Earlier on in Season 10 of American Idol
, Randy Jackson gave us the shocking information that either a girl or a guy could win this season. If experience has taught him anything, it's how to predict things. Nigel Lythgoe even said earlier on that the girls were coming on strong this season, but America isn't Nigel Lythgoe. So far, only girls have been eliminated, leaving two contenders and one who has been in the bottom 3 multiple times. The one guy who would have been eliminated (Casey), received The Save. So what gives?
I guess we could talk about sexism but I don't really think that's the issue. And I don't want to talk about sexism because blehh, you know? But here's where we theorize. Here are some half-baked theories:
Theory 1: The Guys in the Top 13 Are Just Better Than the Girls in the Top 13
Note that I said "in the Top 13" because I think with a different group, this whole thing could really be turned on its ear. Back in the semi-finals, I remember enjoying the Top 12 Guys so much more than I enjoyed the Top 12 Girls. A lot of that was due to song choice, since a lot of the girls chose ballads. The girls seemed more "Classic Idol
," while the guys were mixing it up. Has this just been a guy's season to win all along? If we're being honest here, I can't say that I've totally disagreed with the eliminations so far. Maybe the guys are offering more variety this year? If we go along with this theory, and the law of averages, "America" should even things up in future weeks. Theory 2: The Voters Like Guys
Historically, only five out of nine winners have been male. But let's look at those winners: Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks, David Cook, Kris Allen, and Lee DeWyze. Where are they now? Floating around near the D-List? I'd venture to say that the female winners have largely been more successful than the male winners (uhh hello Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood! And Jordin Sparks I guess). Also, Crystal Bowersox out-sold Lee DeWyze, and Adam Lambert, who is (*gasp*) gay, is doing much better than Kris Allen. Are we voting with our hearts and not our ears? Is the American Idol voting population made up of mostly women who are voting for whoever they have a crush on? Please tell me that's not what's going on. We're better than that, right guys?Theory 3: Scotty McCreery is Actually 65 Years Old
I don't know, I'm just throwing this out there. His voice is so low, and he seems like his mannerisms came out of an old movie. I can only posit that he was A) cryogenically frozen, or B) trapped in a fallout shelter, which also kept him from aging, and released to audition for American Idol
. Oh, but this doesn't have anything to do with why the girls are dropping like flies on Idol
. OR DOES IT? Scotty is from the future and is using mind control, and that's why he makes all those faces on TV? Was it actually Scotty's MIND that set James's piano on fire this week? Knowledge is power, and I have to go make a tin foil hat now.
*ZZZZZAP*"You caught me, guys, I did use some of my mind control!" "Oh! Hahahaha! We cool."So what's the deal? Why are all the girls going home? Share your theories and thoughts in the comments!
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