May 19, 2004

Self-pimp: As part of my job, I update the MSNBC entertainment section shortly after each of these various vote-offs. So I can explain to you why sites like CNN and MSNBC put this kind of thing on the covers: They're damn popular. Sure, it's just entertainment, but so's sports, and the Super Bowl gets tons more ink than Idol/Survivor/Apprentice/etc put together.
posted by GaelFC at 12:54 AM on May 20, 2004

Planetkyoto, it's a very popular show here. It airs twice a week and both airings are usually in the top 5, mixed in with other huge shows like CSI, Friends, and ER. And since there is an audience participation factor, people are much more involved and interested in the results.
posted by smackfu at 9:02 AM on May 20, 2004

Since the show is broadcast at 9 both east coast and pacific time (tape delay), I went to Yahoo entertainment news at 7:05 in California (the show had just ended on the east coast), and was able to find out 2 hours before the show actually even began here. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Time travel lives!!! Now if only there was a similar mechanism for winning lottery numbers.
posted by jasper411 at 11:47 AM on May 20, 2004

There is also the official American Idol Website, but I don't know when they update.

And you made the right choice - Angel rocked on Wednesday.
posted by jb at 4:37 PM on May 22, 2004

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