Is Antonella Barba really out of harm’s way? Yes! Well, at least for now. After two weeks of eliminations by American call-in voters, the controversial American Idol contestant remains safe despite her much talked about provocative photos and poor singing performance.
“I thought you were worse then last week,” Cowell told Barba. The two had some awkward exchange of words. “Simon was wrong about Jennifer Hudson, so hopefully…” said Barba before Cowell interrupted her. “Let’s be absolutely clear, okay? We put Jennifer Hudson in American Idol. The American audience voted her out,” he reacted.
American Idol, a reality singing competition hosted by Ryan Seacrest in the quest to find America’s next pop star, features contestants from allover America and their struggle to flaunt their singing expertise in front of millions of viewers, as well as three judges, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and the notorious Simon Cowell.
Last week, four semifinalists were eliminated: Nicholas Pedro, a 25-year old account executive from Taunton, Massachusetts, AJ Tabaldo, a 22-year old shipping supervisor from Santa Maria, California, Alaina Alexander, a 24-year old aspiring musician from West Hollywood, California and Leslie Hunt, a 24-year old dog walker from Chicago, Illinois.
And though the judges don’t necessarily agree with America’s votes, they remain fair with the issue of Barba staying over Tabaldo. Abdul said, “It’s a singing competition… everyone needs to vote and remember who it is that they love singing.” In addition, Cowell said, “…this is American Idol isn’t it? You’ve got to vote for the people you want to stay in… that’s all I can say.”
And with just 16 semifinalists left on the sixth season of American Idol, the competition gets more and more intense. Will Barba be able to redeem herself again? Stay glued to American Idol, which airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8/7c, with a results show on Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: RealityTV World
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