American Idol Top 24? Not so fast. American Idol pulls another boy out of their hat. Will it be JLo's favorite, Johnny Keyser?
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This American Idol article serves as a cautionary tale and aims to teach readers two important lessons.
1) Never fast forward through the final moments of American Idol, especially when millions depend on you to analyze and report all things Idol. (OK, so maybe a million is stretching things but it never hurts to put it out into the universe, haven't you ever read The Secret?) If you are a bit fast-forward trigger-happy you might have missed the shocking announcement that it won't be the top 24 but the top 25. (Well, perhaps not shocking, since I predicted last week that they wouldn't be content with just 24. I told you you'd be amazed by this humble Idol analyst's predictions!).
2) Never trust Nigel Lythgoe, the Machiavellian producer of American Idol.
Last night at the end of the show, American Idol announced that one of four rejected boys will return to the show next Tuesday to compete for America's vote. Of the four boys the show might regurgitate, is Jennifer Lopez's favorite, Johnny Keyser. Those who have read this Idol critique in the past know that the elimination of Johnny Keyser was celebrated from the rooftops. That being said, it is highly likely that Johnny will be the boy chosen to be the 25th thorn in this writer's side. That's just the way fate works.
But let us not forget there are three other contenders that fate must toy with come Tuesday.
The prediction is that Johnny Keyser and his super-sized ego will return to the stage. That alone would be enough to inspire throwing things at the television and that's just the kind of reaction Nigel was hoping for. Another prediction is that they will announce a "surprise" 13th girl to the competition as well and Lauren Gray will definitely be in the running and probably the chosen one.
What do you think? Who do you think will return? Who do you WANT to return?